Biden promises to 'build back better' but some climate experts see trouble

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA (NYTIMES) – When President Joe Biden arrived in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Thursday (May 6) to push for spending trillions of dollars on infrastructure nationwide, plywood still covered windows broken from back-to-back hurricanes that devastated the city last summer. “I promise you, we’re going to build back better,” Biden said, talking about the need to act as […]

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Keisha Lance Bottoms Won’t Seek Second Term as Atlanta Mayor

ATLANTA — Keisha Lance Bottoms, the first-term Atlanta mayor who rose to national prominence this past year with her stern yet empathetic televised message to protesters but has struggled to rein in her city’s spike in violent crime, will not seek a second term in office, according to two people who were on a Zoom call with the mayor on […]

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Signs of an improving pandemic outlook may be emerging for younger Americans.

A series of vaccine developments and the loosening of restrictions amid an improving virus trajectory may foreshadow a welcome return to normalcy for many young Americans, just as summer vacation nears. By early next week, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue an emergency use authorization allowing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be used in children 12 to […]

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Biden says US must invest because China 'eating our lunch'

LAKE CHARLES, UNITED STATES (AFP) – President Joe Biden warned on Thursday (May 6) that Congress needs to adopt his multi-trillion dollar spending plans to renew the US economy because China is “eating our lunch.” Speaking in deep-Republican Louisiana, Biden pitched his US$2.3 trillion (S$3 trillion) infrastructure proposal as a way to secure US preeminence on the global stage as […]

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Woman Is Charged With Starting 2018 Wildfire in California

A woman was arrested on Wednesday and charged with starting a fire in 2018 that burned more than 63,000 acres, damaged 20 homes and injured two people in Northern California, the authorities said. The woman, Cynthia Ann Leroux, was arrested at her home in Mountain Gate, Calif., Shasta County and Cal Fire officials said in a news conference. Shasta County […]

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