Author: Meredith St. Henry

Pres. Trump: US to Withdraw From WHO

The Trump administration told Congress and the United Nations the U.S. will be withdrawing from the World Health Organization. Reports say the U.S. will begin a one-year withdrawal from the organization. President Trump said he was planning on withdrawing back in May, accusing the WHO of helping China cover up the origins of the coronavirus. But that claim has not…

Former Teacher, Convicted Rapist Mary Kay Letourneau Dies of Cancer

Mary Kay Letourneau, a former teacher who made headlines in the 1990s for being convicted of raping a 13-year-old student, is dead. She died on Monday from cancer. Vili Fualaau, who is her ex-husband and the former student whom she was convicted of raping, was in her home with her when she passed. He was giving her 24-hour care the…

Supreme Court Finishes Up Term With 5 Cases on Docket

The Supreme Court is finishing up its term. On the docket, five cases remain, including two on President Trump’s aim to protect his financial documents. This term in June, 65-year-old Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized. The Supreme Court says he fell and suffered a head wound. It was severe enough to require stitches and an overnight stay in the…

Health Officials Push for Nationwide Mandate on Masks

Health officials are now pushing for a nationwide mandate on wearing a mask. President Trump says he supports masks even though has made countless public appearances without a face covering. He says if you’re in a crowd, you should be covering up. But he didn’t mention that they should be mandated nationwide. Currently it is up to local and state…

Task Force Sends Military to Protect Controversial Monuments

The Department of Homeland Security is now sending military teams across the country to protect monuments and statues. This is in response to continued protests over racial injustice and heightened conversation about confederate statues. Last week, President Trump created the task force with an executive order. The president tweeted the order is now in full force and violations could result in…

New One Day Record for COVID-19 Cases

The coronavirus pandemic is not slowing down and an increase in hospitalizations is raising alarms. More than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the nation Wednesday. That is a new one-day record for the country. States in the south and west are still battling surges in new cases. In Texas, hospitals are struggling to keep up. Nearly 7,000 Texans…

White House: President Now Briefed on Russia-Taliban Bribery Intelligence

The White House says President Trump has now been briefed on intelligence that Russia was offering the Taliban money to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Sources say no one verbally told the president about the situation, but the information was included in the president’s daily brief. And Tuesday Democrats were briefed by the Trump administration. Rep. Adam Schiff says, “The…

Britain Calls China’s New Hong Kong Law ‘A Clear Violation’

Britain’s foreign secretary is planning to draw a line in the sand over China’s new national security law. Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under newly passed legislation, which criminalizes offenses like secession and subversion against the Chinese government, terrorism, and colluding with foreign officers. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the new law is a “clear and…

37 States Report Rising COVID-19 Cases

Across the country, 37 states are now reporting rising numbers of COVID-19 infections. And the U.S. death toll now stands at more than 127,000. This is causing more than a dozen states to pause or roll back their plans to reopen. Infectious Disease Dr. Anthony Fauci testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday. He told a Senate committee the U.S. response to…