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Daunte Wright killing: Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ as Minneapolis sets curfew – as it happened

President says he viewed body-cam footage of officer shooting Black man28% of American adults now fully vaccinated, says White House adviserMichigan should again shut down to combat surge, says CDC directorBiden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss infrastructureSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.08am BST That is all from me for today, readers! Here are stories from today to be aware of if you need a rundown. 12.31am BST Death of Daunte Wright, black man s...
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Daunte Wright killing: Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ as Minneapolis sets curfew – live

President says he viewed body-cam footage of officer shooting black man28% of American adults now fully vaccinated, says White House adviserMichigan should again shut down to combat surge, says CDC directorBiden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss infrastructureSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.26pm BST The majority of US CEOs think Biden’s corporate tax rate hike will have a negative impact, a new survey has shown. Influential business lobbying group Busin...
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Tech and auto execs tackle global chip shortage at White House summit

A collection of tech and auto industry executives met with the White House to discuss solutions for the worldwide chip shortage Monday. CEOs from Google, Intel, HP, Dell, Ford and General Motors attended the virtual summit on semiconductors and resilience in supply chains. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese hosted the meeting, which President Biden also attended briefly. Ahead of the summit, Intel CEO Pa...
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Nearly half of US adults have received at least one Covid vaccine dose – live

28% of American adults now fully vaccinated, says White House adviserMichigan should again shut down to combat surge, says CDC directorBiden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss infrastructureSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.28pm BST The chief of the Brooklyn Center police department said he believes Daunte Wright was fatally shot because of an officer’s “accidental discharge” of her gun.At a press conference, police chief Tim Gannon played the body-camera f...
Tags: Joe Biden, Biden administration, US news, US politics, Coronavirus


Biden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss $2tn infrastructure plan – live

Biden specifically targeting Republican congressional leadersMitch McConnell has pledged to fight package ‘every step of the way’President adamant Congress must approve massive investmentSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.15pm BST The Biden administration is specifically targeting Republican congressional leaders as the president makes his infrastructure pitch by emphasizing how much the package would aid their states.The White House released a fact sheet this mor...
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Bernie Sanders expresses 'serious concerns' over Biden proposal for modest increase in Pentagon spending

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about the Biden administration's defense spending proposal. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Biden administration is asking Congress for $753 billion to fund US military operations. That's a slight uptick over last year. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about spending money on a "bloated Pentagon." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is requesting $753 billion in spending on the U...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Pentagon, Biden, Defense Department, Charles Davis, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders


White House expresses concern over Northern Ireland violence – video

The White House has expressed concern over a week of riots in Northern Ireland, with Joe Biden joining Boris Johnson and the Irish prime minister in calling for calm after what police described as the worst violence in Belfast for years. The US president’s press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden remained ‘steadfast’ in his support for a ‘secure and prosperous Northern Ireland in which all communities have a voice and enjoy the gains of the hard-won peace’.White House expresses concern over Nor...
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White House expresses concern over Northern Ireland violence

Joe Biden joins Boris Johnson and Irish prime minister in a call for calm after worst violence in Belfast in yearsThe White House has expressed concern over a week of riots in Northern Ireland, with Joe Biden joining Boris Johnson and the Irish prime minister in calling for calm after what police described as the worst violence in Belfast for years.It came as police used water cannon against nationalist youths in West Belfast, as unrest stirred again on the streets on Thursday evening. Continue ...
Tags: White House, UK News, Joe Biden, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Belfast, Sinn Féin, Brexit, West Belfast, Good Friday Agreement, Biden Administration


Biden is trying to derail China's effort to build the world's fastest supercomputer needed for unstoppable missiles

Military vehicles carry DF-17 missiles, a weapon armed with a hypersonic glide vehicle, during an October 1, 2019 military parade in Beijing. Thomas Peter/Reuters The US added seven China supercomputer entities to its economic blacklist. China is using supercomputers to speed up the development of hypersonic (unstoppable) missiles. The US is in a global arms race with China and Russia to build the most advanced hypersonic missile. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden...
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Biden says he’s ‘not open to doing nothing’ on infrastructure amid Republican criticisms of plan – live

President says jobs plan is ‘largest investment’ since second world warUK Covid variant now dominant in US, says CDC directorBiden to make gun policy announcement Thursday – White HouseHalf of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendTrump breaks silence on Matt Gaetz allegationsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.15pm BST New York City mayor Bill de Blasio had some great news this morning for Covid 19-weary residents: the city’s pools and b...
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UK Covid variant now dominant in the US, says CDC director – live

