News Wrap: Pelosi announces select committee to investigate Jan. 6 attack
It’s not known yet who will serve on the new committee or how long the investigation will last.
A state appeals court today suspended Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in New York. The court condemned his false claims as President Trump’s attorney that the 2020 election was stolen. Lawyers for Giuliani said they will appeal.
President Biden hit the road today to push COVID vaccinations. His visit to Raleigh, North Carolina, followed word that the nation will miss his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of U.S. adults, at least partially, by July 4.
Meanwhile, San Francisco has become the first U.S. city to require that municipal workers be inoculated. The mandate takes effect once a vaccine has full federal approval. Right now, vaccines are being dispensed on an emergency basis.
The Biden administration has extended a ban on evictions for another 30 days to — excuse me — to July 31 to help those unable to pay rent during the pandemic. But the CDC said today that this is to be the final extension. Realtors and landlords from Alabama and Georgia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the moratorium.
And on Wall Street today, stocks got a push from news of the bipartisan infrastructure agreement in Washington. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 322 points to close at 34196. The Nasdaq rose 98 points to yet another record high. The S&P 500 added 24.
Still to come on the “NewsHour”: how the pandemic caused the largest drop in life expectancy since World War II; the growing national controversy over teaching race in public schools; and much more.