US Child tax credit payments, Merkel's DC visit, British Open: 5 things to know Thursday
Angela Merkel receives honorary doctorate of Johns-Hopkins-Universität
a dinner with spouses, the honorary doctorate of a US Eliteuni, talking over Nordstream 2: The program for Angela Merkel's farewell visit to Washington - including critical points. © Andreas Gebert / dpa Chancellor Angela Merkel ( CDU ) travels to the most important international partners just before the end of their 16-year term. After visiting British Premier Boris Johnson , a meeting with US President Joe Biden is now on.
Monthly child tax credit payments set to arrive
Millions of families with children will see more money in their bank accounts Thursday as part ofEligible families will get up to $300 monthly for each child under age 6 and up to $250 monthly for each child over age 6 but under age 18. The payments are the result of President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus-relief package passed in March. The law extended the tax credit, boosted the amount that eligible families could receive, and provided for half of the money to be made available in monthly installments at least through December. President Joe Biden does plan to , senior administration officials said Wednesday.
Money in the bank: Child tax credit dollars head to parents
WASHINGTON (AP) — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. That changes Thursday when the first payment of $1,000 hits Daniel’s bank account — and dollars start flowing to the pockets of more than 35 million families around the country. Daniel, a 35-year-old mother of four, didn’t even know the tax credit existed until President Joe Biden expanded it for one year as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that passed in March. Previously, only people who earned enough money to owe income taxes could qualify for the credit.
- Concern for the poorest:
- New child tax credit starts July 15.
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Biden and Germany's Merkel to meet at the White House
The president will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday in what is likely to be her last visit to Washington as head of state. The meetings will be far friendlier than the notoriously testy confrontations between, who tussled over everything from dues to the U.S. president’s Twitter taunts. Still, there will be contentious issues on the agenda. Among the toughest: the split between the U.S. and Germany over , the gas pipeline that would run from to Germany and that U.S. fears will give Moscow increased leverage over Europe. A senior administration official said Biden will raise his objections over the pipeline with Merkel and press her on "the importance of developing concrete mechanisms to ensure that energy is not used as a coercive tool against Ukraine" or other allies.
Donald Trump Called Angela Merkel 'That B****' and 'Kraut': Book
The former president allegedly referred to his late father Fred Trump as "the biggest kraut of them all."Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker interviewed more than 140 sources for their book, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year, excerpts of which have been seen by CNN.
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- Overseas, Biden hails an America 'that's back.'
Britney Spears wins right to choose own lawyer in conservatorship case
continue Thursday, but with one major development: She now has an attorney of her own choosing. A judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday granted the pop star's request to hire Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor-turned-skilled litigator. During the hearing, Spears dialed in and said that she wanted to press charges for abuse. Hours later, she posted a video on riding a horse and doing cartwheels with a caption thanking her fans, using the hashtag #FreeBritney: "You have no idea what it means to me [to] be supported by such awesome fans !!!!"
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- 'This is a violation of human rights!':
NFL's Richard Sherman to appear in court after arrest near Seattle
NFL cornerback Richard Sherman,as well as charges of resisting arrest and malicious mischief in the state of Washington, is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday, according to multiple reports. A judge will determine if there is probable cause to believe that Sherman committed a crime. The judge could set bail or order that Sherman be released. The Redmond Police Department said officers responded to a report Wednesday of an in-progress burglary and found Sherman "attempting to force entry into a family member's home." Sherman then attempted to walk away when notified he would be arrested and "physically resisted" officers. obtained by Seattle radio station KIRO, Sherman's wife Ashley Moss said the star NFL player had been drinking and was threatening to harm himself.
Family fund day
Millions of families are receiving child tax credits payments. Sweltering heat is moving farther east. It's Thursday's news.???? It's Julius, and let's dive right into Thursday's news.
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British Open tees off, one year after COVID cancelation
began Thursday morning at Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, southern England, the sixth and final major of the 2020-21 PGA Tour season. The tournament returns a year after it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In some respects, this British Open will feel as though golf has returned to normal. There will be some daily from Thursday, the biggest golf crowd at a major since the pandemic. There's one major difference: Players are being kept in a strict bubble to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and are at risk of disqualification for breaching rules.
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Merkel raises questions of the capital journalists .
Berlin. The last G7 summit, the last European Council, the last government statement in the Bundestag - after 16 years in the Chancellery Angela Merkel takes piece by farewell to the politics. This Thursday is another last time appointment. © Axel Schmidt Chancellor Angela Merkel at a cabinet meeting. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) comes on Thursday at 11am to the Federal Press Conference and faces the questions of the capital journalists. It is expected to be your last appearance of this kind.