Walensky notes UK variant appears more contagious than original virusBiden to make gun policy announcement Thursday – White HouseFauci urges Americans to stay vigilant: ‘Hang in there’Half of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendTrump breaks silence on Matt Gaetz allegations 6.16pm BST House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer are not expected to attend Joe Biden’s announcement on gun policy tomorrow, according to Politico.Other lawmakers...
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Jeff Bezos Comes Out in Support of Increased Corporate Taxes

As the White House considers raising taxes on corporations for the first time in more than 25 years, the head of one of America's largest companies is backing such a plan. From a report: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement Tuesday that the company is "supportive of a rise in the corporate tax rate." Bezos said, "We support the Biden Administration's focus on making bold investments in American infrastructure. Both Democrats and Republicans have supported infrastructure in the past, and it'...
Tags: Amazon, White House, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Warren, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bezos, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Biden Administration


Biden races to get Americans vaccinated as Covid variants continue to spread – live

President says all American adults will be eligible by 19 AprilBiden stresses ‘we’re still in a life-and-death race’ against virusHalf of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.15pm BST Half of all American adults are on track to receive at least one Covid-19 vaccination by this weekend, according to a government adviser, although Joe Biden offered a reality check on Tuesday when he warned the US is stil...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Andy Slavitt, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, COVID


Biden to announce all US adults vaccine-eligible by 19 April – US politics live

Biden to make announcement after visiting Virginia vaccine sitePolice say suspect dead after shooting at Fort Detrick, MarylandOfficer Billy Evans, who died on Friday, to lie in honor at CapitolHow far-right Oath Enforcers plan to harass political enemies 6.25pm BST Donald Trump’s obsession with the Deep State conspiracy theory, which holds that a permanent secret government of bureaucrats and intelligence officials existed to thwart his agenda in office, was destructive and delusional, John...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Virginia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, John Boehner, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Fort Detrick, Billy Evans


Germany backed Janet Yellen's call for a minimum global corporate tax rate, and said 140 countries could agree a deal by summer

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday called for a minimum global rate of corporate tax. Germany's finance minister Olaf Scholz said Tuesday he supported the plan. Scholz said a taxation deal could be agreed among more than 140 countries by this summer. See more stories on Insider's business page. Germany has backed US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's proposal for a global minimum rate of corporate income tax, a...
Tags: Politics, Germany, US, America, Trends, Tax, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, OECD, Biden, Corporate Tax, Nordic, Yellen, Reuters, Scholz, Olaf Scholz


The Bidens encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Easter message

Jill and Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol Building. PATRICK SEMANSKY/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wished Americans a happy Easter in a video message. In the video, the Bidens also urged Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as they can. About 56 million Americans, or 17%, have been fully vaccinated, Johns Hopkins University data. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a recorded message, the Bidens wis...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Pope Francis, John, Francis, Biden, Donald Trump, Easter, Trump, Jill, Bidens, Jill Biden, Johns Hopkins University


Johnson & Johnson takes over COVID-19 vaccine production at Baltimore plant after 15 million doses were ruined

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Johnson & Johnson has been put in charge of COVID-19 vaccine production at a Baltimore plant. The move comes after 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses were ruined in a mixup. The error did not impact any vaccines that are currently being delivered or used. See more stories on Insider's business page. Joh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United Kingdom, New York Times, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Johnson, Biden, Times


Biden’s plan assigns $100bn to bring affordable internet to all Americans by 2029

Prioritizing broadband systems is a pillar of the infrastructure bill, which would help the 35% of people who lack accessJoe Biden’s massive infrastructure bill will prioritize broadband expansion as a top goal, earmarking $100bn to bring affordable internet to “all Americans” by 2029.The plan, details of which the White House released in a fact sheet on Wednesday afternoon, seeks to reach “100% high-speed broadband coverage” across the US. It will do so while prioritizing broadband networks “ow...
Tags: Technology, Internet, White House, US, US news, Broadband, US politics, Biden, Biden Administration


Biden’s $2tn infrastructure plan aims to ‘finally address climate crisis as a nation'

The hefty government intervention seeks to retool America’s creaking systems, festooned with plenty of green jobsThe infrastructure plan that Joe Biden will announce on Wednesday is set to crystalize the US president’s vision of how to combat the climate crisis – hefty government intervention to retool America’s creaking systems, festooned with plenty of green, preferably union, jobs.Biden opened his White House term with a cavalcade of executive actions to begin the gargantuan task of shifting ...
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Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. These are industries where structural im...
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Global NGOs call on the Biden administration to concoct a plan for sharing vaccine surplus with nations in need

