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Biden and Obama to appear in TV special to promote Covid-19 vaccinations

Biden and Obama to appear in TV special to promote Covid-19 vaccinations

President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama will appear in an hour-long NBC special on Sunday aimed at promoting Covid-19 vaccinations as they hope to convince hesitant Americans to get shots. The special comes as the Biden administration races to get shots in arms and combat vaccine hesitancy, particularly after it was recommended that…MORE

READ: US intelligence community’s threat assessment amid pandemic

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is poised to fracture societies worldwide, increase instability across the globe and reshape political and economic realities for years to come, the US intelligence community warned in a stark report laying out the top security concerns facing the country. Read the report here: cnn.com/2021/04/13/politics/annual-threat-assessment-coronavirus/index.htmlMORE

Biden proposes meeting with Putin amid rising Ukraine tensions

Biden proposes meeting with Putin amid rising Ukraine tensions

President Joe Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and proposed a meeting in a third country in the coming months as tensions between Russia and Ukraine rise in eastern Europe. According to a White House statement about the call, Biden and Putin discussed arms control and emerging security issues. Biden also called…MORE

Obamas: ‘Our hearts are heavy’ over shooting of Daunte Wright

Obamas: ‘Our hearts are heavy’ over shooting of Daunte Wright

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday expressed grief over the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright by a police officer and called for a reimagining of US policing and public safety. “Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police,”…MORE

Biden to announce withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

Biden to announce withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

President Joe Biden, having concluded there is no military solution to the security and political problems plaguing Afghanistan and determined to focus on more pressing national security challenges, will formally announce Wednesday that US troops will withdraw from the country before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, a senior administration official said.…MORE

House lawmakers urge Blinken to press Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen blockade

House lawmakers urge Blinken to press Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen blockade

A group of House Foreign Affairs Committee lawmakers are calling on the Biden administration to “urgently push” Saudi Arabia to lift restrictions on imports to Yemen, where the United Nations says nearly 50,000 people are already starving to death. “Since 2015, the restrictions imposed by the coalition have critically exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in Yemen,”…MORE

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