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    SpaceX rocket explodes on ground after seemingly successful flight

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:29am on March 04, 2021

    Third time’s a charm? Not so for SpaceX, whose unmanned rocket exploded on the ground on Wednesday after carrying out what had seemed to be...

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    Trump second impeachment trial begins

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 12:31am on February 10, 2021

    The US Senate on Tuesday opened the historic second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, who stands accused of inciting insurrection on January 6, when the...

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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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    Fauci receives COVID-19 vaccine in ‘symbol’ for US

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:36am on December 23, 2020

    Anthony Fauci, the United States’ top infectious disease specialist, received his COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday along with other senior officials and six health workers at...

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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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    Ho hoho and ‘good to go’: Fauci gives Santa virus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:50am on December 20, 2020

    Santa Claus can safely deliver gifts to good girls and boys on Christmas, after a special visitor went all the way to the North Pole...

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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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    US Muslims press OIC on China

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:54am on December 18, 2020

    The United States Muslim groups pleaded on Thursday for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to speak out on China’s mass incarceration of Uighurs, accusing the...

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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...