Harris plans to travel to Mexico and Guatemala next month for her first foreign trip as vice president.
Meanwhile, in Donna, Texas, Secretary of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas toured a processing facility that housed nearly 4,000 unaccompanied migrant children at the start of April. Today, he said that number is just above 300.
A federal grand jury has indicted four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd with violating his civil rights. The three-count indictment says that Derek Chauvin and the other officers failed to provide Floyd with medical care, among other charges. Last month, Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter.
Texas is now the latest Republican-led state to advance a restrictive election overhaul. The bill would limit mail-in ballots and empower partisan poll watchers, among other things. It passed the state House after an all-night debate, but it still needs to be reconciled with the state Senate before it is sent to the governor’s desk.
In Jerusalem, clashes erupted tonight between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. More than 50 people were injured. Violence escalated over the potential eviction of Palestinians from land claimed by Jewish settlers. Protesters threw rocks at Israeli police, who fired back with stun grenades and tear gas. Emergency crews rushed the wounded away.
And on Wall Street today, stocks rallied in spite of last month’s hiring slowdown. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 229 points to close at a record 34778. The Nasdaq rose 119 points, and the S&P 500 added 31 to hit another record high.