Biden orders flags at half-staff to mourn 500k COVID-19 U.S. deaths

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    U.S. President #JoeBiden on Monday ordered flags at federal properties to fly at half-mast as COVID-19 deaths in the United States surpassed 500,000. Later in the evening, Biden was joined by First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President #KamalaHarris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff at the White House’s South Portico for a moment of silence.

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