President Biden visited Scranton, Pa., to press the case for his administration's economic, environmental and social policy agenda, even as he has conceded that crucial elements of his proposal would most likely be dropped or substantially pared back.
Mr. Emanuel, nominee for United States ambassador to Japan, faced a Senate confirmation hearing where he testified that the partnership between the two countries would determine the future of American foreign policy in the region.
Health officials anticipate that regulators will make Covid-19 vaccines available for 5- to 11-year-olds in the coming weeks. The campaign to vaccinate kids will rely on doctors, clinics and pharmacies.
President Biden honored Mr. Powell, the nation's first Black national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state, calling him a great military leader and a man of overwhelming decency.
New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, eased coronavirus restrictions after it passed the target of fully vaccinating 80 percent of the eligible population, sending thousands of children back to in-person learning.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken praised Colin Powell as an 'extraordinary leader' and 'exceptional diplomat.' A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, Mr. Powell died of Covid-19 after battling cancer.
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