Mitch McConnell relinquishes power, enabling Democrats to take full control of the Senate and move Biden’s agenda forward

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night dropped his request that Democrats state in writing that they will not end the filibuster. He agreed to move forward with a power-sharing agreement that will allow Democrats to take full control of the Senate and move President Joseph R. Biden...

What they are saying about Biden’s executive order that lifted transgender military ban

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley to sign an Executive Order that sets the policy to ensure that all Americans who...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night dropped his request that Democrats state in writing that they will not end the filibuster. He agreed to move forward with a power-sharing agreement that will allow Democrats to take full control of the Senate and move President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s agenda, including his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill meant to get the pandemic under control, boost the economy, get...
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Amnesty International on Monday launched a global campaign to ban the use of facial recognition systems, a form of mass surveillance that amplifies racist policing and threatens the right to protest.The Ban the Scan campaign kicks off with New York City and will expand to focus on the use of facial recognition in other parts of the world in 2021.Facial recognition systems are a form of mass surveillance that violate...

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What they are saying about Biden’s executive order that lifted transgender military ban

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley to sign an Executive Order that sets the policy to ensure that all Americans who...

Biden has signed “Made In America” executive order

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday signed a "Made In America" executive order that forces the federal government to buy more from U.S. manufacturing companiesThe executive order closes loopholes and waivers that allow more foreign products to be purchased by the federal government, which spends about $600 billion on contracting per years.Although there...

Biden signs proclamation suspending entry into U.S. for all non-Americans in South Africa, UK, Brazil, Ireland and the Schengen Area

The Biden proclamation, which is meant to protect the United States against the coronavirus affects any non-citizen of the United States who has been to South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil and the Schengen area, 14 days prior to their trip to the United States."The entry into the United States, as immigrants...

Biden signs executive order lifting Trump’s transgender military ban

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday signed an executive order lifting Trump's transgender military ban, the White House said in a statement.It said the order "sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve." This will allow all...

Moderna’s vaccine effective against new COVID-19 variants, although less protective against South Africa’s strain

Moderna Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, says its COVID-19 vaccine is effective against new virus variants that have been discovered in Britain and South Africa. The company made the announcement in a statement on Monday.Moderna said the vaccine, however, appears to be less protective against the...

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Janet Yellen confirmed as first female U.S. Treasury Secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Janet Yellen to become the first female U.S. Treasury Secretary in the department's 232-year history.With a Senate vote of 84 to 15, Yellen became the United States' 78th treasury secretary. She's the third member of Biden's Cabinet to win confirmation.On Friday, Yellen received unanimous approval vote in the Senate Finance Committee leading to her confirmation on Monday.Yellen, a former chair of the Federal...

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We’ll reward work, not wealth, in this country: read Biden’s remarks on strengthening American manufacturing

  3:42 P.M. EST    THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, folks. I’m going to make some brief remarks, sign an executive order, and then take your questions, if that’s okay with you all.    Last week, we immediately got to work to contain the pandemic and deliver economic relief to millions of Americans who need it the most. And today we’re getting to work to rebuild the backbone of America: manufacturing, unions, and the middle class. It’s based on...

President Ramaphosa: South Africa will soon receive first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from India

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that South Africa will soon receive its first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from India."Our country will soon receive its first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute in India, which is the world’s largest vaccine producer," he said in his weekly letter to South Africans."It will signal the start of a mass vaccination campaign that will be...

Seleka-rebel suspect Mahamat Said Abdel Kani accused of war crimes in Central African Republic now in ICC custody

The surrender by Central African Republic authorities of the first Seleka-rebel suspect to face charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is an important step toward justice for serious crimes committed by the two main warring factions in the country’s civil conflict, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.Mahamat Said Abdel Kani was flown from the Central African Republic to ICC headquarters in The Hague...

Biden to sign another executive order Monday to strengthen American manufacturing

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will sign another executive order on Monday to strengthen American manufacturing and protect American workers, the White House said on Sunday.The executive order will be signed after President Biden delivers remarks on strengthening American manufacturing.Already, Biden has signed about 30 executive orders to beat COVID-19, bolster the economy, re-establish America's leadership in the world and reverse bad immigration...

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Mitch McConnell relinquishes power, enabling Democrats to take full control of the Senate and move Biden’s agenda forward

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night dropped his request that Democrats state in writing that they will not end the filibuster. He agreed to move forward with a power-sharing agreement that will...

What they are saying about Biden’s executive order that lifted transgender military ban

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley to sign an Executive Order that sets the policy to ensure that all Americans who...

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U.S. House delivers Trump’s impeachment charge to Senate, putting ex-president on trial

The United States House of Representatives on Monday night delivered former President Donald Trump's impeachment charge to Senate.Nine House Democrats serving as the trial's prosecutors walked the impeachment article over to the Senate chamber in a ceremonial procession through the U.S. Capitol where pro-Trump...

Amnesty International calls for ban on dangerous facial recognition technology amplifying racist policing

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Janet Yellen confirmed as first female U.S. Treasury Secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Janet Yellen to become the first female U.S. Treasury Secretary in the department's 232-year history.With a Senate vote of 84 to 15, Yellen became the United States' 78th treasury secretary. She's the third member of Biden's Cabinet to...

