News Wrap: Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection to children under 5

Judy Woodruff:

So far, there’s only been one confirm monkeypox case in the U.S. in Massachusetts. But there are at least four other probable cases, one in New York, one in Florida and two in Utah.

We will have more on this later in the program.

The U.S. Supreme Court today made it harder for prisoners to win release by arguing that they had ineffective counsel in state court. The 6-3 ruling was a defeat for two Arizona death row inmates who said their state lawyers failed to provide an adequate defense.

Writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas said federal courts can only consider evidence already presented in the state court record.

And stocks rallied on Wall Street today after suffering seven straight weeks of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 618 points to close at 31008. The Nasdaq rose 180 points, and the S&P 500 added 72.

Still to come on the “NewsHour”: Tamara Keith and Amy Walter break down what’s at stake in Georgia’s Republican primary; civilians desperately seek shelter as Russia tries to expand its military gains in Southern Ukraine; a new report details widespread cover-ups of sexual abuse among Southern Baptist church leaders; plus much more.