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Romney Treated at Hospital After Fall Over The Weekend But ‘Doing Better’

Romney Treated at Hospital After Fall Over The Weekend But ‘Doing Better’

(CNN) — Sen. Mitt Romney was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital for “a lot of stitches” on his eyebrow and eyelid after a fall over the weekend, he told reporters Monday. “I’m doing better,” the Utah Republican said on Capitol Hill, telling reporters he “took a fall” while visiting his grandchildren in Boston. He wasn’t […]

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US Approaches 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths

US Approaches 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths

As the US approaches 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, new cases have been trending down but multiple states are reporting cases of new variants of the virus. The US recorded 1.5 million new Covid-19 cases in the past seven days, according to the most recent data from Johns Hopkins University, an 11% drop from the […]

Trump Releases Video Calling For Calm But Doesn’t Mention Impeachment

Trump Releases Video Calling For Calm But Doesn’t Mention Impeachment

On the day he was impeached for a history-making second time, President Donald Trump lacked a comprehensive legal strategy, had nothing on his public schedule and was without his preferred social media methods of responding — in part because his son-in-law put a stop to efforts establishing his presence on fringe platforms after he was banned from Twitter. […]

House Impeaches Trump For ‘Incitement of Insurrection’

House Impeaches Trump For ‘Incitement of Insurrection’

( CNN)- The House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time in a swift and bipartisan condemnation of the President’s role inciting last week’s riot at the US Capitol. The House voted to impeach Trump exactly one week after rioters forced lawmakers to flee from the very chamber in which they […]

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf Resigns

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf Resigns

Chad Wolf is resigning as the acting secretary of Homeland Security, he said in a letter to the department Monday obtained by CNN. FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor will be the new acting secretary, taking over in the wake of the US Capitol attack and as the national security apparatus prepares for possible violence leading up […]

Pompeo to Consider Designating Cuba a Terrorism Sponsor

Pompeo to Consider Designating Cuba a Terrorism Sponsor

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo must decide whether to approve a plan from State Department officials to classify Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing two US officials. The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism in 2015, as part of a short-lived burst of rapprochement during the Obama years. […]

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New US Dietary Guidelines Include Babies and Toddlers For First Time

New US Dietary Guidelines Include Babies and Toddlers For First Time

The United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services issued new dietary guidelines, which include recommendations for babies and toddlers for the first time. Used by health care professionals and policy makers, the guidelines dictate much of what Americans of all ages will eat over the next five years and provide […]

Trump Administration Appeals Court Order Blocking Tiktok Restrictions

Trump Administration Appeals Court Order Blocking Tiktok Restrictions

The Trump administration isn’t giving up on its campaign against TikTok just yet. The US government on Monday appealed a decision handed down by a federal judge earlier this month that prevented authorities from fully implementing its restrictions against the popular short-form video app. The appeal challenges a Dec. 7 preliminary injunction from US District Court Judge […]

Pence Announces That Space Force Personnel Will Be Called Guardians

Pence Announces That Space Force Personnel Will Be Called Guardians

Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday that members of the Space Force military service will be called guardians. “We just returned from the Oval Office and so it is my honor, on behalf of the President of the United States, to announce that henceforth, the men and women of the United States Space Force will be known as guardians,” […]

Early Signs of a US Government Hack Emerged Months Ago But Were Inconclusive

Early Signs of a US Government Hack Emerged Months Ago But Were Inconclusive

US officials monitoring for cyber threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure became aware several months ago of suspicious activity that’s now been linked to one of the largest hacking operations in history, three sources familiar with the situation told CNN. Despite these initial indicators, the tremendous scope of the espionage campaign and its sophistication only […]

US Cybersecurity Agency Warns Suspected Russian Hacking Campaign Broader Than Previously Believed

US Cybersecurity Agency Warns Suspected Russian Hacking Campaign Broader Than Previously Believed

An alarming new alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber arm Thursday revealed that Russian hackers suspected of a massive, ongoing intrusion campaign into government agencies, private companies and critical infrastructure entities used a variety of unidentified tactics and not just a single compromised software program. Specifically, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency […]

Mitch McConnell Says He Will Get COVID Vaccine ‘in the Coming Days’

Mitch McConnell Says He Will Get COVID Vaccine ‘in the Coming Days’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced separately Thursday that they will both be receiving the coronavirus vaccine within days. “With confidence in the vaccine and at the direction of the Attending Physician, I plan to receive the vaccine in the next few days,” Pelosi said in a statement. McConnell, meanwhile, said in […]