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Biden revokes Trump bans on many green card applicants, temporary foreign workers

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By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris urged Black Americans on Wednesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as data shows Blacks and Hispanics lagging behind in inoculations. “Let’s not let COVID get us. Let’s get the vaccine instead, right?” Harris said in excerpts from an MSNBC interview. “We know Black people …

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By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants and temporary foreign workers from entering the United States. Former President Donald Trump issued the bans last year, saying they were needed to protect U.S. workers amid high unemployment due to …

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By Patricia Zengerle and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the CIA, William Burns, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he saw competition with China – and countering its “adversarial, predatory” leadership – as the key to U.S. national security. Burns, 64, a former career diplomat during …

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