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Coronavirus: Joe Biden signs US$1.9 trillion stimulus bill ahead of prime-time speech

President Joe Biden signed his US$1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law on Thursday afternoon, ahead of an evening speech in which he is set to mark the one-year anniversary of the US coronavirus pandemic lockdown, commemorating losses while expressing hope for the future.Biden’s signing of the legislation, called the American Rescue Plan, had initially been scheduled for Friday. The Democratic-led US House of Representatives gave final congressional approval to the measure on Wednesday, handing…

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