Summary of US Domestic News from Reuters
Below is a summary of the latest US domestic news.
Factbox-Deadly Texas Concert Swarm: Who is Travis Scott and what is Astroworld?
Travis Scott is a 30-year-old American rapper, singer and record producer from Houston, Texas who killed at least 8 people and injured many more on the opening night of his Astroworld music festival on Friday. Here are some details about Scott and Astroworld:
The US is expecting delays on Monday if travel restrictions on COVID-19 are lifted, an official says
The United States is preparing for long lines and delays on Monday as restrictions are lifted on international travelers without U.S. citizens fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, a senior official told Reuters on Friday. President Joe Biden’s administration “expects a backlog of travel, which means longer waiting times for travelers,” the official said. The government increased staff levels to pre-pandemic levels, but “long lines are expected in the first few days”.
US Democrats pass $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill, ending days-long stalemate
After a day-long stalemate, the Democrats put aside divisions between progressives and centrists to pass a $ 1 trillion package to improve freeway, broadband and other infrastructure and send it to President Joe Biden to pass the bill sign. The 228–26 vote late Friday is a significant triumph for Biden’s Democrats, who have been debating the ambitious spending bills that make up the bulk of his domestic agenda for months.
Countdown clock, bottlenecks led to chaos at the rap concert in Houston
Crowds that pushed forward as the lead actor took the stage at the Astroworld Festival led to chaos and crushed bodies in the darkness of the open-air concert, say participants who escaped Friday night’s tragedy. At least eight people died and dozens were injured on the first day of a weekend event that drew tens of thousands. The police have initiated a criminal investigation. About 300 people were treated for injuries, including 11 hospitalized for cardiac arrest.
Analysis – By voting on the infrastructure, Congress gives Biden the long-needed push with good news
With election results this week in New Jersey and Virginia suggesting voters are mad at the Democrats, President Joe Biden urgently needed some good news. And on Friday he finally got a little. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed a $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill three months after the Senate passed to repair the country’s airports, roads and bridges and sent the bill to Biden’s desk for signature.
‘Finally infrastructure week!’ Biden celebrates over $ 1 trillion
A giddy President Joe Biden hailed the passage of a long-delayed $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill in Congress as a “one-time investment” on Saturday and predicted that despite tense negotiations, a broader social safety net plan would be approved. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris appeared in the White House state dining room about 12 hours after moderate and progressive House Democrats overcame internal squabbles and gave the president his biggest legislative victory to date.
A criminal investigation was opened at an outdoor rap concert in Houston that killed 8 people
A rush of fans crowded onto the stage during rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Houston killed at least eight people and injured dozens more as panic swept through the crowd of mostly young concert-goers, officials said on Saturday. City police chief Troy Finner said his department had opened a criminal investigation by murder and narcotics detectives after unconfirmed reports that someone in the audience “injected other people with drugs”.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert paused and then restarted amid deaths and injuries
Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert on Friday was set to signal the resurgence of his hometown with an epic live event after the global pandemic put the popular annual hip hop festival on hold. But a disaster struck during his headline performance when at least eight of the 50,000 attendees died over the course of the Grammy-nominated rapper’s 90-minute show https://www.reuters.com/world/us/least-8- dead -many-injured-texas-music-festival-media-2021-11-06 and many more were injured when the fans flocked onto the stage.
US Administer 429.4 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines – CDC
The United States administered 429,442,508 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 533,019,545 doses on Saturday morning, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those numbers are up from the 428,006,540 vaccine doses administered as of Nov. 4, from 531,287,645 doses administered, the CDC said.
US federal appeals court freezes Biden’s corporate vaccine rule
A US federal appeals court on Saturday issued a respite citing efforts by the Biden administration to require workers in US companies with at least 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to be tested weekly, citing “serious legal and constitutional “problems with rule frozen. The ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit comes after numerous Republican-led states filed legal action against the new rule, which is set to go into effect Jan. 4.
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