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Biden says Trump left him a ‘very generous letter’ before departing White House

Biden says Trump left him a ‘very generous letter’ before departing White House

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump left him a “very generous letter” before departing the White House. Biden, speaking from the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office after signing Day One executive orders, said he would not immediately reveal the contents of the letter out of respect for Trump. “The President…MORE

Obama and Harris share fist bump at inauguration in historic moment

Obama and Harris share fist bump at inauguration in historic moment

Barack Obama greeted Kamala Harris with a fist bump at the inauguration on Wednesday, a gesture that carried symbolic weight as the history-making former president prepared to watch Harris make some of her own. The moment came as Harris walked to her seat on the inaugural stage Wednesday morning shortly before being sworn in as…MORE

Paris climate accord: Biden announces US will rejoin landmark agreement

Paris climate accord: Biden announces US will rejoin landmark agreement

Hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden announced the US plans to reenter the Paris climate accord, the landmark international agreement signed in 2015 to limit global warming, in a sign of Biden’s urgency to address the climate crisis. The US abandoned the agreement late last year on former President Donald Trump’s orders.…MORE

An inauguration like no other: Notable moments of a momentous day

An inauguration like no other: Notable moments of a momentous day

President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday looked a bit different from past ceremonies ushering in a new administration. There is, after all, immensely heightened security in Washington, DC, and a swirling pandemic, not to mention the absence of the outgoing president, the first time that’s happened in more than a century and a half. It’s…MORE

Biden names acting agency heads as his Cabinet nominees remain unconfirmed

Biden names acting agency heads as his Cabinet nominees remain unconfirmed

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a slate of acting agency heads after taking office without a single one of his Cabinet nominees in place and confirmed by the US Senate. “These individuals, nearly all of whom are career civil servants, will temporarily lead federal agencies while Cabinet nominees continue moving through the confirmation process,”…MORE

GOP senator clears way for first Biden Cabinet vote after lifting hold

GOP senator clears way for first Biden Cabinet vote after lifting hold

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas cleared the way for the Senate to vote on the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s director of national intelligence nominee Avril Haines on Wednesday after initially holding up her nomination, making Haines likely to be the first confirmed member of Biden’s Cabinet. Cotton placed a hold on Haines’ nomination…MORE

Former Marine accused of assaulting officers during Capitol riot told FBI he ‘got caught up in the moment’

Former Marine accused of assaulting officers during Capitol riot told FBI he ‘got caught up in the moment’

A former US Marine charged with assaulting officers during the Capitol riot told FBI investigators that he got “caught up in the moment.” Barton Shively, of Pennsylvania, who faces multiple charges in federal court in Washington, DC, was arrested Tuesday. The charges against him include aiding and abetting, civil disorder, forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding…MORE

Whitehouse.gov relaunches to include Spanish language communications under Biden

Whitehouse.gov relaunches to include Spanish language communications under Biden

The Whitehouse.gov website was updated on Wednesday to reflect that Joe Biden is the new President of the United States, and it now also includes a Spanish language section which had been removed during Donald Trump’s tenure in office. The White House’s landing page for its Spanish language communications went dark in 2017. At the…MORE

Glaciers on Mars reveal the planet’s many ice ages

Glaciers that still exist on the surface of Mars are helping to tell the story of its past. The red planet experienced between six and 20 separate ice ages during the past 300 to 800 million years, a new analysis of glaciers on Mars has revealed. During the last ice age on Earth 20,000 years…MORE

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APRIL 16, 2020

Luisana Lopilato is standing by her husband Michael Bublé after some fans expressed concerns over his behavior in a recent social media appearance. On Sunday, the Argentinian model, 32, posted a message to her followers on Instagram, shooting down any negative claims about her marriage to 44 yr old Buble, with whom she shares three…

APRIL 14, 2020

(If you were thinking we’d sit through another few weeks of quarantine, and then we’d get back to hitting up live concerts, sporting events, and other large-scale gatherings . . . you might NOT want to get your hopes up. Experts say it could be MANY months before that can happen. Zeke Emanuel, the director…