Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a "decent guy'' and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's "fairness, honesty, dignity, respect.''
On April 12, 1961, the United States is upstaged by the Soviet Union, when Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space, completing a 108-minute orbit aboard Vostok 1.
Non-Americans who have been in Brazil in the 14-day period prior to when they seek admittance to the US cannot come to America, said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Trade is not affected by the new rule.
New York state reported its lowest number of daily coronavirus deaths in weeks in what governor Andrew Cuomo described Saturday as a critical benchmark. The daily death tally was 84 after a peak of 799 on April 8. Reducing the state's daily death count to fewer than 100 seemed almost impossible several weeks ago, the Democratic governor said.
As the United States lurched towards the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, evidently reconciled to the death toll and encouraged by declining infections and fatality rates, President Trump headed out for a round of golf on Memorial Day weekend, when millions of Americans emerge outdoors to party and commemorate those who died to secure the country.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday welcomed the announcement by the Taliban and the Afghanistan govt of a ceasefire to enable the Afghan people to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in peace, urging all parties concerned to seize this opportunity and embrace an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. Taliban said they would attack only if their positions were hit.