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In gut-wrenching testimony, decorated gymnasts describe being ignored by federal agents while Larry Nassar found more victims. President Biden expresses confidence in his chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, despite new revelations about calls to the Chinese. And a South Carolina lawyer prepares to turn himself in after admitting he tried to have himself shot in a fraud scheme.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruises to victory against a recall vote. With children now comprising an alarming share of COVID cases, pediatricians grow worried over resources. And new census data shows Americans living in poverty would have soared last year, were it not for economic stimulus.
Californians head to the polls to decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Lawmakers head to Capitol Hill to decide the fate of an immense spending package. And lawyers for Prince Andrew try to head off a lawsuit in New York City, alleging sexual assault of a minor.
Key federal unemployment programs, created for the pandemic, come to an end. New Orleans residents are shipped off to other cities as power outages grow dangerous. And families of 9/11 victims and survivors head to Guantanamo Bay for the trial of the attacks' alleged architect.
After deadly floods shock the Northeast, experts ask whether major U.S. cities are ready for the effects of climate change. Texas women start considering alternate options for abortion procedures. And the FAA grounds Virgin Galactic over safety concerns.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court allows the most restrictive abortion law in the nation to stay in place, prompting speculation that the era of Roe v. Wade is over. Police officers and paramedics in Colorado are charged in the death of Elijah McClain. And experts are warning patients not to take an anti-parasite drug to fight COVID.
In a national address, President Biden defends his choice to withdraw from Afghanistan on a protracted timeline. School boards appeal to federal authorities on mask mandates. And a proposed Texas law becomes a reality, effectively outlawing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Hurricane Ida whips through New Orleans, knocking out power and overwhelming low-lying areas. The US makes two military strikes against what it describes as ISIS-K targets. And a report on the origins of COVID-19 fails to provide clear answers about whether the coronavirus resulted from animals or humans.
The U.S. accelerates its withdrawal, prompting questions about whether informal networks will still ferry Afghans out of the country. New data show rental relief still isn't making its way to landlords. And a lawsuit claims a gun popular with law enforcement has gone off randomly.
After President Biden refuses to extend a withdrawal deadline, ex-military staff scramble to rescue their former colleagues in Afghanistan. Congress averts an infrastructure breakdown -- for now. And new data from the CDC show that pregnant women are largely declining to get vaccinated.
The FDA gives full approval to Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. Tennessee flooding flummoxes weather experts. And a Capitol Police investigation finds that an officer was justified in shooting a member of the mob who burst through a door on January 6th.
In an exclusive interview, ABC's Martha Raddatz asks Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin how far the US will go to guarantee safe access to the Kabul airport. The FDA is poised to fully approve the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. And California Gov. Gavin Newsom hits the road to campaign for his own job.
As thousands of children are quarantined away from school, economists worry about whether parents will return to the workforce. Afghans begin protests against the Taliban. And airlines are offering regular self-defense courses to embattled flight attendants.
The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan; how likely is the reestablishment of terror training camps that threaten the US? Haiti suffers a tropical deluge on the heels of another devastating quake. And, what a federal probe of Tesla could mean for assisted driving technology.
The Taliban encircles, then quickly takes over, the last major Afghan city remaining under government control. Hospitals become more crowded as COVID infections quickly escalate among young people. And wildfires as far north as Siberia continue to ignite concerns over climate change.
In a stunning turn, the Taliban appears to capture Afghanistan's second largest city. The CDC prepares to recommend third-dose booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna to immunocompromised people. And new census data show the US becoming more urbanized, and less white -- all of which could have a big impact on congressional districting.
The FDA is expected to authorize a third dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for immunocompromised Americans. The Taliban takes over more land, more quickly, than the White House thought possible. And the NCAA disciplines Baylor University for recruitment violations...but nothing for a slew of sexual assault allegations.
The Delta variant is hospitalizing younger, unvaccinated Americans and threatening school reopenings. A new UN report gives a sobering warning about climate change as wildfires rage. And the Biden administration extends the freeze on students loan payments.
