The New Paper

April 23, 2021

The New Paper Weekly Recap: US

  • NASA announced that the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet (4/19)
  • Six were killed in separate shootings in Kenosha, WI and Austin, TX (4/19)
  • The Biden administration announced plans to maintain the 2021 refugee cap at 15k before later saying the cap could be increased by May 15 (4/19)
  • Over 50% of US adults (over 131M people) have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, according to data tracked by the CDC (4/20)
  • Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges related to the death of George Floyd (4/21)
  • The Biden administration announced new greenhouse emissions targets, aiming to reduce US emissions by 50% (from 2005 levels) by 2030 (4/22)
  • The DOJ opened an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Dept. (4/22)
  • Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and shared plans to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border (4/22)
  • The IRS and Treasury Department announced that businesses with fewer than 500 employees will receive tax credits for providing paid leave to employees receiving coronavirus vaccines (4/22)
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