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Michael Regan to head EPA
Regan is the first Black man to lead the agency. He worked at the EPA from 2001-08 in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
 
Migration surges at Mexico border
On average over the last 21 days, Customs and Border Protection encountered 435 unaccompanied children daily, up from a previous average of around 340 children. They are staying in facilities for 107 hours on average, longer than the 72 permitted under US law. Republicans cite that migrants are drawn by incentives such as the immigration bill backed by Biden and many Democrats that would offer a path to citizenship for millions of people illegally in the country.
 
Jury selection continues for Derek Chauvin’s trial
Defense attorney Eric Nelson addressed would-be jurors, while keeping them anonymous for security reasons. Derek Chauvin had been an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department since 2001, until he was fired in the wake of Floyd's death. He was also the subject of at least 18 prior complaints.
 
Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package clears procedural vote
The bill’s expected approval will enable the Democratic president to sign the legislation into law later this week. The $1.9 trillion known as the “American Rescue Plan” includes direct payments to most Americans, aid to small businesses, financial help for schools and more.
 
National Guard deployment extended at Capitol
Acting Chief Yogananda D. Pittman had requested a 21 percent increase to the Capitol Police budget in fiscal 2022. National Guard troops have been in Washington since the January 6 riot at Capitol.
 
Royal family responds to Harry and Meghan’s ‘tell-all’ interview
The interview focused on what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex described as a lack of support offered to the couple after their 2018 marriage and British tabloids' harsh scrutiny of Meghan, which according to her veered into racist undertones.
 
Piers Morgan quits Good Morning Britain after row over Meghan remarks
Morgan said he "didn't believe a word" the duchess had told Oprah Winfrey about her mental health in an interview. Later, in a tweet, he also referred to the duchess as the "Pinocchio Princess".
 
Jury seated on Derek Chauvin’s trial
Lawyers questioned all nine potential jurors about their knowledge of the high-profile case and whether they could set aside any opinions to serve as impartial jurors. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May.
 
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview stirs global conversation
In a part of the interview not broadcast, Prince Harry said that racism was a large part of the reason the couple decided to leave the country. The interview covered the couple's relations and tensions with the royal family.
 
CDC releases guidelines for vaccinated Americans
CDC's guidance allows congregation of fully vaccinated individuals in small groups indoors without the need for masks or social distancing. Fully vaccinated people do not need to quarantine if they have been exposed, unless they show symptoms.