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  • Georgia Runoff: Black Voters Carry Democrats to Victory
    Georgia_runoff-_black_voters_carry_democrats_to_victory 2021-01-06 08:34:16 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King ...

  • Georgia US Senate Runoffs: Democrats Are Clear Favorites
    Georgia_us_senate_runoffs-_democrats_are_clear_favorites_in_both_races 2021-01-06 08:34:04 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two...

  • European Union Governments Approve Brexit Trade Deal
    European_union_governments_approve_brexit_trade_deal 2020-12-30 19:21:45 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments approved on Tuesday a trade deal regulating relations between the 27-nation bloc and Britain, paving the way for its provisional application from Jan 1, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. The deal, which preserves Britain’s zero-tariff and ...

  • Studies: Vitamin D, Zinc, Quercetin Could Prevent and Treat COVID-19
    Studies-_vitamin_d__zinc__quercetin_could_prevent_and_treat_covid-19 2020-12-28 19:25:25 UTC
    Should you have your vitamin D levels checked? Is taking a supplement enough to protect yourself, or at least to lower your chance of getting COVID-19? Studies reveals nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels. Based on studies, it’s reasonab...

  • Deal Reached on EU-UK Trade Relationship
    Deal_reached_on_eu-uk_trade_relationship 2020-12-26 20:54:26 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a tentative free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos on New Year’s and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil. The deal, reached after nine tough months o...

  • Joe Biden Clinches Electoral College Victory with 306 Votes
    Joe_biden_wins_major_victory_in_us_elections 2020-12-15 00:13:30 UTC
    LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - State by state, the U.S. Electoral College convened on Monday to formally confirm Democrat Joe Biden’s victory as the next U.S. president and effectively end President Donald Trump’s long-shot attempt to overturn the election results. Members of the Electoral College...

  • GOP's Long March to Fascism Reaches Tipping Point
    Gop_long_march_to_fascism_reaches_a_tipping_point 2020-12-12 00:45:28 UTC
    HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory has quickly become a conservative litmus test, as 126 members of Congress and multiple state attorneys general signed onto the case even as some have predicted it will fail. The las...

  • EU Wants to Be a leader in Fight Against Global Warming
    Eu_wants_to_be_a_leader_in_fight_against_global_warming 2020-12-12 20:22:17 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade compared with 1990 levels, avoiding a hugely embarrassing deadlock ahead of a U.N. climate meeting this weekend. Following night-long dis...

  • Irish PM Says Chances of a Brexit- Deal at 50-50
    Irish_pm_says_chances_of_a_brexit-_deal_at_50-50 2020-12-07 16:04:37 UTC
    BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - British and European Union negotiators made a last-ditch effort on Monday to bridge stubborn differences standing in the way of a post-Brexit trade deal, but they had at best 48 hours left to avoid a disorderly parting of ways at the end of this month. “EU-UK negoti...

  • Rudy Giuliani, 76, Gets COVID-19
    Rudy_giuliani__76__gets_covid-19 2020-12-07 02:19:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 76-year-old former New York mayor has traveled extensively to battleground states in recent days and weeks in an effort to help Trump subvert his election loss....

  • $500M Aid for Small Businesses
    _500m_aid_for_small_businesses 2020-12-06 00:07:12 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will provide temporary tax relief and $500 million in aid to small businesses struggling because of coronavirus outbreak restrictions, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday. The tax measures include a three-month automatic extension of the income tax payment d...

  • US Lawmakers Close to A Coronavirus Stimulus Deal
    Us_lawmakers_close_to_a_coronavirus_stimulus_deal 2020-12-04 19:51:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday, teeing up expectations for a successful burst of legislative action to reverse months of frustratio...

  • Study: U.S. Students Falling Behind in Math During Pandemic
    Study-_u.s._students_falling_behind_in_math_during_pandemic 2020-12-04 02:45:15 UTC
    A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic’s effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday. Overall, N...

  • Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
    Moderna_pushes_us_eu_regulators_to_allow_emergency_use_of_covid-19_vaccine 2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC
    Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates m...

  • Iran Says Israel Killed Scientist with Remote-Controlled Machine Gun
    Iran_says_israel_killed_scientist_with_remote-controlled_machine_gun 2020-11-30 16:15:52 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, ma...

  • Palestinian President, Jordan's King Set High Hopes that Biden Revives Peace Talks
    President_abbas__jordan's_king_set_high_hopes_that_biden_revives_peace_talks 2020-12-01 00:28:01 UTC
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said. In a palace statement ...

  • Hungarian Official: “Europe is George Soros’ Gas Chamber”
    Hungarian_official-_%e2%80%9ceurope_is_george_soros%e2%80%99_gas_chamber%e2%80%9d 2020-11-29 17:42:08 UTC
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian ministerial commissioner has come under fire for an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, a staunch critic of Hungary’s government, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. “Europe is George Soros’ gas chamber,” Szilard Dem...

  • Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
    Britain_set_to_deliver_covid-19_vaccine_next_week 2020-11-28 18:23:42 UTC
    (Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place fr...

  • Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights
    Trump%e2%80%99s_impeachment_trial_could_begin_on_january_20_-_biden 2020-11-28 18:24:10 UTC
    As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama. Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on the...

  • Von der Leyen: EU Is Ready For a No-Deal Brexit If Necessary
    Von_der_leyen-_eu_is_ready_for_a_no-deal_brexit_if_necessary 2020-11-28 00:44:04 UTC
    BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain said on Friday there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator prepared to travel to London in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis. With just fiv...

  • Pennsylvania: US Appeals Court Denies Trump's Election Challenge
    Pennsylvania-_us_appeals_court_denies_trump's_election_challenge 2020-11-28 00:45:24 UTC
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite ...

  • Iranian Scientist Murdered In Tehran
    Iranian_scientist_murdered_in_tehran 2020-11-27 20:31:53 UTC
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic’s disbanded military nuclear program was killed Friday in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran, authorities said. Iran’s foreign minister alleged the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh b...

  • Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees
    Biden_pushes_past_trump_era_with_nominees 2020-11-25 04:36:18 UTC
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most...

  • 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...

  • 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...