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NPR Topics: NewsJan 21, 2021
No Mask, No Fly: Biden Signs Order Requiring Face Coverings On Planes
The executive order signed by President Biden Thursday also includes interstate travel on trains, buses and cruise ships, in a sharp reversal of the Trump administration's lax mask culture.

Immigration Activists Want Biden's Reforms but Face Uphill Pandemic Passage (Newsweek)
Over 1,000 Jobs Cut by Company Building Keystone XL Pipeline After Biden Ends Project (Newsweek)

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
White House Cleanup After Donald Trump's Departure Cost at Least $127,000
A six-figure contract was awarded to a Virginia cleaning company, according to government data seen by Newsweek.

Melania Trump's Photo Op Snub Watched Over 4 Million Times (Newsweek)
Lincoln Project Mocks Donald Trump Note to Joe Biden: 'Will You Pardon Me?' (Newsweek)

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
Florida Restricts COVID Vaccines to Residents After Nearly 41,000 Shots Go to Tourists
Florida had given 40,965 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to non-residents despite limited supplies before limiting doses to residents and health care workers on Thursday.

BBC Front PageJan 21, 2021
Biden signs 10 executive orders to tackle Covid-19
He orders increased vaccinations, more testing and expanded production of essential equipment.

China Welcome's Biden's WHO Return amid 'Grim Situation' of US COVID-19 (Newsweek)

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 21, 2021
Biden Pledges ‘Full-Scale Wartime Effort' Against Pandemic
President Biden moved to undo many of the Trump administration's signature policy initiatives while pushing his own agenda, including a $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue package.

CBC Top StoriesJan 21, 2021
Florida cracks down on vaccine tourism, requires proof of residency to get vaccinated for COVID-19
Following news reports that out-of-state residents — including Canadians — are flocking to Florida to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the state is now requiring proof of residency for vaccine recipients. 

Calif. Hits 3 Million Cases as Lower-Priority Vaccine Groups Face Months-Long Delays (Newsweek)

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
Pelosi Believes House Will Vote on Biden COVID Stimulus, Send Bill to Senate in Early February
The U.S. House plans to fast-track the next coronavirus relief package, aiming to have the proposal up for a vote in early February, after Democratic leaders rearranged the schedule to make way for President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion priority proposal.

How Joe and Jill Biden Have Redecorated the White House (Newsweek)

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 21, 2021
F.B.I. Launches Investigation into Capitol Riot Conspiracy Charges
An initial wave of arrests was based on news accounts and social media. Proving a conspiracy could be a lot tougher.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 21, 2021
President Biden, Coronavirus, Schools: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 21, 2021
Man Accused of Beating Officer With Hockey Stick in Capitol Riot Is Arrested
The arrest is the latest in a growing number of prosecutions against people accused of attacking law enforcement officials in the storming of the Capitol.

NPR Topics: NewsJan 21, 2021
Facebook Asks Oversight Board Whether Trump's Account Should Be Restored Now
The social network referred its decision to revoke the former president's posting privileges to its Oversight Board, an independent panel of experts.

FT.com - EuropeJan 21, 2021
Coronavirus latest: Biden seeks to boost syringe production, tighten foreign travel rules
As developed countries race to roll out Covid-19 jabs, poorer nations fear they are missing out

NPR Headline NewsJan 21, 2021
What's Ahead For QAnon After Biden's Inauguration?
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Will Sommer of The Daily Beast about the sentiments among QAnon conspiracy believers after the inauguration of President Biden.

NPR Headline NewsJan 21, 2021
Facebook Outsources Decision On The Future Of Trump's Account To An Independent Panel
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Nick Clegg of Facebook about the company's decision to refer questions on the suspension of former President Donald Trump's account to its independent Oversight Board.

Facebook passes final decision to ban Trump to oversight board (ABC News)

BBC Front PageJan 21, 2021
Covid-19: NI lockdown to be extended until 5 March
The curbs may even continue until Easter, in an attempt to drive down Covid-19 case numbers.

BBC Front PageJan 21, 2021
Biden inauguration: Katy's anthem, Bernie's mittens and other moments
A poet laureate, a fist bump and lots of winter clothing - all the things you might have missed.

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
Fact Check: Did Biden Promise to Sign an Executive Order on Stimulus Checks While Campaigning?
President Joe Biden sent out a flurry of executive orders tackling issues from the U.S.-Mexico border wall to the Paris climate accord. The one issue he didn't address is stimulus checks and people are wondering why.

