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Biden backs plan to accelerate vaccine production by waiving patents

COVID-19 — Experts disagree on whether patents are a bottleneck for vaccine production. Timothy B. Lee – May 5, 2021 10:10 pm UTC Enlarge / Pharmaceutical bottles on a conveyor belt in South Africa.The Biden administration has thrown its weight behind an international effort to loosen patent and other legal protections for COVID vaccines. “The…

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Biden shifts strategy as Domestic vaccination rate continues to slow

Pandemic pivot — Vaccinations have been steadily declining since mid-April. Beth Mole – May 4, 2021 10:18 pm UTC Enlarge / US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. By July 4—two months from today—the Biden administration wants to have 70…

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Biden admin’s first climate pollution rule takes aim at refrigerants

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration used its federal powers to limit emissions for the first time Monday, proposing a rule that would phase out the use of a common refrigerant blamed for driving global warming.Hydrofluorocarbons, known as HFCs and used frequently in air conditioners and refrigerators, are greenhouse gases that trap heat — and do…

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No, Joe Biden will not take away your hamburgers

New York President Joe Biden spent only a weekend as the “Hamburglar” in the conservative media world.But while the false story lasted, it moved with a damaging speed and breadth, another example of a closed ecosystem of information affecting public opinion.An academic study published a year before Mr. Biden became president was used to speculate…

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Biden Adviser Says Schools Will ‘Probably’ Reopen by Fall: ‘It’s an Unpredictable Virus’

A worker takes a break while cleaning up a basketball court at Glasgow Middle School, a Fairfax County Public School, during deadline day for families and teachers countywide to decide between teaching/learning from home or in the classroom due to the coronavirus, in Falls Church, Va., July 15, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Anita Dunn, senior adviser…

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Biden Administration Denies Report of Prisoner Swap with Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacts after a meeting with Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in Caracas, Venezuela, November 5, 2020. (Fausto Torrealba/Reuters) The Biden administration denied a report from Iranian state TV on Sunday that the U.S. and U.K. agreed to exchange billions of dollars for American and British prisoners held in Iran.…

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Biden met with Mossad director in D.C. to discuss Iran

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Biden presidency enters more perilous phase after first 100 days

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s presidency is entering a new and more perilous phase where he is almost certain to face stiffer Republican opposition and also have difficulty keeping Democrats united as he pushes for $4 trillion in additional spending on programs that have echoes of the New Deal and the Great Society. Past the 100-day…

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FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Sign 96 Executive Orders In 100 Days?

A post shared on Facebook claims President Joe Biden signed 96 executive orders in 100 days. Verdict: False Biden has signed just over 40 executive orders in 100 days, according to the Federal Register. Fact Check: April 30 marked Biden’s 100th full day in office, USA Today reported. An April 29 Facebook post, which has been…

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Biden has had his dog days. Now he’ll join the club of ‘cat people’ world leaders.

Dogs seem to have a way with world leaders. For decades, the powerful have often opted for canine companions. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has one. So does French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Obamas were dog owners, too.But President Biden is taking a path less followed with a first cat,…