☀ February 26: US airstrikes hit Syria, House vote on virus relief and Biden’s Texas trip

[Your Morning]

Good morning! It’s Friday, February 26, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣🚨 Iraqi militia official: US strike in Syria kills 1, wounds several 

2️⃣💵 COVID-19 bill can’t include $15 minimum wage hike, Senate referee says

3️⃣🌨 Biden’s Texas visit marks first trip to disaster site since taking office 

4️⃣🧪 Decision on US approval of J&J vaccine nears

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📅 What we’re watching

🔴 President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Texas Friday. They’ll meet with local leaders in Houston to discuss relief efforts following the severe winter weather that led to widespread power outages and boil water orders.

🔴 An FDA advisory committee will consider recommending Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine for emergency use approval Friday. The virtual meeting is set to begin at 9 a.m. EST.

🔴 The House of Representatives will consider President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package Friday, with a vote expected later in the day.

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