It was the deadliest attack on civilians the West African nation had seen in years. So far, there’s been no claim of responsibility.
India began a partial reopening today after new COVID-19 infections dropped to their lowest level in two months. New Delhi and Mumbai eased lockdown measures for businesses and shops, while the Delhi metro transit system resumed service at half-capacity. That comes after a surge in April and May killed 4,000 people per day at its peak.
We will look at India’s COVID outbreak later in the program.
Stocks were mixed on Wall Street today. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 126 points to close at 34630, the Nasdaq rose 67 points,and the S&P 500 slipped three.
And billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be flying into space next month on a rocket made by his space company, Blue Origin. He will be joined by his brother and the highest bidder in a charity auction. The trip to space and back will take just 10 minutes and will launch on July the 20th.
Still to come on the “NewsHour”: what you need to know about a controversial new Alzheimer’s drug; protests intensify as a new pipeline threatens indigenous lands in Minnesota; members of the South Asian diaspora try to help loved ones amid the COVID surge; plus much more.