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Biden to meet with Senate Democrats on voting rights Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will attend a Senate Democratic meeting on Thursday to discuss the party’s intensified push to enact voting rights legislation and possible changes to Senate rules. Biden on Tuesday made an impassioned appeal for federal voting rights legislation stalled in Congress, saying Democratic lawmakers should rewrite Senate “filibuster” rules to […]

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Voting-rights activists warn Biden to skip Atlanta speech without plan for legislation

Voting-rights activists are warning President Biden to skip his speech on voting rights — set for Tuesday in Atlanta — unless he intends to unveil a concrete plan to pass legislation that would reform the nation’s election system. “Obviously, there are still obstacles in place and we need to know how the president plans to […]

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U.S. insurers must cover eight at-home COVID tests per person monthly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Insurance companies will be required to cover eight over-the-counter at-home coronavirus tests per person each month starting Saturday, the Biden administration said, expanding access to highly sought-after kits as Americans grapple with a surge in coronavirus cases. The White House also said on Monday that there is no limit to the number […]

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biden: Biden to warn US against becoming nation of political violence in Capitol riot speech

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Thursday will mark the anniversary of the January 6 storming of Congress by Donald Trump’s supporters with a plea to save the United States from becoming a country where political violence is the “norm”. Speaking from Statuary Hall in the Capitol — the scene of violent assaults by a Trump […]