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The US is reopening its land borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated people next month

A sign saying that the US border is closed at the US-Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario. LARS HAGBERG/AFP via Getty Images The US will reopen its land borders for nonessential travel to fully vaccinated people in November. The exact date of the change is unclear. The rules will be announced later Wednesday, per the AP. The routes had been closed for nonessential travel for 19 months due to the pandemic. The US is reopening its land borders for nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico to...
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The US says it's reopening its land borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated people next month

A sign saying the US border is closed at the US-Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario. LARS HAGBERG/AFP via Getty Images The US plans to open its land borders for nonessential travel to fully vaccinated people next month. The exact date for the change is unclear. The rules will be announced later Wednesday, per the AP. The routes have been closed for nonessential travel for 19 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The US next month plans to reopen its land borders for nonessential travel ...
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The US will relax restrictions for vaccinated travelers from the EU and UK

Travelers are seen at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport ahead of Memorial day weekend on May 28, 2021 in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images The US is relaxing its travel restrictions for people from the EU and UK, three people with knowledge of the relaxed restrictions told the Financial Times. The new policy will allow vaccinated people from the EU and UK to travel to the US starting in November. The Biden administration will reportedly announce the new policy on Monday. See mo...
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The COVID-19 booster debate is a mess. Here's why we'll probably get extra shots anyway.

President Joe Biden gets a COVID-19 vaccine. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US debate over booster shots has devolved into a confusing and noisy mess. The next week should bring clarity, with FDA and CDC reviews wrapping up. Boosters are justified for older adults, experts told Insider, but there's less data on younger people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over COVID-19 booster shots in the US has devolved into a noisy, confu...
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With hours left to evacuate Afghanistan, the US is racing to get remaining troops, American citizens, and allies out of Kabul

US soldiers board an US Air Force aircraft at the airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images The US has just hours left before the Afghanistan evacuations deadline at 11:59 p.m. local time on August 31. The race is on to get remaining US troops, citizens, and allies out of the Taliban-controlled country. It's unclear how many US troops or Afghan allies are in Kabul. Around 300 US citizens are still there. See more stories on Insider's business page. The...
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The US has 5 more days to get people out of Afghanistan, but Taliban and ISIS attacks are preventing people from reaching the airport

People who want to flee the country continue to wait around Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 24, 2021. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The US has just five more days left to get people out of Afghanistan before the August 31 deadline. Threats from the Taliban and ISIS-K are making the situation in Kabul even more dire. A bomb went off outside the Kabul airport Thursday, causing "a number of US and civilian casualties." See more stories on ...
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As the US scrambles out of Afghanistan, warnings grow about what China plans to do there

US soldiers stand guard as Afghans wait to board a US military aircraft in Kabul, August 19, 2021. Photo by SHAKIB RAHMANI/AFP via Getty Images The turmoil of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan has prompted new criticism of the exit. Critics argue the US leaving Afghanistan benefits China, which will use the US absence to pursue its interests. Experts say the US loses little by withdrawing and leaving China to deal with an unstable neighbor. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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With the US gone, Afghanistan's air force has to rely on Zoom calls to learn how to fix its aircraft

An Afghan air force maintainer works on an UH-60 Blackhawk at Kabul Airbase, May 9, 2021. MARCUS YAM/LOS ANGELES TIMES via Getty Images The US is reducing its presence in Afghanistan, withdrawing its troops and contractors. The US military has been training Afghanistan's air force, which will be key to fighting the Taliban. Without US support, that air force will struggle to maintain its aircraft and its operations. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the US pullout of ...
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US carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups

Aerial view of the Pentagon Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images The US carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria early Monday morning. The Pentagon said the targets were used by Iran-backed militia groups that were conducting attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The US aimed "to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message," a Pentagon spokesperson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pentagon carried out airstrikes Monday morning in Iraq and Syria on facilities us...
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The US is pulling Patriot missiles and fighter jets out of the Middle East

A Patriot anti-aircraft missile battery in Saudi Arabia, January 1, 1991. Gilles BASSIGNAC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The US is preparing to pull some of its forces and defenses from the Middle East this summer. Some fighter squadrons and air-defense systems will reportedly be withdrawn from Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, among other countries in the region. The Pentagon is adjusting as the war in Afghanistan ends and shifting its focus on major adversaries. See more stories on ...
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Secretary of State Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan after Biden announced plans to withdraw US troops from the country

Antony Blinken. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US secretary of state made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday. It comes after President Biden announced plans to withdraw US troops by September 11. The Washington Post reported he wants to reassure Afghanistan the US is still committed to the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday after President J...
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The US recommended suspending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine just as Europe was about to start using it

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 The US suspended use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while it reviews cases of blood clots. The news came as European countries were getting ready to roll out their first doses. The European Medicines Agency is also investigating the cases of rare blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business ...
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Beijing has surpassed New York City to become the new billionaire capital of the world

