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U.S. announces Cuba sanctions as Biden meets with Cuban American leaders

The Biden administration imposed new sanctions against two top Cuban officials and the Cuban National Revolutionary Police for their role in the crackdown against anti-government protesters in Cuba. The announcement came right before President Joe Biden hosted Cuban-American leaders, including Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Manny Diaz, chair of the Florida…

Biden nominates LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador

AAMER MADHANI July 9, 2021, 9:29 PM President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as ambassador to India, the White House said Friday, selecting a high-profile ally to serve in one of the most difficult diplomatic posts. Garcetti, if confirmed, would be dispatched to India as it has been overwhelmed…

As Biden misses July 4 vaccination target, poll reveals how jabs become another demarcation in polarized America

As politically polarized Americans celebrate their nation’s Independence Day, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that they’re just about as divided about Covid-19 vaccinations as most everything else. The poll, which was released on Sunday, found that 86% of Democrats have received at least one Covid-19 dose, while only 45% of Republicans have done…