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Joe Biden is “incredibly saddened” to learn of the killing of Daunte Wright at the hand of law enforcement, the White House press secretary said.
Holding her daily briefing with reporters, Jen Psaki said the president has been briefed on the fatal shooting that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Psaki said Biden would address the shooting this afternoon.
There are ominous signs of a new wave of coronavirus infections building in the US midwest, even as vaccinations continue to gather pace across the country.
In Michigan, hospitalisations have soared and intensive care beds are being rapidly filled. An average of 6,228 cases a day were confirmed in the state over the past week, according to Johns Hopkins University data, approaching record highs seen in November. Michigan’s public health system “is overwhelmed”, warned the state’s top medical official, Joneigh Khaldun.