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Biden’s Administration Expected to Lift Transgender Ban in Military Monday_Ada Nkong

President Joe Biden is expected to repeal former President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military as early as Monday, according to a source familiar with the plans. The policy, which has been roundly derided by LGBTQ activists as cruel and irrational, was first announced by Trump in July 2017 via Twitter.… Continue reading Biden’s Administration Expected to Lift Transgender Ban in Military Monday_Ada Nkong

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Coronavirus: US Tops 25 Million Cases

More than 25 million cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed across the United States. Experts say the true number is likely to be higher. More than 417,500 in the US have died with the virus. The daily number of deaths has exceeded 4,000 in recent weeks - including on Wednesday when Joe Biden was… Continue reading Coronavirus: US Tops 25 Million Cases

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Larry King Dies at 87_Ada Nkong

Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87. King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000… Continue reading Larry King Dies at 87_Ada Nkong

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Lloyd Austin Confirmed First Black Chief of Pentagon by US Senate _Ada Nkong

The US Senate confirmed retired general Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense Friday, the second cabinet nominee of new President Joe Biden to gain approval and the first African American to lead the Pentagon. Austin sailed through with overwhelming support from both Biden’s Democrats and opposition Republicans, who voted 93-2 in his favor. The retired… Continue reading Lloyd Austin Confirmed First Black Chief of Pentagon by US Senate _Ada Nkong

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Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley_Femi Ehiabhi

Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Thousands had gathered that day as Congress voted to formally certify President Joe… Continue reading Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley_Femi Ehiabhi

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University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job_Femi Ehiabhi

The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job -- on Twitter. Morgan State University President David Wilson joined the many people lauding Gorman, 22, Wednesday after her recital of “The Hill We Climb,” a… Continue reading University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job_Femi Ehiabhi

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Inside Joe Biden’s Redecorated Oval Office _Ada Nkong

(CNN)The press got its first glimpse of President Joe Biden's Oval Office on Wednesday, showing how in a matter of hours the office has visibly transformed in both dramatic and subtle ways to reflect the taste and politics of the officeholder.Most keep an eye on what's happening inside the office -- what agreements are made,… Continue reading Inside Joe Biden’s Redecorated Oval Office _Ada Nkong

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Full Text President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech _Ada Nkong

Chief Justice Roberts,President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice-President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America's day. This is democracy's day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested a new and America has risen to the challenge.… Continue reading Full Text President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech _Ada Nkong

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Trump Departs Whitehouse as President for Last Time_Ada Nkong

President Trump departed the White House for the final time as president -- leaving embattled, twice-impeached and with his lowest approval rating in his four years in office. Trump, in a black suit with a white dress shirt and trademark red tie, alongside outgoing first lady Melania Trump, in a black dress and coat, walked… Continue reading Trump Departs Whitehouse as President for Last Time_Ada Nkong