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Fox News pundit Steve HIlton pushed a ridiculous conspiracy theory that Dr. Fauci is behind the coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Hilton appeared on the network's primetime news show with Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday evening. He claimed the coronavirus was created by Dr. Anthony Fauci. The baseless conspiracy theory has become popular in Chinese and Russian dis...
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Africa and the US under the Biden administration: A response to Moeletsi Mbeki

A democratic administration is likely to revert to the US’s default position on global affairs, which doesn’t leave much for Africa to celebrate The post Africa and the US under the Biden administration: A response to Moeletsi Mbeki appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, China, Africa, US, Joe Biden, United States, Diplomacy, Biden, Donald Trump, Influence, Indian Ocean, Us Elections, Openaccess, Global Affairs, Top Six, Multilateralism


Biden’s action to address racial equity welcomed by Southern California groups

A quartet of executive orders signed by President Joe Biden to promote racial equity in the U.S. were welcomed Tuesday, Jan. 26, by Southern California activists, academics and community leaders who see the orders as first steps toward Biden keeping a promise he made at the height of last summer’s protests over racial justice. The new orders, signed on the seventh day of Biden’s presidency, direct the Department of Housing and Urban development to fight housing discrimination; denounce xenophobi...
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A federal judge in Texas just temporarily blocked the Biden administration's deportation moratorium

A US Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols a new section of the border wall in El Paso, Texas. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters A federal judge in Texas halted the Biden administration's deportation moratorium for 14 days. The 100-day moratorium on deportations for certain immigrants was one of the immigration executive orders President Biden signed on day one of his presidency.  The legal challenge in Texas is likely to be the first of many aimed at stopping the Biden administration's i...
Tags: Politics, Texas, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Dhs, Homeland Security, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Paxton, Ken Paxton, US Customs, El Paso Texas, Tipton


Prosecutors can cite previous incidents in case against cop charged with murdering George Floyd, judge rules

A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images A judge ruled that Derek Chauvin's past is relevant in the case over the killing of George Floyd. The former police officer has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors accuse him of using excessive force in previous run-ins with civilians. Visit Business Insider's homep...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Minneapolis, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Star Tribune, Floyd, Cahill, Chauvin, Peter Cahill, Stephanie Keith Getty, Hennepin County District


Ige pushes digital economy in State of the State address, new COVID-19 variant found in state, Health Department discovers 60 unreported coronavirus deaths, vaccine shortage hinders efforts, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige State of the State address, Jan. 25, 2020 Full text of Gov. David Ige's State of the State address can be found here.Gov. David Ige calls for economy to pivot to technology. Gov. David Ige wants Hawaii to develop a more robust digital economy — “a Hawaii 2.0” pivot — that would spread broadband connectivity to rural communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has strangled tourism. Star-Advertiser.Gov. Ige pushes for more investment in digital technology. In his...
Tags: Travel, Congress, White House, China, Hawaii, Marine Corps, Cvs, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Penn, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Hawai, Honolulu


Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "ZOMG Democracy!"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennnock - "ZOMG Democracy!" http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=3126 We're hitting a record for COVID-19 deaths, unemployment is sky-high, another wave of evictions is hitting, the fascists are still running wild, the police are still mass-murdering Black people, but yeah — let's impeach Trump — and find some obtuse, other-worldly reason to blame Russia while we're at it, because what the hell. Cripes, how the hell does that even work? T...
Tags: Comics, New York Post, Putin, Senate, White House, Russia, US, United States, House, Mitt Romney, Secret Service, Al Jazeera, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Rhode


Former Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says people 'don't have to look at a president' to find American values

Ret. US Navy Adm. William McRaven. Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images Retired Adm. William McRaven, a former US Navy SEAL commander and head of US Special Operations Command, had a hopeful message for aspiring public servants. "When the locals see that, they believe in America," McRaven said of public service, in a podcast. "They don't have to look at a president, they don't have to look at Congress, they don't have to look at a Secretary of Defense — they've...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Navy, Osama Bin Laden, Senate, Russia, Defense, US, International, Careers, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, United States


