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Biden’s spending package faces hurdles in Congress

Biden has trumpeted proposals to boost taxes on higher-income families and companies, which he said would pay for the legislation. He also met with Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema -- both moderate Democrats who harbor concerns over the bill's massive price tag, but whose votes are needed to pass the plan.

NASA-Boeing Starliner spacecraft launch may slip to 2022

Boeing had signed a contract with NASA's Commercial Crew Programme to fly operational missions to and from the space station with Starliner in 2014. However, a series of setbacks have thus far prevented the Starliner from reaching the ISS.

39 Australian shark species face extinction: Report

It found that Australia is home to more than a quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish species, with 182 sharks, 132 rays and 14 chimaeras calling Australian waterways home and that 12 percent, or 39 species, are facing extinction.