News Wrap: Iran’s president-elect rules out meeting with Biden, asks for lift on sanctions

Judy Woodruff:

In the U.S., nearly 150 million people have now been fully vaccinated.

A tropical storm moved into the Atlantic Ocean today off North Carolina after killing 14 people in Alabama. Eight of the victims were children who died in a highway crash on Saturday. They were riding in a van run by a program for abused and neglected youth. By this evening, the storm was heading toward Nova Scotia.

Severe weather also battered Chicago’s Western suburbs overnight, damaging more than 130 homes and injuring about a dozen people. A tornado struck Naperville and nearby Woodridge. The storm ripped up trees and power lines, knocking out power to more than 20,000 customers.

Iran’s incoming president, Ebrahim Raisi, has ruled out a possible meeting with President Biden. The hard-line cleric easily won Friday’s election in record low turnout.

Today, he rejected any talks on giving up ballistic missiles or support for proxy militias across the Middle East.