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Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as country faces Covid-19 outbreak

Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as country faces Covid-19 outbreak

(CNN)The Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to the White House announced on Sunday."To help treat Covid-19 patients and protect front-line health workers in India, the United States has identified supplies of therapeutics, rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that will immediately be made available for India. The United States also is pursuing options to provide oxygen generation and related supplies on an urgent basis," a readout of a call between the two countries' national security advisers said, in part.India...

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April 23, 2021
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Biden says administration will raise refugee cap in first comments after Friday's back and forth

Biden says administration will raise refugee cap in first comments after Friday's back and forth

(CNN)President Joe Biden said Saturday his administration will increase the refugee cap after on Friday where the administration first announced it would keep the cap at the historically low level set by former President Donald Trump, before reversing course after facing from refugee advocacy groups and Democrats in Congress."We're gonna increase the numbers," Biden told reporters at the Wilmington Country Club after a round of golf, noting that the situation on the southern border had complicated things. "We couldn't do two things at once. And now we're going to increase the numbers," he...

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April 16, 2021
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Buttigieg: Biden wants 'real progress' on infrastructure plan by Memorial Day

Buttigieg: Biden wants 'real progress' on infrastructure plan by Memorial Day

(CNN)Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday defended the Biden administration's in the American Jobs Plan, saying President Joe Biden is still aiming for Republican support for the plan while looking for progress on it by Memorial Day."I very much believe that all of these things are infrastructure because infrastructure is the foundation that allows us go about our lives," Buttigieg told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."Biden is pushing his for improving the nation's infrastructure as his next major legislative focus after successfully signing his massive coronavirus...

April 11, 2021
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Biden reiterates pledge to raise taxes on Americans making $400,000 or more

Biden reiterates pledge to raise taxes on Americans making $400,000 or more

Washington (CNN) again reiterated he intends to raise taxes for the most wealthy Americans in an ABC News interview aired Wednesday, saying "anybody making more than $400,000 a year will see a small to significant tax increase." He also pledged that individual Americans who make less than $400,000 -- which is -- "won't see one single penny in additional federal tax."Biden said Republican criticism for his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief law is because the tax breaks in his plan go to the bottom 60% of the population while "their idea of a tax cut is to give the Trump tax cut where 83% went to...

March 17, 2021
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Bidens pay their respects to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick as officer lies in honor at Capitol

Bidens pay their respects to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick as officer lies in honor at Capitol

(CNN)President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived at the US Capitol late Tuesday night to pay their respects to fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, whose remains are lying in honor in the building's famous Rotunda, less than four weeks after he died after responding to the riot that erupted in the building.In an appearance lasting a few minutes, the President and first lady entered the Rotunda, where several US Capitol police officers were stationed including two officers flanking Sicknick's remains. Biden placed his hand on the table displaying Sicknick's remains...

February 3, 2021
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Democrats look to barrel ahead with 'big, bold' Covid-19 relief plan

Democrats look to barrel ahead with 'big, bold' Covid-19 relief plan

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said told Senate Democrats at lunch Tuesday that and that he told Senate Republicans that their $600 billion proposal is "way too small."It was a point White House press secretary Jen Psaki reiterated during her briefing -- there are certain "bottom lines" that Biden wants to be in the next round of Covid-19 relief, including direct payments reaching more Americans than what the Republican proposal would include."His view is that at this point in our country, when 1-in-7 American families don't have enough food to eat, we need to make sure people...

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February 2, 2021
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Trump extends immigration restrictions, citing pandemic's impact on labor market

Trump extends immigration restrictions, citing pandemic's impact on labor market

(CNN)President Donald Trump extended certain restrictions on legal immigration and on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States on Thursday, just hours before those restrictions were set to lapse. Trump extended the restrictions through March 31, two months after he will leave office.The continuation of the restrictions, which comes with just 20 days left in the President's term, are the latest effort to bar the entry of immigrants to the country. Restricting immigration has been a focus of the administration since its first days when it issued the travel ban on...

January 1, 2021
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Trump signs coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law after lengthy delay

Trump signs coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law after lengthy delay

(CNN)President Donald Trump signed the massive $2.3 trillion dollar coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law Sunday night, averting a government shutdown that was set to begin on Tuesday, and extending billions of dollars in coronavirus aid to millions.Trump's signature of extends unemployment benefits for millions of jobless gig-workers and independent contractors, as well as the long-term unemployed.The estimated 12 million people in two key pandemic unemployment programs, who were facing their last payment this weekend, will now receive benefits for another 11 weeks. Plus,...

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December 28, 2020
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Trump issues executive order requiring 'beautiful' federal architecture

Trump issues executive order requiring 'beautiful' federal architecture

(CNN)President Donald Trump signed an executive on Monday looking to ensure that federal buildings feature "beautiful" architecture, expressing a preference for classical architecture over modernist designs. The order did not explicitly define what standards buildings must meet to be considered beautiful, saying that new federal buildings should be of classical design but not mandating that style. The order defines classical architecture as "the architectural tradition derived from the forms, principles, and vocabulary of the architecture of Greek and Roman antiquity" and that "encompasses...

December 20, 2020
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A man in Trump gear faces simple assault charge after he was seen breathing on women outside a Trump golf club

A man in Trump gear faces simple assault charge after he was seen breathing on women outside a Trump golf club

(CNN)A man wearing a Trump shirt and an inflatable Trump innertube around his belly who was seen on video deliberately exhaling on two women outside of President Donald Trump's golf course in Virginia has been charged with simple assault.Raymond Deskins, 61, of Sterling, Virginia, was charged with misdemeanor simple assault, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.One of the women shot cellphone video of Saturday's incident outside Trump's club in Sterling and posted it on social media.Michele Bowman, public information officer for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office,...

November 23, 2020
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