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uscoronavirus aug05 With 166,986 new positive cases reported on Thursday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States has risen to 91,965,511, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. 625 additional deaths on the same day took total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,032,856.

brittneygriner aug05 Russia says it is ready to discuss the release of Americans detained in that country in a prisoner exchange deal through a diplomatic channel agreed upon by both countries. "On the matter of persons who are convicted in Russia and in the United States ... there is a specified channel that has been agreed upon by [Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden], and no matter what any

abortion aug05 One month after the Supreme Court decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, a significant rise has been recorded in the number of women from states where abortion ban is in force traveling across the border seeking reproductive healthcare services in other states where the procedure is legally allowed. The National Abortion Federation, which operates the largest national, multi-lingual abortion hotline

monkeypox aug05 The U.S. government has declared the monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency. Announcing this on Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said, "This action will further strengthen and accelerate the Biden-Harris Administration's response in recognition of the continued rapid transmission of monkeypox in the U.S. and globally, and to signal the seriousness and urgency wit

babyformula aug04 The U.S. Government will import 4.3 million bottles of infant formula from New Zealand next week under Operation Fly Formula to address the nationwide shortage of the product caused by an Abbott Nutrition recall.

swedenfinland aug04 The Senate has overwhelmingly endorsed the NATO Accession Protocols for Sweden and Finland. The upper chamber of the U.S. Congress voted 95 to 1 in favor of the accession protocols on Wednesday. This marks the United States' first step in giving its approval to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership bid.

chinafiresmissiles aug4 China fired several ballistic missiles into waters around northeastern and southwestern Taiwan within hours of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaving the island nation. The Chinese military's Eastern Theater Command said the Dongfeng ballistic missiles hit their target accurately Thursday. "The entire live-fire training mission has been successfully completed and the relevant air and sea area c

pregnantabortion aug04 President Joe Biden has issued an Executive Order aimed at protecting women's abortion rights that were curtailed by the Supreme Court decision to overrule Roe v. Wade. In an Executive Order that he signed at the first meeting of the interagency taskforce Wednesday, Biden directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider action to advance access to reproductive healthcare serv

ukrainedefense aug02 The United States announced an additional $550 million security assistance package to bolster Ukraine's arms and ammunition in the fight against Russian invasion. "Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am authorizing our seventeenth drawdown since August 2021 of up to USD 550 million in arms and equipment from US Department of Defense (DoD) inventories for Ukraine's self-def

aymanalzawahirikilled aug2 Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of the Islamist terrorist outfit al-Qaeda, has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Announcing this late Monday, President Joe Biden said Zawahiri, one of the United States' "most wanted terrorists", was eliminated in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday. "My fellow Americans, on Saturday, at my dir

ukrainegrainexportdeal july22 01aug22 The first ship carrying grain under a landmark deal signed by Ukraine, Russia and Turkey last month left the Ukrainian port of Odesa on Monday. The Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,527 tons of corn, is the first cargo ship to leave a Ukrainian Black Sea port since February 26; two days after the Russian invasion began. It is bound for the Mediterranean port of Tripoli, in Lebanon. An agreement to

biden russia 080122 President Joe Biden has called on Russia to demonstrate that it is ready to resume work on nuclear arms control with the United States. Biden made this call in a statement issued ahead of the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons New York will host the Review Conference to be held from Monday to August 26. The Conference was postponed from 2020 due to

uscoronavirus july29 With 147,362 new positive cases reported on Thursday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States has risen to 91,124,591, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. 397 additional deaths on the same day took total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,029,285.

youthmentalhealthcrisis july29 The Biden Administration has announced a number of actions to strengthen school-based mental health services and address the youth mental health crisis. Next week, the Department of Education will begin the process to disburse almost $300 million Congress appropriated in fiscal 2022 to help schools hire more school-based mental health professionals and build a strong pipeline into the profession

sergeylavrovantonyblinken july29 Russia said Foreign Minister level talks proposed by the State Department to discuss a substantial offer by the Biden administration to secure the release of two Americans who have been detained in Russia will be considered when time permits. At a news conference Wednesday, US secretary of state Antony Blinken said that in the coming days, he expects to speak with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei

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