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Juneteenth: The Newest American Federal Holiday

June 18, 2021
President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The panel discussed the racial injustice the country continues to face, plus Vice President Kamala Harris’s historic march in a Pride parade.

President Biden & Vladimir Putin Face Off In Historic Summit

June 18, 2021
President Biden pressed Russian leader Putin on human rights, climate change, ransomware hacks & more at a summit in Geneva. The panel discussed what their conversation means for the U.S., plus the Supreme Court weighs in on the Affordable Care Act.
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Biden, Putin aired differences at a high-stakes summit but agree on little

June 17, 2021
Anne Gearan, Ashley Parker, John Hudson | The Washington Post
President Biden said he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin over alleged hacking, human rights abuses and other troubling issues in a historic first summit in Geneva on Wednesday, a session shadowed by the unprecedented deference to the canny Russian leader that President Donald Trump displayed for four years.
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The U.S. agrees to buy 200 million more doses of Moderna’s vaccine, in case boosters are needed.

June 17, 2021
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The New York Times
The Biden administration, planning for the possibility that Americans could need booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine, has agreed to buy an additional 200 million doses from the drugmaker Moderna with the option to include any developed to fight variants as well as pediatric doses.
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White House tries to privately calm Democratic fears on infrastructure deal

June 17, 2021
Laura Barrón-López | POLITICO
After being pummeled by progressives for continuing to pursue infrastructure talks with Republicans, the White House is now being offered what’s likely the best bipartisan deal it’s going to get.
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The Biden-Putin summit features high stakes, low expectations

June 15, 2021
| NBC News
President Joe Biden will arrive Wednesday in Switzerland for his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid a decade of stark deterioration in relations between their two countries. White House officials have increasingly downplayed their expectations for the meeting. National security adviser Jake Sullivan said he doesn't expect any significant outcomes.
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Shift in Israel Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

June 15, 2021
Michael Crowley | The New York Times
The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.
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