Health officials in the US say the spread and impact of the Zika virus is greater than expected. They say more funding is needed to deal with the disease, which has been linked to brain damage in babies.
The White House has said the first couple didn't want to pose a political distraction to the event. Trump infuriated many in the entertainment world when he announced plans to slash funding for the arts.
Newly revealed documents show German intelligence spied on White House personnel for years, according to a news report. In 2015, German intelligence was found to have spied on European allies, to Berlin's embarrassment.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been named his replacement. The announcement comes after President Donald Trump picked Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director.
Rights group Human Rights Watch says Brazil needs to tackle the root causes of the Zika outbreak to avoid a recurrence. It says far too many people still live in conditions that favor the spead of the virus.
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