Raytheon fears Biden will cancel $500 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia, report says

Raytheon expects the Biden administration to cancel a $500 million sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia. AP Photo/Elise Amendola Raytheon expects the Biden administration to cancel a $500 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes made the prediction on a Tuesday call with investors, Defense One reported. Critics said the deal would fuel the Saudis' devastating war in Yemen. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Biden administration will cancel a $500 million sal...
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Biden White House to hold first Covid response team press briefing Wednesday January 27

• Regular COVID press briefings to be held 3x a week with Fauci and others "The Biden White House is holding its first Covid response team press briefing tomorrow. @PressSec says they'll be held three times a week. Briefers are Fauci, Nunez-Smith, Slavitt, Walensky and Zients." — Read the rest
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Sen. Patrick Leahy taken to hospital and released hours after being sworn in to preside over impeachment trial

Senator Patrick J. Leahy walking outside after the Senate briefing of the downing of Iranian Airbus A300 by USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf. Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection / Getty Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy checked into a local hospital, his staff reported, after he was not feeling well.  Leahy was checked in for medical evaluation hours after being sworn in on the Senate floor to preside over former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Leahy's spokesperson David Carle i...
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie bestseller list for the sales week ended Jan. 24 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia 6. The Prophets: Rober...
Tags: Books, California, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Ursula K Le Guin, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert, George Saunders


Biden orders Justice Department to end use of private prisons

By Aamer Madhani | Associated Press President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies. In remarks before signing the orders, Biden said the U.S. government needs to change “its whole approach” on the issue of racial equity. He added that the nation is less prosperous and secure because of the scourge of systemic racism. “We must change now,”...
Tags: Politics, News, Prison, Obama, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Susan Rice, Citigroup, Wisconsin, Muslim, Hud, Janet Yellen


Biden vows to vaccinate 300m in the US by end of summer or early fall - as it happened

Senators swear oath to do ‘impartial justice’ in Trump trialSenate votes 55-45 to reject Rand Paul motion to dismissBiden signs orders in White House to advance racial equityBlinken passes Senate confirmation for secretary of state Trump campaign distances itself from new ‘Patriot party’ 12.55am GMT Here’s a recap of the day, from me and Lauren Gambino: 12.42am GMT An expanded no-fly list. New crimes put on the books. Increased use of the death penalty.These are some of the ways that p...
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Several hundred White House officials have been vaccinated for Covid-19

Several hundred White House employees had been vaccinated for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, two Biden administration officials told CNN, with more expected in the coming weeks.
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Full-Page Ad Urges Biden to Embrace a Plan Bringing 2 Million Women Back to the Workforce

More than 2 million women have left the U.S. workforce since the Covid-19 crisis began last spring--far outpacing their male counterparts--as they've faced the daunting, sometimes impossible juggling act of parenting kids, running households and maintaining jobs. It's not a pandemic-related setback--it's a catastrophe. That's the message of a full-page ad running today in The...
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Sen. Patrick Leahy taken to hospital hours after being sworn in to preside over impeachment trial

Senator Patrick J. Leahy walking outside after the Senate briefing of the downing of Iranian Airbus A300 by USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf. Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection / Getty Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy has checked into a local hospital, his staff reported, after he was not feeling well. Leahy was checked in for medical evaluation hours after being sworn in on the Senate floor to preside over former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
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Members of the 116th Congress rail against social-media companies but posted to Twitter and Facebook a record 2.2 million times

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seen here on August 24, 2020, was one of the most followed members of Congress during her freshman term. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Members of the 116th Congress broke records for their social media posts and followers in 2019 and 2020. The Pew Research Center found lawmakers made 2.2 million posts to Twitter and Facebook, far eclipsing past years. Savvy Congress members use social media to meet their constituents without relying on ...
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Biden Made His First Call To Putin After Years Of Trump Coddling Russian Leader

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that President Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss, among other matters, renewing a soon-to-expire nuclear arsenal treaty and the recently reported massive SolarWinds hack. [Author: Zoe Richards]
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Biden Admin Announces Plan To Purchase 200 Mil More COVID Vaccine Doses

