Tens of thousands of people from across the country have flocked to Miami to attend Rolling Loud music festival as this year’s tickets have sold out. The event returns to Florida this weekend after it was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.
The U.S. has seen a noticeable increase in COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant surged after Fourth of July weekend gatherings. While the surge has remained relatively small compared to case counts this past January, it has still created cause for concern among the medical establishment.
Half a dozen boats set sail from the U.S. to Cuba early Friday morning as the fight against communism on the island continues.
The House has recently passed a bill approving additional visas for Afghan allies in a near unanimous vote.
California has seen a rise in crime, but the governor who faces a recall election in September has seemed to deny the facts.
Australia has gone into stricter lockdowns after a jump in COVID-19 cases. The two largest states in Australia reported an increase in cases this week, which prompted leaders to request more vaccine doses.
At least one person has died and many others have been missing after flash floods swept across Colorado. On Thursday, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said search efforts have continued for three people who remained missing in the Poudre Canyon area, which is about 110 miles north of Denver.
The Governor of Alabama urged more residents of the state to get vaccinated. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey (R-Ala.) blamed the surge in COVID-19 cases on people who have refused to get the vaccine.
Republican Sen. James Risch (Idaho) teared into Joe Biden’s controversial Land Management nominee Tracy Stone-Manning amid the advancement of her nomination. On Thursday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted ten-to-ten on Stone-Manning’s nomination, which pushed the decision to the full Senate floor.