Joe Biden and Xi Jinping

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During their first face-to-face talks in a year, what key agreements did President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping reach?

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Which U.S. state recently passed a bill granting its own authority to arrest, jail, and possibly deport illegal immigrants, marking a significant challenge to federal immigration authority?

This move is seen as a significant challenge to federal immigration authority. The bill also criminalizes crossing the border between ports of entry for individuals without legal authorization to be in the U.S. State and local police will be able to arrest individuals suspected of illegal border crossings, and local judges may order the removal of migrants who prefer deportation over prosecution.

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Which milestone was achieved by Emma Hayes, the new coach for the U.S. women's soccer team, marking a step towards improved equality in sports?

With this appointment, Emma Hayes will receive a salary of approximately $1.6 million, equal to the U.S. men's coach, making her the highest-paid women's soccer coach globally. She was previously the manager of Chelsea FC Women.

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What is causing the contamination of drinking water in lower Louisiana, leading to health concerns and prompting federal assistance?

Droughts and climate change are leading to saltwater intrusion into the Mississippi River in lower Louisiana, resulting in contaminated drinking water and health issues. This crisis has led to federal intervention and raised concerns about the vulnerability of American communities to extreme weather and climate change.

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What underlying condition is believed to be a significant cause for the recent rise, beginning in 2020, in Americans reporting serious cognitive difficulties, such as problems with memory and concentration?

The Census Bureau's data indicates a notable increase in Americans, especially younger adults, reporting serious cognitive issues. This is believed to be largely due to the long-term effects of Covid-19. Studies suggest that 20-30% of Covid survivors experience cognitive impairment several months after recovery.