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Biden, Harris urge vaccinations as U.S. looks likely to miss July 4 target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday urged Americans to get COVID-19 shots, as the country looks likely to miss the White House's goals for vaccination next month as a new coronavirus variant triggered serious concerns. Learn More


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'Apocalyptic' heat wave scorches U.S. Southwest again

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -An extreme heat wave that has already shattered temperature records across the U.S. Southwest threatened on Friday to push power systems to the brink of failure as residents cranked up air conditioners. More »


Trump endorses Murkowski challenger in 2022 Senate race

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U.S. companies rush to change their calendars for new Juneteenth holiday

(Reuters) -U.S. companies scrambled to put in place policies that would allow employees to take a day off after President Joe Biden signed a bill late on Thursday to recognize June 19, or "Juneteenth", as a federal holiday. More »


Biden will meet U.S. financial regulators on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will meet with financial regulators on Monday for an update on the country's financial systems and institutions, press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday. More »


U.S. bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

(Reuters) -A divided conference of U.S. Roman Catholic bishops announced on Friday that they had voted to draft a statement on Holy Communion that may admonish Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, who support abortion rights. More »


U.S. administers more than 316 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

(Reuters) - The United States has administered 316,048,776 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Friday morning and distributed 377,935,390 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. More »


Trump, House Democrats working to resolve dispute on Deutsche Bank subpoenas

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives remain in talks to resolve disputes concerning congressional subpoenas of the former U.S. president's financial records from Deutsche Bank AG, their lawyers said on Friday. More »


California launches digital COVID-19 vaccine pass but won't require it

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) -California officials on Friday unveiled a website to access or download a digital copy of COVID-19 immunization records, though they stressed the state would not make it mandatory to carry the vaccine credentials. More »


Colorado leads U.S. states with first look at new congressional districts

(Reuters) - An independent commission in Colorado will reveal a preliminary map of new congressional districts next week, putting the state at the forefront of efforts to draw battle lines for the 2022 U.S. election and strip party politics from the process. More »


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