Biden deciding whether to force all US troops to get COVID vaccine: ‘I’m not saying I won’t’

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In an exclusive TODAY interview that aired Friday morning, President Joe Biden said he hasn’t ruled out mandating all U.S. service members take COVID-19 vaccines, but described the decision as a ‘tough call.’ During the interview, NBC News’ Craig Melvin said, ‘Recent polling came out that showed 40 percent of Marines said they are not going to get vaccinated. Once you get the FDA gives final approval, not the emergency use authorization, but final approval, will you order service members to get the vaccine?’ ‘I don’t know, I’m going to leave that to the military,’ Biden initially responded, before adding,

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Our Latin American Future | The Wentworth Report

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https://wentworthreport.com/2021/05/01/our-latin-american-future/

Our Latin American Future. ByHelen Andrews.

Venezuela is a good place for us to start, because as late as 1980 it was the most prosperous country in Latin America and the one everyone expected to make the leap to First World status any day now. Argentina, Chile, Colombia — all have played the same role at one time or another.

Intervals of stability and wealth created the impression abroad that the country would soon leave behind the cliches of Latin American political instability, only for those cliches to come roaring back as the country collapsed back into the usual cycle of coups and civil wars.

One reason for this chronic instability is the absence of a middle class. There is no Latin American country where the middle class makes up a majority.… Even professionals like doctors avoid taxes by dealing in cash. The qualities that make…

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National Park Service calls for volunteers to kill bison at Grand Canyon

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The National Park Service (NPS) is looking for volunteers to assist in killing hundreds of bison on the North Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park.

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China Drives Wedge Between India and US | VikingLifeBlog

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https://vikinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/china-drives-wedge-between-india-and-us/

…As India suffers from a devastating new wave of the coronavirus, China is using it to drive a wedge between the US and China. Haidilao hotpot may be spying on you. And John Kerry says we have to work with China on climate change. That and more on this week’s China news headlines!…

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