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Trump pardons 73 people, including Steve Bannon, on last day

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73 people, including his former aide Steve Bannon and other allies, just hours before he was due to leave office. “President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals,” the White House said in a statement. The president and his children were not on ...

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Biden, Kamala’s inauguration Wednesday

The United State of America will soon have a new President and Vice President. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the USA, while Indian-origin politician Kamala Harris will take oath as the 49th Vice President of the country. Kamala will become the first woman Vice President of the USA, report agencies. The Inauguration Day 2021 ...

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Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

President-elect Joe Biden  plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. The legislation puts Biden on track to deliver on a major campaign promise ...

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Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across US

Law enforcement officers far outnumbered protesters at state capitol grounds on Sunday, as few Trump supporters who believe the president’s false claim that he won the 2020 election turned out for what authorities feared could be violent demonstrations. More than a dozen states activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an FBI warning of armed demonstrations, ...

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Biden plans ‘roughly a dozen’ day one executive actions

US President-elect Joe Biden will cap a busy day of inauguration pageantry by using the powers of his new office to push policy changes on housing, student loans, climate change and immigration, a top aide said on Saturday. Biden, who campaigned on a raft of promises to undo President Donald Trump’s legacy even before the novel coronavirus pandemic walloped the ...

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At least 48 killed, 97 injured in militia attack in Sudan’s West Darfur State

At least 48 people were killed and 97 others injured in an attack by armed militias in El Geneina, the capital of Sudan’s West Darfur State, official SUNA news agency reported on Sunday. “The bloody events are still continuing in El Geneina city starting from Saturday morning, which left around 48 people dead and 97 injured according to our statistics,” ...

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Trump takes final swipes at China’s big companies Xiaomi

US President Donald Trump has taken a final swipe at China and its biggest companies, imposing more sanctions and investment bans in his last days of office. Nine Chinese firms have been added to the Pentagon’s blacklist of alleged ties to the Chinese military, including phone maker Xiaomi. Trump has ramped up action against a host of companies he believes ...

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Biden unveils $1.9 tn economic plan as US recovery buckles

President-elect Joe Biden will propose injecting $1.9 trillion into the US economy when he takes office next week, as evidence mounts that the recovery from the sharp downturn caused by Covid-19 is flagging. With his fellow Democrats narrowly controlling both houses of Congress, Biden has a shot at passing what would be the United States’ third massive pandemic aid package. ...

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At least 35 killed and hundreds injured as quake hits Indonesia

aA 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the northwestern coast of Sulawesi island in Indonesia early Friday, killing at least 35 people, destroying houses, flattening a hospital and setting off landslides, disaster officials said. Rescuers were searching for people trapped in the rubble. More than 600 people were reported to have been injured in the quake, which struck inland between the coastal cities ...

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress. “Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States,” Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ...

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