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Fauci accepts Biden’s offer to be his chief medical adviser

Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Friday that he has accepted President-elect Joe Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser.

Biden to urge Americans to wear masks for first 100 days after he takes office

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday that he will urge Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days after taking office.

Biden picks Brian Deese as director of National Economic Council

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday announced that he has selected Brian Deese, a former Obama administration official and currently head of sustainable investing at BlackRock, to serve as the next director of the National Economic Council.

Biden reportedly plans to keep Christopher Wray as FBI director

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden reportedly plans to keep Christopher Wray as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

NATO chief calls for renewed agreement between U.S., Russia on nuclear arms control

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) deemed it necessary to have a renewed agreement between the United States and Russia on the limitation of nuclear warheads, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.

U.S. attorney general says justice department hasn’t seen widespread election fraud

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has not seen evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

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U.S. labor market recovery losing momentum as COVID-19 cases surge

The pandemic-ravaged U.S. labor market continues to recover but it's losing momentum, as COVID-19 rages across the country and new cases spike in recent weeks.

Boeing 737 Max resumes flights in U.S. after 20-month grounding

The Boeing 737 Max completed its first public flight Wednesday after being grounded for 20 months following two fatal crashes last year.

U.S. economy “plateauing” due to COVID-19 resurgence, lack of fiscal support: Fed official

The U.S. economy is "plateauing" due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases across the country and the lack of fiscal support, a senior Federal Reserve official said on Wednesday.

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Maradona’s doctor denies responsibility for legend’s death

Diego Maradona's personal doctor has denied responsibility for the death of the Argentinian football legend after police searched his house and clinic on Sunday.

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U.S. Los Angeles County shatters daily record of COVID-19 cases third time in a week

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, has shattered its daily record of COVID-19 cases the third time within a week, as the holiday season draws near.

U.S. sets record of 225,201 COVID-19 cases in one day: Johns Hopkins University

The United States on Friday registered a record 225,201 new COVID-19 infections within 24 hours, with the national caseload surpassing 14.19 million and the death toll topping 276,00, according to Johns Hopkins University.

U.S. San Francisco to adopt California’s regional stay-at-home order to contain COVID-19

U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Friday that the city will join counties across the Bay Area to impose significant restrictions across the region to mitigate the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

Columbia University head calls for end of assault on int’l exchange of ideas

The next U.S. administration should rectify "costly and consequential" federal policies which have damaged American universities' ability to attract top academic talent from around the globe, urged Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University.

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U.S. Los Angeles County shatters daily record of COVID-19 cases third time in a week

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, has shattered its daily record of COVID-19 cases the third time within a week, as the holiday season draws near.

U.S. sets record of 225,201 COVID-19 cases in one day: Johns Hopkins University

The United States on Friday registered a record 225,201 new COVID-19 infections within 24 hours, with the national caseload surpassing 14.19 million and the death toll topping 276,00, according to Johns Hopkins University.

U.S. San Francisco to adopt California’s regional stay-at-home order to contain COVID-19

U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Friday that the city will join counties across the Bay Area to impose significant restrictions across the region to mitigate the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Death toll from Brazil’s bus accident rises to 17

A passenger bus plunged off a 15-meter-high bridge on Friday in a town in Brazil's southeast state of Minas Gerais, and the death toll rose to 17.

Arab League welcomes Kuwait’s efforts to “heal Arab rifts”

The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit praised on Friday Kuwait's efforts to "heal Arab rifts."

UN Security Council renews authorizations for anti-piracy measures off Somalia

The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to renew the authorizations for anti-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia.

Militants kill 2 guards, 1 civilian in W. Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban militants shot dead two guards of provincial customs office and a civilian in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, local police said.

Putin demands extensive use of AI tech in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his country must concentrate on a digital transformation in the upcoming decades, primarily applying artificial intelligence (AI) technologies extensively.
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Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, has shattered its daily record of COVID-19 cases the third time within a week, as the holiday season draws near.

