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These communities remain at high risk for dangerous Covid-19 variants rapidly increasing in US, expert warns

By Travis Caldwell | CNN The country continued this week on a path to reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, with major population centers such as New York and California pulling back on restrictions following increased vaccinations and lowered infections. Yet with overall vaccination rates in the US slowing this month when compared to highs in April, health officials are raising awareness about the uneven distribution of vaccines in different parts of the country. “I’m very unconcerned for peop...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, White House, Virginia, India, US, California News, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Maine, Washington Dc, Delta


Coronavirus live news: US launches $3.2bn virus treatment program; England opens vaccines to all adults

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gets Pfizer vaccine; England opens vaccines to all over 18s from Friday; new US program will focus on development of antiviral pillsUK’s green list update will be ‘cautious’, insiders warnPrevious Covid infection may not offer long-term protectionNetherlands offers free pickled herring as Covid jab incentiveMinisters will not tell workers to return to office when lockdown endsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.56am BST The health service in England w...
Tags: England, Wales, Scotland, White House, US, World news, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci


Japan Will Begin Issuing “Vaccine Passports” Starting in July

It seems even Japan’s government has a desire to control every aspect of their citizens’ lives as they are permitting municipalities to issue “vaccine passports” come July, papers confirming the individual to have received a vaccine for the Coronavirus, despite its low fatality rate. Similarly, the European Union and the US are considering employing the […]
Tags: Health, Japan, Politics, Privacy, Medical, US, European Union, Anime, Coronavirus


Juneteenth becomes federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US

Biden signs bill at jubilant ceremony as US takes steps to confront shameful historyThe US will officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America, as a federal holiday after Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Thursday.At a jubilant White House ceremony, the president emphasized the need for the US to reckon with its history, even when that history is shameful. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Race, US, America, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Congress, Biden, Kamala Harris, Juneteenth


Biden got down on one knee to welcome the 94-year-old 'grandmother' of Juneteenth to the White House

Opal Lee (2nd L), the activist known as the grandmother of Juneteenth, US Vice President Kamala Harris look on as US President Joe Biden gives a pen to US Congresswoman Barbara Lee (L) after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. JIM WATSON/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered a special greeting on Thursday to Opal Lee, a 94-year-old Texas activist. In 2016, Lee marched 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to DC to advocate for making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Bide...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Cbs, Biden, Kamala Harris, Marshall, Lee, Fort Worth Texas, Barbara Lee


Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Race, US, America, Holiday, Trends, Nike, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, United States


Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – live

‘Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,’ president says‘It is time to move forward,’ Biden says after supreme court decisionSupreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millionsHouse votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 9.23pm BST Now that Joe Biden has signed the Juneteenth bill, June 19 officially becomes a federal holiday just two days before America commemorates the end...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Bush, Trump Organization, US Office of Personnel Management


Putin says Biden is of 'sound mind,' walking back on Russian disinformation about the president's mental acuity

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Joe Biden during the US-Russia Summit 2021 at the La Grange Villa on June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin backtracked on Russian propaganda about Biden's mental health. The Russian leader said Biden is "of sound mind and should be taken seriously." Russian state news previously pushed disinformation that Biden was not mental well. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Julia Davis, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Abc News


The US House voted to repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization

Tom Brenner/Reuters The House voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. The 2002 AUMF paved the way for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. There's a growing bipartisan effort to scrap post-9/11 laws that gave presidents broad authority to wage war. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq.The resolution, sponsored by...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Iran, House, House Of Representatives, Tehran, Iraq War, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Lee, AUMF


US, EU Forge Closer Ties on Emerging Technologies To Counter Russia and China

The U.S. and European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden's visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia on developing and protecting critical and emerging technologies. From a report: Central to the increased coordination will be a new high-level Trade and Technology Council the two sides unveiled Tuesday. The aim of the TTC is to boost innovation and investment within and betw...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commerce, European Commission, Biden, Donald Trump, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, State, Antony Blinken, Apple Google


LinkedIn told a China expert remove all mention of the Tiananmen Square massacre from his profile or they would block it in China

