Summary of national Reuters news in the United States
Below is a summary of current national newsletters in the United States.
Middle East tensions still boil over California campus after ceasefire
Lea Toubian was at the heart of an online discussion with university administrators about the safety of Jewish students when news of a truce between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas was relayed to the group. This left him with hope that tensions on campus would ease. Now a senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara fears that a measure expected this week will reignite divisions at the seaside school, where the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been a source of contention, driving a wedge between even Democrats like her. and liberal groups on campus.
Alabama Governor Signs Bill Banning Vaccine Passports
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a bill prohibiting private companies and public institutions from requiring COVID-19 “vaccine passports” to access services or denying those who do not. been vaccinated against the coronavirus. “I signed SB 267! Since the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Scott Harris (public health officer) and I have said that we will not impose vaccines in the state of Alabama, ”the governor said in a statement . statement Monday.
American highways have razed the country’s black neighborhoods
Syracuse was not the only city where black residents were displaced by the highway construction boom in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. Across the country, local authorities saw the proposed interstate system as a convenient way to demolish what they saw as “slum” neighborhoods near their downtown business districts, according to historians. With the federal government bearing 90% of the costs, the construction of highways made it easier for politicians and business leaders to pursue their own “urban renewal” projects after residents were evicted.
Can this American city heal racial wounds by destroying its highway?
For more than 50 years, Interstate 81 has run through the heart of bad luck Syracuse, New York, raining exhaust fumes in its Southside neighborhood, where most of the residents are black and poor. Now, New York State wants to replace that elevated stretch of highway with a street-level boulevard to replenish the city’s urban network. Construction could start as early as next year.
US Senate Banking President considers interest rate cap bill as he steps up pressure on lenders
Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Sherrod Brown is prioritizing legislation that would set a national cap on how much lenders can charge in interest, he told Reuters as he stepped up pressure on abusive lending practices. Brown hopes to build on his victory this month by repealing a rule introduced under the administration of former President Donald Trump that consumer advocates say allowed payday lenders and other high-interest lenders to bypass state interest rate ceilings.
One year after George Floyd’s murder, Americans reflect on his legacy
Americans will mark the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd below the knee of a white Minneapolis cop on Tuesday, which catalyzed America’s biggest protest movement in decades against police brutality against blacks. In Washington, President Joe Biden will meet privately with Floyd’s family members at the White House, not far from where the promised police reform legislation in Floyd’s name is stuck in Congress.
United States Department of Justice Appeal Order Charging Former United States Attorney General Barr
The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Monday that it would appeal a court ruling blaming former U.S. Attorney General William Barr for handling the 2019 Special Advocate’s Report on the President of the United States. era Donald Trump, a move that Congress Democrats opposed. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson had given the Justice Department until May 24 to appeal a ruling she made earlier this month blaming Barr for how he publicly summed up the 2019 report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Wall Street Bank CEOs to tout COVID relief and diversity efforts ahead of Congress
Wall Street bank chiefs will tout the role their institutions have played in getting the pandemic-stricken US economy back on track when they appear before Congress this week, but they are likely to face tough questions about burning social and economic issues. The Senate Banking and Financial Services Committees of the House of Representatives will hear from the CEOs of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc, Wells Fargo & Co, Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
Biden seeks metals for electric vehicles overseas, targeted by US miners
US President Joe Biden will rely on allied countries to supply most of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on turning them into battery parts nationally, as part of a strategy designed to appease environmentalists two administration officials with first-hand knowledge told Reuters. The plans will be a blow to American miners who had hoped Biden would rely primarily on domestically sourced metals, as his campaign reported last fall, to help him achieve his ambitions of a less carbon intensive economy.
Several people were reportedly killed in shooting near Columbus, Ohio
At least five people were found dead in a shooting Monday in West Jefferson, Ohio, a suburb of the state’s capital and largest city, Columbus, according to local media. Two Columbus-based TV stations said at least three people were found gunned down in a building, with more casualties dead outside in one location, though a precise number of casualties was not immediately apparent. confirmed.
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