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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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The New ‘Forever War': Pentagon Takes on Extremism

The New ‘Forever War': Pentagon Takes on Extremism

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has given the U.S. military instructions to deal with white supremacy as extremists target new recruits in the ranks. Read more ...

John Geddert, Former USA Gymnastics Coach, Facing Criminal Charges

John Geddert, Former USA Gymnastics Coach, Facing Criminal Charges

Geddert, 63, who coached the women's gold medal team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is facing two dozen criminal charges, including human trafficking and sexual... Read more ...

Reds welcome fans back to GABP: Here's what's new in 2021

Reds welcome fans back to GABP: Here's what's new in 2021

After a season without fans, spectators will return to Great American Ball Park for the 2021 season. Read more ...

Costco lifts minimum wage above Amazon or Target to $16 per hour

Costco lifts minimum wage above Amazon or Target to $16 per hour

Costco Wholesale Corp is raising the minimum wage for its hourly staff to $16 from next week, a dollar more than what its competitors Amazon.com Inc and Target Corp pay per... Read more ...

Lawmaker: Capitol Police didn't grasp riot threat

Lawmaker: Capitol Police didn't grasp riot threat

The House lawmaker who is chairing a hearing on the Jan. 6 riot says the U.S. Capitol Police's acting chief failed to understand the threat facing lawmakers that day. Read more ...

Merkel says continuous vaccinations against Covid-19 a reality for next few...

Merkel says continuous vaccinations against Covid-19 a reality for next few years due to variants

The emergence of new Covid-19 variants means continuous vaccinations against the virus over the next few years will be a way of life, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned at... Read more ...

Wanted: Ad seeks well-paid PR strategist for New York governor amid nursing...

Wanted: Ad seeks well-paid PR strategist for New York governor amid nursing home deaths and harassment scandals

Andrew Cuomo's office has reportedly posted an ad seeking a communications director to handle “messaging” for the state's many scandals, from nursing home death coverups to... Read more ...

Biden's transgender assistant health secretary nominee REFUSES questions on...

Biden's transgender assistant health secretary nominee REFUSES questions on child sex changes in confirmation hearing

Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden's nominee for assistant health secretary, evaded questioning on her past support for child sex changes during her Senate confirmation... Read more ...

Health experts: Women should consider timing between COVID-19 vaccines...

Health experts: Women should consider timing between COVID-19 vaccines, mammograms

Health experts are stressing the importance of an annual mammogram, even during a pandemic, but warning that undergoing the screening too close to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine... Read more ...

Interactive map: More counties go orange on Ohio's COVID-19 advisory system

Interactive map: More counties go orange on Ohio's COVID-19 advisory system

Ohio's COVID-19 advisory system remains unchanged Thursday, as the state sees a decreasing amount of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Read more ...