"Tank man," a protester who stood in front of a column of tanks and became an enduring image of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. AP Photo/Jeff Widener LinkedIn told a writer his profile has "prohibited content" and would be be blocked in China. Jojje Olsson's profile mentioned the Tiananmen Square massacre, an event China works to suppress. LinkedIn told Insider that it needs to enforce Chinese censorship to provide "value" to users there. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Google, Politics, Media, China, Censorship, US, Trends, Linkedin, Bbc, Beijing, News UK, Jeff Weiner, Airbnb, Taipei Taiwan, Tiananmen Square, Agence France Presse


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


The red-hot housing market is leaving people of color behind. JPMorgan is pushing for new rules to fight 'appraisal bias' in real estate

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. World headquarters are pictured on April 17, 2019 in New York City. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images JPMorgan announced a list of new policies aimed at fighting racial biases in the housing market. The bank says it wants to bring "equitable access to affordable housing" and "economic opportunity for renters and homeowners." Just last month a Black homeowner from Indianapolis got appraised $100,000 more for her home when her white friend stood in for her. S...
Tags: Real Estate, Politics, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Housing Market, Indianapolis, Cnn, Afp, Jpmorgan, Heather Higginbottom, New York City JOHANNES EISELE, Getty Images JPMorgan, Aleeya Mayo, Carlette Duffy


Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio says he started selling Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump T-shirts after card-processing companies refused to work with his other businesses

Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys. Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio told The Wall Street Journal about the group's financial problems. Tarrio said he has struggled to make money as card processors keep refusing to work with his group. He said he found a loophole by starting a secret business to sell political T-shirts to liberals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Protesters at Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump ...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Paypal, Fbi, News UK, Miami, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, Proud Boys, Journal Read, Charlottesville Unite the Right


The Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio says he started selling Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump T-shirts after card-processing companies refused to work with his other businesses

Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys. Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty The Proud Boys leader told The Wall Street Journal about the group's financial problems. Tarrio said he has struggled to make money as card processors keep refusing to work with his group. He said he found a loophole by starting a secret business to sell political T-shirts to liberals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Protesters at Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump demonstrati...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Paypal, Fbi, News UK, Miami, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, Charlottesville Virginia, Proud Boys, Journal Read


Video shows Osama bin Laden's niece waving a flag saying 'Trump won' on a lake outside the Biden-Putin summit

Noor bin Ladin protesting in Geneva. Twitter/The Recount Noor bin Ladin protested on Lake Geneva during Biden and Putin's meeting. She waved a "Trump won" flag. Last year she came out as Trump supporter, and has denounced the 9/11 attacks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Osama bin Laden's niece waved a flag that said "Trump won" on a lake outside the villa President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Wednesday.Noor bin Ladin came out last year as...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Osama Bin Laden, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, News UK, Geneva, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Christopher Wray, Lake Geneva, Sinead Baker


Former White House adviser says dangerous coronavirus variant is 'like Covid on steroids'

As US states lift more coronavirus restrictions, experts are worried people who aren't fully vaccinated could contribute to further spread of the virus.
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Boxer, attorney, and former reality TV star Joey Gilbert was at the Capitol on Jan 6. He's now campaigning to be governor of Nevada.

Joey Gilbert was spotted outside the US Capital during the January 6 riots. He is now running for governor of Nevada. Joey Gilbert Joey Gilbert was seen on video taking part in the January 6 riot outside the Capitol. He announced his campaign to run for governor of Nevada, running on the promise of "election integrity." Jason Riddle, who was charged in relation to the Capitol riots, is also running for office in New Hampshire. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nevada attorn...
Tags: Politics, News, Boston, US, America, Trends, New Hampshire, Nevada, Election, Donald Trump, Reno, Boxer, Trump, Alex Jones, Governor, Capitol


Here are the 14 House Republicans who voted against making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Legal experts expect any Biden Supreme Court nominee would face GOP resistance. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images The bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday received bipartisan support in both chambers. In the House, all 14 votes in opposition came from GOP members. Some said it co-opted the Fourth of July, and others thought another federal holiday would be too costly. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, passed ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Ron Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Juneteenth, Katherine Frey, Voices of Color


