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Xi to Biden 'no thanks, I don't want to meet with you' (Full show)

President Biden suggested a summit with Chinese President Xi during a 90 minute Tuesday phone call. Xi declined the offer, according to the Financial Times, and requested “a less strident tone” toward China. Biden says the exchange never occurred. Karl Zha of Silk & Steel Podcast joins to discuss the diplomatic friction between Beijing and Washington and how the US abuses foreign policy for domestic political reasons.

The Pentagon continues to defend a deadly drone strike in Afghanistan despite new reports that up to 10 civilians, children and an aid worker have been killed. Up to 90 percent of drone strikes result in civilian deaths. RT America’s John Huddy reports the details.

Democrats in Congress have proposed a drastic revision to President Biden’s original tax reform proposal, with a capital gains tax rate of 25 percent instead of 40 percent. He calls the change a “pathetic caving-in of the Democratic Party” and says that it proves the super-rich and corporations dominate both major US political parties.

RT’s Eisa Ali reports on UK PM Boris Johnson’s reshuffling of his cabinet in the wake of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Harvard scientist and gene-editing pioneer George Church says it's possible to resurrect the ancient DNA of wooly mammoths and mix it with that of Asian elephants to create a new hybrid species that would thrive in the Arctic and benefit humankind. He’s raised enough money now to attract serious investment in “the Mammoth Project.” RT America’s Faran Fronczak reports.

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