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  • Poll Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus
    Poll_workers_test_positive_for_coronavirus 2020-11-16 17:26:15 UTC
    Despite painstaking efforts to keep election sites safe, some poll workers who came in contact with voters on Election Day have tested positive for the coronavirus, including more than two dozen in Missouri and cases in New York, Iowa, Indiana and Virginia.The infections cannot be tied definitive...

  • Biden to Move Ahead with Vaccine Makers Despite Delayed Handoff
    Biden_to_move_ahead_with_vaccine_makers_despite_delayed_handoff 2020-11-16 17:26:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. That delayed handoff is especially problematic during a public health...

  • U.S. Democracy on Trial
    U.s._democracy_on_trial_ 2020-11-16 17:23:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.”President Donald Trump, who has professed admiration for, if not deep...

  • Key Role for Black Policy Leaders on Biden's Transition Team
    Key_role_for_black_policy_leaders_on_biden's_transition_team-_biden_harris 2020-11-13 02:24:25 UTC
    DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review teams in history. Of the 500-plus team members announced this week, more than half are women, and Black men and women are leading more than one-...

  • U.S. gears up for Biggest Vaccination Effort in its History
    Us_gears_up_for_biggest_vaccination_effort_in_its_history 2020-11-13 02:02:30 UTC
    With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — a monumental undertaking that must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who’s first in line and ensure that people who get the ini...

  • Democrats Urge GOP to 'Accept Reality'
    Democrats_urge_gop_to_'accept_reality'_ 2020-11-13 02:04:52 UTC
    Washington (dpa) - Top Democrats in the US Congress on Thursday called on Republicans to accept President Donald Trump's election defeat and to focus instead on addressing the surging coronavirus pandemic. "They're engaged in an absurd circus right now, refusing to accept reality," Speaker of...

  • Joe Biden Wins Major Victory in U.S. Election
    Joe_biden_wins_major_victory_in_us_elections 2020-11-07 17:19:42 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.</p><p>His victory came after more tha...

  • Reports: Vladimir Putin Has Parkinson's Disease, May Stand Down
    Reports-_vladimir_putin_has_parkinson's_disease__may_stand_down 2020-11-06 19:31:04 UTC
    <p>The Kremlin has denied reports that Russian President <a data-sys="1" href="https://www.newsweek.com/topic/vladimir-putin">Vladimir Putin</a> is planning to step down due to health problems, the Russian state-owned TASS news agency reports.</p><p>Putin&#39;s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said ...

  • Coronavirus: Trump Admitted to Hospital
    Gop-_trump_may_drop_out_of_us_presidential_race 2020-10-02 21:36:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday. Trump was to depart the White House by helicopter late Friday for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a White House official said. The off...

  • Biden and his wife test negative for coronavirus
    Biden_and_his_wife_test_negative_for_coronavirus 2020-10-02 21:35:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for the coronavirus (all times EDT): 12:30 p.m. Joe Biden has tested negative for the coronavirus, his primary care doctor confirmed on Friday. The Democratic presidential nominee and his...

  • Trump Tests Positive For COVID-19
    Trump_tests_positive_for_covid-19 2020-10-02 05:24:17 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday.</p><p>Trump&rsquo;s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus afte...

  • The First Presidential Debate: A Pitiful and Tragic Advertisement for U.S. Dysfunction
    The_first_presidential_debate-_a_pitiful_and_tragic_advertisement_for_u.s._dysfunction 2020-09-30 21:43:24 UTC
    <p>GENEVA (AP) &mdash; &ldquo;Chaos, interruptions, personal attacks and insults,&rdquo; one Chinese newspaper editor said of the U.S. presidential debate. An Australian counterpart said the debate was &ldquo;swamped&rdquo; by the &ldquo;rancor engulfing America.&rdquo; Denmark&rsquo;s prime mini...

