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Biden crypto executive order tipped to tighten rules on Bitcoin & others

Biden crypto executive order tipped to tighten rules on Bitcoin & others

Signs of an impending crackdown on cryptocurrency by the US government continue to grow, with reports suggesting a new Biden executive order could intensify the White House's approach to non-traditional finance. The news follows earlier commitments by President Biden to bring together 30 countries around the world in an attempt to tackle "cyber threats," including potential misuses of crypto.

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US prepares to lift COVID-19 international travel ban: The new rules

US prepares to lift COVID-19 international travel ban: The new rules

Travel into the United States is set to get considerably easier, with the White House confirming its bans on foreign visitors is set to be relaxed - though with no compromise on vaccination status. Currently, those wanting to visit the US must navigate a complicated tangle of rules and restrictions, which has left America a no-go zone for many.

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COVID-19 vaccine boosters officially recommended: Who, When and Why

COVID-19 vaccine boosters officially recommended: Who, When and Why

Booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for everyone in the US from September, President Biden announced today, with the third injection intended to counter fading protection in the face of new coronavirus variants like Delta. Word of the plan broke earlier this week, with the White House confirming its ongoing pandemic strategy in an address by Biden this morning.

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New COVID-19 vaccine booster guidance tipped soon: What to expect

New COVID-19 vaccine booster guidance tipped soon: What to expect

A third booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine could be recommended for all Americans, with claims that the White House is readying new guidance to deal with coronavirus variants. Currently almost 169 million people in America have been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC, or just over half of the total population. However experts are concerned that newer COVID-19 strains could leave the current recommendations for vaccination insufficient.

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Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Half of vehicles sold in the US by 2030 should be electric, according to an aggressive new zero-emissions target by the Biden White House as it restores standards weakened under the previous administration. The new actions, part of the President's Build Back Better investments, aim to drive adoption of electrified vehicles and in the process bolster American industries and tackle the considerable problem of climate change.

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Leak claims CDC in talks about changing mask rules for vaccinated people

Leak claims CDC in talks about changing mask rules for vaccinated people

Insiders have claimed that top Biden administration officials are in talks about whether the Centers for Disease Control should alter its face mask guidelines in light of the Delta variant. The change, should one happen, may require fully vaccinated adults to resume wearing face masks indoors, though the White House is allegedly aware that such a change could come with its own repercussions.

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Biden Order targets cheaper hearing aids and internet, right-to-repair & Big Tech

Biden Order targets cheaper hearing aids and internet, right-to-repair & Big Tech

A new Executive Order could make hearing aids cheaper in the US, cut internet costs, and protect right-to-repair rules, as President Biden aims to undercut corporate consolidation in Big Tech, pharma, and other industries. In addition, the Order lights a fire under antitrust agencies to investigate and enforce business deals and more that might impair competition.

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White House says it’ll take a few extra weeks to hit Biden’s vaccine goal

White House says it’ll take a few extra weeks to hit Biden’s vaccine goal

After reaching multiple goals related to the nation's COVID-19 vaccination effort, it seems likely the Biden administration will miss its upcoming July 4th milestone. The president previously said his administration was hoping to reach a 70-percent COVID-19 vaccination rate among adults ages 18 and older in the US by July 4, but now the White House says it'll take a few extra weeks to hit that goal.

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White House taps Tinder and other dating apps to promote COVID-19 vaccine

White House taps Tinder and other dating apps to promote COVID-19 vaccine

The Biden administration has turned to popular dating apps in its latest effort to incentivize the COVID-19 vaccine, demand for which is dipping in the US. In a press briefing on Friday, the White House revealed that several major dating platforms that collectively have around 50 million users will start offering perks for people who have been vaccinated.

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White House taps Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

White House taps Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

The White House announced a new initiative aimed at getting more people in the US vaccinated. Under this new effort, the Biden administration has teamed with Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccination appointments. The initiative is part of a wider round of new measures intended to get 70-percent of US adults vaccinated with at least one shot by July 4.

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Biden wants 500,000 EV chargers by 2030: Here’s how that works

Biden wants 500,000 EV chargers by 2030: Here’s how that works

The Biden Administration wants 500,000 EV chargers across the US, and now the White House is explaining just how that'll roll out - and some of the new technology it's counting on to make zero-emissions transportation more feasible. The ambitious charger goal was announced back in March 2021, with President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan earmarking $174 billion into the EV transition.

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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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