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Amid growing frustration, White House pushes voting rights

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new efforts to help protect voting rights as complaints have grown louder from civil rights activists and other Democrats that the White House has not done enough to fight attempts by several Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot. President Joe Biden met with civil rights leaders in the West Wing, ...

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Joe Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end August 31

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Thursday said the US military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on Aug. 31, saying “speed is safety” as the United States seeks to end the nearly 20-year war. “We did not go to Afghanistan to nation build,” Biden said in a speech to update his administration’s ongoing efforts to wind down the US war in ...

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Biden meets US civil rights groups to battle voting restrictions

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden will huddle with civil rights groups on Thursday as Democrats seek a strategy to get voters to the polls despite restrictive rules passed by Republican-led legislatures in some US states. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, are hosting leaders from organizations including the NAACP to “discuss the fight to protect the constitutional right to vote,” the ...

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Joe Biden to speak about Afghanistan amid swift US pullout on Thursday

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Thursday will offer his most extensive comments to date about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, a pullout that is raising concerns about a civil war there and drawing Republican criticism. A White House official said Biden would update the American people on the situation and that no major policy pronouncements were expected. The Democratic president, ...

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Biden visits Illinois to sell voters on families agenda

CRYSTAL LAKE: President Joe Biden on Wednesday turned his focus to pitching his proposed investments in families and education, using a visit to a community college in an Illinois swing district to highlight how his spending on so-called human infrastructure would boost the economy. The president toured McHenry County College, a community college in Crystal Lake with a workforce development ...

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Joe Biden seeks to strengthen options for workers with new order

President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order that will reduce the ability of employers to prevent workers from going to rival firms and remove some of the state occupational licensing requirements that make it harder to land a job. The order is designed to improve workers’ leverage in the economy, increase their chances of employment and generate more ...

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US President Joe Biden terms January 6 Capitol riot ‘existential crisis’

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has said that the January 6 riot at the US Capitol was not dissent but disorder and termed the “vicious attack” an “existential crisis”, asserting that while the American democracy survived, it must be protected by standing up to hate, lies and extremism. President Biden issued a statement on Tuesday recognising the six-month mark of the ...

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More than 1,000 Afghan troops flee Taliban into Tajikistan

DUSHANBE: More than 1,000 Afghan troops fled into neighbouring Tajikistan in the early hours of Monday after clashes with the Taliban, the Central Asian country’s national security committee said. Taliban militants have launched several major offensives in northern Afghanistan in recent weeks as US and international troops withdraw from the country, including seizing its main crossing into Tajikistan last month. ...

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Joe Biden says US has made good progress versus virus

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden says the American people are closer than ever to declaring independence from a deadly virus. The President made the comments on Sunday at a July Fourth celebration at the White House. He told the crowd of service members and first responders to think back to where this nation was a year ago and think about how ...

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