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A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., Dec. 15, 2021.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Opponents of federal vaccine mandate seek rehearing

- Associated Press

A federal appeals court is being asked to reconsider its decision allowing the Biden administration to require that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19.

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Akasaka Palace, Monday, May 23, 2022, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden: U.S. would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

- Associated Press

President Biden said Monday that the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, saying the burden to protect Taiwan is "even stronger' after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of self-governing in decades.

U.S. President Joe Biden meets Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo Monday, May 23, 2022. (David Mareuil/Pool Photo via AP)

What's in Biden's proposed new Asia trade pact?

- Associated Press

President Joe Biden faced a dilemma on trade in Asia: He couldn't just rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership that his predecessor had pulled the U.S. out of in 2017. Many related trade deals, regardless of their content, had become politically toxic for U.S. voters, who associated them with job losses.