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President Joe Biden stops funding Donald Trump’s border wall project

President Joe Biden reversed the emergency order used by Donald Trump to fund the border wall. In a letter to Congress on Thursday, Mr Biden wrote that the order was “unwarranted” and said that no further tax dollars will be spent on the wall. Mr Trump declared a state of emergency over the southern border […]

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Republicans urge Joe Biden to scale down $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill

Ten U.S. Republican senators have offered a counter proposal to President Joe Biden’s USD $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, saying a scaled-down version of the aid package would garner bipartisan support in Congress. In a letter to Biden on Sunday, the legislators said their version of the bill would include $160 billion for COVID-19 vaccines, […]

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“It’s Time To Act”: Biden Signs Cascade of Executive Orders To Combat Climate Change

US President Joe Biden signed a fresh cascade of executive orders to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies. The orders map out the direction to fight climate change, environmental agenda and reverse the policies of his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, who sought to […]

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President Joe Biden apologises after troops were pictured sleeping in a car park

US President Joe Biden apologised after some members of the National Guard stationed at the Capitol were pictured sleeping in a car park. More than 25,000 troops were deployed to Washington DC for his inauguration after violence earlier this month. Images spread on Thursday showed them forced to rest in a nearby parking garage after […]

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Biden orders use of ‘wartime powers’ to combat deadly coronavirus

US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to boost its fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Mr Biden signed the executive orders on Thursday, his first full day in office. The orders include an acclerated vaccinations and testing plan, mandating masks on public transportation and directing agencies to use wartime powers to […]

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris take oath as president and vice-president

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president and Kamala Harris was sworn in as 49th vice-president, the first woman and the first black and Asian-American person to serve. READ: Ancestral Indian village of Kamala Harris celebrates her inauguration The new president has announced a raft of executive orders aimed at reversing Mr […]

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Ancestral Indian village of Kamala Harris celebrates her inauguration

Residents of the ancestral Indian village of Kamala Harris celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice president on Wednesday by setting off firecrackers and distributing food. Thulasendrapuram, a leafy village about 320 km (200 miles) south of the city of Chennai, is where Harris’s maternal grandfather was born more than a century ago. Calendars featuring the […]

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12 National Guardsmen pulled out of Biden’s inauguration for ties with right-wing militia groups, controversial social media posts

Twelve US Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted controversial views online. There was no threat to President-elect Joe Biden, according to reports. The Associated Press news agency reported that officials, a senior intelligence official and […]

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All 50 US states on alert for possible violent protests ahead of Biden’s inauguration

All 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests this weekend, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The FBI has warned of possible armed marches by pro-Trump supporters at all 50 state capitols. National Guard troops have been sent en masse to Washington DC, to […]

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‘Warzone’: United States tightens security ahead of Biden’s swearing-in ceremony

Tall fences topped with thick, spiralling razor wire encased the US Capitol area on Friday, as thousands of heavily armed National Guardsmen stood watch. Bridges leading into the city will be closed beginning this weekend. Access to the grounds will be highly restricted. In many ways, the lead-up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden […]

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Joe Biden unveils $1.9 trillion stimulus plan for coronavirus-sapped US economy

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan for the coronavirus-sapped US economy before he takes office next week. Biden from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, he said: “A crisis of deep human suffering is in plain sight and there’s no time to waste.” “The very health of our nation is at stake,” he […]

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Donald Trump declares emergency in Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration

Donald Trump has approved a state of emergency declaration in the United States capital, the White House press office said late on Monday, after US law enforcement officials warned of threats before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The order authorises federal assistance to be extended through January 24 to support efforts in Washington, DC to respond […]