Democrats set to push Covid relief plan through Congress without Republican support – live

By Daniel Strauss (now) and Martin Belam (earlier)

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CDC director Walensky says officials have 'scaled up' surveillance of new coronavirus variants in US

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US records at least 4,000 deaths from Covid in a single day for sixth time

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11 US soldiers injured after 'ingesting unknown substance' during field training exercise in Texas