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US Coronavirus: The country hit a record 7-day average of new Covid-19 cases. And the impacts of Thanksgiving will only make things worse, experts warn

“We have not yet seen the full effect of a potential surge upon a surge,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN Friday night. “The travel associated with Thanksgiving, the congregating at family and social gatherings with people indoors, sometimes without masks. So that may peak two to three weeks from now.” And that surge will come …

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‘Extremely regrettable’: Somalis dismayed by US troop withdrawal | Somalia

Officials slam US move to pull back troops from Somalia as a blow to fight against al-Shabab group. Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency has triggered dismay from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming President Joe Biden to reverse the decision. The United …

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U.S. Coast Guard dog foster program a success for guardsmen, pets and their new owners

Three-and-a-half years ago, Rebecca Matthews saw a picture. It was that swipe right kind of love at first sight. NEW ORLEANS — When you see a video of the U.S. Coast Guard, it is usually during a search-and-rescue out on the water or busting drug smugglers. But there’s a different side to those wearing the …

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US imposes visas restrictions on more Chinese citizens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. will impose visa restrictions on Chinese citizens engaged in overseas influence operations. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the restrictions will apply to Chinese Communist Party officials or anyone else taking part in propaganda or influence campaigns linked to the United Front Work Department. The United …

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Trooper-shooting suspect killed in shootout with US marshals

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect in the shooting of state trooper in Massachusetts was killed during a shootout with U.S. marshals in the Bronx early Friday that left two officers wounded. The two marshals suffered non-life threatening injuries in the 5:30 a.m. confrontation. The suspect, 35-year-old Andre Sterling, was wanted for allegedly shooting a …

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Coronavirus live updates: U.S. reports more than 213,000 new infections amid deadliest three-day stretch of pandemic

Momentum builds for bipartisan $908 billion stimulus package as more GOP senators express support By Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis and Seung Min Kim Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke Thursday amid growing momentum for a targeted coronavirus relief deal, illustrating how Congress has snapped into action amid a …

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Democrats Push ‘Abolition Amendment’ To Fully Erase Slavery From U.S. Constitution : NPR

Federal lawmakers introduced an joint resolution that seeks “to prohibit the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as a punishment for a crime” under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. bonniej/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption bonniej/Getty Images Federal lawmakers introduced an joint resolution that seeks “to prohibit the use of slavery and involuntary servitude …

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Lee Cataluna: Trump’s Leaving But Can We Keep His Hawaii US Attorney?

Do we get to keep Kenji Price? Amid all the chaos and misinformation, the divisive and damaging rhetoric and the ugly self-dealing, the polarizing President Donald Trump did us a solid by appointing a serious hotshot to be U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii. Price took over the job in January 2018 — you …

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Covid live updates: U.S. coronavirus cases, hospitalizations set records

Officials outline plans for coronavirus vaccine distribution in Washington region By Rebecca Tan, Erin Cox, Laura Vozzella and Michael Brice-Saddler Officials in the Washington region laid out strategies Wednesday for distributing vaccines, as coronavirus-related hospitalizations and fatalities continued to climb across the area. Maryland and Virginia officials said they expect their first shipments of vaccines …

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US temporarily withdrawing embassy personnel from Baghdad amid tensions with Iran

One US official said the drawdown would take place in the lead-up to the January 3 anniversary of the US’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani due to concerns about retaliation. A source familiar echoed this and said the decision to have a partial, temporary withdrawal was determined at a Tuesday meeting of the National …

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