Biden in vaccine rollout push as states rush to reopen – live updates

Promised increase in vaccine supply comes as Republican Governors drop Covid restrictions

  • US ‘on track’ to have enough vaccines for all adults by May
  • Texas governor lifts mask mandate and declares: ‘It’s time to open 100%’
  • Neera Tanden withdraws as Cabinet nominee after facing opposition
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A Guardian investigation of a website leak from the American Patriots Three Percent shows the anti-government militia group have recruited a network across the United States that includes current and former military members, police and border patrol agents.

But the leak also demonstrates how the radical group has recruited from a broad swath of Americans, not just military and law enforcement. Members include both men and women, of ages ranging from their 20s to their 70s, doing jobs from medical physics to dental hygiene and living in all parts of the country.

Related: US militia group draws members from military and police, website leak shows

Also in the Senate today, the nomination of Xavier Becerra faces a key vote in the Finance committee. It’s a test, too, for national groups opposed to abortion, trying to deny a president who favors abortion rights his choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services.

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Thomas Beaumont write for Associated Press that Becerra is paying a price for defending, as California attorney general, some of the nation’s most liberal laws and policies on abortion rights.

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