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Analysis: Biden's symbolism-packed international debut

Despite some cicada-related hiccups, Joe Biden made his first foreign trip as President this week, promising to bolster the world's response to Covid-19 and seeking to repair international ties frayed by his predecessor.

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Opinion: Biden no better at making deals than the 'former guy'

The news that infrastructure talks have broken down between President Joe Biden and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) is disappointing, if not surprising. Despite giving several inches, Biden was always unlikely to agree to a price tag that Republicans would accept (although he should have, as a way to show America that he -- and not progressive factions of the Democratic party -- are leading the charge).

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Carbon dioxide in the air at highest level since measurements began

Despite a massive reduction in commuting and in many commercial activities during the early months of the pandemic, the amount of carbon in Earth's atmosphere in May reached its highest level in modern history, a global indicator released on Monday showed.

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'You're contradicting yourself': Tapper presses governor on vaccinations

Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tells CNN's Jake Tapper he's encouraging citizens to take the coronavirus vaccine. Reeves, however, downplayed his state's low vaccination rate by citing its declining Covid-19 cases, despite the fact that health officials warn states with low vaccination rates may be vulnerable to another outbreak.

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How 'election fraud' remains *the* GOP talking point

Former President Donald Trump declared the 2020 election fraudulent before he even officially lost, but how long will this accusation hold the Republican Party captive? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza explains why his Party continues to be mesmerized by the "Big Lie" that the 2020 race was stolen, despite countless facts suggesting otherwise.

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The real reason employers can't hire enough workers

As life in the United States tiptoes back toward something resembling Before Times, many employers are facing an unexpected problem: they can't hire the workers they need. Despite unemployment numbers in the millions, some 8.1 million job vacancies remain. This problem is concentrated among America's low-wage workforce, hitting restaurants, warehouses, manufacturers and the service industry.

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Conservative agenda dominates Texas, despite Democratic hopes

On Election Day in November, Democrats across Texas waited with hopeful anticipation. High early-voter turnout, recent political trends and changing demographics fueled one burning question: Could the state actually turn blue this cycle?

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This territory may be the biggest open-air prison on earth

Despite the US announcement to provide immediate disaster assistance to Gaza, the future for many civilians living in Gaza -- which has been under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since 2007 -- is bleak with little chance to step foot outside the area. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

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