For the first time ever, Beijing is home to more billionaires than NYC. Zhang Qiao/VCG via Getty Images Beijing is now home to more billionaires than New York City for the first time, per Forbes. The Chinese capital gained 33 billionaires in the past year, bringing its total to 100 - one more than New York City's 99. The US still has more billionaires than anywhere else, but China minted more billionaires in the past year than any other country. See more stories on Insider's busin...
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'Flood gates are about to open': Bank of America just boosted its forecast for 2021 US GDP growth for these 3 reasons

The IMF said vaccines would help the US economy recover sharply in 2021 MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US economy is set for "stellar" economic growth in 2021, Bank of America said in a note on Monday.The bank increased its 2021 US GDP growth estimate to 6.5% from 6.0% as it has become "more convinced" that the economy is set for a rebound after the COVID-19 pandemic.Detailed below are the three reasons why Bank of America just increased its 2021 US GDP growth f...
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35 unforgettable images that capture Trump's wild and bitter presidency

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at a kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and ca...
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In the Trump administration's efforts to secure coronavirus vaccines, two key bets turned out to be mistakes

Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Service,s listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters at the White House on March 6. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The Trump administration purchased 300 million vaccine doses from AstraZeneca in May, but declined to purchase additional doses on top of the 100 million it had arranged with Pfizer, the New York Times reported. The Pfizer contract was contingent on the shot being authorized by the FDA, so it was relatively low-risk. But the shot is more...
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33 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
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31 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
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A key Biden COVID-19 advisor says Trump's 'Warp Speed' vaccine scheme should be overhauled to put more emphasis on testing

Former Vice President Joe Biden puts on a mask after a campaign event on July 28, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images The US needs to place a bigger emphasis on COVID-19 testing, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, told the Financial Times. President Trump's flagship COVID-19 scheme, "Operation Warp Speed" is a government program that funds vaccine development efforts by drugmakers. "We need to be funding not just vaccines,"...
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US again shatters record number of daily new COVID-19 cases with 97,080 — as case numbers continue to grow much faster than testing, despite Trump's claims

A medical professional administers a COVID-19 test at a drive-thru testing site in Orlando, Florida on Thursday. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images The US hit a record number of daily coronavirus cases with 97,080 on Friday, as case numbers continue to grow much faster than testing, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project. This contradicts President Donald Trump, who has said repeatedly in recent weeks that the number of coronavirus cases is growin...
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One diagram shows how 3 types of coronavirus vaccines differ

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Today in healthcare news: a breakdown of how the top coronavirus vaccines work, a closer look at Clover Health's financial performance over the years, and the top investors in digital health.  A photo illustration show a syringe. Argentina was selected to test a vacc...
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Aeroflot Airlines crew members helped smuggle $50 million worth of stolen iPads, iPhones, and more into Russia, a government investigation has found

Aeroflot Airlines. Dmitry Feoktistov\TASS via Getty Images The US arrested 10 people in connection with a plot to use current and former Aeroflot Airlines crew members to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronics to Russia. The Department of State has revoked 113 visas of Aeroflot employees in connection to the scheme.  Aeroflot reported a loss of $485 million in August due to stunted travel during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A US investiga...
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China is back to normal — the US and Europe are not. Here's how it succeeded.

Chinese President Xi Jinping toasts at a banquet in Beijing, China, on on September 30, 2019. Naohiko Hatta - Pool/Getty Images China has put the coronavirus pandemic behind it, and life has returned to largely to normal. During its Golden Week holiday, from October 1 and October 7, China saw 637 million people travel across the country without any surges in cases. Meanwhile, the US and many European countries are still struggling to quash their outbreaks and experiencing new surges as the...
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Trump had an extensive list of meetings and events the week prior to testing positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020. Brian Snyder/Reuters President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.  Trump was tested after White House counselor Hope Hicks tested positive earlier this week. Trump attended an extensive list of meetings, a rally, fundraisers, an...
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The US economy has a 'good chance' to see more stimulus before the presidential election, a fund manager says

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. Tom Pennington/Getty Images; SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The US economy has a "good chance" of seeing another coronavirus stimulus package before the presidential elections in November, a fund manager told CNBC on Tuesday.If both chambers of Congress "can strike something that's reasonable on both sides, then we do have a good chance to get something done before the election, or right after, which would benefit both p...
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Years of anti-science sentiment has left America in a terrifying predicament

A participant among thousands of people protesting coronavirus closures in Huntington Beach, California on May 1. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US is gripped not only be the coronavirus pandemic, but also an anti-science pandemic. For years, conservative media and conservative politicians have attacked basic ideas of science form evolution to climate change. Even President Trump has cast doubt on basic scientific recommendations during the pandem...
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