The New Paper

March 5, 2021

The New Paper Weekly Recap: US

  • The FDA granted emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine on Saturday (3/1)
  • New York Governor Cuomo was accused of sexual harassment by a second former aide over the weekend (3/1)
  • The Supreme Court heard arguments related to two Arizona election policies, including ballot collection restrictions. A decision is expected by Summer (3/2)
  • Texas Governor Abbott signed an order lifting a statewide mask mandate and allowing businesses to open at 100% capacity next Wednesday (3/3)
  • President Biden announced that the US will have enough coronavirus vaccines to inoculate every adult by the end of May (3/3)
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday in relation to the US Capitol attack (3/3)
  • The US Capitol Police warned of a “possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group” leading the House to cancel its session (3/4)
  • NY Governor Cuomo said he will not resign and apologized for acting in a way that “made people feel uncomfortable” amid after a third allegation (3/4)
  • The US Capitol Police requested a 60-day extension of National Guard forces at the Capitol, citing a 93% increase in “threats to members” (3/5)
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