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monkeypox aug19 The White House National Monkeypox Response team announced a series of actions to further accelerate the Biden administration's response to the monkeypox (MPV) outbreak and mitigate the spread of the virus. Since the first case of the infectious viral disease was confirmed in the United States on May 18, a total of 14,115 cases spread across more than 60 jurisdictions were reported in the country

powerfulstorms aug19 At least a dozen people, including children, were killed as powerful thunder storms lashed across central and southern parts of Europe. Casualties were reported in Italy, Austria, and France. High winds and heavy rain uprooted trees and blew off roof tops. Heavy, continuous rain for the past three days produced flash flooding and fierce hail across southern parts of France. Thousands of peopl

northamericasouthamerica aug18 Denver will host the first Cities Summit of the Americas next year. City and community leaders will meet throughout the week of April 24, 2022, with three-day official events starting April 26. Events will include plenary sessions, stakeholder roundtables, expert panels, networking sessions, commercial engagements, and public outreach activities, all to address a range of priorities local com

uscoronavirus aug18 An overall decrease in the number of daily Covid positive cases and hospitalizations due to the viral disease have been reported in the United States in the last two weeks. Cases have fallen by 18 percent in the last fortnight, New York Times' latest tally shows.

giantmoonrocket aug18 Nasa has rolled out its giant Moon rocket - Space Launch System (SLS) - to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of its historic maiden flight. The rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrived atop Launch Complex 39B after a nearly 10-hour journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the coming days, engineers and technicians will configure systems at the pa

ustaiwantrade aug18 The United States and Taiwan have announced plans to begin formal trade negotiations. The Office of US Trade Representative said that the first round of negotiations is expected to take place early this fall. The United States and Taiwan, under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO), on Wedne

schoolreopen aug17 With another school year approaching, the Biden administration has laid out a set of resources and guidance to ensure that every school in the United States has the tools it needs to reopen safely and to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.

austintice aug17 Syria has denied Washington's claim that missing American journalist Austin Tice is in its custody. Syria's foreign ministry said in a statement that the country "denies that it has kidnapped or is hiding any American citizens who entered its territory or resided in areas under the sovereignty and authority of the Syrian government."

medicinedrugs aug17 President Joe Biden made a scathing attack on big drug manufacturers and Republican lawmakers for fighting tooth and nail to scuttle the Inflation Reduction Act. "Big drug companies spent nearly $100 million to defeat this bill. And remember: Every single Republican in Congress voted against this bill," Biden said while delivering remarks ahead of signing the sweeping $739 billion bill into law.

jillbiden aug17 First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 a week after her husband and President Joe Biden recovered from two consecutive bouts of the viral disease. This was revealed by the First Lady's Communications Director Elizabeth Alexander. "After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evenin

liberia aug16 The United States has imposed sanctions on a Liberian minister and two top government officials for their involvement in ongoing public corruption in that western African nation. Nathaniel McGill, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff to President George Weah; Sayma Syrenius Cephus, the Solicitor General and Chief Prosecutor of Liberia; and Bill Twehway, the Managing Direc

uscoronavirus aug16 The United States has seen an 18 percent decrease in the number of people getting infected with the coronavirus a day over the last two weeks. With 99,543 new cases reported on Monday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the country has risen to 93,029,887, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

inflationreductionact aug16 President Joe Biden is set to sign the sweeping $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law on Tuesday. Biden will deliver remarks ahead of the signing ceremony to be held in the State Dining Room at 3:30 PM ET.

lioydaustin aug16 US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time. This was revealed by Austin in a statement Monday. "This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and will quarantine at home for the next five days in accordance with CDC guidelines," he said. The Defense Secretary said he will retain all authorities and plan to maintain

betelgeuseoutburst 081222 Analyzing data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories, astronomers have concluded that the bright red supergiant star Betelgeuse blew its top in 2019, losing a substantial part of its visible surface and producing a gigantic Surface Mass Ejection (SME). This is something never before seen in a normal star's behavior, according to NASA. Sun routinely blows off parts of

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