Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, unveiled a 2,702-page, $1 trillion bill to improve the nation's infrastructure after lawmakers held a rare weekend session. Democratic leaders want to vote on the bill before the August recess.
A brush fire burned more than 40,000 acres on the Big Island of Hawaii prompting mandatory evacuations over the weekend. While many residents have now returned home, the fire is not yet under control and mandatory evacuations could be put in place in the coming days.
Protesters converged in Paris to oppose France's new health pass policy, which bars people without proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid-19 test from indoor venues. Demonstrations also took place in other cities in France.
The chief cabinet secretary to the prime minister of Japan said the country has reported a record number of new infections due to the Delta variant spreading throughout the region. This came as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approached its midway point.
The new 23-ton module called Nauka acts as a science and housing laboratory. The spacecraft, equipped with solar panels, also makes the Russian segment of the station less dependent on energy coming from the American side.
As droughts continue and water temperatures climb, salmon in parts of Oregon and California are developing health issues, like fungus. Scientists are working to move some young salmon to cooler waters.
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