NPR Headline NewsJan 21, 2021
More Than 30 Dead And Dozens Wounded After Double Suicide Attack In Iraq's Capital
Twin suicide bombings at a Baghdad market — unheard of in recent years — are raising security concerns as the Biden administration looks at the U.S. troops still in the country.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 21, 2021
Suicide Bombings in Crowded Baghdad Market Kill at Least 32
Such attacks, once common in the Iraqi capital, have become rarer in recent years as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have largely defeated the Islamic State.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJan 21, 2021
Biden admin blasts China for 'cynical' Inauguration Day sanctions on Trump officials
Speaking after the rebuke from Washington, China's foreign ministry said Thursday that "if both countries work together, better angels in the U.S.-China relations could defeat evil forces."

ABC NewsJan 21, 2021
World leaders laud US return to climate fight under Biden
World leaders have breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
'Worst-Ever Secretary of State' Declares China a Genocidal Regime | Opinion
President Biden must stand firm on Secretary of State Pompeo's genocide determination.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJan 21, 2021
Joe Biden: World leaders hope for 'new beginning' after Trump
The start of Joe Biden's presidency has been met with a mix of relief, optimism and trepidation.

FT.com - EuropeJan 21, 2021
China imposes sanctions on Trump officials including Mike Pompeo
Beijing targets former US secretary of state and 27 others for violating its sovereignty

CNBC World NewsJan 21, 2021
Dr. Fauci says new data shows Covid vaccines appear to be less effective against some new strains
Even if the vaccines are less effective against new variants, they'll still likely provide enough protection to make them worth getting, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 21, 2021
He Called His Song ‘American Anthem.' It Actually Became One.
When President Biden quoted Gene Scheer's song in his inaugural address, it solidified its transformation from art song to Norah Jones tune on a Ken Burns soundtrack to patriotic hymn.

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
Fauci 'Liberated' With Biden After Feeling There Were Repercussions for Contradicting Trump
Now that there's a new administration in town, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he feels free to "let the science speak."

Int'l Herald TribuneJan 21, 2021
Biden Should Keep Stimulus Checks Flowing
If a Biden relief package isn't open-ended, and tied to a full recovery, America is doomed to repeat last-minute partisan fights over aid.

CNN WorldJan 21, 2021
Vatican bank's former chief found guilty of money laundering, sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison
The former head of the Vatican bank, Angelo Caloia, has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison for money laundering and aggravated embezzlement.

BBC Front PageJan 21, 2021
'She'll be great' says Kamala Harris' uncle
The maternal uncle of Kamala Harris says he is confident she will be the most active vice-president America has ever had.

NYTimes GlobalJan 21, 2021
Former Vatican Banker Convicted of Money Laundering and Embezzlement
The ruling by the Vatican court signaled the church's desire to get its financial house in order following past scandals.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJan 21, 2021
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to fight Avni Yildirim in February
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will put two of the four world titles at super-middleweight on the line against Turkey's Avni Yildirim.

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
Capitol Rioter Arrested After Officer Beaten, Dragged Into Mob With Hockey Stick
FBI was able to identify Michael Joseph Foy as the individual who was seen in videos "aggressively" swinging a hockey stick at an officer on the ground.

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
GOP House Committee Members Call Biden's Decision to Rejoin World Health Organization 'Foolish'
"While China spread misinformation so it could hoard medical supplies, the WHO parroted China's lies denying human to human transmission of the virus and Tedros praising them for their transparency," claimed Representative James Comer who is on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
Most Republicans Approved of Joe Biden's Inauguration Speech: Poll
Almost three quarters of Republican voters said the president's inaugural address was good.

Joe Biden Inauguration Leaves 1 in 7 Republicans Feeling Hopeful (Newsweek)
Prince Harry Picture Spotted at President Joe Biden Inauguration (Newsweek)

CNN WorldJan 21, 2021
Newspapers around the world react to Biden's inauguration

ABC NewsJan 21, 2021
Republican leader Mitch McConnell proposes delay of Trump impeachment trial
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she is "ready" to send the Trump impeachment article to the Senate, but is waiting for answers on how a trial would work.

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
Joe Biden's Plan to Extend Russia Nuclear Treaty Praised by Arms Control Groups
"After years of Trump putting Americans in harm's way by decimating international agreements, we can all breathe a bit easier now that he cannot start a nuclear war within minutes," Peace Action senior director for policy and political affairs Paul Kawika Martin told Newsweek.

CBC Top StoriesJan 21, 2021
Kenney wants 'reprisals' for blocking Keystone — but what are Canada's options?
When U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney suggested the project could still be up for negotiation, if only the federal government would get tough. What's the best strategy?