Democrats are weighing moving immigration reform to help finance Biden's infrastructure plans without GOP support

Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a hearing, with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, on the Covid-19 response, on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Tim Kaine said Democrats could potentially include immigration reform provisions to pay for infrastructure. "That could be a very legitimate way to look at trying to find a balanced package," he said. Some immigration provisions, however, could run into trouble given strict rule...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop, House, Capitol Hill


House passes bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday and sends it to Biden's desk to be signed into law

A 2019 Juneteenth parade in Milwaukee. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images for VIBE The House on Wednesday passed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. June 19 marks the day people who were enslaved in the US were emancipated. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, and it now heads over to Biden's desk for his signature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a national holiday ce...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, House, Slavery, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Louisiana


The DOJ has closed its criminal investigation into Trump's former national security advisor John Bolton over his explosive book

Trump and Bolton. Alex Wong/Getty Images The DOJ has closed its criminal probe into John Bolton's book, NYT reported. The DOJ under Trump sued Bolton to block the release of the book, alleging a breach of contract. It also claimed the book contained classified information and could hurt national security. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has shuttered its criminal investigation into whether former national security advisor John Bolton revealed cla...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, State, Kim Jong


Putin says 'there is no happiness in life' after his meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden shake hands at the Villa la Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of a US-Russia summit on June 16, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a dark tone following his private discussions with Biden. He called talks "productive" but laid full blame for the adversarial US-Russian relationship on the US. "There's no happiness in life," Putin said. "There's only a mirage on the horizon." See m...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Geneva, Kremlin, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Alexei Navalny, KGB


The most memorable and bizarre lines from Putin's whirlwind press conference after meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin held a lengthy press conference after his historic summit with Biden. The Russian president downplayed the Kremlin's crackdown on dissent and got philosophical at times. Putin called the talks "quite constructive," though there were evident disagreements. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wednesday met with longtime Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Geneva Summit for the fi...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Moscow, Kremlin, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Alexei Navalny


One year or 5? Doctors and drug companies increasingly disagree about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Marianne Ayala/Insider Booster shots may not be medically necessary for another one to five years, disease experts wager. But pharmaceutical companies are prepping to distribute boosters to the US before the end of 2021. In either case, boosters probably won't require the same urgency as initial vaccines do. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next vaccine race is underway - this time for booster shots.Leading vaccine developers, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, UPS, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cornell University


Little left to chance in carefully-curated Geneva summit

Meeting goes as well as could be expected as Biden and Putin speak language of diplomacy – but hardly one of affectionJoe Biden and Vladimir Putin hadn’t even sat down before tensions boiled over at the 18th-century Villa La Grange, a fine Swiss manor house besieged on Wednesday by a 21st-century press pool. The two men looked cordial enough as they shook hands for the first time as leaders. But the sun-struck journalists behind them pushed and shouted, some knocked to the floor, as they fought...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Geneva, Biden, Villa La Grange


Putin savored the global spotlight after his direct but largely fruitless meeting with Biden

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Metzel/Getty Images Biden and Putin's meeting ended up pretty much as expected. In typical Putin fashion, the Russian leader held a lengthy, rambling press conference. Biden sounded cautiously optimistic about improving relations, but made clear many challenges remain. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin held a lengthy, rambling press conference after ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Analysis, United States, Crimea, Moscow, Kremlin


Biden gifts Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison and custom aviators during their first face-to-face meeting at Geneva summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Biden gave Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison during their meeting on Wednesday. The president also gifted Putin a custom pair of Aviator sunglasses. Gift-giving is a routine practice between world leaders. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wednesday gifted Russian President Vladimir Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison an...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, United Kingdom, Geneva, Boris Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump


Fox News host Harris Faulkner complimented Vladimir Putin for answering questions for longer than Joe Biden - before the US president even spoke

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner. Fox News A Fox News host remarked that Vladimir Putin is more accessible to the press than Joe Biden. Harris Faulkner said Putin took questions for longer than Biden and VP Kamala Harris combined. Her observation did not factor in Biden's press conference right after Putin's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner said that Vladimir Putin gave more time to the press than Joe Biden, even though the US preside...
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