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Harris set to visit US-Mexico border on Friday

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit El Paso, Texas, on Friday to visit a migrant processing center, following dogged criticism for not having visited the US-Mexico border and a rocky first foreign trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month. During the trip, the vice president will tour the El Paso central processing center, a…MORE

Why Wall Street loves Joe Manchin right now

“We have a deal.” Those words, from President Joe Biden on infrastructure spending, were enough to trigger a Wall Street celebration. What’s happening: Stocks rallied Thursday as Biden confirmed that Republican and Democratic senators — including Mitt Romney and Joe Manchin — had reached an agreement with White House officials to shell out $1.2 trillion…MORE

President Joe Biden to name Jessica Stern special envoy for LGBTQ rights

President Joe Biden will name Jessica Stern as the US Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Friday, according to a White House official. Stern currently serves as Executive Director of OutRight Action International, an organization aimed at ensuring human rights for LGBTQ people both domestically and abroad, and will join Biden…MORE

Britney Spears apologizes to fans for ‘pretending’ to be ok in her conservatorship

Pop superstar Britney Spears has apologized to fans for not being honest about the reality of her controversial conservatorship, saying she “was embarrassed to share what happened to me.” In her first public statement since her courtroom testimony, the singer told her 30.6 million Instagram followers on Thursday that her social media persona had given…MORE

Afghan leaders set to meet Biden at White House at pivotal moment for their nation

President Joe Biden meets Afghanistan’s leaders at the White House on Friday at a precarious moment for their country: US troops are withdrawing, the coronavirus is raging, the Taliban are making territorial gains and American intelligence assesses the government they run could fall in a matter of months. The talks, wedged into Biden’s schedule on…MORE