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Queen Elizabeth II to meet President Joe Biden next week

LONDON, England — The Queen of England will meet President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in London on Sunday, June 13. The Queen will host the Bidens at Windsor Castle. A spokesperson for the Royal Family posted on Twitter to make the announcement. The Queen will meet the President of the United States of America and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday, 13th June 2021. pic.twitter.com/GPJLYwFzyr — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 3, 2021 Information about what they will discuss at the meeting is not known. The post Queen Elizabeth II to meet President...

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Senate Republicans unveil counteroffer to Biden’s infrastructure plan — Here’s what’s in it

WASHINGTON / CNBC — Senate GOP members sent a $928 billion counteroffer for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan on Thursday, as the sides see whether they can reach a bipartisan deal. The plan includes: $506 billion for roads, bridges, and major infrastructure projects, including $4 billion for electric vehicles $98 billion for public transit $72 billion for water systems $65 billion for broadband $56 billion for airports $46 billion for passenger and freight rail systems $22 billion for ports and waterways $22 billion for water storage $21 billion for safety efforts $20 billion...

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Biden asks intelligence community to ‘redouble’ efforts to determine COVID-19 origins

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — President Joe Biden said he has asked the intelligence community to redouble their efforts to get to the bottom of where the COVID-19 virus originated after new reports raised questions about whether it spread from a Wuhan laboratory. Biden said that so far the intelligence community has been unable to reach a “definitive conclusion” on the origins of COVID-19 and are divided on whether it came from human contact with an infected animal or a laboratory accident, Biden said in a statement. “As of today, the U.S. Intelligence Community has ‘coalesced around two likely scenarios’...

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House to vote on $1.9 billion Capitol security bill

WASHINGTON / CNN — The House of Representatives could approve a $1.9 billion spending bill to increase US Capitol building security on Thursday. The sweeping legislation would fund a wide range of security measures as well as enact changes that would improve preparedness for lawmakers, including at their district officers, and the Capitol Police force. After House reps take up the bill, it would need to pass the Senate before going to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said at a news conference Wednesday that the...

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ACLU: Biden to allow 2,000 ‘vulnerable’ migrants into U.S.

WASHINGTON / NBC News — The Biden administration will allow roughly 2,000 “particularly vulnerable” immigrants to enter the United States as they await their immigration hearings, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The group of migrants includes those who are sick, families with very young kids, or immigrants who have been threatened or attacked while they wait in Mexico. All have been identified to Customs and Border Protection by international humanitarian organizations, officials with the ACLU said. In the future, the program will allow 250 people to enter...

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WATCH LIVE: President Biden speaks on Colonial Pipeline incident

NBC NEWS – President Joe Biden is expected to hold a news conference on the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack at 11:50 a.m. on Thursday. As of 9 a.m. on Thursday, the Colonial Pipeline has made substantial progress in safely restarting the pipeline system, according to an update from the company. Product delivery has started in a majority of the markets Colonial Pipeline services. The map below shows green segments as operational, meaning product delivery has begun, and the blue line will be operational later Thursday. The post WATCH LIVE: President Biden speaks on Colonial Pipeline...

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