There's a lot happening in the world today. From the U.N. shaming Afghanistan for excluding girls from high school to New York City considering legal action against Texas over migrant buses, here are some of the top stories.
Biden, Queen Elizabeth II, and others pay respects to those lost in Afghanistan
- The United Nations has denounced the exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools as "shameful."
- Joe and Jill Biden were among the many politicians and dignitaries who paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II during her recent visit to the United States.
- New York City officials are considering taking legal action against the state of Texas over its practice of sending buses full of migrants to other parts of the country.
- Donald Trump held a rally in Ohio to support the candidacy of John Kasich for governor, but he also used the opportunity to promote himself and his own agenda.
- Democrats and Republicans are debating the use of migrants as pawns in the political battle over immigration reform.
- There is tension between the Los Angeles Times and its new billionaire owner, Patrick Soon-Shiong, over the paper's editorial direction.
- Democrats are pressuring wealthy donors to use their money to target Republicans who are denying the legitimacy of the upcoming election.
- Ukraine's ambassador to the United States has accused Russia of committing "war crimes of massive proportions" in its invasion of the country.
- former President Bill Clinton says that NATO expansion is not to blame for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- A recent auction of items from the estate of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg generated nearly $517,000.
- There are five House races in California where abortion could be a major factor in the outcome.
- Bill Clinton declined to say much when asked about the work of independent counsel Kenneth Starr during the investigation of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
- POLITICO Playbook looks at which politicians have and have not committed to accepting the results of the election.
- Senator Lindsey Graham says that being pro-life is not a losing political position.
- An opinion piece argues that the Covid-19 pandemic has created a "lost generation" of young people.
- Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky, writes about his role in the scandal.
- Before Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent migrants to Martha's Vineyard, there were the "reverse freedom rides" in which black people were bused to white neighborhoods.
- Hurricane Fiona has knocked out power to Puerto Rico, leaving many residents without electricity.