The resignations left Iranian-backed groups with a majority in the Iraqi parliament.
In eastern Ukraine, non-stop Russian shelling destroyed a chemical plant in Severodnetsk, where civilians and fighters are hiding. The provincial governor said all bridges in the city had been destroyed. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s police said it was investigating the killings of more than 12,000 people across the country since the war began.
China is battling new outbreaks of COVID-19 today. Schools in part of Beijing went back to virtual education amid infections linked to a nightclub. In Shanghai, mass testing and some restrictions returned less than two weeks after the two-month lockdown was lifted. More than 500 new cases were reported in the city.
Back in this country, the US Supreme Court ruled against immigrants who are asking to be released from custody while fighting deportation. The judgment states that they have no right to hear the bond despite claiming to be back home.
And record flooding forced Yellowstone National Park to close today. The Park Service said the extremely heavy rain caused roads to be washed away, landslides and a bridge washed away. Officials closed the entrance to the park and said they would begin evacuating visitors already there.
Still to come on “NewsHour”: Gun violence researchers investigate root causes of mass shootings; Tamara Keith and Amy Walter break the latest political headlines; Broadway honored its best at the first Tony Awards since the pandemic; and many more.