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Biden Recruits Federal Muscle for Vaccine Blitz

US President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday he would surge federal resources into making "thousands" of vaccine sites, while also deploying mobile clinics and expanding the public health workforce to accelerate the rollout of Covid-19 shots.

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Pompeo Pushes New Claim of China Covering Up Covid Origin

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Friday there were Covid-like illnesses among staff at a Chinese virology institute in autumn 2019, casting further blame on Beijing as health experts arrived in the country to probe the pandemic's origins.

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Biden Unveils $1.9 tn Economic Plan as U.S. Recovery Buckles

President-elect Joe Biden will propose injecting $1.9 trillion into the US economy when he takes office next week, as evidence mounts that the recovery from the sharp downturn caused by Covid-19 is flagging.

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Turkey Urges Dialogue with U.S. after Missile Sanctions

Turkey's defence minister has called on the United States to reopen talks about Ankara's controversial purchase of a Russian air defence system, urging Washington to move past sanctions and threats.

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Fines for U.S. Lawmakers Who Refuse to Walk Through Metal Detectors

US lawmakers who refuse to go through metal detectors installed at the House of Representatives after last week's Capitol riot will be fined, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said late Wednesday.

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US Supreme Court Clears Way for First Execution of a Woman in Decades

The US Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the first execution of a woman in decades -- despite doubts about her mental state -- after the government of President Donald Trump pushed for the application of the death penalty. 

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North Korea's Kim Calls U.S. 'Principal Enemy'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation's "principal enemy", state media reported Saturday, as he threw down the diplomatic gauntlet to the incoming administration of Joe Biden.

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Two Cabinet Members Quit over Trump Mob Attack

Two members of Donald Trump's cabinet resigned Thursday with days left in the administration in protest over the storming of the Capitol by a mob of the president's supporters.

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Russia-US Sting Nabs S.American Drug Dealers, Says FSB

Russia said Tuesday it had dismantled an international drug smuggling network as part of a collaborative operation with the United States, in a rare show of cooperation between Washington and Moscow.

The Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had carried out a multi-stage mission with the US Department of Justice that ended with the seizure of 330 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1 billion.

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Police Killing of Unarmed Black Man Ignites Fresh Outrage in US

The fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man by police in  Columbus, Ohio -- the US city's second such killing this month -- sparked a fresh wave of protests on Thursday against racial injustice and police brutality in the country. 

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