With evictions looming, Congress strains to extend banCongress is trying to extend the nation's eviction moratorium just hours before it is set to expire US flies 200 Afghan interpreters and family members to Virginia‘Today is an important milestone as we continue to fulfill our promise to the thousands of Afghan nationals who served shoulder-to-shoulder with American troops and diplomats over the last 20 years in Afghanistan,’ said Joe Biden ‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling MessageIn a remarkable act of defiance, thousands of Cubans took to the streets two weeks ago and chanted “We’re not afraid!” Many are now terrified. CDC backtracks with new mask guidanceThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reversed guidance from just two months ago by saying fully vaccinated people should now mask up in certain areas, underscoring the growing threat posed by a new strain of the coronavi Harris to travel to Vietnam, Singapore in AugustVice President Harris will travel next month to Singapore and Vietnam, her second international trip as vice president and her first to the Indo-Pacific. Biden asks Congress to extend COVID-19 eviction ban set to expire this weekU.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress on Thursday to extend a moratorium on evictions to protect millions of U.S. renters and their families that is set to expire this week amid a deadly rise in coronavirus infections, the White House said. Olympics: Defying threats, Iranian athletes speak out to back banOlympics organisers are being urged to investigate allegations of threats, discrimination and abuse. US won’t lift travel restrictions ‘in short term’ due to Delta variantThe US will not lift any current travel restrictions “at this point” because of concerns about the rapidly spreading Covid-19 Delta variant and rising coronavirus cases in the United States, a White House official has told Reuters. UK says it and allies blame Chinese-backed actors for Microsoft hackingBritain said on Monday that it and its partners held Chinese state-backed groups responsible for "a pervasive pattern of hacking" involving attacks on Microsoft Exchange servers. U.S., Germany Pipeline Deal Warns Russia, Seeks Ukraine Transit - The Moscow TimesThe United States said it had reached an agreement with Germany on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would threaten Russia with sanctions.