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U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 400,000 as Biden prepares to take office

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The U.S. has hit a grim milestone on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration: 400,000 deaths from Covid-19, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University.
The staggering toll comes amid a struggling national vaccination effort that has resulted in just 12.3 million shots administered - well below the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. Biden, meanwhile, has set an ambitious target of 100 million shots by the end of his first 100 days in office.
"This will be one of the most challenging operational efforts we've...
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BIden-Harris inauguration: Schedule of events

BIden-Harris inauguration: Schedule of events

1 month ago   |   By Post Gazette


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Biden and Harris to attend COVID memorial on eve of inauguration as U.S. death toll nears 400K

Biden and Harris to attend COVID memorial on eve of inauguration as U.S. death toll nears 400K

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

The incoming president and vice president will speak at a memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial hours before taking their oaths of office.
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Trump's Baseless 2020 Conspiracies Complicate Ohio Effort To Buy Voting Machines

Trump's Baseless 2020 Conspiracies Complicate Ohio Effort To Buy Voting Machines

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Senate confirms Rouse as top economic adviser to Biden

Senate confirms Rouse as top economic adviser to Biden

The Senate confirmed Cecilia Rouse on Tuesday to become chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, making her the first Black person to serve in that role in the... Read more ...

Biden Says U.S. Will Have Enough Vaccine Supply For All Adults By End Of May

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Tanden withdraws as Biden's budget chief pick

Tanden withdraws as Biden's budget chief pick

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Some Senate Democrats eye changes to unemployment benefits and direct...

Some Senate Democrats eye changes to unemployment benefits and direct payments in the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan

Summary List Placement Senate Democrats are up against a narrow timeline to approve a $1.9 trillion stimulus package and get it to President Joe Biden's desk. But some... Read more ...

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News

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FBI Director Wray says he was 'appalled' by the violent siege at the Capitol

FBI Director Wray says he was 'appalled' by the violent siege at the Capitol

FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday that the bureau considers the violent siege at the Capitol “domestic terrorism” and is deploying intensive resources in every... Read more ...

CDC's draft guidelines for vaccinated Americans call for small steps toward...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to release guidance this week on safe activities for people who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine amid... Read more ...

Vernon Jordan, activist and former Clinton advisor, dies at 85

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ATLANTA - Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and... Read more ...

Biden administration sanctions Russia over Navalny poisoning and arrest

Biden administration sanctions Russia over Navalny poisoning and arrest

The Biden administration will announce new penalties on Russia in response to the poisoning and jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, senior administration... Read more ...