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Inauguration day 2021: What happens on inauguration day?
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Inauguration day 2021: What happens on inauguration day?

The election discord, however, has one very hard deadline: inauguration day, which will mark the end of Mr Trump’s presidency. When is inauguration day? Inauguration day will take place on Wednesday 20 January 2021, as per the US constitution.   On this date, Mr Biden will be expected to take the oath of office and...

Pete Buttigieg to be Joe Biden’s Secretary of Transportation
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Pete Buttigieg to be Joe Biden’s Secretary of Transportation

President-elect Joe Biden will tap former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to serve as his Transportation secretary, according to new reports. The former mayor of Indiana and 38-year-old Democrat, who ran for president against Mr Biden in the 2020 primaries, gained national prominence along the campaign trail and was considered a top pick for the...

McConnell acknowledges Biden and Harris won election in major break with Trump
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McConnell acknowledges Biden and Harris won election in major break with Trump

“As of this morning, our country has officially a president-elect and a vice president-elect,” Mr McConnell said on the Senate floor. “Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system of government has processes that will determine who is sworn in on January the 20th.” “The Electoral...

‘Concentration camps for living beings’: Pakistan high court condemns continued existence of zoos
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‘Concentration camps for living beings’: Pakistan high court condemns continued existence of zoos

A Pakistani high court justice has condemned zoos as “concentration camps for living beings” in a judgement regarding the treatment of two bears. The Islamabad High Court last week summoned government and local environmental officials who reversed a decision to transfer brown bears Suzie and Bubloo from the notorious Marghazar zoo to a sanctuary in...

Dr Jill Biden assembles Christmas care packages for troops in first appearance since op-ed row
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Dr Jill Biden assembles Christmas care packages for troops in first appearance since op-ed row

Doctor Jill Biden made her first in-person solo-appearance since President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election, putting together care packages for US troops who will be overseas for the holidays. On Thursday, Dr Biden assisted Operation Gratitude in Washington, DC, wearing a mask and gloves while filling up care packages with...

Coronavirus: Greenwich schools told to reopen after threat of legal action over switch to online learning
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Coronavirus: Greenwich schools told to reopen after threat of legal action over switch to online learning

Council leader Danny Thorpe said that Greenwich believes Mr Williamson’s order was wrong at a time of rapidly rising cases of Covid-19 in the borough and was being complied with only “reluctantly”. But Mr Thorpe said the council could not justify the use of taxpayers’ cash to fight the Department for Education in court and...

Inside Politics: EU hails ‘movement’ on Brexit deal
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Inside Politics: EU hails ‘movement’ on Brexit deal

T he future ain’t what it used to be. The makers of dystopian epic Cyberpunk 2077, the biggest video game of the year, have been forced to offer refunds and apologies after it was pushed out full of bugs, glitches and crashes. There will no refunds and apologies for Brexit, unfortunately. It looks like our...

In their own words: Public health officials on the frontline Health Health Health Health words
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In their own words: Public health officials on the frontline Health Health Health Health words

Public health officials work to keep the nation safe and healthy, overseeing everything from water inspections to childhood immunizations. They typically work behind the scenes, but the coronavirus pandemic has thrust many into the spotlight. Sharp political divisions in the United States have prompted a backlash. Many public health officials face harassment, threats and lawsuits,...