A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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President Biden's far-reaching multitrillion-dollar domestic agenda, in peril because of Democratic infighting, is getting a prominent boost from former President Barack Obama, who told ABC News in an exclusive interview that the country "desperately needs" the programs and that he supports taxing the wealthy to help support the package. “You're talking about us stepping up and spending money on providing childcare tax credits -- making those permanent to help families, who for a long time, have needed help,” Obama told "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts. The former president’s comments come as ongoing disagreements between progressive and moderate Democrats in the House delayed a vote on a sweeping $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed in the Senate on Aug. 10.
President Joe Biden got his COVID-19 booster shot before news cameras Monday as his administration promotes new booster guidance that has spurred some confusion among Americans on when to get a third dose. Delivering remarks ahead of receiving a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the South Court Auditorium, Biden took the opportunity to address some of that confusion.
Two men have been charged after allegedly scamming major U.S. airlines out of $300,000 in a lost luggage scheme, according to court documents. Donmonick Martin and Pernell Anthony Jones Jr., both of Louisiana, are accused of running the scam. Jones allegedly submitted over 180 phony lost luggage claims, the documents said.
Facebook announced Monday that it was pausing development of its controversial "Instagram Kids" platform meant for children under the age of 13. "While we stand by the need to develop this experience, we’ve decided to pause this project," Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said in company blog post Monday. "Critics of 'Instagram Kids' will see this as an acknowledgement that the project is a bad idea," Mosseri added.
The university has yet to determine how many students were allegedly involved. On Saturday, school officials halted social events and chapter-sponsored recruitment activities at some campus fraternities. The university is encouraging students to seek on-campus counseling and other health services as needed as student protests erupt at the two locations where the incidents allegedly took place.
Naomi Campbell made a grand return to the runway for the first time since announcing to the world she is a mother. Versace spotlighted the epic moment on Instagram calling Campbell "runway royalty." Campbell also gave fans an up-close and personal look at her glam, which was executed by legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath and her team using all McGrath's products.
"Riverdale" star KJ Apa and his girlfriend, Clara Berry, welcomed their first child together last week. "Sasha Vai Keneti Apa, born on the 23rd of September," the French model shared Sunday on Instagram alongside a photo of the baby's tiny hand clutching her finger. Apa himself took to Instagram on Sunday to share a video in which he thanked fans for their support of his new album, "Clocks," which he noted was released the day his son was born.
Doja Cat is echoing the footsteps of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez by becoming the newest pop star to launch her own makeup line. The "Say So" singer has teamed with BH Cosmetics to release her first-ever BH x Doja Cat collection, which offers a wide variety of products, from eye shadow to lip-plumping glosses and perfume. "This collaboration is such a full-circle moment for me," Doja said in a statement.
Tom Felton had an unusual way of telling fans that everything is going to be OK after he collapsed at a celebrity golf match last week. Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the "Harry Potter" alum whipped out a guitar and strummed as he spoke about his recent health scare in a video update. Captioning the clip "feeling better by the day," the British actor let out a cheerful greeting and thanked those who wished him well.
When Anita Hill accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of unwanted advances and lewd comments when she worked for him, she says it changed "just about every aspect" of her life. Thirty years after Hill delivered testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Thomas, she is still a "crusader" -- not just on the topic of sexual harassment but also on the larger issue of gender violence. "I started out with sexual harassment and I thought that was the issue that I would deal with but I started hearing from people who had told me about intimate partner violence and then there are people who wrote me, [who] spoke about their experience with sexual assault and rape," Hill told "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts.
Professional dancer and "Dancing With the Stars" pro Cheryl Burke announced she has COVID-19. "Unfortunately I am on my way to take a COVID test because not only do I feel scared and at a lost for words, I do feel run down a little bit," Burke said. Burke said she was in disbelief and noted that she was fully vaccinated but her symptoms got progressively worse as the day went on.
In fact, the school district decided to roll back its quarantine and contract-tracing requirements for students with positive cases, citing the need to ease the workload of school staff. "Testing is not offered by the school system, and it is offered within the county," said Tahira Stalberte, assistant superintendent for communications and community relations at Union County Public Schools. Six months after President Joe Biden offered states $10 billion so schools could routinely test students and staff to prevent asymptomatic cases, the school year is being hindered by the virus.
Ayesha Curry had an epiphany while home-schooling her three children during the COVID-19 pandemic. As she watched her 6-year-old daughter Ryan learn to read, she understood exactly how frustrating the process could be, even under the best circumstances.
"Dancing With the Stars" is celebrating its 30th season this year, and to mark the milestone, we're looking back at the show's enduring legacy. The reality competition show first captivated audiences when it premiered on ABC back on June 1, 2005. Bruno Tonioli has given the most 10s while Len Goodman has given the fewest.
The United States has been facing a COVID-19 surge as the more contagious delta variant continues to spread. More than 686,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.7 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. is continuing to sink on the list of global vaccination rates, currently ranking No. 46, according to data compiled by The Financial Times.
At least three people were killed and multiple others were injured when an Amtrak train derailed in remote northern Montana on Saturday, sending several cars toppling over, authorities said. Eight cars on the train, Empire Builder 7/27, which was headed from Chicago to Seattle, derailed just before 4 p.m. local time near Joplin, Montana, according to Amtrak. The rail line confirmed there were injuries to passengers and crew members, but offered no more details.
A woman and her 2-year-old son died Saturday afternoon after falling from the stands at Petco Park before the Padres game, investigators said. The 40-year-old woman and her toddler were at a dining and concession area on the concourse level of the San Diego, California, stadium when, for an unknown reason, they fell three floors down and hit the sidewalk, the Padres said in a statement Sunday. Although the victims have been identified, the authorities and baseball team have not released their names to the public, and have only said the deceased were San Diego residents.
A large crowd of mourners packed a public funeral service for Gabby Petito, the slain 22-year-old travel blogger, on Sunday afternoon in Long Island, near where Petito grew up in Blue Point, New York. The service was livestreamed online and showed the full length of a wall in a chapel at Moloney's Holbrook Funeral Home, decorated with photos of Petito. An altar at the front of the chapel was covered in flowers and memorial candles.
A former senior Department of Homeland Security official who once accused the Trump administration of politicizing intelligence said Sunday that a return of President Donald Trump to the White House in 2024 "would be a disaster" for the U.S. intelligence community. Murphy, a long-time federal law enforcement official, made headlines last year after filing a whistleblower complaint accusing Trump-appointed leaders of politicizing intelligence by withholding or downplaying threats that ran counter to former President Donald Trump’s political messages.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday it's possible to provide both COVID-19 booster shots as well as doses for people who have not yet been vaccinated. "I think it is also not the right thing to try to resolve it with an 'or' when you can resolve it with an 'and,'" Bourla told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. With millions more Americans now newly eligible for a booster COVID-19 shot from Pfizer, Bourla's optimism punctuates what's become a protracted, hot-button issue amongst the scientific community over who needs the boost and when.