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  • Biden administration suspends some sanctions on Yemen rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday suspended some of the terrorism sanctions that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed on Yemen’s Houthi rebels in his waning days in office. The Treasury Department said it would exempt certain transactions involving the Houthis from sanctions resulting from Pompeo’s designation of the group as a […]
  • Biden administration suspends some sanctions on Yemen rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday suspended some of the terrorism sanctions that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed on Yemen’s Houthi rebels in his waning days in office. The Treasury Department said it would exempt certain transactions involving the Houthis from sanctions resulting from Pompeo’s designation of the group as a […]
  • Pets are back: Biden’s 2 dogs settle in at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden’s dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration. Major burst onto the national scene late last year after Biden, […]
  • Twitter launches crowd-sourced fact-checking project

    Twitter is enlisting its users to help combat misinformation on its service by flagging and notating misleading and false tweets. The pilot program unveiled Monday, called Birdwatch, allows a preselected group of users — for now, only in the U.S. — who sign up through Twitter. Those who want to sign up must have a […]
  • Biden more bullish on vaccines, open to 1.5M daily shot goal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day. Biden signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations after signing an executive order to boost […]
  • Amid stimulus talks, Biden signs order to help factories

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking whatever steps he can to galvanize the economy, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order Monday to boost government buying from U.S. manufacturers as he begins the negotiation process with Congress over a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. The executive order is among a flurry of moves by Biden during […]
  • Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill. Obama administration Treasury […]
  • Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill. Obama administration Treasury […]
  • White House adding sign language interpreter for briefings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move during Monday’s briefing, and an interpreter could be seen on the White House’s YouTube stream of the event. Psaki said President Joe Biden “is committed to building an America […]
  • White House adding sign language interpreter for briefings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move during Monday’s briefing, and an interpreter could be seen on the White House’s YouTube stream of the event. Psaki said President Joe Biden “is committed to building an America […]
  • Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday that the investigation will investigate allegations concerning the conduct of former and current Justice […]
  • Biden replaces White House doctor with longtime physician

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O’Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump’s doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president. The White House confirmed that Dr. Sean Conley, the Navy commander who served as the head of the White House Medical Unit under […]
  • Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency, saying the cases are moot now that Trump is no longer in office. The high court’s action was the first in an expected steady stream of orders and rulings on pending lawsuits involving […]
  • GOP Ohio Sen. Portman not seeking reelection, cites gridlock

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he won’t seek reelection to a third term in 2022, expressing dismay with the deep partisanship and dysfunction in American politics. The career establishment Republican with a reputation for bipartisanship cited a political climate that has made it “harder to break through the partisan gridlock […]
  • US Supreme Court won’t take up Sheldon Silver’s case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the case of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is serving a 6 1/2-year prison sentence after being convicted in a corruption case. The high court’s decision not to hear Silver’s appeal is another sharp blow to the Manhattan Democrat, who was […]
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