Police tell panel of trauma of Capitol attack


The House select committee investigating the 6 January attack opened on Tuesday with harrowing testimony from police officers who were beaten and assaulted while protecting the US Capitol.

As the Delta variant of the coronavirus surges, Joe Biden has said requiring all federal workers to get vaccinated is “under consideration”, while sources told CNN that the president was poised to announce a vaccine or regular testing requirement imminently.

This came as California and New York City announced such mandates for their jurisdictions.

The federal moratorium on evictions imposed by the Centers for Disease Control during the pandemic expires at the end of the week, putting millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes. States with weak renter protections, such as Florida, are bracing for an “avalanche” of evictions.

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the women’s all-around gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics. This comes after her decision to stop competing in the women’s team event on Tuesday, citing her mental health.

Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who is currently in jail in Britain.

Assange received Ecuadorian citizenship in January 2018 as part of a failed attempt by the government to turn him into a diplomat to get him out of its embassy in London. He stayed at the embassy for seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault, which he denies.

His attorney said the decision to revoke his citizenship had been made without due process.

Sockeye salmon are the latest creatures believed to be suffering the consequences of the recent heatwave. A conservation group has found they have broken out in red lesions and white fungus after being exposed to unlivable water temperatures.

The Obama administration passed legislation requiring that a digital tool called electronic visit verification be implemented to manage all in-home personal care services paid for by Medicaid. But the app is frequently glitchy, and worse, makes workers feel as if they are constantly surveilled and under suspicion.

The Anschutz Corporation amassed a fortune in the 19th century from the oil-rich shale deposits of Wyoming. Now the company that controls the Washington Examiner, the Los Angeles Kings hockey team and the Coachella music festival is building a 732-mile power line to carry renewable energy from wind turbine farms in Wyoming to cities including Los Angeles and Phoenix.

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For those who have thoroughly exhausted their sourdough starter after 18 months at home and are desperately looking for a change, some of Britain’s best chefs have given the Guardian their best flavor hacks and taste combinations to shake up a tired palate.

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