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Biden news: President plays golf for first time in office as woman charged with threatening VP Harris

Samuel Osborne,Sam Hancock and Danielle Zoellner
·1-min read
 (AP)
(AP)

President Joe Biden hit the golf course in Wilmington, Delaware, for the first time since taking office. The White House confirmed that the president was golfing with Ron Olivere, father-in-law of the late Beau Biden, and advisor Steve Ricchetti.

This comes as a woman from Miami, Florida, has been charged for threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, according to the Secret Service. The woman allegedly sent several videos and pictures to her incarcerated husband that detailed her intentions to kill the vice president.

In other news, China hit back at the United States’s apparent show of alliance with Japan during talks between Joe Biden and Japan’s PM Yoshihide Suga, calling it an “ironic attempt of stoking division”.

During the talks, Mr Biden and Mr Suga aired concerns about China’s activities in the Indo-Pacific region, saying it went “far beyond the scope of normal development of bilateral relations”.

The White House also announced that Mr Biden plans to lift his predecessor Donald Trump’s historically low cap on refugees next month.

On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki commented on the recently released video footage of the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, calling it “chilling” and saying it served as a reminder that “too often in this country law enforcement uses unnecessary force.”

“I will say for those of us who did watch that video, it is certainly chilling,” Ms Psaki told reporters on Friday. “And a reminder that across the country there are far too communities where there is violence that is impacting... that too often in this country law enforcement uses unnecessary force, too often resulting in the death of Black and brown Americans.”

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