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earthquake feb06 More than 600 people were killed in a 7.8-magnitude earthquake near the Turkey-Syrian border in the early hours of Monday. Nearly 3,000 others were injured in the quake that trembled south-eastern Turkey, which is regarded as one of the strongest to hit the country. The death toll is likely to rise as rescue workers and local residents are scrambling to find survivors trapped under rubble on bot

philadelphiawaterupgrades feb03 President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are traveling to Philadelphia on Friday to announce $500 Million in funding to replace all lead service lines in the region and to upgrade its water system. At an event to be held at Belmont Water Treatment Center, the President and the Vice President will speak on the progress the country has made and their work implementing the Biden admini

endcancerinus feb03 On the first anniversary of Reignited Cancer Moonshot, the Biden Administration announced a new set of actions that aims at drawing the United States closer to ending cancer. In addition, President Joe Biden also announced his intent to appoint six members to the National Cancer Advisory Board, which plays an important role in guiding the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in settin

surveillanceballoon feb03 The U.S. Defense Department said it is tracking a suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon that has been flying over the United States for past few days. "The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is over the continental United States right now," Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said during an impromptu b

federalemployees feb2 President Joe Biden has issued a Presidential Memorandum to support Federal employees' access to leave when they need to care for themselves or a loved one. The memorandum calls on heads of Federal agencies to support access to leave without pay for Federal employees, including during their first year of service, to ensure employees are able to bond with a new child, care for a family member wit

usgalluppollfinds feb2 Only 23 percent of Americans are broadly satisfied with the way things are going in the country, while the rest are dissatisfied, including nearly half "very dissatisfied," according to Gallup's annual "Mood of the Nation" poll. The results of the annual poll were published a week ahead of President Joe Biden's second State of the Union address.

additionalmilitary feb02 The Philippines have allowed the United States to set up four additional military bases in the country, providing U.S. forces with a strategic advantage on the South China Sea. The expanded access to Philippines bases gives Washington a boost in its efforts to counter China, especially to monitor the Chinese activities in the South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan.

usindiatechnologypartnership feb1 To expand and deepen their technology partnership, the United States and India have launched a set of new bilateral initiatives welcoming new cooperation between the two governments, industry and academia in various domains. Tuesday, the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) was held under the leadership of the National Security Advisors of the

abortion feb01 Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed a Bill into law making abortion a woman's fundamental right. With this, Minnesota has become the only state in the United States to guarantee access to abortion after the Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade invalid. The "Protect Reproductive Options Act" codifies protections for abortion, contraception, sterilization, family planning, fertility treatments and ot

creditcard feb1 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing a rule that would slash excessive credit card late fees that cost American families about $12 billion each year. The rule is projected to reduce typical late fees from roughly $30 to $8, saving consumers as much as $9 billion a year in late fees. Because the immunity provision currently allows issuers to charge late fees of up to $41,

drugfentanyl jan31 The U.S Government has imposed sanctions on Mexican-based drug cartel kingpin Jose Angel Rivera Zazueta and his two associates who are major contributors to the U.S. opioid crisis. The Department of the Treasury said Rivera Zazueta and his aides - Nelton Santiso Aguila, a Mexican national, and Guatemalan national Jason Antonio Yang Lopez - used precursor chemicals to manufacture and smuggle fenta

baltimoreandpotomactunnel jan31 President Joe Biden has announced a $4 billion project to replace the 150-year-old Baltimore And Potomac Tunnel. Biden traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, to kick off the major project funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The president, who has the nickname "Amtrak Joe," recalled delays he encountered at the tunnel when travelling via rail between Delaware and Washington D.C. as a Senator.

ukrainewar jan31 President Joe Biden has ruled out providing F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine despite repeated calls by his Ukrainian counterpart to help strengthen his forces' tough fight against Russia. After Marine One arrival at the South Lawn Monday, a reporter asked Biden if the United States will provide F-16s to Ukraine. The President answered, "No." In light of Russia's increased missile and drone attacks

ukrainewar jan30 At least four people were killed in Russian attacks as fierce battles are raging in the south and east of Ukraine. Eastern towns constantly come under Russian bombardment since Sunday. An elderly woman was killed in missile strikes in a residential building in the northeastern city of Kharkiv. Three people were killed in shelling in the southern city of Kherson. Ukrainian commander Volodymyr

whouscoronavirus jan30 The World Health Organization (WHO) says that Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a public health emergency of international concern. A statement issued on Monday after the fourteenth meeting of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the pandemic said, "The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice offered by the Committee regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic a

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