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Big changes underway as Biden takes office

International | Coronavirus-related executive orders round out the president’s first day in office
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/20/21, 05:54 pm

UNITED STATES: One year ago, medical officers reported the first known case of SARS-CoV-2 in America in Snohomish County north of Seattle.

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How the rest of the world views U.S. unrest

International | Nations watch America’s transition of power with concern
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/13/21, 05:28 pm

UNITED STATES: The U.S. Joint Force issued a statement—signed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark A. Milley and seven top commanders—condemning “insurrection and sedition” at the U.S. Capitol last week. Addressed to U.S.

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Activists rounded up in Hong Kong

International | Officials use a Beijing-backed security law to silence dissent
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/06/21, 04:57 pm

HONG KONG: Police on Wednesday morning arrested 53 elected pro-democracy lawmakers and activists, an unprecedented crackdown under the new national security law imposed by Beijing to quash dissent last year.

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