Transcript for Royal family prepares final farewell for Prince Philip
And we want to turn now to ABC's faith abubey in Washington for us with the latest headlines. Good afternoon to you, faith. Good to see you. Hey, good afternoon. Good to see you as well. Let's start overseas with a tough new sanction slamming Russia. The Biden administration making the announcement today, the sweeping new round of sanctions include financial penalties, and ten diplomatic expulsions due in part to that massive attack last year. American officials say Russia was trying to gain access to Russia says such sanctions are illegal and that they plan to respond in kind. Secretary of state Antony blinken lands in Afghanistan in an unannounced visit. It comes a day after president Biden presented plans to bring American troops home by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack. U.S. Intelligence now warning of a possible resurgence of the Taliban after American troops leave, but some generals saying gains made over the years could be lost. But the president says it's time for those troops to come back home. Back in Minnesota, former veteran police officer Kim potter who resigned after the shooting death of daunte Wright is scheduled for her first court appearance today. She's charged with second degree manslaughter and she's currently out on bail. Authorities say potter meant to shoot her taser, not her gun. Protesters gathered for a fourth night in a row outside the Brooklyn center police department demanding justice. D this afternoon, some positive economic news just in, U.S. Jobless claims last week plunging to 576,000. And that's the lowest since the pandemic began. Better than analysts actually expected. The commerce department also reporting a 9.8% increase in retail sales, also better than expected. And in the uk as a final farewell to prince Philip is being prepared, prince Charles and his wife Camilla viewing a sea of cards and flowers in take a look at this. Never before seen photo of royal life. The queen and prince Philip surrounded by their great grandkids on a recent vacation, that photo taken by the duchess of Cambridge. The funeral for prince Philip taking place this Saturday morning. Coverage beginning at 9:30 A.M. Eastern right here on ABC. Of course, those services are limited because of the coronavirus emergency, but, Amy, the end of an era for sure. That's right. And so many of us will be watching safely from our couches on Saturday. Thank you, faith.
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