Friday marks four years since the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history where a single gunman opened fire upon concert goers on the Las Vegas Strip, killing 60 people. The Route 91 remembrance events commenced at sunrise in Las Vegas on Friday at the Clark County Government Center. Sheriff Joe Lombardo officiated the event.
The Supreme Court agreed to review a legal challenge on campaign finance rules brought on by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). According to reports, federal election law set a $250,000 cap on campaign committee’s ability to repay personal loans made by a candidate following an election.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has urged the state legislature to strengthen the penalties for illegal voting. In a message to Texas Secretary of State Patsy Spaw on Thursday, Abbott called on state lawmakers to pass legislation to increase penalties for illegal voting.
49 Republican lawmakers helped pass a portion of Joe Biden’s resettlement program for Afghans. 34 House Republicans and 15 Senate Republicans voted with Democrats on Thursday to approve $6.4 billion for welfare, driver’s licenses and housing costs for the 95,000 Afghans Biden has planned to bring to the U.S. over the next 12 months.
For the first time in six years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a public safety alert after agents arrested more than 800 people and seized 1.8 million counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco and DEA Administrator Annie Milgram announced along with the synthetic pills, 712 kilograms of fentanyl powder and 158 weapons were also seized.
A Black high school student in Missouri admitted to writing a racist graffiti message on the walls of several bathrooms. The student at Parkway Central High School confessed earlier this week that he wrote racial slurs in several bathrooms of the school.
Iran state-affiliated media recently promoted a video of Kamala Harris applauding a student who accused Israel of “ethnic genocide” against Palestinians. On Thursday, Press TV tweeted a dialogue between Harris and a female student at Virginia’s George Mason University earlier this week.
Democrat Education Secretary Miguel Cardona claimed parents should not be the primary stakeholders of their children’s education. On Thursday, Cardona testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee about school reopenings.
House Democrats delayed voting on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The vote was set to take place on Thursday after the lower chamber approved the stopgap government funding bill.