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Priyanka Chopra to Kamala Harris: 'We are both daughters of India, in a way'
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Priyanka Chopra to Kamala Harris: 'We are both daughters of India, in a way'

Chopra Jonas, who is now settled in Los Angeles, was invited by the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum last Friday to interview Harris for a fireside chat.

North Korea test launches missile on eve of US vice president Kamala Harris' trip to Seoul
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North Korea test launches missile on eve of US vice president Kamala Harris' trip to Seoul

The launch is the second by North Korea this week. Harris is to arrive in South Korea on Thursday for talks with President Yoon Suk Yeol and other officials. She also is to visit the tense border with North Korea

Healthcare to climate change: All you need to know about Joe Biden's big $740 billion bill
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Healthcare to climate change: All you need to know about Joe Biden's big $740 billion bill

The bill will infuse nearly $375 billion over the decade in climate change-fighting strategies, which is the biggest investment ever in the US. The Democrats believe it could put the country on a path to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030

Democrats say they've reached agreement on economic package
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Democrats say they've reached agreement on economic package

Senate Democrats have agreed to eleventh-hour changes to their marquee economic legislation, they announced late Thursday, clearing the major impediment to pushing one of Biden’s paramount election-year priorities through the chamber in coming days.

Why getting giddy about big-gun Indian-origin politicians is a wasted effort
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Why getting giddy about big-gun Indian-origin politicians is a wasted effort

Why do we roll out the welcome wagon and dilate over their (politicians of Indian origin) attaining a position of power? Is it a colonial hangover? Remnants of a slavish mentality? Or just a misguided love of the land?

US President Joe Biden’s top 62% officials for keeping economy on track have no business experience: Report
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US President Joe Biden’s top 62% officials for keeping economy on track have no business experience: Report

Report analysed work records, resumes of 68 officials, including Joe Biden, his Cabinet members, advisers. Most at the top were lawyers, university professors, community activists ‘focused only on climate change, income inequality’

Joe Biden signs new LGBT executive order, says 'pride is back at the White House'
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Joe Biden signs new LGBT executive order, says 'pride is back at the White House'

The order seeks to discourage 'conversion therapy' — a discredited practice that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity — while also promoting gender-affirming surgery and expanding foster care protections for gay and transgender parents and children

US vice president Kamala Harris to launch task force to counter online harassment, abuse
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US vice president Kamala Harris to launch task force to counter online harassment, abuse

The problem of online harassment has taken on new urgency following shooting massacres in Texas and New York that were predated by misogynist and racist commentary on social media and message boards

Joe Biden signs bill to establish national Asian Pacific history museum
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Joe Biden signs bill to establish national Asian Pacific history museum

Joe Biden said that the museums of this magnitude and consequence are going to inspire and educate. It will also help people see themselves in the story of America, the US president added

How 11-year-old climate warrior is making the world listen to her pleas
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How 11-year-old climate warrior is making the world listen to her pleas

Madhvi Chittoor has made saving the planet her raison d’etre. The young Indian-American wrote a climate justice letter to US President Joe Biden; the Potus immediately replied to her this March

How much more carnage are we willing to accept, says Joe Biden; appeals for stringent gun laws in US
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How much more carnage are we willing to accept, says Joe Biden; appeals for stringent gun laws in US

Joe Biden repeated calls to restore a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. He said Congress must at least find compromises like keeping firearms from those with mental health issues or raising the age to buy weapons

US vice president Kamala Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'
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US vice president Kamala Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'

Harris told reporters that the administration is not 'sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like' to the nation's gun violence problem

Biden administration is first to take Quad to leader level: White House
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Biden administration is first to take Quad to leader level: White House

On the eve of US-ASEAN Special Summit, a senior administration official said that the Quad leader had a number of meetings and they will meet in Tokyo at the president's travel

Kamala Harris' COVID-19 being treated by Paxlovid: All you need to know about Pfizer's oral drug
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Kamala Harris' COVID-19 being treated by Paxlovid: All you need to know about Pfizer's oral drug

Paxlovid, the oral drug, reduces the risk of COVID-19-associated hospitalisation or death by 89 per cent in those who receive treatment within three days of symptom onset

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID, Biden not among 'close contacts'
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US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID, Biden not among 'close contacts'

Harris’ diagnosis comes a month after her husband, Doug Emhoff, recovered from the virus, as a wave of cases of the highly transmissible omicron subvariant has spread through Washington’s political class

Russia bars entry to Kamala Harris, Mark Zuckerberg in latest restrictions on US and Canadian figures
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Russia bars entry to Kamala Harris, Mark Zuckerberg in latest restrictions on US and Canadian figures

The Russian foreign ministry said the travel restrictions on 29 Americans and 61 Canadians would remain in effect indefinitely

Explained: Why Elon Musk is hell-bent on a Twitter takeover
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Explained: Why Elon Musk is hell-bent on a Twitter takeover

Elon Musk believes Twitter is not living up to its potential as a ‘platform for free speech’. He says he does not want to make money off the micro-blogging platform

Watch | Saudi Arabia show mimics Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in skit
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Watch | Saudi Arabia show mimics Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in skit

The parody sketch was made by Studio 22 and the show was aired on a Saudi Arabian channel named MBC TV

Madam Kamala Harris, here’s why Holi is Indian, not ‘south Asian’
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Madam Kamala Harris, here’s why Holi is Indian, not ‘south Asian’

While trying to bring a candy box out of an old cellar, Kamala Harris pulled out an entire trail of dead past, rotting present, and smelly intent

Kamala Harris slammed for laughing at question on Ukrainian refugees
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Kamala Harris slammed for laughing at question on Ukrainian refugees

Before responding, Harris checked with Poland's President to see if he wanted to speak first and then burst out laughing