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What to make of the Biden administration’s first overseas calls

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to wait a month for a call from President Biden, and while Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got a call Thursday, it came not from Biden but from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The big picture: Biden, Austin, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and national … Read more

Beirut Explosion, Missouri Primary Upset, Overseas COVID-19 Relief Checks : NPR

NOEL KING, HOST: A massive explosion ripped through Beirut’s waterfront area yesterday. It was felt for miles. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Yeah. Just to give you a sense, the AP reports that the explosion had the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. People living on the island of Cyprus, which is 150 miles away in the … Read more