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President Joe Biden on Thursday laid out his strategy to fight the coronavirus as the highly contagious Omicron spread across the globe with winter coming and hours after the first known U.S. case of community transmission of the variant was reported.

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Omicron COVID-19 variant found in three U.S. states

Three U.S. states have found cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant -- California, Colorado and Minnesota -- among patients who were fully vaccinated and developed mild symptoms, health officials said on Thursday.

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Spain detects first domestic case of COVID-19 Omicron variant

MADRID (Reuters) -Regional authorities in Madrid said on Thursday they had detected Spain's first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in a vaccinated person without links to risk countries, and were investigating two similar suspected cases.

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U.S. Omicron plan: boosters, free at-home tests, tighter travel rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration on Thursday sought to ramp up its pandemic response following U.S. detection of the Omicron coronavirus variant this week, making at-home COVID-19 tests available free of charge, accelerating its push for booster shots and tightening rules for travelers.

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U.S. Congress will pass voting rights bills, Stacey Abrams says

(Reuters) -Democratic politician Stacey Abrams is bullish that the U.S. Congress will pass two key bills to protect voting rights https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/back-future-voting-rights-2021-06-15 - even though her party has already failed to advance voting rights legislation four times this year.