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Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot after authorization

Sep. 27, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden joked about his age Monday as he rolled up his sleeve for a COVID-19 booster shot, encouraging Americans to get vaccinated against the virus that has killed 688,000 in the U.S. and for those authorized to get their booster doses for more enduring...

The Latest: Cuba begins commercial exports of local vaccines

Sep. 27, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

HAVANA — Cuba has begun commercial exports of its homegrown COVID-19 vaccines, sending shipments of the three-dose Abdala vaccine to Vietnam and Venezuela. President Miguel Díaz-Canel announced the arrival in Vietnam on his Twitter feed Sunday. Cuba’s Center of...

First lady visits Milwaukee school to talk about COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited a Milwaukee elementary school Wednesday to talk with parents and educators about the return to in-person learning and to promote direct federal funds for COVID-19 safety protocols. “We can’t know what the future holds,...

The Latest: Ex-Afghan leader hosts tribal elders on 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s first 2001 post-Taliban president Hamid Karzai marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America with a meeting of tribal elders at his high-walled compound in the Afghan capital where he has remained with his family since the August return of...

Biden presses states to require vaccines for all teachers

Sep. 10, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

Hoping to prevent another school year from being upended by the pandemic, President Joe Biden visited a Washington middle school Friday to push his new COVID plan, accusing some Republican governors of being “cavalier” with the health of children. Biden's plan,...

Jill Biden heads back to classroom as a working first lady

Sep. 07, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden has gone back to her whiteboard. After months of teaching writing and English to community college students in boxes on a computer screen, the first lady resumed teaching in person Tuesday from a classroom at Northern Virginia Community...

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at 3 memorial sites

Sep. 04, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day. Biden will visit ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon and...

The Latest: UN chief to hold meeting on Afghanistan funding

Sep. 03, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief will convene a ministerial meeting in Geneva on Sept. 13 to seek a swift scale-up in funding to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, where nearly half the country’s 38 million people need assistance. U.N....

The Latest: Bidens visit wounded troops at Walter Reed

Sep. 03, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited injured U.S. troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday night. There are 15 Marines at the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, who were wounded in an Aug. 26...

US flies more evacuees out as withdrawal deadline nears

Aug. 30, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's 20-year war in Afghanistan entered its final hours Monday with the last Americans seeking to be evacuated and the U.S. military preparing to end its airlift and depart the Taliban-controlled capital. “Obviously we are reaching the end of...