NPR Topics: NewsJan 21, 2021
Judge Rejects NRA's Bid To Throw Out Or Transfer Lawsuit That Could Shut It Down
The organization had filed for bankruptcy and said it would reincorporate in Texas.

NYTimes GlobalJan 21, 2021
The N.R.A. Wants to ‘Dump' Its Regulators via Bankruptcy. Will It Succeed?
In a showdown with New York State, the National Rifle Association is trying an unusual strategy. Legal experts doubt it will work.

NPR Headline NewsJan 21, 2021
Biden's Cancellation Of Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline Faces Mixed Reactions
President Biden's plan to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is welcome news to Native American governments and activists in Montana — but disappointing to many elected officials.

NewsweekJan 21, 2021
Jim Clyburn Hopes Impeachment Trial Moves Quickly Because 'This Needs to Get Put Behind Us'
"I do believe very strongly that we cannot just accept what happened here," the Democratic congressman told CNN.

ABC NewsJan 21, 2021
Biden revokes Trump order banning some diversity training
Civil rights groups are celebrating President Joe Biden's swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding from conducting certain diversity training

NPR Topics: NewsJan 21, 2021
House And Senate Approve Waiver For Lloyd Austin, Biden's Pick To Head Pentagon
The House normally has no role in Cabinet nominations, but because Austin, a retired Army general, has been out of uniform for less than seven years, both chambers of Congress must approve a waiver.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJan 21, 2021
Biden administration to approach Russia about nuclear treaty extension
That treaty "is manifestly in the national security interests of the United States and our allies," according to an internal memo obtained by NBC News.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJan 21, 2021
Facebook's Oversight Board to rule on Trump ban
The new board will decide whether the former president can use Facebook and Instagram again.

ABC NewsJan 21, 2021
LIVE: President Biden discusses COVID-19 plans, signs executives orders: ABC News Live
24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events

ABC NewsJan 21, 2021
Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward
A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association's bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business

BBC Front PageJan 21, 2021
Kamala Harris: What the vice-president did on her first day
The US has its first female vice-president in history. Here's what she did on day one.

FT.com - Comment & AnalysisJan 21, 2021
Two cheers for science's Newtonian return under Joe Biden
An ambitious reversal of Donald Trump's anti-science approach is marked by several firsts

FT.com - EuropeJan 21, 2021
ECB details bond-buying shift as it holds rates and stimulus steady
Resurgence of virus threatens to plunge eurozone into double-dip downturn

BBC News Front Page | WorldJan 21, 2021
Covid-19: Amazon offers to help with US vaccine delivery
The retail giant makes the offer in a letter to the new US president Joe Biden.

BBC Front PageJan 21, 2021
Stokes and Archer return to England squad for India tour
All-rounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler Jofra Archer return to the England squad for the first two Tests of the tour of India.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJan 21, 2021
Ted Cruz under fire for saying Biden prioritizing 'citizens of Paris' by rejoining climate deal
"Do you also believe the Geneva Convention was about the views of the citizens of Geneva?" Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retorted.

FT.com - EuropeJan 21, 2021
Biden to use wartime powers to boost production of Covid supplies
Incoming administration warns of shortage of vaccine syringes, N95 masks and testing components

FT.com - EuropeJan 21, 2021
Alexei Navalny's detention to test Russian activist's support
Kremlin warns protests planned for weekend breach law as fears of opposition crackdown grow

CBC Top StoriesJan 20, 2021
Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others in final hours in office
U.S. President Donald Trump has pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a late flurry of clemency action benefiting nearly 150 people, including rap stars and former members of Congress.

Trump exits White House after pardoning ex-strategist Bannon (FT.com - Europe)

CNBC World NewsJan 20, 2021
'New dawn in America': World leaders welcome U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris start their four-year term in the White House on Jan. 20.

FT.com - EuropeJan 20, 2021
Biden inauguration live: President signs order bringing US back to Paris climate accord
New commander-in-chief declares ‘democracy has prevailed' after tumultuous transfer of power

MSNBC Int'l NewsJan 20, 2021
Iran's Rouhani says 'ball in U.S. court' over nuclear dispute
"Trump is dead but the nuclear deal is still alive," Iranian President Rouhani said.

CNN WorldJan 16, 2021
Covid-19 vaccines are given with organ music at UK's historic Salisbury Cathedral
England's historic Salisbury Cathedral was transformed into a Covid-19 vaccination center on Saturday, with patients vaccinated while organ music was played in the picturesque building.
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