It was the second time in two weeks that rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel, prompting the Israeli Army to retaliate with artillery fire. No faction immediately claimed responsibility for the rockets.
The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, pushed back on the World Health Organization's call for halting vaccine booster shots until more of the world has access, calling it a 'false choice' and praising the Biden administration's global vaccine distribution efforts.
Many gathered, held pictures of the dead and demanded answers from their government at a ceremony paying tribute to the year anniversary of the catastrophic port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed more than 200 people.
The World Health Organization urged wealthy nations not to distribute booster shots until at least the end of September to reserve supplies and help every country inoculate at least 10 percent of its population.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York announced that proof of vaccination would be required for many indoor activities including dining, museums, fitness centers. The policy comes as new coronavirus cases have spiked.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York denied any wrongdoing following the release of a report by the state's attorney general into allegations of sexual harassment against him. He said the investigation was a painful period for his family, but he would continue his work.
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