The Pentagon prepares to require vaccinations for active duty servicemembers. Health insurance companies have stopped waiving costs involved with COVID hospital stays -- could premiums rise for the unvaccinated? And a coal mine strike in Alabama enters its fourth month.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces growing calls for his resignation, after an investigation concludes he sexually harassed several women in recent years. New York City tells unvaccinated residents they're no longer allowed to attend indoor events. And several airlines are forced to cancel hundreds of flights.
Louisiana re-institutes a statewide mask order, as healthcare workers sound the alarm. Congress gets its eyes on the first draft of a massive infrastructure bill. And Olympic athletes loudly criticize the presence of Russians found guilty of doping.
A leaked CDC presentation shows how contagious the Delta variant can become, even in vaccinated people. Congressional members and the White House point fingers as an eviction moratorium comes to an end. And a Washington, DC inmate makes history by running -- and winning -- an elected position.
Millions of Americans face possible eviction as a federal deadline approaches. Afghan interpreters and their families begin arriving on US soil. And the founder of a much-hyped electric vehicle company is indicted for allegedly lying about "nearly all aspects of the business."
In a significant shift, the CDC now recommends many vaccinated Americans wear masks in certain settings. Capitol Police officers give compelling testimony about January 6th. And Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, citing mental distress, steps away from competition at a crucial moment.
A House committee prepares to hear new testimony on the January 6th attack. The Biden Administration, along with some state and local officials, institute vaccine requirements for certain healthcare workers. And the largest cigarette company in the world says it will soon stop selling cigarettes in Britain.
St. Louis becomes the latest major city to re-institute an indoor mask mandate. Prosecutors make new allegations against R. Kelly ahead of his trial. And an ABC News investigation reveals the staggering toll of gun violence on a nightly basis.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky tells vaccinated Americans that masks are not a necessity in indoor areas...yet. The NFL shocks players by declaring canceled games will come at a steep price. And Haiti will mourn its assassinated president at a funeral today.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejects forty percent of Kevin McCarthy's picks for a committee investigating January 6th. A $26 billion opioid settlement promises to reshape the prescription pain pill industry. And refugees are fleeing the Ethiopian region of Tigray amid a brutal civil conflict.
As COVID infections rise, the number of "breakthrough" cases appear to be rising. Major Japanese sponsors are pulling out of the Olympics, while officials are still considering potential cancellations. And President Biden taps a vociferous critic of Google for a top antitrust job.
In his first public health warning of his term, the US Surgeon General begs Americans says the greatest threat to American health is misinformation. Ahead of a crucial decision about how to investigate January 6th, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy meets with President Trump. And Olympics athletes are being sidelined because of COVID tests, even if they don't test positive themselves.
Tennessee's top vaccine official was pushed out the door, and she says it's because she in favor of promoting vaccinations to young people. The Department of Justice claims Iranian operatives were preparing the abduction of an American journalist. And an expanded Child Tax Credit takes effect today, with hundreds of dollars hitting the bank accounts of American families.
A new report shows prices sharply increasing, fueling concerns of lasting inflation. Documents filed more than two decades ago reveal concerns about the Miami building that later collapsed. And the US government dismisses Pfizer's call for booster shots -- for now.
Californians are being urged to conserve water, as heat waves and droughts intensify. Haitian police describe a spine-chilling plot in which a gang was unwittingly assembled by a company located in the US. And as Texas legislators debate how much access voters should have to the polls, other states are trying to expand the right to vote online.
Pfizer becomes the first vaccine maker to suggest vaccinated Americans get a third shot. With Olympic athletes on the way, officials declare COVID has become so prevalent in Tokyo, spectators won't be allowed. And Haitian police claim more than a dozen foreign nationals -- including two Americans -- are responsible for killing the country's president.
The president of Haiti is assassinated in his home. Chicago police say 36 officers have now been shot at so far this year. And Moderna announces it's conducting clinical trials for a new type of flu vaccine -- leading scientists to herald the widespread use of mRNA vaccines for some of humanity's most vexing diseases.