Correction: In the news summary, we stated that Hmong Americans are Americans of Laotian descent. The Hmong people are an ethnic group from several countries in Asia, mainly Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and South China. The NewsHour regrets the error.
Thursday on the NewsHour, a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases prompts authorities nationwide to push harder for masking and vaccinations. Then, U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee wins gold in the gymnastics all-around in a historic first amid resistance to the games in Japan. And, new laws allowing the killing of gray wolves to protect livestock in several states spark outcries from conservationists.
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Partisan attacks underscore deep divide over masks, vaccines
Vaccine, mask opponents fueling delta variant’s death toll
Missouri public health official abused over pro-mask stance
News Wrap: Congress approves $2 billion for Capitol security
Japan ignored months of protests to host the Olympics
What Suni Lee’s gymnastics gold win means to Hmong Americans
Idaho ranchers torn over livestock harm from gray wolves
Artist Mario Moore enshrines Black Americans’ presence
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