Pompeo refuses to acknowledge Biden has won election, sparking furor and ‘disgust’ among diplomats
Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory as President-elect, saying at the State Department Tuesday that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” igniting a furor and roiling diplomats. A leading Democrat chastised the secretary for “baseless and dangerous attacks” on the results of last week’s […]
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Trump fires Secretary of Defense Mark Esper
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday that he has fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and that Christopher Miller, who serves as director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will become acting secretary “effective immediately.” The President jettisoned Esper two days after his Democratic opponent Joe Biden was projected as the winner of the […]
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Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech is strongly effective, early data from large trial indicate
Pfizer and partner BioNTech said Monday that their vaccine against Covid-19 was strongly effective, exceeding expectations with results that are likely to be met with cautious excitement — and relief — in the face of the global pandemic. The vaccine is the first to be tested in the United States to generate late-stage data. The […]
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Memorable ‘Jeopardy!’ moments
(CNN)The world has changed a great deal, but the love for “Jeopardy!” has not. The game show and its host, Alex Trebek, have provided some stable enjoyment in the midst of much instability this past year. Trebek died Sunday at the age of 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Despite being ill, the long-time […]
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World Leaders Congratulate Biden On Win, And Some Celebrate Trump’s Defeat
Reactions to Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election poured in Saturday from world leaders expressing everything from congratulations for the president-elect to relief at President Trump’s defeat. The statements came after The Associated Press called the election for Biden and without a concession from Trump, who prematurely declared victory and has sought to halt […]
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