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uscoronavirus may20 For the fourth consecutive day this month, U.S. Covid daily cases crossed the dreaded 100,000 mark. With 109,740 new cases reported on Thursday, the total number of people that have been infected with the killer bug in the country has risen to 83,060,981.

boeing starliner 052022 After two failed attempts since 2019, Boeing's CST-100 Starliner is in orbit, heading for the International Space Station. The next-generation spacecraft was launched Thursday on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket on a mission designed to test the end-to-end capabilities of the crew-capable system as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

russiaukrainewar may20 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the southeastern Donbas region where the Russian attacks are focused is "completely destroyed." "There are constant strikes on the Odesa region, on the cities of central Ukraine, and the Donbas is completely destroyed," he said in a video address Thursday night. Zelensky accused Russia of a "deliberate and criminal attempt to kill as many Ukrainians as possible."

abortion may20 Oklahoma's legislature passed a bill that would ban abortions from the stage of fertilization, effectively prohibiting almost all abortions in the state. Oklahoma House of Representatives approved HB 4327 by a vote of 73-16, and it will become law after signed by Governor Kevin Stitt. The Republican Governor is a strong supporter of legislation limiting abortion, who says Oklahoma should be "the

japansouthkorea may19 On Thursday, President Joe Biden will embark on a tour of South Korea and Japan. This will be his first trip as President to the Indo-Pacific. Air Force One carrying the President will depart Anchorage, Alaska, en route South Korean capital Seoul at 8:30 PM ET. "On this trip, he'll have the opportunity to reaffirm and reinforce two vital security alliances, to deepen two vibrant economic partn

uscoronavirus may19 A new omicron subvariant that is spreading in a large chunk of the United States is poised to take over BA.2 as the dominant strain circulating in the country, according to White House COVID-?19 Response Team. The new strain, BA.2.12.1., "is more contagious with more immune escape, and they are driving a lot of the increases in infection that we're seeing across the nation right now", White House

babyfood may19 In order to combat baby formula shortage caused by Abbott Nutrition's voluntary recall, President Joe Biden has announced a set of additional actions. To ensure that U.S. manufacturers have the necessary ingredients to make safe, healthy infant formula, the President is invoking the Defense Production Act. He is requiring suppliers to direct needed resources to infant formula manufacturers before

ukrainewar may19 Russia's Defense Ministry has claimed that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered at Mariupol's massive Azovstal steel plant this week, and more than half of them have been taken to a former prison colony in a Donetsk region controlled by Russia. In a statement, it said 771 fighters have surrendered in the last 24 hours. Out of it, 80 troops were wounded. The Ukrainian government has not confi

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

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