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Guns, beer and childcare are among incentives being offered to Americans to encourage coronavirus vaccinations. A total of 296,404,240 doses have been administered in the US, with 135,867,425 people – or 41.39% of the population – fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A mixture of public and private sector motivations are being offered, as President Joe Biden
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President Biden has announced his first annual budget – a $6trn (£4.2trn) package that includes investment in fighting climate change and steep tax hikes for the wealthy. The US federal government’s spending plan for the fiscal year ending September 2022 would increase spending on infrastructure, education and provisions for the poor and middle class. However,
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A mechanic at a San Jose, California rail yard has shot dead eight co-workers before taking his own life as police officers arrived on the scene. The gunman, named by officials as 57-year-old Sam Cassidy, opened fire at around 6.30am local time at the light rail facility for the Valley Transportation Authority, which provides bus,
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US President Joe Biden has asked intelligence officers to “redouble” their efforts to find out the true origin of the COVID-19 outbreak. An international team of World Health Organisation scientists, working with experts in China, had been researching how the pandemic began, and as part of its work, visited the province of Wuhan where the
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US President Joe Biden will meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for face-to-face talks in Geneva on 16 June. The main focus will be to help tackle the troubled state of relations between Moscow and Washington, analysts said. But the Kremlin said in a statement the two leaders would discuss bilateral ties, problems related to
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