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“Freaky” tops North American box office for second straight weekend

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions' comedy horror film "Freaky" topped the North American box office for a second straight weekend with 1.22 million U.S. dollars from 2,057 locations, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.

University student crowned Miss Vietnam in beauty contest

Do Thi Ha, a 20-year-old university student from central Vietnam's province of Thanh Hoa, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2020 after topping the Vietnamese beauty contest on Friday.

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U.S. Los Angeles County shatters daily record of COVID-19 cases third time in a week

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, has shattered its daily record of COVID-19 cases the third time within a week, as the holiday season draws near.

U.S. sets record of 225,201 COVID-19 cases in one day: Johns Hopkins University

The United States on Friday registered a record 225,201 new COVID-19 infections within 24 hours, with the national caseload surpassing 14.19 million and the death toll topping 276,00, according to Johns Hopkins University.

U.S. San Francisco to adopt California’s regional stay-at-home order to contain COVID-19

U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Friday that the city will join counties across the Bay Area to impose significant restrictions across the region to mitigate the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

Columbia University head calls for end of assault on int’l exchange of ideas

The next U.S. administration should rectify "costly and consequential" federal policies which have damaged American universities' ability to attract top academic talent from around the globe, urged Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University.

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U.S. Los Angeles County shatters daily record of COVID-19 cases third time in a week

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, has shattered its daily record of COVID-19 cases the third time within a week, as the holiday season draws near.

Fauci accepts Biden’s offer to be his chief medical adviser

Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Friday that he has accepted President-elect Joe Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser.

Biden to urge Americans to wear masks for first 100 days after he takes office

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday that he will urge Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days after taking office.

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Death toll from Brazil’s bus accident rises to 17

A passenger bus plunged off a 15-meter-high bridge on Friday in a town in Brazil's southeast state of Minas Gerais, and the death toll rose to 17.

Arab League welcomes Kuwait’s efforts to “heal Arab rifts”

The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit praised on Friday Kuwait's efforts to "heal Arab rifts."

U.S. Los Angeles County shatters daily record of COVID-19 cases third time in a week

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, has shattered its daily record of COVID-19 cases the third time within a week, as the holiday season draws near.

UN Security Council renews authorizations for anti-piracy measures off Somalia

The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to renew the authorizations for anti-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia.

Militants kill 2 guards, 1 civilian in W. Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban militants shot dead two guards of provincial customs office and a civilian in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, local police said.

Putin demands extensive use of AI tech in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his country must concentrate on a digital transformation in the upcoming decades, primarily applying artificial intelligence (AI) technologies extensively.

Gold mine collapses in Nicaragua, at least 10 missing

A gold mine in southern Nicaragua collapsed on Friday, with at least 10 miners missing, local media reported.

U.S. sets record of 225,201 COVID-19 cases in one day: Johns Hopkins University

The United States on Friday registered a record 225,201 new COVID-19 infections within 24 hours, with the national caseload surpassing 14.19 million and the death toll topping 276,00, according to Johns Hopkins University.

U.S. San Francisco to adopt California’s regional stay-at-home order to contain COVID-19

U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Friday that the city will join counties across the Bay Area to impose significant restrictions across the region to mitigate the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

Canada’s COVID-19 cases surpass 400,000

Canada reported 3,763 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the national total to 400,031, according to CTV.

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Fauci accepts Biden’s offer to be his chief medical adviser

Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Friday that he has accepted President-elect Joe Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser.

Biden to urge Americans to wear masks for first 100 days after he takes office

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday that he will urge Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days after taking office.

Biden picks Brian Deese as director of National Economic Council

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday announced that he has selected Brian Deese, a former Obama administration official and currently head of sustainable investing at BlackRock, to serve as the next director of the National Economic Council.

Biden reportedly plans to keep Christopher Wray as FBI director

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden reportedly plans to keep Christopher Wray as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).