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Top US officials could be offered the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, but Trump said he will wait to receive it until the 'appropriate time'

The vaccine will be offered to Trump and other officials deemed essential to avoid a government disruption. Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images President Donald Trump and other top US officials could receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, but the president has said he will wait to receive it until the "appropriate time." It is not clear when President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will have access to the shots. The Food and Drug Administration grant...
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Top US officials could be offered the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, but Trump said he'd wait to receive it until the 'appropriate time'

President Donald Trump on Sunday seemed to back away from the idea that top government officials would largely be among those first in line for a coronavirus vaccine. Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday night that he'd wait until the "appropriate time" to receive a coronavirus vaccine. His tweet, in which he also said White House staff members would be vaccinated "somewhat later in the program," came after reports indicated top US government off...
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Bill Gates said the transition between presidential administrations is 'complicating' the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, but 'we'll get through this in a positive way'

Bill Gates is seen in October 2019. Nicolas Liponne/NurPhoto via Getty Bill Gates said that, while the transition of administrations "is complicating" the vaccine distribution process, he believed "we'll get through this in a positive way," he said during a segment of CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. Moncef Slaoui, the head scientist of the federal vaccine initiative Operation W...
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Covid-19: White House officials to receive some of first Pfizer vaccines

Top officials are set to be given some of the first vaccines, which are being rolled out in the US.
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Coronavirus live news: Trump says he is not scheduled to take vaccine as US nears 300,000 deaths

ESwatini prime minister Ambrose Dlamini dies of Covid-19; Trump, Pence and other officials to be offered vaccine starting Monday; Although Trump has had Covid, his getting vaccinated is meant to inspire confidence in vaccine’s safetyHow Covid revealed the truth about our worldFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UKCalifornia’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalisations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.28am ...
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Trump says White House staffers shouldn't be among first to get coronavirus vaccine

President Trump said Sunday that White House staffers should not be among the first in the country to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Russia Breached Update Server Used by 300,000 Organizations, Including the NSA

Sunday Reuters reported that "a sophisticated hacking group" backed by "a foreign government" has stolen information from America's Treasury Department, and also from "a U.S. agency responsible for deciding policy around the internet and telecommunications." The Washington Post has since attributed the breach to "Russian government hackers," and discovered it's "part of a global espionage campaign that stretches back months, according to people familiar with the matter." Officials were scramb...
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White House staffers to receive vaccine ahead of general public

High-ranking White House officials are set to receive some of the first coronavirus vaccines in the United States, according to a White House official and a person familiar.
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Trump Rescinds Plan for White House Staff to Be Quickly Vaccinated

The administration had initially defended a plan to distribute vaccines to its senior members even as the first doses are generally...
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First Shipments Of COVID-19 Vaccine Depart Pfizer Plant In Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Michigan (AP) — The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States pulled out of a Michigan manufacturing facility Sunday, with the shots that are critical to stopping the nation’s coronavirus outbreak beginning in earnest a day later. Shipments of the Pfizer vaccine will set in motion the biggest vaccination effort in American history at a critical juncture of the pandemic that has killed 1.6 million and sickened 71 million worldwide. Initially, ab...
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At Least Four Stabbed After Thousands Swarmed DC During Pro-Trump Rally

Two days before the electoral college is set to make President-elect Joe Biden’s return to the White House official, a rally in Washington D.C. on Saturday featuring thousands of maskless rallygoers who won’t accept that President Trump lost grew increasingly violent, with at least four people stabbed at a gathering point for the Proud Boys. According to the Washington Post, the falsehood-filled spectacle on Saturday began with rallygoers roaming from the Capitol to the Mall and back again. Th...
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‘Untrue Representation’: FDA Chief Denies WH Pressured Him Into Approving Vaccine

FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn on Sunday reiterated his denial that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly pressured him into granting an emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine by the end of Friday, or else he would have to resign. The Washington Post, which was first to report on Meadows’ ultimatum to Hahn in a phone call, also reported that President Trump has fumed about the FDA chief since the vaccine began being distributed in the UK last week. Hours...
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GOPers Won’t Tell Trump To Halt Fizzled Lawsuits Even On Eve Of Electors Sealing Biden’s Win

Some Republicans on Sunday still refused to discourage President Trump from waging more of his fruitless lawsuits challenging election results, despite the Supreme Court’s rejection of Texas attorney general Ken Paxton’s (R) lawsuit suing four swing states that President-elect Joe Biden won and the Electoral College scheduled to make Biden’s victory official on Monday. During an interview that aired Sunday morning on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Trump said he doesn’t plan to stop pursuing his long...
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Coronavirus live news: US nears 300,000 deaths; Trump 'to be offered vaccine' on Monday

ESwatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini dies of Covid-19; Trump, Pence and other officials to be offered vaccine starting Monday; US has suffered 298,923 deaths since start of pandemicHow Covid revealed the truth about our worldFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UKCalifornia’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalisations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.10am GMT Trucks hauling trailers loaded with suitc...
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Huawei reportedly worked with 4 additional companies to build surveillance tools that track people by ethnicity, following recent revelations that it tested a 'Uighur alarm'

Getty Huawei has worked with at least four partner companies to develop surveillance technologies that claim to monitor people by ethnicity, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Last week, The Post reported that Huawei in 2018 had tested a "Uighur alarm" — an AI facial recognition tool that claimed to identify members of the largely Muslim minority group and alert Chinese authorities. Huawei told the The Post that the tool was "simply a test," but according to Saturday's report, Huawei ...
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White House, other top officials to get early vaccine access

