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She also said Biden himself spoke to some of his predecessors about his decision to withdraw, and will talk about some of that during his speech this afternoon.
'@PressSec says within the last 36 hours, senior WH officials have called nearly 50 Members of Congress, 44 countries, NATO, the EU and the UN to brief them on Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.
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'@PressSec says within the last 36 hours, senior WH officials have called nearly 50 Members of Congress, 44 countries, NATO, the EU and the UN to brief them on Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.
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Alexandra Jaffe retweeted
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prosecutor says he will charge white officer with manslaughter in fatal shooting of Black motorist.
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Harris: “The work we have to do is going to require a commitment that is continuous, that we institutionalize with our partners...we're going to have to have a long term strategy, and it will take some time to see the benefits of that work, but it will be worth it.”
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Asked Harris how to evaluate success, in her role leading diplomatic efforts in the region. She said: “I agree, we have to figure out how to assess our impact. But let me be clear, & everyone who's been working on this for decades will tell you, it will not be obvious overnight.”
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Harris just now: “I'm looking forward to traveling, hopefully as my first trip, to the Northern Triangle, stopping in Mexico and Guatemala.”
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Asked Harris how to evaluate success, in her role leading diplomatic efforts in the region. She said: “I agree, we have to figure out how to assess our impact. But let me be clear, & everyone who's been working on this for decades will tell you, it will not be obvious overnight.”
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According to prepared remarks on Afghanistan withdrawal, Biden will say, “We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. That cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021.” He’ll emphasize that US will maintain humanitarian aid to the nation.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy directive that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program... apnews.com/article/joe-biden…
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Alexandra Jaffe retweeted
BREAKING: President Joe Biden raised concerns about the Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. apne.ws/bL3x9eI
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President Biden spoke with Putin today, and “voiced our concerns over the sudden Russian military build-up in occupied Crimea and on Ukraine’s borders, and called on Russia to de-escalate tensions.”
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Alexandra Jaffe retweeted
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA says pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate clots to last 'matter of days.'
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WH says Dr. Anthony Fauci & COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients will join today’s press briefing.
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President Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment.”apnews.com/article/joe-biden…
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Alexandra Jaffe retweeted
The Biden admin. is expected to nominate David Chipman, a former federal agent & adviser at the gun control group Giffords to be ATF director. If confirmed, Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since '15 (w/ @AamerISmad & @ajjaffe) apnews.com/article/joe-biden…
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Alexandra Jaffe retweeted
"President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the plans, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office." @AamerISmad @ajjaffe apnews.com/article/joe-biden…
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