Senate Democrats hope to pass the budget blueprint by the end of the week. It would boost spending on health care, child and elder care, education and climate change, while bypassing an expected Republican filibuster.
Hundreds gathered in a Kabul public park after fleeing fighting in northern Afghanistan. The fall of the major city of Kunduz to the Taliban has prompted thousands of people to leave their homes, fearing Taliban rule and escalating fighting.
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.
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