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The News Roundup for July 2, 2021

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In the midst of a historic heatwave, President Joe Biden met with governors in affected states, cabinet officials, and private sector partners about the droughts and wildfires. The administration also announced it will move to increase pay for federal firefighters.
The year-long effort to pass a bipartisan police reform bill in Congress is in jeopardy after the Fraternal Order of Police released a statement warning lawmakers that the work towards an agreeable bill was threatened by "demagoguery and scare tactics."
And Missouri has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases likely driven by the Delta variant.
Meanwhile, President Biden directed airstrikes against Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. The move sends a clear message amid talks with Tehran over the Iran nuclear deal.
In the global fight against COVID-19, World Health Organization officials have urged fully-vaccinated people across the globe to continue wearing masks to protect themselves against the Delta variant of the virus. Russia, meanwhile, has reported the most confirmed cases within its borders in a single day since the pandemic began.
We discuss all this and more during the News Roundup.
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