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US cancels ambassador's controversial trip to Taiwan

US cancels ambassador's controversial trip to Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The U.S. State Department cancelled the planned Taiwan visit by its U.N. ambassador that has drawn strong opposition and a warning from China.
Schumer calls for speedy confirmation of Biden Cabinet picks

Schumer calls for speedy confirmation of Biden Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that a coronavirus relief bill will be the top priority for his caucus but added that the recent violence at the Capitol shows the need to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s national s
Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

WASHINGTON — This time the fury enveloping the Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within.
New Zealand to review parliament security after door attack

New Zealand to review parliament security after door attack

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Officials plan to review security at New Zealand's Parliament after a man armed with an axe smashed the main glass entrance doors early Wednesday.
US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

NEW YORK — Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday.
Sage grouse review done, but scant time for Trump's changes

Sage grouse review done, but scant time for Trump's changes

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration has completed a review of plans to ease protections for a struggling bird species in seven states in the U.S.
Grieving congressman leads effort to remove Trump after riot

Grieving congressman leads effort to remove Trump after riot

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jamie Raskin's 25-year-old son, Tommy, killed himself on New Year's Eve and was buried the following Tuesday. A day later, a violent mob launched a deadly insurrection at the U.S.
Yellen's Senate confirmation hearing set for Jan. 19

Yellen's Senate confirmation hearing set for Jan. 19

WASHINGTON — The Senate Finance Committee announced Tuesday that it will hold a confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary-nominee Janet Yellen on Jan. 19.
Official: Number of victims of Russian hack likely to grow

Official: Number of victims of Russian hack likely to grow

WASHINGTON — The number of federal agencies and private companies who learn that they have been affected by a massive Russian hack is expected to grow as the investigation into it continues, the U.S.
As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

PHOENIX — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the spread.