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uscoronavirus may18 For the seventh day this month U.S. Covid daily cases crossed the dreaded 100,000 mark. With 112487 new cases reporting on tUESday, the total number of people infected with the killer bug in the country has risen to 82,731,284. With 349 additional Covid deaths, the total U.S. Covid casualties reached 1,000,207, crossing the tragic 1 million mark, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. Dr

nato 051822 Finland and Sweden have simultaneously handed in their official letters of application to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Finnish Ambassador to NATO Klaus Korhonen and Swedish Ambassador to NATO Axel Wernhoff presented their government's letters to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Alliance's Brussels headquarters on Wednesday morning. Stoltenberg welcomed the requests

conflictobservatory may18 The U.S. State Department has announced the launch of a "Conflict Observatory" program to document alleged war crimes and other atrocities perpetrated by Russia during their ongoing invasion of Ukraine. "The program encompasses the documentation, verification, and dissemination of open-source evidence regarding the actions of Russia's forces during President Putin's brutal war of choice," the Sta

whitesupremacy may18 President Joe Biden has called on all Americans to condemn white supremacy. Biden made his call while delivering a speech at Grider Community Center in Buffalo, New York, after paying respect to the victims of Saturday's shooting at a Buffalo supermarket targeting the Black community. An 18-year-old gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others at the Tops Friendly Markets store in a predomin

uscoronavirus may17 The New York City health department has issued an advisory on Monday urging people to again wear face mask in indoor settings as the region is approaching a Covid alert level of "high", representing high community spread and increasing pressure on the health care system. This is on the basis of three CDC Covid-19 community level indicators: new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days, ne

covidtestgov may17 As the highly transmissible subvariants of Omicron drive a rise in cases in parts of the country, the Biden Administration announced that every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order a third round of free at-home rapid Covid diagnostic tests. U.S. households are now be able to order an additional eight free at-home tests at COVIDTests.gov, bringing the total number of free tests available to e

useutrade may17 The second ministerial meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council announced new initiatives on supply chains, food security, export controls, emerging technology, digital infrastructure, and trade. The meeting held in the French city of Saclay was attended by U.S. co-chairs, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and United States Trade Representative Ka

swedennato may17 Sweden on Tuesday took the first formal step to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with its Foreign Minister Ann Linde signing an application declaring the country's intention to join the defense alliance. This move by Stockholm marks a major shift in its decades of military neutrality, evidently influenced by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "It feels very big, very serious, and it feels

uscovid dec08 16may22 US Covid cases increased by 60 percent in the last fortnight, according to the New York Times' latest tally. With 30890 new cases reporting on Sunday, the total number of people infected with the killer bug in the country has risen to 82,476,893, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. With 32 Covid deaths, the total U.S. Covid casualties reached 999,607. All other Covid metrics in the U

us housing 051622 The Biden administration unveiled an action plan Monday aimed at easing the burden of housing costs by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community. The President's Housing Supply Action Plan includes legislative and administrative actions that aim to help close America's housing supply shortfall in five years, starting with the creation and preservation of hundreds of thousands o

ukraine apr20 16may22 Ukrainian troops who are fighting back against Russian military in the Kharkiv region, have reached the border with Russia, reports quoting the region's governor said. Troops restored a Ukrainian sign marking the border, says Oleh Sinegubov, who is the governor of Ukraine's second largest city and home to 1.4 million people. Ukrainian forces have been retaking territory in north-eastern areas in

publicsafety may13 President Joe Biden has announced $10 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to improve the country's public safety and violence prevention. This includes at least $6.5 billion in State and Local funds committed by more than half of states and more than 300 communities across the country, who have answered the President's call. Before the American Rescue Plan passed, the Menino Survey found t

uscoronavirus may13 For the second consecutive day, U.S. Covid daily cases crossed the dreaded 100,000 mark. This is the fifth time this month alone the infection rate has soared above that level. With 102,513 new cases reported on Thursday, the total number of people that have been infected with the killer bug in the country has risen to 82,325,714, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

lindafaganconfirmed may13 The Senate has confirmed Adm. Linda L. Fagan as the next commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, paving the way for her to become the first woman to lead the Coast Guard as well as the first woman Service Chief of any U.S. military service. Nominated by President Joe Biden in April, Fagan will succeed Adm. Karl Schultz as head of the Coast Guard when he retires by the end of May. A change of command

babyformulashortage may13 President Joe Biden has announced steps to combat baby formula shortage in the United States after meeting with retailers and infant formula manufacturers Thursday. The country has been experiencing widespread shortage of infant formula after a voluntary recall of infant powdered formula by Abbott Nutrition, the largest U.S. infant formula manufacturer, and the subsequent closure of its manufactu

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