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US sends warning to Russia, assuring Ukraine of support against Moscow’s aggression

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Sending a tough diplomatic warning to Russia — backed by a show of military force — the Biden administration on Thursday vowed to stand by Ukraine and its beleaguered government in its struggle with “destabilizing actions” from Moscow.

DeSantis signs controversial elections overhaul law in made-for-Fox-only ceremony

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Six months after a record-breaking 11.1 million Floridians voted in well-run, widely praised election, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Thursday that will make it harder for some people to vote in future elections.

In a blow to Trump, his social media exile continues, with Facebook ban upheld...

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The decision by Facebook’s oversight board to block former President Donald Trump’s return to the world’s biggest social media platform for now is a major political blow, denying him access to a huge audience he needs to help him amplify his message, maintain his fundraising base, and retain his dominance over the Republican Party.

Vaccinating kids for COVID-19 poses additional challenges for officials

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Public health advocates who expect COVID-19 vaccines to become available for younger teens soon are concerned that a government-led distribution effort that may rely in large part on pediatricians could create glaring inequalities among children.

Verizon sells 90% of media division to Apollo for $5 billion

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Verizon Communications Inc. said it’s selling its media division to Apollo Global Management Inc. for $5 billion, a move that will jettison once-  dominant online brands like AOL and Yahoo.

Biden administration to reunite first group of migrant families

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The Biden administration this week will reunite its first group of migrant families who were separated at the border under the Trump administration, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday.

When elected officials endorse the wrong cause

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It should not come as a surprise that an overwhelming number of elected officials in the United States are bought and sold in a shared market called U.S. politics.

US travel ban strategy doesn’t make sense, ex-FDA chief says

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The travel bans imposed by the U.S. on countries including India, China and the U.K. lack a clear sense of purpose and don’t make sense, said former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

US denies deal with Iran in talks to return to nuclear accord

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Talks on a U.S. return to the nuclear deal with Iran have a “fair distance” to go, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said, after Iran said this weekend that there’s agreement on lifting some U.S. sanctions.

Treasury secretary doesn’t see Biden plan creating inflation ‘issue’

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President Joe Biden’s economic plan is unlikely to create inflation pressure in the U.S. because the boost to demand will be spread over a decade, said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

SpaceX Dragon splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing 4 astronauts home to...

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The first six-month rotation of an International Space Station crew to be carried up and returned to Earth by commercial partner SpaceX ended in the early morning hours Sunday.

Moderna is looking for ways to attack variants, company chairman says

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One of the biggest concerns on the mind of Dr. Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman of Moderna, is variants.

Mask requirement extended for airplanes, other transit in US

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Passengers on airplanes, buses and railroads in the U.S. will have to keep wearing masks to guard against the spread of COVID-19 as federal officials extended a mandate that was set to expire within days through the busy summer travel season.

Biden bans travel from India as coronavirus cases surge

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President Joe Biden banned most travel to the U.S. from India as the country struggles to combat the worst surge of coronavirus cases in the world.

NYC to reopen 100% on July 1: Mayor de Blasio

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Over a year after the initial COVID outbreak shut down schools, businesses, eateries and everything else that makes the Big Apple great, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday the city would “fully reopen” on July 1.

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