Lee Kiefer won the third gold medal for the U.S. at the Tokyo Olympics and the third fencing gold in the country’s history by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil final.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. is headed in the "wrong direction" on the pandemic and the CDC is considering recommending that vaccinated people wear masks in public. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, says he's "very frustrated."
Thesis: This was the week that vaccinated America started to get really fed up.
When the photo from Emmett Till’s funeral ran in Jet, I will never forget how my mother gathered us around the table and said, "this is why I brought my boys out of the South." Emmett Till would have turned 80 today. In his name, we must get the #AntilynchingAct passed into law.
Outside the Phoenix, AZ rally that Donald Trump will headline, attendees are yelling at us, “No masks.” We are indeed wearing masks. This will be an hours-long indoor rally as the Delta virus has led to an increase in #COVID19 cases.
Tokyo Olympics opening draws 16.7 million U.S. TV viewers, a 33-year low
The hospitalization levels in hard-hit states along with the rate of poltiicans and athletes testing positive indicates to me there is *much* more community spread of Covid right now than testing is picking up.
Texas has begun arresting illegal immigrants who are trespassing in Texas or vandalizing property & fences. They are now being sent to this jail rather than being released like the Biden Admin. has been doing. We are adding more officers, National Guard & jails.
Thanks to Prop 47 thefts under $950 will not be prosecuted, so cops will not bother showing up. Just a reminder that you get what you voted for, California!
The #TokyoOlympics officially began with an opening ceremony held in a mostly empty stadium. ▪️ At least 106 athletes and staff have tested positive for #COVID19 . ▪️ Tokyo is under a state of emergency after its most cases in 6 months. ▪️ About 15% of athletes are unvaccinated.
Here's the protest just outside Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, which is easily audible inside during quiet moments
NEW: A New York City pilot program to respond to 911 calls for mental health crises with social workers instead of cops appears to be reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, while increasing the percentage of people who accept help when offered.
#SB19 is all set for the release of their mini-EP 'Pagsibol,' which talks about growth. The group reflected on how they've changed since they started & how their growing fanbase embraced them, their music & their goal for the local music scene to take the world stage. | @mjfelipe