Also today, current White House COVID coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said the Biden administration is making COVID testing more accessible to the blind and visually impaired.
Pope Francis ordered the publication of 170 volumes on Pope Pius XII’s treatment of the Jews during World War II. This comes amid renewed criticism that Pius did too little to save Jewish lives during the Nazi Holocaust. 2,700 files include appeals for help from Jewish families and groups.
A court in Florida has approved a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a Miami condominium collapse that killed 98 people. The payment goes mainly to survivors and those who lost relatives during the Surfside disaster. It will be insurance, engineering and property firms that are suspected of being involved in the collapse. By agreement, they admit no wrongdoing.
On Wall Street today, stocks managed to recoup most of their recent losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 194 points to close at 30677. The Nasdaq rose 179 points. This is over 1.5 percent. The S&P 500 is up almost 1%.
And for the first time the bloodhound became the main dog of the nation. Last night at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Tarrytown, New York, the trumpet earned the best award. He is the first bloodhound to win the prize in the event’s history.
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