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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
News Brief: Texas Abortion Law, Ida’s Aftermath, Sackler Family Immunity

News Brief: Texas Abortion Law, Ida’s Aftermath, Sackler Family Immunity

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The Supreme Court allows Texas to implement a law making most abortions illegal. Storm's remnants cause problems for states besides Louisiana. Judge approves Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement.
News Brief: America’s Longest War Ends, Ida Damage, Mask Mandate Bans

News Brief: America’s Longest War Ends, Ida Damage, Mask Mandate Bans

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The U.S. military is out of Afghanistan. Hurricane Ida left behind a path of destruction in Louisiana. The federal government is looking into five states' efforts to stop schools from requiring masks.
News Brief: Afghan Refugees, House Budget Stalemate, Origins Of COVID-19

News Brief: Afghan Refugees, House Budget Stalemate, Origins Of COVID-19

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Afghan refugees are being flown for processing in Bahrain, Germany and Qatar. Moderate Democrats threaten to withhold their vote on the budget. Biden gets an update on how COVID-19 may have began.
News Brief: Taliban Takeover, U.S. Exit Criticized, COVID-19 Boosters

News Brief: Taliban Takeover, U.S. Exit Criticized, COVID-19 Boosters

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The Taliban are setting up checkpoints in the Afghan capital Kabul. President Biden tries to deflect criticism over the U.S. exit from Afghanistan. And, the U.S. may authorize COVID-19 booster shots.
News Brief: Climate Report, Taliban Gains, Purdue Pharma Bankrupty Trial

News Brief: Climate Report, Taliban Gains, Purdue Pharma Bankrupty Trial

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A landmark new report finds that climate change is accelerating. Taliban fighters took control of three Afghan cities on Sunday. The maker of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, returns to court Monday.
News Brief: Vaccine Boosters, Emissions Standards, Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi

News Brief: Vaccine Boosters, Emissions Standards, Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi

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The World Health Organization says it is not the time to give out booster shots. President Biden will unveil proposed rules aimed at fighting climate change. Iran's new president takes office.
News Brief: Cuomo Says He Won’t Resign, New Eviction Moratorium, NYC Mandate

News Brief: Cuomo Says He Won’t Resign, New Eviction Moratorium, NYC...

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New York Gov. Cuomo is pressed to resign after a harassment investigation. The Biden administration takes steps to try to stop a wave of evictions. And, New York City issues a vaccine mandate.
News Brief: Florida’s COVID Surge, U.S. Sends Doses Abroad, Texas Voting Bill

News Brief: Florida’s COVID Surge, U.S. Sends Doses Abroad, Texas Voting...

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Florida leads the nation in new COVID-19 cases. The U.S. continues to deliver coronavirus vaccines around the world. Critics say proposed voting measure in Texas would criminalize honest mistakes.
News Brief: Pandemic’s Trajectory, Eviction Moratorium Ends, Students And Masks

News Brief: Pandemic’s Trajectory, Eviction Moratorium Ends, Students And Masks

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New COVID-19 cases are rising sharply in every state. A federal freeze on evictions expired over the weekend. Students start heading back to school this week, but will it be in person or remote?
News Brief: Infrastructure Deal, Push For Vaccinations, Extreme Weather

News Brief: Infrastructure Deal, Push For Vaccinations, Extreme Weather

A bipartisan infrastructure deal clears its first hurdle. Biden is expected to announce that civilian federal employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Global warming drives extreme weather.

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