  • Trump and Ivanka Could Face Jail Time for Tax Fraud
    Trump_and_ivanka_could_face_jail_time_for_tax_fraud 2020-09-29 21:52:04 UTC
    <p>Both President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are liable to face jail time due to tax fraud should the president lose his reelection bid in November, a former Watergate prosecutor told <em>CNN</em> on Tuesday.</p><p>Nick Akerman, who investigated former President Richard Nixon&#39;s tax ...

  • The New York Times Obtained Trump’s Tax Information
    The_new_york_times_obtained_trump%e2%80%99s_tax_information 2020-09-27 23:13:21 UTC
    <p>President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.</p><p>Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make ...

  • How Cosmetics Industry Is Profiting Off Racism
    How_cosmetics_industry_is_profiting_off_racism 2020-09-25 03:11:28 UTC
    The Black Lives Matter movement has launched a new debate about racism. People from the US to Africa and Asia face discrimination based on their skin colour - benefiting the cosmetics industry. Nairobi/New Delhi (dpa) – Throughout her working life, Yvonne Okwara, a TV presenter, was always tol...

  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
    Palm_oil-_you_are_%e2%80%9cconsuming_our_sweat_and_blood%e2%80%9d 2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...

  • Trump Apparently Plans to Sabotage U.S. Election
    Trump_apparently_plans_to_sabotage_the_u.s._election 2020-08-13 19:56:52 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pan...

  • New Poll: Majority of Scots Want Independence From UK
    New_poll-_majority_of_scots_wants_independence_from_uk 2020-08-13 07:05:31 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - A majority of Scots support independence from the United Kingdom, a YouGov poll found on Wednesday, with support for nationalists bolstered by a much more positive view of how they have responded to COVID-19 compared with London. The poll for the Times newspaper found that 5...

  • A Strong Kamala Harris Delivers Powerful Speech as VP Candidate
    A_strong_kamala_harris_delivers_powerful_speech_as_vp_candidate 2020-08-12 22:30:42 UTC
    <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Democrat Kamala Harris made her campaign-trail debut as Joe Biden&rsquo;s vice presidential running mate on Wednesday, criticizing Republican Donald Trump for mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic and making an urgent argument for a Biden administration.&nbsp;</p><p...

  • Obama on Harris as VP: Now Let's Go Win This Thing
    Obama_on_harris_as_vp--_now_let's_go_win_this_thing 2020-08-12 22:30:32 UTC
    Former President Barack Obama has led congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris on her selection by Joe Biden as his running mate. Mr Obama released a statement lauding Senator Harris’ career and inspirational life story. He called her an ideal partner for Mr Biden and said that his former vice...

  • Kamala Harris Makes History as the First Black Woman on a Major Presidential Ticket
    Kamala_harris_makes_history_as_the_first_black_woman_on_a_major_presidential_ticket 2020-08-12 22:30:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Months after her presidential campaign collapsed amid questions over her political identity, Kamala Harris suddenly and forcefully found her voice – and at a fortuitous time. Harris, a 55-year-old U.S. senator from California, was chosen by Democratic presidential candid...

  • Biden Chooses Kamala Harris as Running Mate
    Biden_chooses_kamala_harris_as_running_mate 2020-08-12 22:30:07 UTC
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald T...

  • Collapse of Stimulus Talks: A Last-Ditch Effort by Democrats Ended in Disappointment
    Collapse_of_stimulus_talks-_a_last-ditch_effort_by_democrats_ended_in_disappointment 2020-08-07 22:06:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefi...

  • Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump's Team: I Don't Think They Know What They're Talking About
    Pelosi_slams_trump's_team-_i_don't_think_they_know_what_they're_talking_about_ 2020-08-12 22:26:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump huddled at the White House Thursday with the Senate’s top Republican, searching for a way forward on vital COVID-19 rescue money, while Trump’s top bargainers returned to Capitol Hill amid increasing concern that negotiations with Democrats might collapse....

  • Pelosi Has "No Confidence in WH Coronavirus Task Force"
    Pelosi_has_%22no_confidence_in_white_house_coronavirus_task_force%22 2020-08-12 22:24:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump. “I think the president has been spreading disin...