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Breyer rejects Maine church's attempt to block Delta variant restrictions that don't exist – (CNN)
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer denied a request Monday from a Maine church that sought to block the state from enforcing or reinstating Covid restrictions in the wake of the Delta variant surge

Lindsey Graham tests positive for Covid-19 - CNN Video – (CNN)
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has tested positive for Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated and has experienced "flu-like symptoms."

US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge – (Associated Press)
The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot in the arms of 70% of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and…

Expert: Breakthrough Covid-19 cases are expected - CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a breakthrough cluster of Covid-19 infections that spread through the New York Yankees baseball team.

Lindsey Graham tests positive for Covid-19 and has had 'flu-like symptoms' despite being vaccinated – (CNN)
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina announced Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated and has experienced "flu-like symptoms," but said that he now has only "mild symptoms" and is very glad he had been vaccinated …

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19 – (Associated Press)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “f…

China quietly sets new 'buy Chinese' targets for state companies - U.S. sources – (Reuters)
China's government quietly issued new procurement guidelines in May that require up to 100% local content on hundreds of items including X-ray machines and magnetic resonance imaging equipment, erecting fresh barriers for foreign suppliers, three U.S.-based s…

Taliban accused of ‘massacring civilians’ in Afghan border town – (Al Jazeera English)
US and UK accuse Taliban of killing dozens of civilians in possible ‘war crimes’ in Spin Boldak, south Afghanistan.

Graham says he has COVID-19 'breakthrough' infection | TheHill – (The Hill)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, even...

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham says he tested positive for COVID-19 – (Reuters)
Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, has flu-like symptoms and will be self-quarantining for 10 days.

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White House says CDC can't renew eviction ban | TheHill – (The Hill)
The White House asserted on Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does...

25 Years Ago, Nigeria’s Super Eagles Won Olympic Gold—and Changed the World of African Soccer – (Time)
Twenty-five years later, it’s clear Nigeria's 1996 Olympic soccer team had an impact that stretched far beyond the nation’s borders.

Opinion: Our children will suffer if adults can't get school Covid precautions right – (CNN)
The CDC has created an environment in which Covid-19 prevention is recommended rather than required in schools. Let's do what works to keep our kids in school. We owe them that, write Comilla Sasson and Robin Cogan

Hugs and tears at Heathrow as families reunite – (BBC News)
Changes to UK travel rules for fully vaccinated US and EU passengers have lead to emotional scenes.

Afghanistan: Street fighting rages as Taliban attack key city – (BBC News)
The militants are battling to take control of a provincial capital for the first time in years.

Key Senate Republican praises infrastructure deal | TheHill – (The Hill)
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who served as the lead Republican negotiator on a...

Bill Gates and Melinda French officially divorced, court document shows – (Reuters)
The divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, cofounders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, was finalized on Monday, a court document showed.

Matt Damon's daughter stopped him using a gay slur – (BBC News)
The actor vowed to never use term again after his daughter explained to him why it was unacceptable.

Can Your Employer Require That You Get Vaccinated? It Depends Where You Live – (Time)
As the Delta variant spreads, more companies are instituting vaccine mandates for their employees. Glenn Cohen on the legal implications



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