WORLD VIEW: Fauci-Omicron Raging Worldwide, Biden’s Bill Gets Big Blow, Chile Elects Young Leftist, More

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Dec. 20, 2021

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  • The COVID-19 omicron variant is “just raging around the world,” the White House’s top medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, says as President Joe Biden prepares to issue “a stark warning of what the winter will look like” for unvaccinated Americans.
  • Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin all but delivered a death blow to Biden’s $2 trillion domestic initiative, throwing his party’s agenda into jeopardy, infuriating the White House and leaving angry colleagues desperate to salvage what’s left of a top priority.
  • And in Chile, former leftist student leader Gabriel Boric will be under pressure from his youthful supporters to fulfill his promises to remake Chile after the millennial politician scored a historic victory in the country’s presidential runoff election.

Andrew Meldrum, Africa News Editor

The Associated Press

 

The Rundown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin all but delivered a death blow to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic initiative , throwing his party’s agenda into jeopardy, infuriating the White House and leaving angry colleagues desperate to…Read More

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