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Paris climate accord: Biden announces US will rejoin landmark agreement

Paris climate accord: Biden announces US will rejoin landmark agreement

Hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden announced the US plans to reenter the Paris climate accord, the landmark international agreement signed in 2015 to limit global warming, in a sign of Biden’s urgency to address the climate crisis. The US abandoned the agreement late last year on former President Donald Trump’s orders.…MORE

An inauguration like no other: Notable moments of a momentous day

An inauguration like no other: Notable moments of a momentous day

President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday looked a bit different from past ceremonies ushering in a new administration. There is, after all, immensely heightened security in Washington, DC, and a swirling pandemic, not to mention the absence of the outgoing president, the first time that’s happened in more than a century and a half. It’s…MORE

Biden names acting agency heads as his Cabinet nominees remain unconfirmed

Biden names acting agency heads as his Cabinet nominees remain unconfirmed

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a slate of acting agency heads after taking office without a single one of his Cabinet nominees in place and confirmed by the US Senate. “These individuals, nearly all of whom are career civil servants, will temporarily lead federal agencies while Cabinet nominees continue moving through the confirmation process,”…MORE

Cotton wants answer from Haines before agreeing to quick confirmation vote

Cotton wants answer from Haines before agreeing to quick confirmation vote

Sen. Tom Cotton is waiting for an answer from President Joe Biden’s director of national intelligence nominee Avril Haines before he agrees to a speedy Senate confirmation vote, in what’s likely to determine whether Haines’ is confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday. Cotton has asked Haines to clarify an answer she gave Tuesday during her…MORE

Former Marine accused of assaulting officers during Capitol riot told FBI he ‘got caught up in the moment’

A former US Marine charged with assaulting officers during the Capitol riot told FBI investigators that he got “caught up in the moment.” Barton Shively, of Pennsylvania, who faces multiple charges in federal court in Washington, DC, was arrested Tuesday. The charges against him include aiding and abetting, civil disorder, forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding…MORE

Whitehouse.gov relaunches to include Spanish language communications under Biden

Whitehouse.gov relaunches to include Spanish language communications under Biden

The Whitehouse.gov website was updated on Wednesday to reflect that Joe Biden is the new President of the United States, and it now also includes a Spanish language section which had been removed during Donald Trump’s tenure in office. The White House’s landing page for its Spanish language communications went dark in 2017. At the…MORE

Glaciers on Mars reveal the planet’s many ice ages

Glaciers that still exist on the surface of Mars are helping to tell the story of its past. The red planet experienced between six and 20 separate ice ages during the past 300 to 800 million years, a new analysis of glaciers on Mars has revealed. During the last ice age on Earth 20,000 years…MORE

Biden addresses nation’s information crisis: We must ‘defeat the lies’

Biden addresses nation’s information crisis: We must ‘defeat the lies’

In a sharp break with his predecessor, President Joe Biden vowed during his inaugural address Wednesday to tackle the information crisis plaguing American politics and society. “We must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured,” Biden said shortly after taking the oath as the 46th President. “There is truth,” Biden…MORE

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