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My understanding is that the Chinese government, not unlike the Russian government, is not doing it themselves but are protecting those who are doing it, and maybe even accommodating them being able to do it

US president Joe Biden

Biden accuses China of ‘protecting’ hackers

US President Joe Biden on Monday accused China of “protecting” and accommodating hackers, adding his voice to a chorus of condemnation by American allies uniting against what they deem are rising cyber threats by Beijing.

Biden urges Americans “please, please” get vaccinated

US President Joe Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated for the coronavirus on Monday with the unvaccinated responsible for a surge in cases that contributed to a drop in the stock market.US Covid-19 cases have been on the increase in recent weeks and officials say the rise is almost entirely among people who have not been vaccinated as the highly infectious Delta variant becomes the dominant Covid-19 strain in the country.

Biden says his understanding is not that China is carrying out the hacking itself but could accommodating other actors

Investigation into Chinese hacking not finished yet, getting a detailed report on Tuesday: Biden

Fed should take whatever steps it deems necessary for economic recovery: Biden

Supply chain disruptions are temporary, says Biden

Data shows that most of price increases were expected and are expected to be temporary: Biden

Afghan special visa applicants to be housed at base in Virginia: Sources

President Joe Biden’s administration is set to send the first tranche of Afghan special immigration visa applicants to a military base in Virginia, four sources told Reuters.The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said about 2,500 Afghans were expected to be housed at Fort Lee in Virginia.

US Justice Department declined to prosecute Trump commerce secretary Wilbur Ross after inspector general’s office said he mispresented full rationale for census citizenship question: Inspector general’s office

US president Joe Biden on US’ economic recovery

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US attorney general issues new policy that largely bans the seizure of journalists’ phone and email records, with some exceptions

California launches largest free school lunch program in US

Covid: Why US surgeon general Murthy is ‘worried’ about what lies ahead

US oil tumbles over 6% as markets tank

Blinken to meet Belarus opposition leader on Monday

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet Monday with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in a show of support for the self-exiled candidate who says she won last year’s elections.Blinken will join a meeting between Tikhanovskaya and State Department number three Victoria Nuland, known as a forceful critic of Moscow, a day before the Belarusian opposition chief holds meetings at the White House, according to the top US diplomat’s public schedule.

Officials advise wearing masks in Las Vegas as Covid cases rise

Masks are back in Las Vegas, after regional health officials on Friday cited a rising number of coronavirus cases and advised everyone – vaccinated or not – to wear facial coverings in crowds and indoor places.

Four Chinese nationals charged in global hacking campaign: US Justice Department

Four Chinese nationals have been charged in global hacking campaign aimed at dozens of companies, universities and government agencies in the United States and abroad between 2011 and 2018, the Justice Department said on Monday.The hacking campaign focused on information that would significantly benefit Chinese companies and businesses, including research and development processes, the department said as the United States and other countries accused China’s security services of a global hacking campaign.

US, allies accuse China of global cyber hacking campaign

While US case numbers and hospitalizations are still far below levels from the worst of the pandemic early this year, Murthy said the worsening situation shows the need to convince more people to get inoculations