After White House advisers found he could not extend a national eviction moratorium, the president sought the advice of Harvard law professor emeritus Laurence Tribe about devising an alternative legal basis for protecting renters, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The suite of new goals and mandates, among the administration’s most consequential pushes so far to combat climate change, is meant to transform the kind of vehicles Americans drive and to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
The Aboriginal flag flies in Canberra, Australia. The federal government on Aug. 5 agreed to pay millions in reparation to the “stolen generations” — Indigenous children taken from their families. (Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg)
Registered nurse Cathleen Raisher talks with Yahir Gonzalez, 14, and his father about coronavirus vaccination at Ballou High School on July 31. Also listening was Precious Holmes. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post)
With the start of the academic year this month, D.C. officials are rushing to get eligible students vaccinated, and they have big challenges ahead of them. Vaccination rates in the District among students ages 12 to 17 are low, particularly among Black children, who account for about 65 percent of the city’s public school population.