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Lloyd Austin Confirmed as Defense Secretary

3 minutes ago   |   NY Times   |   7 articles

In a 93-2 vote, Senators helped President Biden fill a critical national security positionand elevated the first Black Pentagon chief.
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Kremlin Welcomes Biden's Offer to Extend Nuclear Treaty

5 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The response from Moscow suggests that Russia will engage in talks to continue a disarmament pact, despite the new U.S. administration's pledge to take a harder line on other...
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Austin confirmed as first Black defense secretary

Austin confirmed as first Black defense secretary

11 minutes ago   |   Politico   |   7 articles

The Senate on Friday confirmed Lloyd Austin to be the new Defense secretary, making the retired Army general the first Black person to run the Pentagon. Austin's nomination was...
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Twitter suspends Iran's supreme leader over a threatening post of Trump golfing as an ominous aircraft flies overhead with the words 'revenge is inevitable'

Twitter suspends Iran's supreme leader over a threatening post of Trump golfing as an ominous aircraft flies overhead with the words 'revenge is inevitable'

39 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement Twitter suspended the account of Iran's supreme leader after he threatened former President Donald Trump over the killing of a top Iranian military...
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Congress poised for quick confirmation of Lloyd Austin, Biden's defense secretary pick

1 hour ago   |   ABC

The action on Austin's nomination comes despite bipartisan concerns about preserving civilian control of the military.
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Israeli missiles strike targets in Syria's Hama province: SANA

8 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Syria claims Israeli jets carried out attacks in central province, adding its military shot down most of the missiles.
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Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

10 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress has easily passed legislation required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden's secretary of defense...
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Congress Grants Waiver to Austin to Serve as Defense Secretary

16 hours ago   |   NY Times

The action paved the way for a historic vote on Friday that will make Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, the first Black American to lead the Pentagon.
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Congress Approves Waiver for Austin to Be Defense Secretary

17 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

Congress approved the waiver needed for Lloyd Austin to serve as President Joe Biden's defense secretary, a key step toward making the retired Army general the first Black...
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Nearly One In Five Defendants In Capitol Riot Cases Served In The Military

Nearly One In Five Defendants In Capitol Riot Cases Served In The Military

20 hours ago   |   NPR

Amid rising concern over domestic extremism, an NPR analysis found military veterans were overrepresented in those charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, when compared to...
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NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

Most of the invitees work in the central Florida area, though all of the NFL's 32 clubs will pick health care workers from their communities to receive free tickets to the... Read more ...

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell on Thursday proposed delaying the trial until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. Read more ...

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at...

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at banishment to parking garage

The change comes after thousands of National Guardsmen were moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the U.S. Capitol Complex. Read more ...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College... Read more ...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257 official weigh-ins

Watch live as the fighters take to the scale on "UFC Fight Island" as Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker take the scale ahead of their huge... Read more ...

Elon Musk says he'll award $100M to the best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk says he'll award $100M to the best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk has $100 million burning a hole in his pocket. The Tesla CEO, who earlier this month became the world's richest person, said he will award a massive prize to whoever... Read more ...

Alex Ovechkin's wife mocks NHL over COVID-19 ‘hotel' policies

Alex Ovechkin's wife mocks NHL over COVID-19 ‘hotel' policies

The NHL made an example of the Washington Capitals this week when they fined the organization $100,000 and placed four players, including captain Alex Ovechkin, on the COVID-19... Read more ...

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days. Read more ...

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has announced his retirement, the team said Friday morning. Read more ...

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday details of the plan to vaccinate thousands of eligible staff and educators under... Read more ...