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airtravelrestrictions jan19 In one of his last actions as U.S. President, Donald Trump issued an executive order lifting travel restrictions for much of Europe and Brazil imposed to restrict coronavirus-infection from abroad. Trump ordered that restrictions on incoming travelers to the United States from the 26 European countries in the Schengen Zone, the UK, and Ireland, imposed in March 2020, will become ineffective on Ja

joebiden 0119 Security has been tightened in Washington, D.C. ahead of the presidential inauguration in the wake of FBI warning that protests by right-wing extremists are possible against federal institutions. More than 25000 National Guard reserve soldiers have been deployed to take guard around the White House, Capitol Hill and other crucial spots. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said that w

uscoronavirus 0119 New Covid-19 cases, deaths, test positivity rate and hospitalizations in the United States have fallen to the lowest level in several weeks Monday. During the last 24 hours, 142001 new cases were reported across the country, taking the total number of patients infected with the disease to 24078773, as per the latest data from the Johns Hopkins. This is a fall of more than 3000 cases from the prev

joebiden aug19 19jan21 On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden announced his nominees to a number of key administration posts. Elizabeth Klein, an experienced leader in clean energy, climate change, and environmental law and policy, was named Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Most recently, she was Deputy Director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law. Klein served at the Department of the

uscoronavirus jan18 After a long gap, nationwide decreases in all four COVID metrics have been reported in the United States Sunday. With 1723 additional fatalities reporting in the last 24 hours, the total U.S. death toll from the deadly disease rose to 397600, as per the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University. In the preceding days of last week, daily death toll twice crossed 4000, including the worst death

biden jan15 President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package proposal to lift the U.S. economy as well as its people, badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The relief proposal includes $1 trillion in direct relief to households, $415 billion to fight the pandemic and $440bn for small businesses and worst-affected communities. In addition to the $600 in direct payments previously

uscoronavirus jan15 U.S. Covid hospitalizations again started showing a downward trend, prompting Covid Tracking Project to say that it seems to be the first signs of hospitalizations slowing down at national level. A total of 128,947 patients are admitted in U.S. hospitals with coronavirus, as per the latest data published by the U.S. collaborative volunteer-run effort to track the pandemic. Out of this, 23,891 pat

uscoronavirus jan14 COVID-19 deaths are up by 10 percent or more in 25 states across the United States, as per latest data published by COVID Tracking Project. Over the past week, an average of more than 3,300 deaths from coronavirus infection occurred in the country every day, which marks an increase of 217 percent from mid-November, according to Johns Hopkins University. With 3968 additional fatalities reporting

snapchat jan14 Image-centric social media network Snapchat has permanently banned President Donald Trump from its platform over his "attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence." The American multimedia messaging app developed by Snap Inc. last week had announced an indefinite suspension of Trump's Snapchat (SNAP) account. In a statement Wednesday, a Snapchat spokesperson said the compa

ushouseimpeachestrump jan14 The US House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump over his role in inciting violence at the Capitol last week. A resolution charging Trump with "incitement of insurrection" was passed with a 232 to 197 vote. 10 Republican Representatives voted against Trump, who thus became the first president in US history to be impeached twice. He was impeached by the House in Decemb

samanthapower 011321 Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden announced the United States' former Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power as his nominee for Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He also elevated the position to become a member of the National Security Council. Announcing her nomination, Biden said Power has been a leader in marshaling the world to resolve long-runn

trump jan13 The US House of Representatives will reconvene Wednesday to vote to impeach President Donald Trump over charges of inciting violence at the Capitol. As Democrats hold a majority in the House, Trump is likely to become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. He was impeached by the House in December 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tue

uscoronavirus jan13 Covid-19 deaths in the United States crossed the 4,000 threshold in a single day for the second time since the pandemic broke out a year ago, hitting an all-time record. With 4516 additional fatalities reporting in the last 24 hours, the total U.S. death toll from the deadly disease rose to 380796, as per the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University. 548 of these deaths were reported from C

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williamburns jan12 President-elect Biden nominated former U.S. Ambassador to Russia William J. Burns as the new CIA Director. 64-year-old Burns, who retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after 33-year long diplomatic career, would be the first career diplomat to head the Central Intelligence Agency. In a statement announcing his nomination, Biden said, "The American people will sleep soundly with him as ou

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