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Biden, 6 governors meet about boosting COVID-19 shots

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will talk with three Democratic and three Republican governors Tuesday about innovative ways to get more people vaccinated, USA TODAY has learned. Biden will meet virtually with the leaders of Ohio, Utah, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota and New Mexico to share best practices as the administration moves toward its

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G.O.P. Barrels Ahead With Plan to Oust Liz Cheney

House Republicans are barreling ahead this week with their plan to oust Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, their No. 3, from her leadership post, the latest sign of the immense sway former President Donald J. Trump continues to hold over the party. Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, on Sunday

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GOP to vote on ousting Liz Cheney

House Republicans will vote on recalling Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as conference chair this Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced in a letter Monday, Punchbowl News reported. Why it matters: Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, has faced increasing backlash from McCarthy and her Republican colleagues as she continues

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States push jobless from virus recession to return to work

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont’s reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify will help him hire enough staff for his restaurant in the resort town of Stowe. After more than a year of coronavirus restrictions on

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Biden administration says it will enforce federal transgender health care protections, undoing controversial Trump-era reversal of the policy

Citing a June 2020 Supreme Court decision that found federal civil rights law​ prohibits discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the department said its Office for Civil Rights “will interpret and enforce Section 1557 and Title IX’s prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include … discrimination on the

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US restores transgender health protections, reversing Trump

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration announced Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that sought to narrow the scope of legal rights in sensitive situations involving medical care. The action by the Department of Health and Human Services affirms

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