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US says vaccinated people can go mask-free outdoors most of the time
by Sebastian Smith - April 28, 2021 - 7:14am
Biden told the nation in televised remarks from the leafy North Lawn that "stunning progress" has been made in getting vaccines administered and that stringent mask recommendations can now be relaxed.
Biden says 'time to end' US war in Afghanistan with total pullout
by Sebastian Smith - April 15, 2021 - 7:35am
Now, 20 years later — after almost 2,400 US military and tens of thousands of Afghan deaths — Biden named September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed. The pullout...
Biden attempts to tackle US gun violence 'epidemic'
by Sebastian Smith - April 9, 2021 - 9:05am
"This is an epidemic, for God's sake, and it has to stop," Biden said, calling shootings "a public health crisis."
Biden announces all adults in US eligible for COVID-19 vaccine by April 19
by Sebastian Smith - April 7, 2021 - 12:52pm
All adults across America will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines within two weeks, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday, as economic powerhouse California set a June 15 target to fully reopen businesses.
Democrats wrap impeachment case, urging Trump be convicted
by Sebastian Smith - February 8, 2021 - 7:30am
After two days of presentations, including hours of graphic video from the pro-Trump riot that swept the Capitol January 6, Democratic impeachment managers called on senators to vote for conviction.
Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration
by Sebastian Smith - January 20, 2021 - 9:43pm
"I just want to say goodbye," Trump told the gathering, calling his time in office "the honor of a lifetime."
Biden to be sworn in as 46th US president, ending Trump era
by Sebastian Smith - January 20, 2021 - 7:26pm
Biden, a 78-year-old former vice president and longtime senator, will take the oath of office at noon (1700 GMT) on the US Capitol's western front, the very spot where pro-Trump rioters clashed with police two weeks...
Electoral College confirms Biden White House victory
by Sebastian Smith - December 15, 2020 - 8:58am
Until now, a majority of Republicans in Congress have either backed Trump's claims or at least turned a blind eye, with many refusing to call Biden the president-elect.
Biden signals US diplomatic shift with new team
by Sebastian Smith - November 24, 2020 - 4:39pm
President-elect Joe Biden has announced a foreign policy and national security team crammed with veterans from the Barack Obama years, signaling an end to the upheaval under President Donald Trump and a return to...
Donald Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America
by Sebastian Smith - November 8, 2020 - 2:01pm
Donald Trump rose to power proposing a simple solution to the United States' deepest problems: himself.
Biden wins White House, ending Trump presidency
by Sebastian Smith - November 8, 2020 - 1:30am
Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said Saturday, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided...
Trump attacks US election results, Biden set to speak
by Sebastian Smith - November 7, 2020 - 9:16am
President Donald Trump, in his latest effort to discredit vote tallies showing him headed for defeat in the tense US election, warned challenger Joe Biden on Friday against "wrongfully" claiming the p...
Confident Biden edges ahead in US election, Trump claims fraud
by Sebastian Smith - November 5, 2020 - 7:05pm
The knife-edge US presidential race tilted toward Democrat Joe Biden early Thursday, with wins in Michigan and Wisconsin bringing him close to a majority, but President Donald Trump claimed he was being cheated and...
Trump declares win, vows court action in knife-edge election
by Sebastian Smith - November 4, 2020 - 8:23pm
The US election was plunged into chaos early Wednesday as President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory and sought Supreme Court intervention to stop vote-counting -- even as his Democratic rival...
Polls start to close in tense US presidential election
by Sebastian Smith - November 4, 2020 - 9:00am
What was not expected immediately was a definitive verdict on whether Trump gets another four years or Biden pushes him out of the White House.
Trump restarts public speeches, Biden calls it 'reckless'
by Sebastian Smith - October 9, 2020 - 10:22am
US President Donald Trump will give a public speech at the White House Saturday for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19, as he prepares a dramatic campaign trail return just three weeks before the...
Trump leaves hospital for White House, removes mask immediately
by Sebastian Smith - October 6, 2020 - 7:53am
A series of made-for-TV moments allowed Trump to squeeze the maximum from his medical discharge, starting by exiting alone from the large gold-colored front doors of the Walter Reed military hospital just outside...
Trump names 'brilliant' conservative to US Supreme Court
by Sebastian Smith - September 27, 2020 - 9:22am
If confirmed, Barrett will fill the seat left by the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, likely steering the court to the right for years, expanding the current conservative wing's sometimes shaky 5-4 advantage to...
Trump admitted playing down coronavirus danger
by Sebastian Smith - September 10, 2020 - 7:44am
"I wanted to always play it down," Trump said in an interview with Woodward on March 19, according to a CNN preview of the book "Rage," due to be published September 15.
Person shot outside White House, Trump evacuated mid press conference
by Sebastian Smith - August 11, 2020 - 8:07am
US Secret Service guards shot and wounded someone, apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference.
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