Senior U.S. government officials, including some White House officials who work in close proximity to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, will be offered coronavirus vaccines as soon as this week.
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Trump claimed that COVID-19 vaccine would have taken 'five years' to develop if he weren't president

Getty Trump claimed in an interview with Fox News that aired on Sunday that a COVID-19 vaccine wouldn't have been developed for "five years" if he weren't president. Trump has repeatedly praised his administration's Operation Warp Speed, which has a total budget of $18 billion to spend on helping the US develop, purchase, and distribute vaccines, according to Bloomberg.  But Pfizer, which along with BioNTech developed the first COVID-19 vaccine given emergency use authorization by the FDA...
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Sen. Lamar Alexander says that Trump should put 'the country first' and accept Biden's election win

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). Al Drago/POOL/AFP Retiring GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said on "Meet the Press" that President Donald Trump should put "the country first" and congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election win. "The states have counted, certified their votes," he said. "The courts have resolved the disputes. It looks very much like the electors will vote for Joe Biden." Alexander is among the few Republicans in Washington DC who have publicly stated th...
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CNN's Jake Tapper thanks Trump for 'exposing' Republicans who supported Texas' 'un-democratic, un-American, mendacious joke of a lawsuit'

Jake Tapper. CNN/YouTube CNN anchor Jake Tapper didn't mince words on Sunday as he offered a blistering assessment of Texas' "insane," "clownish," and "mendacious joke" of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the election results. Tapper thanked President Donald Trump for "exposing" the Republicans who supported the lawsuit, which was brought by Texas' attorney general and backed by 18 other GOP attorneys general and a majority of the House Republican caucus. "They are, definitionally, people who...
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CNN's Jake Tapper thanks Trump for 'exposing' Republicans who supported Texas' 'undemocratic, un-American, mendacious joke of a lawsuit'

Jake Tapper. CNN/YouTube The CNN anchor Jake Tapper didn't mince words Sunday as he offered a blistering assessment of Texas' lawsuit seeking to overturn the US election. Tapper thanked President Donald Trump for "exposing" which Republicans were willing to back the effort, which Tapper described as an "insane," "clownish," and "mendacious joke" of a lawsuit. "They are, definitionally, people who signed onto a desperate desire to subvert the will of the American people, to disenfranchise v...
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Chris Christie criticizes the Trump campaign's legal approach as 'an absurdity'

Former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's legal team, calling their approach to overturn the election results "an absurdity." "It's an absurd idea to think that any state, or any number of states, no matter how good they are, can challenge another state's right to run the election as they see fit," he said.  In an unsigned order issued on December 11, the Supreme Court...
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LGBTQ candidates made history in 2020, but what's most 'earth-shattering' about their record is its standout diversity

The White House is blanketed in rainbow colors symbolizing LGBT pride in Washington on June 26, 2015. MOLLY RILEY/AFP via Getty Images In the November general election, a number of LGBTQ candidates won races across the US in a phenomenon that's been dubbed the "rainbow wave." Several winners made history, including the first Black gay members of Congress, the first transgender state senator in Delaware, and the first nonbinary state legislator.  Andrew Reynolds, a professor at Princeton Un...
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White House staffers to receive Covid-19 vaccine ahead of general public

High-ranking White House officials are set to receive some of the first coronavirus vaccines in the United States, according to a White House official and a person familiar.
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Coronavirus live news: Trump 'to be offered vaccine on Monday'; London borough to close all schools

White House officials among first in line for jab; Greenwich ‘in a period of exponential growth that demands immediate action’How Covid revealed the truth about our worldFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UKCalifornia’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalizations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.26pm GMT Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who tested positive for Covid-19 four weeks ago, has died ...
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Johnson and EU vow to go 'extra mile' to thrash out Brexit deal

British negotiators stay on in Brussels but PM says two sides still ‘very far apart’ on key issuesBritain and the EU enter the final stretch of the Brexit negotiations with renewed hope of a deal being struck within days after Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agreed to “go the extra mile” and ordered the resumption of talks in Brussels.As the prime minister played down expectations following a telephone conversation with the European commission president, EU embassies in Brussels were brie...
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Violence erupts in Washington D.C. after Trump supporters rally

At least four people were stabbed near Black Lives Matter Plaza, about four blocks from the White House, and there were 33 unrelated arrests.
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White House acknowledges reports of cyber hack on U.S. Treasury by foreign government

The latest revelation comes less than a month after President Donald Trump fired Christopher Krebs, the nation's top cybersecurity official.
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US Treasury Department Breached by 'Hackers Backed By Foreign Government'

Reuters reports that "a sophisticated hacking group" backed by "a foreign government" has stolen information from America's Treasury Department, and also from "a U.S. agency responsible for deciding policy around the internet and telecommunications." There is concern within the U.S. intelligence community that the hackers who targeted the Treasury Department and the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration used a similar tool to break into other governmen...
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COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic U.S. effort

PORTAGE, Michigan — The first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials made their way to distribution sites across the United States on Sunday, as the nation’s pandemic deaths approached the horrifying new milestone of 300,000. The rollout of the Pfizer vaccine, the first to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, ushers in the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — one that health officials hope the American public will embrace, even as some have voiced initial skepticism or...
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Coronavirus live news: London borough to close all schools; Spain 'could achieve herd immunity by summer 2021'

Greenwich ‘in a period of exponential growth that demands immediate action’; Spain’s health minister says vaccine could bring herd immunity by summerHow Covid revealed the truth about our worldFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UKCalifornia’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalizations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.20pm GMT The Dutch government will decide on stricter measures to fight the coronaviru...
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