Here is a sample of the many stories Jim covered this week:
–Regarding the Florida condo tower tragedy, President Biden pledged to have the federal government cover the cost for the rescue and cleanup operations for a limited time for the county and state.
–On Tuesday, an anchor at CNN, along with President Biden’s Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, suggested that climate change might be responsible for the tragic collapse of the condo unit in Florida.
–Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and tax crimes.
–China’s leader, Xi Jinping, has vowed to bash the heads of foreign bullies.
–Law enforcement officials identified a foreign national in the U.S. on a student visa who attempted to leave the country while carrying sensitive military intelligence.
–President Biden sought to assure Israel that he would not tolerate a nuclear Iran as he met with outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday.
–The World Health Organization is warning the progress we’ve made against COVID-19 is not enough due to the contagious Delta variant.
–The World Economic Forum is proposing psychological plans to help people overcome vaccine hesitancy.
–A Pittsburgh man who died weeks after receiving his second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine apparently showed symptoms that met the criteria for a rare, serious blood clot disorder previously only reported in recipients of the J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines.
–A new study of U.S. service members found higher than expected rates of heart inflammation following receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine.
–South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is blasting the Biden administration over its decision to ban 4th of July fireworks at Mount Rushmore claiming this was political.
–Gas prices at a 7 year high.
–Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has died.
–First Lady Jill Biden will be representing the U.S. at the Tokyo Olympics.
–Hammer thrower, Gwen Berry, turned away from the U.S. flag during the national anthem at Olympic trial podium ceremony.