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Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green card applicants

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked an executive action by his predecessor banning legal immigration for family members of U.S. citizens and residents,...
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Laws Still Restrict Women’s Economic Opportunities Despite Progress – Study

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Economic and social impact of COVID-19 pandemic reinforcing gender inequalities Countries are inching toward greater gender equality, but women around the world continue to...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

New York City starts reopening venues as Covid-19 rates decline

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dpa-AFX/GNA - As New York's hospitalization and Covid-19 infection rates continue to decline, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that several industries in the state can...
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NASA reveals video and audio recordings from Perseverance rover on Mars

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NASA revealed on Monday a first-of-its-kind footage of its Perseverance rover while landing on Mars, and the first audio of Martian wind recorded by...
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United States Supreme Court clears way for prosecutors to access Trump’s financial records

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against former President Donald Trump's effort to shield his financial records from prosecutors in New York, clearing the way...
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Two-thirds of poorer countries cut education budgets due to COVID-19

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Despite additional funding needs, two-thirds of low- and lower-middle-income countries have cut their public education budgets since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
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FDA warns 10 companies for illegally selling dietary supplements

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dpa-AFX - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warning letters to ten companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim...
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Makhtar Diop Appointed IFC Managing Director and Executive Vice President

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World Bank Group President David Malpass today announced the appointment of Makhtar Diop as Managing Director and Executive Vice President to head the International...
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Democratic lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

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dpa/GNA - A Democratic lawmaker in the US House of Representatives filed a lawsuit against former president Donald Trump, as well as the...
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US sanctions military officers responsible for coup in Myanmar

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dpa/GNA - The US Treasury Department announced that it has sanctioned individuals and entities from Myanmar, responsible for the military coup that...
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1898 to 2021: From Wilmington to Washington and the Role of Racism in Right-wing...

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Impeachment trial in the Senate harkens back to the successful efforts to overturn Reconstruction At the time of this writing the Senate impeachment trial was...
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Trump hires new defence team ahead of impeachment trial

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dpa/GNA - Former US president Donald Trump has hired a new defence team shortly before his second impeachment trial is due to start. The...
US President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 July 30 2020. EPA/YURI GRIPAS / POOL

Lawyers jump ship shortly before Trump impeachment trial

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dpa/GNA - Former US president Donald Trump's defence team has abandoned him with a little more than a week to go until his...
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Xiaomi sues US government for inclusion on blacklist

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dpa/GNA - The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has taken legal action in the United States to overturn sanctions imposed during the final days...
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Capitol Police chief acknowledges failure to protect against riot

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tca/dpa/GNA — Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda D. Pittman on Tuesday apologized to Congress and acknowledged her department’s failure to adequately act on...
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Biden orders Justice Department to stop renewing private prison contracts

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tca/dpa/GNA — US President Joe Biden in one of his first steps to address racial inequality has directed the Justice Department not to...
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Biden signs executive actions to promote racial equity in the United States

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dpa/GNA - US President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a set of executive actions aimed at promoting racial equity in the United States. Speaking...
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Majority of Senate Republicans vote against Trump impeachment trial

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dpa/GNA - The overwhelming majority of Republicans in the US Senate voted to halt the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, in...
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Global coronavirus cases top 100 million

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dpa/GNA - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has exceeded 100 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. This...
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Microsoft’s strong quarter boosted by cloud and Xbox sales

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dpa/GNA - Microsoft significantly exceeded expectations in the last quarter thanks to a strong performance from its cloud business and a boost from...
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US total coronavirus caseload nears 25 million

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dpa/GNA - Almost 25 million people have contracted the novel coronavirus in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic about...
US President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 July 30 2020. EPA/YURI GRIPAS / POOL

Senate delays Trump impeachment trial to week of February 8

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dpa/GNA - US Senate leaders have agreed to delay the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump to the week of February 8. Senate...
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Biden speaks to Trudeau in first presidential call to foreign leader

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dpa/GNA - Joe Biden spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday in the US president's first call to a foreign leader since...
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US Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as first black secretary of defense

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dpa/GNA - The US Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the US Defense Department by a wide margin on Friday. Senators voted 93-2...
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McConnell faces growing conservative heat on impeachment

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dpa/tca/GNA — A myriad of conservative voices are warning Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell against doing anything to facilitate a conviction of former...
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United States to seek 5-year extension of nuclear arms treaty with Russia

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dpa/GNA - The United States will seek a five-year extension of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia, White House Press...
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Inauguration quotes by US presidents through the ages

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dpa/GNA - Many of the famous quotes associated with US presidents come from their inaugural addresses. The following quotes are some of the most...
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Democrats planning budget blitzkrieg to pass Biden agenda

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dpa/tca/GNA — House and Senate Democrats are prepping an audacious and fast-moving game plan to pass President Joe Biden’s 1.9-trillion-dollar Covid-19 rescue package...
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Biden to discuss Iran nuclear with foreign allies – White House

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dpa/GNA - US President Joe Biden will address Iran, and restricting Tehran's nuclear programme, in early talks with foreign allies, White House spokesperson...
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On first day Biden issues raft of orders undoing key Trump policies

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dpa/GNA - US President Joe Biden used his first day in office to issue a raft of executive orders undoing some of former President...