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Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

WASHINGTON — Three new senators were sworn into office after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented nationa
US officials: Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty

US officials: Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is proposing to Russia a five-year extension of the New START treaty limiting the number of U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear weapons, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

BAGHDAD — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said in what was the first massive bombing in years, harkening back to darker days of rampant mil
Amazon offers assist with US COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Amazon offers assist with US COVID-19 vaccine distribution

SEATTLE — Amazon is offering its colossal operations network and advanced technologies to assist President Joe Biden in his vow to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office.
European Central Bank stimulus on track as economy struggles

European Central Bank stimulus on track as economy struggles

FRANKFURT — With more than a trillion euros in stimulus still in the pipeline to the economy, the European Central Bank left its key bond-purchase program unchanged Thursday as the 19-country eurozone endures a winter economic slowdown due to the pan
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.
University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

BALTIMORE — The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job -- on Twitter.
US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual showing from the country's builders in 15 years. The better-than-expected December gain followed an increase of 9.
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.
Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

GENEVA — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support