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Biden jumps backs into campaigning with McAuliffe rally in Virginia
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Biden jumps backs into campaigning with McAuliffe rally in Virginia

President Joe Biden is making his return to the campaign trail. He will headline his first candidate-specific rally since moving into the White House earlier this year, traveling Friday to the Washington, DC, suburb of Arlington, Virginia, to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. “The President’s time is one of the most valuable commodities…MORE

Biden administration purchases extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots
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Biden administration purchases extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots

The Biden administration purchased an additional 200 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to prepare for potential additional vaccine needs in the US, an administration official familiar with the contract tells CNN. Despite the slowing demand for Covid-19 vaccines, the administration official said the additional shots would be needed for children under 12, pending approval…MORE

Two Democrats in Congress call on Justice Department watchdog to investigate if Barrack case ‘was inappropriately suppressed’
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Two Democrats in Congress call on Justice Department watchdog to investigate if Barrack case ‘was inappropriately suppressed’

Two Democratic members of Congress are asking the Justice Department’s inspector general to open an investigation into whether the probe of Trump ally Tom Barrack, indicted earlier this week, “was inappropriately suppressed,” after CNN reported Wednesday that prosecutors had enough evidence to charge him last year. Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of…MORE

State Department suspends passport online booking system because of bots
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State Department suspends passport online booking system because of bots

The US State Department on Wednesday evening temporarily suspended an online booking system used for urgent appointments because of bots, according to an update posted to its consular affairs website. “At 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 21, we temporarily disabled the online booking system for Urgent Travel Service to ensure our very limited appointments…MORE

CIA inspector general reviewing handling of ‘Havana Syndrome’ cases
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CIA inspector general reviewing handling of ‘Havana Syndrome’ cases

The CIA inspector general is carrying out a review into the agency’s handling of officers sickened by the mysterious “Havana Syndrome,” CNN has learned, a revelation that comes as cases are mushrooming across the globe. Multiple sources familiar with the intelligence described a ballooning number of reports in recent months. Dozens of victims have been…MORE

Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change’s toll on US infrastructure
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Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change’s toll on US infrastructure

America’s infrastructure has taken a beating from extreme weather events in recent weeks spurred by climate change, raising concerns among officials that the nation’s roads, bridges and even commercial flights can’t stand the severe conditions. With roads buckling in the Pacific Northwest, a deluge drenching a New York City subway station and fatal flooding across…MORE

Kamala Harris looks to turn the page as she zeroes-in on voting rights
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Kamala Harris looks to turn the page as she zeroes-in on voting rights

Vice President Kamala Harris is making voting rights her top public focus, elevating a long-shot battle as she seeks to more clearly define her role and stake out high-value territory within the Biden administration. A little more than six months into her time in office, Harris is also hiring new staff to replace those who…MORE

Biden’s drug czar nominee consulted for cannabis company last year, ethics disclosure shows
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Biden’s drug czar nominee consulted for cannabis company last year, ethics disclosure shows

President Joe Biden’s drug czar pick, Dr. Rahul Gupta, spent nine months last year working as an adviser to a Maryland-based cannabis company, recently released government ethics documents show. Gupta, who was formally nominated to be the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy earlier this month, advised Holistic Industries —…MORE

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