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Putin says relations with US at lowest point in years

WASHINGTON: Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with NBC News ahead of his meeting with US President Joe Biden next week, said US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in years. Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on Wednesday. The White House has said Biden will bring up ransomware attacks emanating from Russia, Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine, the ...

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Joe Biden nominee’s link to 1989 logging sabotage blasted by GOP

BILLINGS: President Joe Biden‘s nominee to oversee federal lands in the US West is facing Republican pressure to withdraw over her ties to environmental activists convicted of spiking trees to sabotage a national forest timber sale more than 30 years ago. US Senator John Barrasso, the ranking Republican on the Senate energy committee, said on Friday that US Bureau of ...

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Nevada schools reckon with race, triggering polarization

RENO, NEVADA: Nevada has become the latest flashpoint in a national debate over how to teach students about racism and its role in US history, with parents clashing over curriculum proposals. People wore MAGA hats and waved signs outside a packed school board meeting this week in Reno, while trustees considered expanding K-5 curriculum to include more teaching about equity, ...

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Joe Biden to route US border wall funds to military and construction site clean up

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden‘s administration will return more than $2 billion in funds allotted under his predecessor Donald Trump to build a wall along the US-Mexican border to the military and devote other remaining money to construction site clean up, the White House budget office said on Friday. The move will return funds to 66 military projects spanning 11 states, ...

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California selects another 15 winners in vaccine lottery

SACRAMENTO: California selected another 15 people on Friday to win $50,000 each just for getting the coronavirus vaccine amid hopes from state officials that the chance of winning big money will convince skeptics to get inoculated ahead of the state’s broad reopening next week. The lottery-style drawing selected winners from the nearly 22 million Californians who have received at least ...

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US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the Covid-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Oklahoma has not asked for new doses from the government for more than a month, spurning its 200,000-a-week allotment. Around the country, ...

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Hungary: Bill would ban ‘promoting’ homosexuality to minors

BUDAPEST: Hungary‘s governing conservative party has prepared new legislation that bans showing pornographic material and any content portraying or promoting sex reassignment or homosexuality to anyone under 18. Fidesz, the party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, described the legislation as part of an effort to protect children from pedophilia. But LGBT rights activists denounced the bills as discriminatory, with some ...

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Florida supermarket shooter had recently declared bankruptcy

FORT LAUDERDALE: The gunman who killed a grandmother and her one-year-old grandson inside a Florida supermarket had declared bankruptcy earlier this year after falling deeply into debt, federal court records show, though detectives don’t know of any connection between him and his victims. Timothy J. Wall, 55, carried out the slayings Thursday at a Publix in Royal Palm Beach, Palm ...

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