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Biden signs executive orders to expand food stamps, up federal pay

"We need to tackle the growing hunger crisis in American," Xinhua news agency quoted Biden as saying before signing the orders on Friday.

“Pray” For Joe Biden’s Success: Trump in farewell message

“Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that's what it is a great privilege and a great honour,” he said.

Trump urges Congress to amend ‘wasteful’ Covid relief bill

In a video message posted on Twitter, he said the package "really is a disgrace", full of "wasteful" items, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

US okays Moderna Covid-19 vaccine as pandemic surge worsens

The Moderna approval comes exactly a week after the US Food and Drug Administration okayed a shot from Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.

Biden to reportedly name California Attorney General as Health Secy

Biden is expected to make the announcement in coming days, along with choices for other key health posts, including head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COVID-19 vaccine will not be mandatory: Biden

Biden, who is due to take office on January 20, said he will make sure that the vaccine is both free and available.

Asian, Indian applicants lose case over admissions at Harvard

Four Indian organisations were among the group that brought the suit alleging that the Ivy League university violated the Constitution and Supreme Court rulings by discriminating against Asians in admissions.

Melania Trump finally hits the stump for her husband

Her plans to hit the trail with her husband last week were thwarted due to a "lingering cough" from her battle with the coronavirus, which struck the first couple and son Barron.

Early US voting surpasses 2016, nine days before election

Some states key to the 2020 outcome were also firmly on the path to breaking records, such as Texas, where the Election Project said Sunday that 80 percent of the early 2016 vote had already turned out.

Early voting starts in Florida as US race enters home stretch

The Florida race is tightening down to a knife edge; statewide polls shows Biden ahead by an average of 1.4 percentage points -- compared to 4.5 points less than two weeks ago.

As US battles Covid-19, flu shot misinformation spreads

"Receiving the flu vaccine will not only provide personal health protection, it will also help reduce the burden of respiratory illness on our already very overstretched healthcare system."

Biden, Trump duel in battleground states 21 days from election

Biden courted the elderly, telling an event at a retirement center in Pembroke Pines, north of Miami, that Trump has "never been focused on you.

Americans Milgrom, Wilson win Nobel prize in economics

Last year's award went to two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University, for their groundbreaking research into efforts to reduce global poverty.

Singapore man sentenced to prison for spying for China in US

Prosecutors said they would have recommended a harsher sentence for Yeo, who pleaded guilty to acting as an agent of a foreign government, but for his cooperation.

Two IS ‘Beatles’ charged in US for roles in murders of American hostages

They tortured and killed their victims, including by beheading, and the IS released videos of the deaths for propaganda purposes.

Trump praises COVID treatment he got, assures free drugs for Americans

"China is going to pay a big price for what they did to this country, and what they have done to this world."

Trump stops negotiations with House Democrats on coronavirus stimulus

“I am rejecting their request and looking to the future of our country.”

Biden warns ‘forces of darkness’ dividing US, urges unity

"The forces of darkness, the forces of division, the forces of yesterday are pulling us apart, holding us down and holding us back,"

Amazon workers protest outside Jeff Bezos’ home

The move comes just about 10 days before the start of Amazon's annual Prime Day sales event announced for October 13-14.

3 win Nobel Prize in medicine for Hepatitis C virus discovery

Alter, Houghton and Rice made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of the Hepatitis C virus, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet said.

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