The incident came months after a pipe bomb was left at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee in Washington
The area was blocked off by police cars and barricades
The law enforcement officials said investigators on the scene were working to determine whether the device was an operable explosive and whether the man in the truck was holding a detonator
Police have also evacuated congressional staff offices nearby
Responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress
US Capitol Police
Police were investigating a report of a possible explosive device in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill
Police probing report of explosive in truck near Capitol
Average weekly claims have fallen by more than half to below 378,000. It reflects the important progress we’re making in our economic recovery: Biden
Today we learned the number of Americans filing initial unemployment insurance claims fell to the lowest level since the pandemic began.
4 of Florida’s 5 largest school districts to require masks
As more large school districts defy Florida’s ban on strict mask mandates, worries that rapidly spreading infections could force them to close classrooms are no longer theoretical: Thousands of schoolchildren are already being sent home, only days after their school year began. Read full story
New York to mark coronavirus comeback with free concert
US appeals court upholds Texas ban on second-trimester abortion procedure
The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld on Wednesday a Texas law effectively banning the most common abortion procedure for terminating second-trimester pregnancies, reversing a ruling last year by a three-judge panel of the same court.
The boosters will become available in the week of September 20
Biden announced that all American adults will be able to get a booster shot eight months after their last vaccination
Noting that he and the first lady had received their original vaccine back around the start of this year, Biden said “it’s past time.”
We’re gonna get the booster shots
President Joe Biden
President Biden said he and his wife Jill will both be getting a Covid vaccine booster shot, with the extra dose becoming available to all US adults from next month.