Biden heads to Britain on first overseas trip as president

June 09, 2021

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US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive aboard Air Force One at RAF Mildenhall, England, ahead of the G-7 summit in Cornwall, Wednesday June 9, 2021. 

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive aboard Air Force One at RAF Mildenhall, England, ahead of the G-7 summit in Cornwall, June 9, 2021. 

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This week, Joe Biden takes his first overseas trip as US president, heading to the United Kingdom to meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. And, China's ultramarathon racing community was rocked a few weeks ago when 21 runners died of hypothermia during a competition in Gansu. Also, the White House has been under pressure to do more to address worldwide vaccine shortages that are especially acute in less wealthy nations. And the International Olympic Committee is charging ahead toward this summer’s games in Tokyo. IOC President Thomas Bach has announced the Refugee Olympic Team consisting of 29 athletes from 11 countries, competing across 12 sports.

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