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    Biden nominates Miguel Cardona as US education secretary

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:44am on December 23, 2020

    US president-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Miguel Cardona to be his education secretary, marking a new record for the potential number of Latinos in...

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    Trump rejects COVID relief bill, calling it ‘a disgrace’

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:29am on December 23, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected a massive COVID economic relief package passed by Congress, branding it ‘a disgrace’ in an act of political brinkmanship...

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    US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:54am on December 22, 2020

    US lawmakers were set on Monday to back legislation granting Sudan legal immunity for past attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum...

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    Trump says cyber-attack ‘under control,’ plays down Russian role

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:18am on December 20, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Saturday downplayed a massive cyber-attack on US government agencies, declaring it ‘under control’ and undercutting the assessment by his own administration...

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    Overdose deaths in US rise during COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:50am on December 18, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled a rise in fatal drug overdoses in the United States, officials said on Thursday, stressing that essential medical services had...

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    US health worker allergic reaction to Pfizer vaccine

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:49am on December 17, 2020

    A health worker in Alaska suffered a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer-BioNTech’sCOVID-19 vaccine and is now hospitalised but stable, a report said on Wednesday....

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    Trump announces departure of attorney general Bill Barr

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 11:00am on December 15, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Monday announced that attorney general Bill Barr, who angered him by contradicting his claims of having been the victim of mass...

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    Biden taps Susan Rice for domestic policy role

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:47am on December 11, 2020

    US president-elect Joe Biden announced several administration picks Thursday, including Obama-era officials such as former national security advisor Susan Rice as White House domestic policy...

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    Biden picks first Black Pentagon chief

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:48am on December 08, 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Lloyd Austin, who led US troops into Baghdad in 2003 and rose to head the US Central Command, as the...

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    Giuliani latest COVID-19 case in Trump inner circle

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 11:30am on December 07, 2020

    Donald Trump said on Sunday that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani had tested positive for COVID-19, the latest member of the president’s inner circle —...