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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The Biden administration on Friday moved to restrict travel from India due to the country’s skyrocketing number of new COVID-19 cases and the presence of new variants. The policy goes into effect tomorrow and prohibits most people from entering the United States if they’ve been to India within the past 14 days. U.S. citizens and their families, legal permanent residents of the United States, and a few other groups are exempted.
Two Republicans will advance to a runoff after outpacing 21 other candidates on Saturday in the special election to replace Rep. Ron Wright in Texas’ 6th congressional district. Susan Wright—the late congressman’s widow—emerged as the top contender with 19 percent of the vote, followed by state Rep. Jake Ellzey at 14 percent.
At least three people died and dozens others were injured when a boat authorities say was attempting to illegally smuggle migrants into the United States crashed into a reef near San Diego and broke apart.