The Biden administration is planning on purchasing COVID-19 vaccine doses for 100 million more Americans, White House officials announced on Tuesday. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
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Several hundred White House officials have been vaccinated

Several hundred White House employees had been vaccinated as of Tuesday, two Biden administration officials told CNN, with more expected in the coming weeks.
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Biden kicks off inclusive LGBT agenda

Visitors to the White House website can now choose gender neutral pronouns and titles such as Mx and "they".
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Fox News hires Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow to host show

Details of Fox Business show to be announced laterFox also ‘open’ to hiring ex-press secretary Kayleigh McEnanyFox News has hired Larry Kudlow, a top economic adviser to former president Donald Trump, as a contributor and host of a new weekday show on the Fox Business Network, the company said on Tuesday.The announcement came on the same day that the company denied that the former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had joined the conservative TV channel, after an ethics watchdog report...
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Biden vows to vaccinate 300m in the US by end of summer or early fall - live

Senators swear oath to do ‘impartial justice’ in Trump trialSenate votes 55-45 to reject Rand Paul motion to dismissBiden signs orders in White House to advance racial equityBlinken passes Senate confirmation for secretary of state Trump campaign distances itself from new ‘Patriot party’ 11.23pm GMT Patrick Leahy, the Democratic senator of Vermont who is meant to preside over the impeachment trial, is in hospital, per his spokesperson. “This evening, Senator Leahy was in his Capitol office ...
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The US will purchase 200 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses and pledges to get states 10 million shots per week

President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 21, 2021. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it plans to purchase another 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses each from Pfizer and Moderna. That would bring the total US vaccine supply to 600 million doses — enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans. The administration also pledged to distribute at least 10 million weekly doses to states, tribes, and...
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Biden administration to boost vaccine supply amid shortages

The Biden administration is boosting purchases of coronavirus vaccines to deliver enough to protect 300 million Americans by the end of the summer, as it surges deliveries to states for the next three weeks following complaints of shortages and inconsistent supplies. President Joe Biden was set to announce the surge in deliveries to states Tuesday afternoon, along with the news that the federal government is purchasing an additional 100 million doses each of the two approved coronavirus vaccines...
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Biden vows to have enough vaccines for all Americans by end of summer or early fall - live

The administration plans to buy 200m more doses Senators swear oath to do ‘impartial justice’ in Trump trialSenate votes 55-45 to reject Rand Paul motion to dismissBiden signs orders in White House to advance racial equityBlinken passes Senate confirmation for secretary of state Trump campaign distances itself from new ‘Patriot party’ 10.22pm GMT “When we arrived, the vaccine program was in worse shape than we expected or anticipated,” Biden said. The administration has been sending a simila...
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Folk music matriarch Ellen Harper of Claremont finds there’s ‘Always a Song’

Folk music is meant to bring ordinary people together, and so when Ellen Harper was writing her memoir, she assumed a publicity tour would kick off at her family’s store, the Folk Music Center in Claremont. She could read from her book, take questions, perform a few songs. Instead her tour is being done remotely from the store, including an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross for “Fresh Air.” To pull that off the 73-year-old had to buy a new smartphone that would accommodate the required app. Durin...
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45 Senate Republicans voted to declare Trump's impeachment trial unconstitutional, all but guaranteeing his acquittal

Former President Donald Trump. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images Forty-five Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to declare Trump's impeachment trial unconstitutional. Only five Republican senators voted against the motion. The development all but guarantees Trump's eventual acquittal following the trial. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Forty-five Senate Republicans voted to declare former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial unconstitutional on Tuesday, all but securin...
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Lawmakers Are Worried ISPs Can't Deliver on Their Rural Broadband Promises

Last week, 160 members of Congress sent a letter to the FCC raising concerns about some Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) winners’ ability to provide rural America with the broadband access they promised. The letter did not call out individual internet service providers or organizations by name, but it did call on…Read more...
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