Kamala Harris, COVID-19 stimulus checks, Simone Biles wins again: 5 things to know Monday

Kamala Harris visits Guatemala, her first trip abroad as VP

“It’s a huge problem. I’m not going to pretend it’s not,” Vice President Kamala Harris said of the growing number of unaccompanied children and other migrants at the southern border when it was announced in March that she would lead U.S. efforts to stem migration. On Monday, Harris will meet with leaders in Guatemala in her first international trip as vice president. The country links Mexico and Central America, from where many people make the trek north. Harris will meet with officials in Mexico on Tuesday.

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VP Kamala Harris says her "first trip," abroad and her meeting with the President of Guatemala will be the "front leg of the trip" to discuss what we can do "to both support the folks who need help" and have "very frank and honest conversations." (June 2)

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The Olympics haven’t yet begun, but Simone Biles is already making history

There’s no question that Simone Biles is ready for Tokyo. The reigning world and Olympic champion on Sunday became the first woman to win seven U.S. national gymnastics titles. Biles is the GOAT — she hasn’t lost an all-around competition in eight years — so her historic win should come as no surprise. Biles finished a whopping 4.7 points ahead of Sunisa Lee, who was also second in 2019, the last time nationals were held. Next up are the Olympic trials, which are June 24-27 in St. Louis. The top two scorers there – Biles and someone else – automatically earn spots on the Tokyo team, and a selection committee will choose the remaining two.

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