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firefighters jun21 President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced additional steps to increase pay for federal firefighters as well as expand access to mental health support and establish a new wildland fire management job series for potential job seekers.

china jun21 A new law that gives U.S. authorities increased powers to block the import of goods linked to forced labor by Uyghurs and other persecuted groups in China came into force Tuesday. Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), entities both inside and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) who seek to import to the U.S. must show that no part of their product was manufactured

marilynnmalerba jun21 Tuesday, President Joe Biden has named Marilynn Malerba as Treasurer of the United States. Malerba, who is the Chief of the Mohegan Tribe, will be the first Native American to hold the position. The Treasurer of the United States directly oversees the U.S. Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Fort Knox, and is a key liaison with the Federal Reserve. Chief Malerba will also serve as a senio

uscoronavirus jun20 With 15119 new cases reporting on Sunday, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in the United States has risen to 86,246,266, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. 36 Covid deaths reported on the same day took the total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,013,414. Florida reported the most number of cases - 3565 - and deaths - 12. Deaths have increased by 18 percent in the last t

gustavopetro jun20 Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro has won Colombia's presidential election by a slim majority in the run-off. He is set to be sworn in as the Latin American country's first leftist leader, after winning more than 50 percent of the votes against 77-year-old entrepreneur Rodolfo Hernandez. Petro's running mate Francia Marquez will become the first Afro-Colombian to be elected Colombia's Vice Preside

nasa june17 Three former American astronauts have been inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Chris Ferguson, David Leestma, and Sandra Magnus were inducted as the class of 2022. The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction served as the backdrop for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHOF) in an induction ceremony held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. This year's induction brings

onlineharassment june17 President Joe Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum on Thursday establishing the White House Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse. Vice President Kamala Harris launched the Task Force later in the day by hosting a survivor and expert roundtable. The Task Force will produce recommendations for the Federal government, state governments, technology platforms, schools, and other public

ukrane june17 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has said that at least 1,348 civilians, including 70 children, were killed during the battle of Mariupol. Providing an update on the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in Mariupol at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Bachelet described the south eastern port city as "likely the deadliest place in Ukraine" from the s

nestle jun16 Thursday, the U.S. Government will import approximately 548,000 8-ounce bottle equivalents of Nestlé Alfamino and AlfaminoJunior specialty infant formula from Switzerland to Louisville, Kentucky. The Biden Administration facilitated air shipment of Swiss-made infant formula by sourcing a flight facilitated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Operation Fly Formula. The produ

keishabottomse june16 President Joe Biden has named former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms as his Senior Advisor for Public Engagement. In this role, Bottoms will oversee the White House Office of Public Engagement, which works at the local, state, and national levels to ensure community leaders, diverse perspectives, and new voices have the opportunity to inform the work of the President in an inclusive, transpar

bidensignsexecutiveorder jun16 President Joe Biden has signed an executive order on advancing equality for LGBTQI+ individuals in the United States. The order will take historic steps to support LGBTQI+ people, especially children and families, according to the White House. President signed the order while hosting a White House reception on Wednesday, in celebration of Pride Month. He was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris

usadditionalsecurity june16 The United States has announced $1 billion in additional security assistance to support Ukraine's armed forces in their fight against Russia in the ongoing war. President Joe Biden conveyed this to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a call Wednesday. President Zelenskyy gave an update to Biden on what is going on on the battlefield and on the ground, and apprised him about Uk

whitehousereproductive jun15 Top White House officials discussed with state legislative leaders from Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada on reproductive rights. The meeting was convened by Jennifer Klein, White House Gender Policy Council Director, and Julie Chavez Rodriguez, White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director. Legislators from thse three states discussed specific policy measures that would advance women's reproduc

ukrainewar jun15 The Ukrainian military's defense in Luhansk is growing more difficult, the head of the eastern region's military administration says. "It is getting harder, but our military is holding back the enemy from three directions at once," Serhiy Hayday said via Telegram Wednesday. Ukraine is suffering "painful" losses as Fierce fighting continues in the key eastern city of Severodonetsk and the Kharkiv

bidenmiddleeast jun15 President Joe Biden will visit the Middle East region next month to advance U.S. security, economic, and diplomatic interests, the White House announced. Biden's four day visit, beginning on July 13, is to "reinforce the United States' iron-clad commitment to Israel's security and prosperity and attend a Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council plus Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan (known as the GCC+3)", W

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