FILE – Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner (42) shoots against Chicago Sky’s Azura Stevens (30) during the first half of Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
(NewsNation) — WNBA star Brittney Griner’s wife and sister called for her return from Russia at a vigil on Monday, urging President Joe Biden to bring Griner home.
Griner, who plays with the Phoenix Mercury, has been detained in Russia for months after vape cartridges containing cannabis oil were allegedly found in her luggage at a Moscow airport.
“She’s a daughter, she’s a sister. She’s an aunt. She’s a cousin. She’s a niece. She’s a wife,” Shekera said of her sibling. “For 100 days, I have not seen my BG. It’s been totally gut-wrenching for myself and my family.”
“We’re asking President Biden, Vice President (Kamala) Harris, the entire Biden administration to please do whatever’s necessary to bring our sister home safely and quickly,” Shekera said.
The Biden administration has said very little recently about her case, although the State Department announced it considers her “wrongfully detained.” Cherelle sat for interviews with ABC’s Robin Roberts and ESPN’s Angela Rye, where she said she has yet to meet with Biden.
A man fatally shot by police outside an Alabama school that officials said he attempted to enter had “serious mental issues” and attended the school as a child, according to his brother.
A recent threat to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s life underscored the security environment for all nine justices as the House is set to take up a bill next week that would expand that protection to their immediate family members.
The New Northside Missionary Baptist Church in north St. Louis County has stood at the border of the city and suburbs for more than a century, an area where a majority of residents are Black and working-class. He is one of a group envisioning a better way: regular churchgoers providing support for their neighbors facing mental health crises and recovering from substance abuse.
source: NewsNation Now