Doug Ducey

Arizona governor declares State of Emergency

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency at the state’s southwest border and has ordered 250 National Guard troops to the region to assist local law enforcement, The Hill reports. "The U.S. Border Patrol is overwhelmed. Local law enforcement and mayors are calling out for help," Ducey said Tuesday in a recorded statement. "Citizens and … Continue reading Arizona governor declares State of Emergency

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Why US lawmakers are scared of holding sessions at Capitol

The U.S. House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session, after the Capitol Police warned on Wednesday that a militia group could be plotting to breach the building that was subjected to a deadly attack on Jan. 6. The House had been scheduled to debate and vote on a police reform bill, but a Democratic aide said … Continue reading Why US lawmakers are scared of holding sessions at Capitol

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Why ex-U.S. gymnastics coach committed suicide

A former U.S Olympics women's gymnastics head coach has died. John Geddert died by suicide on Thursday, media reports confirm. The 63-year-old died hours after he was charged with 24 crimes, including sexual assault, racketeering and human trafficking. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel confirmed Geddert's death and said, "This is a tragic end to a tragic story … Continue reading Why ex-U.S. gymnastics coach committed suicide

BREAKING: Coronavirus updates

State governments in the U.S. are passing their own virus aid, not waiting for Washington. The U.N.'s global vaccine plan is underway, but problems remain. Ghana's first to get those COVAX shots. The FDA says single-shot dose from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID. And Pfizer's vaccine works well in first big ‘real world’ test. … Continue reading BREAKING: Coronavirus updates

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Biden focused on ending Trump’s migration policies

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order a major review of asylum processing at the US-Mexico border and the asylum and legal immigration systems that will dismantle portions of former President Donald Trump’s hardline policies, according to a fact sheet circulated on Tuesday. Biden planned to sign orders on family separation, border security and … Continue reading Biden focused on ending Trump’s migration policies

CDC: Use of face masks now compulsory on planes

The CDC has issued an order requiring travelers to wear a mask on public transportation in the U.S., echoing an executive order by President Joe Biden shortly after he took office. The CDC order takes effect Monday. It states passengers on airplanes, trains, buses, subways, ships, ferries, taxis, and ride-shares must wear a mask that … Continue reading CDC: Use of face masks now compulsory on planes

Trump’s refusal to concede is undermining America’s democratic tradition

President Donald Trump’s ongoing efforts to overturn the 2020 election results — laid out in stark detail in an hourlong weekend phone call with a Georgia election official — are demonstrating his unrestrained determination to maintain a grip on power no matter the consequences for the nation’s democratic traditions. Trump, in a Saturday phone call, … Continue reading Trump’s refusal to concede is undermining America’s democratic tradition

Rapinoe receives a touching letter from an English football fan and LGBT+ activist

Megan Rapinoe's spectacular 2019 culminated in being named The Best FIFA Women's Player at Milan's Teatro alla Scala last month. While the USA superstar has achieved just about everything possible on the pitch in international football this year, that's not the only reason why she's an inspiration to so many. Lindsay, an English LGBT+ activist and football … Continue reading Rapinoe receives a touching letter from an English football fan and LGBT+ activist

Pompeo improves ties with India as US-China trade war continues

India and the U.S. held a "productive" and "successful" third round of 22 dialogue in New Delhi, the Indian capital, signing the foundational Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) and expanding their defence cooperation as visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will stand with India as it confronts threats to … Continue reading Pompeo improves ties with India as US-China trade war continues

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What Americans love most about Joe Biden

Joe Biden holds a 17-point lead over Donald Trump in trust to handle the coronavirus pandemic in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, powering the Democrat to a double-digit advantage in vote preference with the presidential election three weeks away. In the aftermath of his own COVID-19 diagnosis, two-thirds of registered voters say Trump failed to take appropriate … Continue reading What Americans love most about Joe Biden