Biden has signed “Made In America” executive order

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday signed a "Made In America" executive order that forces the federal government to buy more from U.S. manufacturing companiesThe executive order closes loopholes and waivers that allow more foreign products to be purchased by the federal government,...

Biden signs proclamation suspending entry into U.S. for all non-Americans in South Africa, UK, Brazil, Ireland and the Schengen Area

The Biden proclamation, which is meant to protect the United States against the coronavirus affects any non-citizen of the United States who has been to South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil and the Schengen area, 14 days prior to their trip to the...

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What they are saying about Biden’s executive order that lifted transgender military ban

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley to sign an Executive Order that sets the policy to ensure that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve – reversing the...

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We’ll reward work, not wealth, in this country: read Biden’s remarks on strengthening American manufacturing

  3:42 P.M. EST    THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, folks. I’m going to make some brief remarks, sign an executive order, and then take your questions, if that’s okay with you all.    Last week, we...

Moderna’s vaccine effective against new COVID-19 variants, although less protective against South Africa’s strain

Moderna Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, says its COVID-19 vaccine is effective against new virus variants that have been discovered in Britain and South Africa. The company made the announcement in a statement on Monday.Moderna said...

Biden to sign “Made in America” executive order that forces federal government to buy more from U.S. manufacturing companies

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will sign an executive order that will force the federal government to buy more from U.S. manufacturing companiesThe executive order will close loopholes and waivers that allow more foreign products to be purchased by the federal government,...

President Ramaphosa: South Africa will soon receive first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from India

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that South Africa will soon receive its first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from India."Our country will soon receive its first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute in India, which is the world’s largest vaccine producer," he...

Seleka-rebel suspect Mahamat Said Abdel Kani accused of war crimes in Central African Republic now in ICC custody

The surrender by Central African Republic authorities of the first Seleka-rebel suspect to face charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is an important step toward justice for serious crimes committed by the two main warring factions in the country’s civil conflict, Human Rights...

Biden to sign another executive order Monday to strengthen American manufacturing

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will sign another executive order on Monday to strengthen American manufacturing and protect American workers, the White House said on Sunday.The executive order will be signed after President Biden delivers remarks on strengthening American manufacturing.Already, Biden has signed...

Biden to impose South Africa’s travel ban and reimpose ban on UK, Brazil, Ireland and 26 other EU countries to fight new COVID-19 variants

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will impose a travel ban on South Africa, and reimpose a ban on non-U.S. travelers who have been to UK, Brazil, Ireland and 26 other EU countries, to combat the new COVID-19 variants, Reuters first reported on Sunday,...

Biden calls Macron, discusses NATO, COVID-19 and cooperation with U.S. oldest ally

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke on Sunday with President Emmanuel Macron of France to express his desire to strengthen bilateral ties with U.S. oldest ally."President Biden also stressed his commitment to bolstering the transatlantic relationship, including through NATO and the United States’...

Biden signs executive order lifting Trump’s transgender military ban

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday signed an executive order lifting Trump's transgender military ban, the White House said in a statement.It said the order "sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the...

Moderna’s vaccine effective against new COVID-19 variants, although less protective against South Africa’s strain

Moderna Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, says its COVID-19 vaccine is effective against new virus variants that have been discovered in Britain and South Africa. The company made the announcement in a statement on Monday.Moderna said...

Biden to sign “Made in America” executive order that forces federal government to buy more from U.S. manufacturing companies

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will sign an executive order that will force the federal government to buy more from U.S. manufacturing companiesThe executive order will close loopholes and waivers that allow more foreign products to be purchased by the federal government,...

President Ramaphosa: South Africa will soon receive first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from India

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that South Africa will soon receive its first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from India."Our country will soon receive its first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute in India, which is the world’s largest vaccine producer," he...

Seleka-rebel suspect Mahamat Said Abdel Kani accused of war crimes in Central African Republic now in ICC custody

The surrender by Central African Republic authorities of the first Seleka-rebel suspect to face charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is an important step toward justice for serious crimes committed by the two main warring factions in the country’s civil conflict, Human Rights...

Biden to sign another executive order Monday to strengthen American manufacturing

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will sign another executive order on Monday to strengthen American manufacturing and protect American workers, the White House said on Sunday.The executive order will be signed after President Biden delivers remarks on strengthening American manufacturing.Already, Biden has signed...

Biden to impose South Africa’s travel ban and reimpose ban on UK, Brazil, Ireland and 26 other EU countries to fight new COVID-19 variants

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will impose a travel ban on South Africa, and reimpose a ban on non-U.S. travelers who have been to UK, Brazil, Ireland and 26 other EU countries, to combat the new COVID-19 variants, Reuters first reported on Sunday,...
President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will sign an executive order that will force the federal government to buy more from U.S. manufacturing companiesThe executive order will close loopholes and waivers that allow more foreign products to be purchased by the federal government, which spends about $600 billion on contracting per years.Although there are already rules in place governing how tax payers dollars can be spent on foreign...

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