Staff member handles AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in storage at Region Hovedstaden's Vaccine Center, Copenhagen, Denmark February 11, 2021. Ritzau Scanpix/Liselotte Sabroe via REUTERS A group of NGOs is asking the Biden administration to distribute surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses globally. The letter called on President Joe Biden to engage in "vaccine diplomacy." On Monday, Biden said that 90% of Americans will be eligible for vaccination by April 19. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Biden, Johnson Johnson, Novavax, Biden Administration, AstraZeneca COVID, Covax, Azmi Haroun, Ritzau Scanpix Liselotte Sabroe


'Right now I'm scared': top US official shares sense of 'doom' as Covid cases rise

Dr Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, notes new US cases are now at about 70,000 a dayCoronavirus – live newsA top White House official has issued a dire warning about the recent rise in coronavirus cases in the US, telling a briefing on Monday: “Right now I’m scared.” Related: 'Vaccine interlopers’ exploit chaotic policies to skip line in rural Tennessee Continue reading...
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, World news, US news, Tennessee, US domestic policy, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky


The Biden administration is developing a national coronavirus 'vaccine passport' scheme for Americans

Getty The Biden administration is reportedly working on a national vaccine passport program. The scheme will enable people to prove they have received a coronavirus vaccination in order to enter some private venues and businesses. Possession of a vaccine passport could be an entry requirement to some sports arenas, music venues, or restaurants. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is working on a vaccine passport program that would allow people to prov...
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Biden can't afford to laugh-off Kim Jong Un's provocations

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS President Joe Biden seemed to laugh off North Korea's latest missile tests over the weekend. With that attitude, Biden may miss a chance at diplomacy, leading to more back and forth tension-creating events by both sides in the months ahead. See more stories on Insider's business page. We can fill a book full of troubling ad...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Politics, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Moon, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Biden, Seoul


North Korea responds to Biden's criticism of ballistic-missile test, accusing administration of 'gangster-like logic'

Commuters watch a TV showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Joe Biden during a news program at the Suseo Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon North Korea has responded to President Joe Biden after he criticized their test of ballistic missiles. Top North Korean military official Ri Pyong Chol said the Biden administration, "took the wrong first step." This week marked the first ballistic missiles tested by North Korea und...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Kim Jong Un, UN Security Council, Biden, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Dprk, Seoul South Korea, UNSC, East Sea


Joe Biden condemns Georgia voting law: 'This is Jim Crow in the 21st century' – live

President said Republican lawmakers are trying to make it harder to voteLawsuit argues cable news giant used false claim to boost ratingsHalf of all US adults to receive at least one vaccine dose by 29 AprilDr Walensky notes 7% increase in case numbersGeorgia’s Republican-led legislature passes sweeping voting restrictionsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 7.12pm GMT The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said this afternoon that Joe Biden intended to release a...
Tags: White House, US, Georgia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Fox News, Republican, Jim Crow, Brian Kemp, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, Walensky


New York's legalization deal

his May 20, 2019, file photo, shows a marijuana leaf on a plant at a cannabis grow in Gardena, California. AP Photo/Richard Vogel Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Happy Friday everyone,Well, it's finally (almost) here: New York lawmakers are set to vote on cannabis legalization as soon a...
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Biden re-asserts pandemic and infrastructure as top priorities in press conference– US politics live

President doubles vaccine target to 200m shots in 100 daysGeorgia’s Republican-led legislature passes sweeping voting restrictionsTrump says some of ‘persecuted’ Capitol rioters posed ‘zero threat’Podcast: The Republican party’s problem with raceSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.20am GMT Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings ...
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Biden was not asked a single question about the COVID-19 pandemic during his first press conference

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden gave his first press conference Thursday since taking office in January. During the hour-long conference, not a single question about COVID-19 was asked of the president. Reporters faced criticism afterwards for failing to ask about the dominant issue in the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. D...
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Joe Biden doubles Covid vaccination target to 200m doses in first 100 days – live

White House hoping to celebrate passage of Covid-19 relief billBoulder shooting suspect to make first court appearanceCuomo got Covid tests for friends and family when access was scarceHaiti deportations soar as Biden administration deploys Trump-era health orderSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.29pm GMT Joe Biden is now holding his first press conference as president, appearing in the White House’s East Room to take questions from reporters.Biden began his press...
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