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Biden looks to Obama alums for help selecting temporary Cabinet secretaries

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Joe Biden's transition team is working with its agency review staff and Obama administration alumni to pinpoint federal officials who could be elevated to key administration positions until the president-elect's nominees are confirmed.
Biden is unlikely to have critical Cabinet secretaries or other senior officials in place by the time he's sworn in on Jan. 20. So, as a workaround, the president is trying to “identify people of integrity; people who can be solid leaders” who could lead federal agencies between the time Biden is sworn in and Cabinet nominees are confirmed, transition...
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President-elect Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

President-elect Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

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Power served as U.N. ambassador from 2013 to 2017.
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Interventionist Samantha Power is latest pick to serve in Joe Biden administration as USAID head

Interventionist Samantha Power is latest pick to serve in Joe Biden administration as USAID head

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Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power, famous for her screaming duels over Syria with late Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin, was picked by Joe Biden to head the US Agency for International Development in his administration.
Though her appointment was rumored in Washington for weeks, Biden's transition team officially confirmed it on Wednesday. Power is best known for her “ humanitarian ” interventionism advocacy. As an aide at the Obama White House, she championed US intervention in Syria and Libya - where US-backed Islamist militants sought to overthrow secular governments - in the name of...
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Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

President-elect Joe Biden will announce legislation his first day in office that provides a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Read more ...

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

Chain-link fencing surrounds state capitols and police and National Guard troops are on patrol or standby in advance of possible violence leading up to the inauguration of... Read more ...

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol...

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol rioters on the app to FBI

The quest to find a potential date never stops. Read more ...

Police arrest man in DC who had loaded handgun, fake inaugural credentials

Police arrest man in DC who had loaded handgun, fake inaugural credentials

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in downtown D.C. with fake inaugural credentials and a loaded handgun. Read more ...

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for $2 million

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for $2 million

If you're fascinated by unsolved 19th century murders and have $2 million burning a hole in your pocket, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Read more ...

Friday was the last day for the IRS to send $600 stimulus payment

Friday was the last day for the IRS to send $600 stimulus payment

A financial advisor explains what you should do if you didn't receive your $600 stimulus payment by Friday's deadline. Read more ...

Hot Pockets recalled over potential glass and plastic contamination

Hot Pockets recalled over potential glass and plastic contamination

Check your freezer! Approximately 762,615 pounds of the recalled Hot Pockets were shipped to stores across the country. Read more ...

Smokers in some states eligible for COVID-19 vaccine sooner, sparking...

Smokers in some states eligible for COVID-19 vaccine sooner, sparking frustration among others

Federal guidelines recommend that smokers under the age of 65 be eligible for the vaccine in early phases of distribution, frustrating essential workers lower in the priority line. Read more ...

Gunmen kill 2 female Afghan judges in targeted attack in Kabul

Gunmen kill 2 female Afghan judges in targeted attack in Kabul

Two female judges have been gunned down by unidentified assailants in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked Afghanistan's capital amid peace talks with the... Read more ...

German FM says vaccinated people should be exempt from some Covid-19...

German FM says vaccinated people should be exempt from some Covid-19 restrictions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for Covid-19 restrictions for those who have been vaccinated to be relaxed, saying they should get their rights back, as well as... Read more ...