President Joe Biden is laying out his strategy to tackle a spike in gun violence across the country. The announcement comes as he faces criticism over rising murder rates, and as Congress debates a comprehensive police reform bill.
President Joe Biden
The White House says it will not meet the president’s vaccine goal, as young people remain reluctant
Today, the White House announced the country will not meet its July 4 target of giving 70% of adults at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as two new studies show young people are reluctant to get the show, and coronavirus cases are continuing to rise where vaccination rates are low.
The U.S. is now unlikely to meet President Biden’s goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. In areas with low vaccination numbers, health officials are growing concerned about the spreading Delta variant, as well as the number of young people contracting the virus.
June 19, known as Juneteenth, is now a federal holiday. June 19th, 1865 was the date that the last enslaved people in Texas finally got word of the end of slavery.
By Libby Cathey
President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday afternoon making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
President Joe Biden says there were some disagreements in his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, he also said the tone was overall positive and is looking forward to see what the future between the U.S. and Russia will be.
By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Vladimir Isachenkov
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have concluded their summit meetings in Geneva, wrapping up somewhat more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes.
Tuesday, President Biden is in Brussels wrapping up his meeting with NATO leaders. Their talks are centered on threats posed by China and Russia. This comes just one day before President Biden’s high stakes sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Joe Biden’s first foreign trip since taking office continued with NATO members in Brussels Monday. The president met with leaders in the alliance after he visited Queen Elizabeth on Sunday. His much anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin comes later this week.
On Monday, President Joe Biden takes part in his first in-person NATO summit since taking office.