Congressional Republicans lash out against new COVID-19 mask guidanceUnited States · 3:19 PM UTC
Republicans in the U.S. Congress lashed out at health officials' recommendations that even fully vaccinated people resume wearing masks in many places, including the Capitol, as the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads through the nation.
United StatesU.S. Homeland Security Department imposes employee mask mandate
United StatesAnalysis: U.S. Supreme Court's 'shadow docket' favored religion and Trump
United StatesMcConnell aims to boost U.S. Republican vaccination rate by countering 'bad advice'
SportsPandemic takes toll on athlete mental health at Tokyo Games
Asia PacificU.S. 'deeply troubled' by attacks on civilians as Taliban sweep across Afghanistan
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Olympics · 2:29 PM UTCBiles out of next event, mental health in Games spotlight
Simone Biles withdrew from the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, a day after she shocked the world by pulling out of the team event.
Business · 11:38 AM UTCBlip or bad moon rising? Fed meets amid COVID-19 surge, inflation jitters
The Federal Reserve will conclude its latest policy meeting on Wednesday weighing the risks of a COVID-19 resurgence in the United States and a potentially slower economic recovery against a developing inflation threat that had been its main focus.