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Biden urges concern but not alarm in US as Omicron cases rise

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden urged concern but not alarm as the United States set records for daily reported Covid-19 cases and his administration struggled to ease concerns about testing shortages, school closures and other disruptions caused by the omicron variant. In remarks Tuesday before a meeting with his Covid-19 response team at the White House, […]

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Manchin still a no, Biden’s $2T bill on Dems’ back burner

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday his opposition to President Joe Biden’s roughly $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives remains undimmed, as party leaders said work on the stalled measure was on hold until at least later this month. Manchin, D-W Va., told reporters that he’s not currently negotiating with […]

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USA News Live Updates: Insurrection prompts year of change for US Capitol Police

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s administration plans to release new guidance on coronavirus testing that will be tied to risk factors A Brightline higher-speed train fatally struck a pedestrian who walked into its path Tuesday, the fifth death involving the railroad since it recently resumed operations after being shutdown because of the pandemic Drivers trapped for […]