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CDC document warns Delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infection
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CDC document warns Delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infection

The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the US appears to cause more severe illness and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The document — a slide presentation — outlines unpublished data that shows fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant at…MORE

Biden tells lawmakers he’ll push for pathway to citizenship for millions in sweeping economic package
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Biden tells lawmakers he’ll push for pathway to citizenship for millions in sweeping economic package

President Joe Biden reiterated his support for a Democratic effort to include immigration policy in his multi-trillion anti-poverty package, assuring a group of lawmakers on Thursday that he would stand by them in their push to see a pathway to citizenship for millions signed into law. “He knows the challenges we face. He’s with us.…MORE

What to know about Texas governor’s Covid order targeting migrant transport
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What to know about Texas governor’s Covid order targeting migrant transport

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott kicked his war against the Biden administration’s immigration policies up a notch with an executive order Wednesday targeting the transportation of migrants released from custody The order is framed as a public health measure to address Covid-19, which is surging in Texas amid Abbott’s opposition to new mask mandates or…MORE

Third Black lawmaker arrested this month during voting rights protests in DC
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Third Black lawmaker arrested this month during voting rights protests in DC

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said she was arrested on Thursday by Capitol Police during a protest on voting rights, becoming the third lawmaker to be arrested in recent weeks while participating in a pro-voting rights demonstration in Washington. “Yes, I engaged in civil disobedience in front of the Hart (Senate Office) Building in Washington,…MORE

Navy charges sailor in connection with 2020 fire on USS Bonhomme Richard
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Navy charges sailor in connection with 2020 fire on USS Bonhomme Richard

The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship while it was in port in San Diego, a Navy spokesperson said Thursday. The charges are based on evidence found during the criminal investigation into the fire, Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson said in…MORE

READ: Garland letter to Texas Gov. Abbott on migrant executive order

READ: Garland letter to Texas Gov. Abbott on migrant executive order

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday threatened legal action over Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order targeting migrants and urged the governor to immediately rescind it. Read the letter here: cnn.com/2021/07/29/politics/garland-letter-abbott-texas-migrants/index.html The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.MORE

Pentagon watchdog warns of ‘existential crisis’ and criticizes US ‘hubris’ in Afghanistan
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Pentagon watchdog warns of ‘existential crisis’ and criticizes US ‘hubris’ in Afghanistan

A Pentagon watchdog report on Afghanistan warns that the country’s government could face an “existential crisis” and offered a highly critical assessment of the US’s strategy and conduct throughout the 20-year war, just weeks before the withdrawal of American troops is due to be completed. John Sopko, the US special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction,…MORE

Biden announces measures to incentivize Covid-19 vaccinations, including a requirement for federal employees
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Biden announces measures to incentivize Covid-19 vaccinations, including a requirement for federal employees

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a number of new steps his administration will take to try to get more Americans vaccinated and slow the spread of coronavirus, including requiring that all federal employees must attest to being vaccinated against Covid-19 or face strict protocols. The new measures come amid a rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations…MORE

First on CNN: President Biden to meet with 7 governors Friday to discuss devastating wildfires
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First on CNN: President Biden to meet with 7 governors Friday to discuss devastating wildfires

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with seven governors on Friday to talk about how states are responding to a devastating Western wildfire season — and how the federal government can assist. According to exclusive details shared with CNN, the virtual meeting will last an hour with governors whose states are…MORE

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