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White House braced for North Korean nuclear test during Biden’s Asia trip

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The White House is braced for a North Korean missile or nuclear test while Joe Biden is on a trip to South Korea and Japan, which begins on Thursday. The national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, told reporters on Wed...

White House resumes Covid briefings after six-week hiatus as cases rise

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The White House resumed its coronavirus briefings on Wednesday after a six-week hiatus as Covid-19 cases rose across the nation, with the new head of Covid response calling on Congress for additional funding to pay fo...

Why do white supremacists want to kill Black people?

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After a century of attempts by Black activists and lawmakers, President Joe Biden signed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act on the White House lawn, surrounded by Black politicians, clergy, and nonprofit leaders. The n...

Liz Cheney says Republican leadership has ‘enabled white supremacy’

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Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney has accused her Republican party leadership of enabling “white nationalism, white supremacy, and antisemitism”, in a scathing message after the racist massacre at a grocery store in Bu...

John Akomfrah on Stuart Hall: ‘When I first read him, I thought he was white’

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Two years before his death in 2014, Stuart Hall, the cultural theorist, political activist and founding editor of radical journal the New Left Review, collaborated with the artist and film-maker John Akomfrah on The U...

‘A history maker’: Karine Jean-Pierre set for White House press secretary role

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This week the blue door will slide back, a Black woman will walk to the lectern and a piece of White House history will be made. Karine Jean-Pierre, facing rows of reporters and cameras, will be making her briefing ro...

White House announces internet program for low-income Americans

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The Biden administration announced on Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligib...

Karine Jean-Pierre announced as first black White House press secretary – video

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Karine Jean-Pierre has been announced as the new White House press secretary, succeeding Jen Psaki and becoming the first black and openly gay person to serve in the role. Jean-Pierre, a political analyst, was Kamala ...

Port of call: there’s more to Dover than ferries, white cliffs and the A20

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It’s not every day you wind up at a lock-in with a circle of new best mates. But this is Dover and, as I’m to learn, it’s full of surprises, despite having been overshadowed by Deal and Folkestone as a destination in ...

Trump White House overrode Covid guidance for churches, emails show

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Donald Trump’s administration overrode Covid-19 guidance to religious organizations, according to newly released emails, which would have encouraged churches to consider virtual religious services rather than in-perso...

White South African in court for shooting black woman he claims he ‘mistook for hippo’

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A 77-year-old white South African farm owner has appeared in court after shooting and wounding a black woman he claimed he mistook for a hippopotamus. Paul Hendrik van Zyl, was arrested on Tuesday after “firing shots ...

Dining across the divide: ‘White British people have been conditioned into thinking we are superior’

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Occupation Mental health nurse Voting record Mainly Labour at general elections, occasionally Green during the New Labour years Amuse bouche She won flights from Manchester to Kuala Lumpur and visited Malaysia in the ...

Norse code: are white supremacists reading too much into The Northman?

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At the London premiere of The Northman in early April, the director, Robert Eggers, explained on stage how he was seeking to reclaim Viking history from rightwing groups. Many of these groups thrive on myths of an ima...

Viola Davis on Hollywood: ‘You either have to be a Black version of a white ideal, or you have to be white’

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Many of us had existential thoughts during lockdown, and assuaged them with new hobbies. We did thousand-piece puzzles. We crocheted and knitted. We learned new songs on our guitars, baked overzealously, and connected...

Gina McCarthy, White House climate adviser, reportedly to step down

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White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy is planning to step down, according to two sources familiar with the deliberations, likely ending a tenure marked by ambitious emissions targets but failure in securing major ...

‘All these men’: Jill Biden resented Joe’s advisers who pushed White House run

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Feeling “burned” by her husband’s first run for the presidency, Jill Biden resisted advisers including Ron Klain, now White House chief of staff, who pushed him to mount another campaign in 2004. “All these men – and ...

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