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US coronavirus deaths pass 500,000, as Joe Biden prepares to lead nation in mourning

Coronavirus deaths passed 500,000 in the US on Monday as President Joe Biden prepared to lead a ceremony marking the dark milestone.The president, who ordered flags on federal government buildings to be flown at half mast for five days, is expected to address the nation from the White House before attending a candle-lighting ceremony and moment of silence with wife Jill, Vice-President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.The event will “highlight the magnitude of the loss”, press…


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