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$3 Billion Pledged In New Funding During Virtual Global Covid Summit
The United States crossed a grim milestone as the summit began, with the White House announcing that more than one million Americans have now died due to Covid
Biden Eyes New Ways To Bar China From Scooping Up US Data
The draft order reflects an effort by the administration to respond more aggressively to national security threats allegedly posed by Chinese companies that acquire reams of U.S. personal data.
New York Times wins 3 Pulitzer Prizes; Reuters wins for feature photography
The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes and was named as a finalist five more times on Monday, while its rival the Washington Post took the public service award and Reuters claimed the prize for feature photography.
Inflation, not abortion, is the likely key issue in US midterms
Some women voters in Phoenix suburbs say they are more concerned about the cost of living than abortion rights.
Karine Jean-Pierre makes US history as new White House press secretary
Karine Jean-Pierre has made history after being chosen by President Joe Biden to become his new White House press secretary, becoming the first black and openly gay person to hold the role.
US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Tests Positive For COVID-19
Blinken tests positive: "The Secretary is fully vaccinated and boosted against the virus and is experiencing only mild symptoms," the department said in a statement.
US makes biggest interest rate rise in 22 years
The US central bank has announced its biggest interest rate increase in more than two decades as it toughens its fight against fast rising prices.
Pelosi makes unannounced trip to meet with Zelensky in Kyiv
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an unannounced trip to the Ukrainian capital on Saturday, becoming the most senior United States official to meet with President Volodymr Zelensky since the war broke out more than two months ago.
President Biden complete remarks at 2022 White House Correspondents' Dinner
Joe Biden, at his best. Worth watching.
DeSantis calls Biden's 'Disinformation' board a 'Ministry of Truth'
'You cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country. We're not going to let Biden get away with this one. So we will be fighting back,' the Republican said on Friday at a news conference.
Greta Thunberg doesn’t want you to talk about her anymore
The Swedish activist has a new message: Don’t just listen to the science, listen to the most vulnerable.
Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid
Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking official in the Biden Administration to test positive for the virus
Piers Morgan: Joe Biden is in big trouble
Piers Morgan weighs in President Biden's poll numbers and Elon Musk's Twitter takeover bid on 'Fox & Friends.' Fox Nation subscribers can now stream 'Piers Morgan Uncensored' on Fox Nation starting today.
White House Expresses Concerns After Elon Musk's Twitter Deal
Elon Musk buys Twitter: the White House said that the president has long talked about his concerns about the power of social media platforms, including Twitter and others, to spread misinformation.
Elon Musk’s Twitter deal stirs free speech, disinformation debate
Musk invokes ‘free speech’ after Twitter board approves $44bn deal, bringing him closer to owning social media platform.
Biden officials worry Musk will allow Trump to return to Twitter, as freedom of speech will expose their hypocrisy
Officials within President Joe Biden’s administration are closely watching Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. Some on Biden’s team are growing increasingly concerned the Tesla CEO will allow Trump and other Republican operatives who were ...
US wants to see a weakened Russia
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has said he hopes Russian losses in Ukraine will deter its leadership from repeating its actions.
Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans don't have constitutional right to some federal benefits
Congress can exclude residents of Puerto Rico from some federal disability benefits available to those who live in the 50 states, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Google, Twitter and Facebook face fines of 6pc of turnover over hate speech and disinformation after landmark EU deal
Tech companies will be charged a "supervisory fee", which could be up to 0.1pc of their annual global net income, to fund the system
The sky-high cost of returning to the office
After two years of remote work, spending a day in the office can be a shock to the wallet – and rising costs are making it worse.
US supreme court rules against air force officer who refused Covid vaccine
Majority of court sides with Pentagon over challenge by lieutenant colonel who cited religious grounds for refusal to get vaccine
U.S. commits to ending anti-satellite missile testing, calls for global agreement
The United States government has committed to ending the practice of anti-satellite missile tests, Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday. Plans for the move were set late last year, after the Russian military destroyed a defun...
It is scary that in today's Germany the tone is still exactly the same as under the old, racist mindset
Listen to this video in the context of history: You can remove from power those who believe they have "superiority and exclusivity over the right and proper", but you cannot excise this wrong belief from the DNA of the racist (so-called)...
White House officials growing anxious over anticipated surge of migrants next month
White House officials are increasingly anxious about an expected migrant surge at the end of May coinciding with the repeal of a restrictive Trump-era border policy that has let them turn people away.
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