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White House earmarks $1.7bn to help states deal with COVID-19 variants

White House earmarks $1.7bn to help states deal with COVID-19 variants

COVID-19 variants are spreading freely in the United States and currently represent around half of the cases in the country. Rapid vaccination remains a key aspect of preventing the rise of new variants, which are the result of mutations that begin popping up when a virus is spreading far and wide. Other things also contribute to controlling the spread of variants, and the Biden administration has revealed how it will help bolster them.

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Biden moves ‘open season’ COVID-19 vaccine date to April 19

Biden moves ‘open season’ COVID-19 vaccine date to April 19

President Biden has announced that the 'open season' deadline for states to make everyone eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine has been moved back to April 19. This is the latest adjustment to the vaccination timeline, reducing the wait for the general public from the original May 1 deadline. The updated deadline joins the revised goal to reach 200 million administered shots by Biden's 100th day in office.

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This ambitious Amtrak map shows potential 2035 routes with Biden cash

This ambitious Amtrak map shows potential 2035 routes with Biden cash

Amtrak has revealed an ambitious rail expansion map, responding to President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan with a "2035 vision" of how its service could connect more states and boost traveler numbers. The White House set out its goals for improving transit in the US earlier this week, including dramatically improving EV charger infrastructure and making long-overdue repairs and replacements to roads and bridges.

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Biden opens federal wallet to buy half a million new EV chargers

Biden opens federal wallet to buy half a million new EV chargers

The Biden Administration wants to build out a national network of electric vehicle chargers that will dramatically increase the number of places that drivers can plug in, part of the White House's huge $2 trillion Infrastructure Plan announced today. The wide-reaching strategy covers everything from replacing and repairing neglected highways through to ensuring equal access to high-speed internet, but saves some cash to fill in gaps in EV charging.

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Biden Infrastructure Plan promises 100% US internet coverage and lower prices

Biden Infrastructure Plan promises 100% US internet coverage and lower prices

The US aims to deliver 100-percent high-speed broadband coverage within the next decade, part of a far-reaching new Infrastructure Plan revealed by President Biden today. The strategy document includes tackling American road, rail, and other transit shortcomings, replacing and repairing crumbling infrastructure, building out more access to digital services like internet connections, and making sure essential services like electricity aren't knocked out by natural disasters like that which took huge swathes of Texas offline earlier in the year.

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Biden reveals audacious offshore wind power plan for 2030 and beyond

Biden reveals audacious offshore wind power plan for 2030 and beyond

The Biden Administration is encouraging a huge investment into wind power, setting aggressive 2030 targets for offshore wind turbines that should see thousands installed in US waters. The goal, President Biden announced today, is to have 30 Gigawatts - or 30,000 megawatts - of offshore wind power generation deployed by the end of the decade.

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Biden announces US hit 100m COVID-19 vaccine doses goal in 58 days

Biden announces US hit 100m COVID-19 vaccine doses goal in 58 days

President Biden has announced that the United States has reached -- and now exceeded -- 100 million administered COVID-19 vaccine doses only 58 days after he took office. This is a major milestone for the new president who had touted a goal of 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office and comes on the brink of unrestricted access to the vaccine in a number of states.

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President Biden reveals his pick for NASA’s next administrator

President Biden reveals his pick for NASA’s next administrator

The White House has announced that Bill Nelson, a former senator and astronaut, is President Biden's pick to serve as the next NASA administrator. Nelson will take over the role from Steve Jurczyk, who took on the role of acting administrator following Jim Bridenstine's exit on January 20. Nelson has spent more than four decades in public service.

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Biden says US will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone by May

Biden says US will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone by May

Following a rough 2020, the pandemic situation in the US is looking brighter than ever. In an announcement today, President Biden revealed that COVID-19 vaccine production efforts have resulted in an accelerated availability timeline and that the US is now on course to have enough vaccine doses for everyone in the nation by May.

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US rejoins Paris Agreement as climate change risk has never been clearer

US rejoins Paris Agreement as climate change risk has never been clearer

The US has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement, with President Biden bringing America back into the collective of countries and states attempting to curtail rising global temperatures and the impact of climate change. The US initially joined the Agreement in 2016, but withdrew under the previous Administration.

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NASA considers delaying Trump’s 2024 crewed Moon mission

NASA considers delaying Trump’s 2024 crewed Moon mission

The Trump administration tasked NASA with an ambitious -- and increasingly unlikely -- deadline to return humans to the Moon by 2024. With a new administration in place, the space agency will spend the next couple of months reevaluating that deadline to determine whether it will be necessary to delay some of the first Artemis missions, including the crewed launch.

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White House plans podcast-like weekly chats with President Biden

White House plans podcast-like weekly chats with President Biden

The Biden administration is bringing back weekly addresses from the president, but with a twist that may appeal to modern, younger audiences. According to the White House, the new weekly chats will have an informal podcast-like style, mimicking the sort of casual chats the public is used to hearing in popular audio shows.

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