Several thousand people marched in Rome as the Group of 20 summit was underway. The demonstrators included a broad range of groups, including climate activists, vaccine skeptics and labor union members.
The Albany County sheriff acknowledged that his office had not coordinated with the county's district attorney before filing a criminal complaint against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, but he rejected accusations that the filing was a 'political hit job.'
Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington, the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said that her members wanted to see the text of the Build Back Better plan before voting on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Chris Hipkins, New Zealand's Covid-19 response minister, announced that the mandatory quarantine period for travelers to the country would be cut in half next month. The changes would free up about 1,500 rooms a month in the country's quarantine hotels.
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland rejected Republicans' criticisms that the Justice Department's initiative to address threats against educators was an effort to intimidate parents who were concerned about issues like curriculums and mask mandates.
A State Department spokesman, Ned Price, criticized the Israeli government's plan to to build more than 3,000 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, saying the move 'damages the prospects for a two-state solution.'
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