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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Late Thursday Update, January 21, 2021

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Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows ‘Help is on the way’
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America's war on COVID-19 is under new command, promising an anxious nation progress to reduce...

McConnell pitches delaying impeachment trial
U.S. Senate's Schumer reviewing Republican request for Trump impeachment trial delay
Testing wristbands, masks signs of a new boss at White House
‘Nobody is telling you what to say’: Fauci regains the spotlight under Biden
Capitol riot latest: Lawyer who kicked down Nancy Pelosi's door denied bail
Democrats weigh options to pass Biden's massive COVID relief bill
Dems slap Cruz and Hawley with ethics complaint over Capitol mob
Hawley rips Senate Democrats for ethics complaint, says they're 'trying to silence dissent'
Capitol Police investigate whether GOP Rep. Andy Harris tried to take gun on House floor
Biden unveils coronavirus plan, warns it will take months to 'turn things around'
Filibuster face-off: Schumer, McConnell at loggerheads over U.S. Senate power sharing
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner move out of DC and lease luxury condo in Miami
Judge refuses to dismiss New York AG's lawsuit against NRA
Greene introduces impeachment articles against Biden
No Mask, No Fly: Biden Signs Order Requiring Face Coverings On Planes
Senate Republicans throw cold water on Biden's immigration proposal
Portland police arrest 8 for damaging Democratic Party offices after inauguration
Biden ends Trump 'remain in Mexico' asylum policy
'Failure is not an option': Pressure mounts for Biden to deliver on COVID-19 promises
Army changes account of key phone call on response to Capitol riot
Biden's bold immigration overhaul may face a Republican wall in Congress
Biden cleans house at VOA after revolt over Trump changes...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:

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Biden launches sweeping COVID-19 changes on first full day in White House
U.S. President Joe Biden moved swiftly on his first full day in the White House on Thursday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, his top priority as he turns the page on four years of Donald Trump's tumultuous leadership.

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Biden to sign virus measures, requires mask use to travel
Biden issues slew of pandemic initiatives to improve vaccine distribution, expand testing and reopen schools
Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’
U.S. House aims for early February COVID-19 relief bill vote
Democrats shoot down McConnell's filibuster gambit
Pelosi defends impeachment in face of Biden's call for unity: 'We must do it”
Biden set to tap former Treasury official Barr as top bank regulator
Biden Administration Prepares To Overturn Trump Abortion Rule
Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits frazzled census
Portland police arrest 8 for damaging Democratic Party offices after inauguration
Biden wants to unite America. Republicans have a different idea of what that means
Pelosi says House will move immediately on COVID-19 relief
Biden's solicitor general will play critical role in early efforts to undo Trump policies
U.S. House Speaker Pelosi says seeks clarity on Senate readiness for Trump impeachment trial
'They Have Not Legitimately Won.' Pro-Trump Media Keeps the Disinformation Flowing - NY Times
‘Just move on’: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future
Legal scholars, including at Federalist Society, say Trump can be convicted
McCarthy: 'We will unify' despite split on Trump
Will Biden ease the sky-high tension between the U.S. and China?
Lawyers group calls for Giuliani's suspension from law practice, ethics probe
Biden immigration bill changes 'alien' to 'noncitizen' as part of overhaul
Biden Announces Executive Actions Meant To Help Reopen Schools
U.S. panel asks FBI to review role of Parler in Jan. 6 Capitol...

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Fact check: Biden falsely claims journalists had all said his vaccination goal was impossible to meet

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Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden delivered a factually accurate Thursday speech about the coronavirus pandemic. But then, after he signed a series of executive actions intended to address the crisis, he was asked by a reporter whether the vaccination goal he announced in December -- 100 million doses administered in 100 days -- is sufficiently ambitious.

The question of whether the goal is too modest has arisen in part because the US is approaching a 1-million-doses-administered-per-day level even before Biden gets to implement his plans. The US...
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Facebook asks oversight board for final decision on Trump's account

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Facebook wants its independent oversight board to rule whether former President Trump should regain access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts. Facebook defended its decision to suspend Mr. Trump indefinitely as "necessary and right."

The social media company said on Thursday that it hopes and expects the oversight board to confirm the company's decision to lock Mr. Trump's account after he utilized the platform to incite a violent mob on the U.S Capitol.

"Given its significance, we think it is important for the board to review it and reach an...
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Sacha Baron Cohen on "Borat" sequel, playing activist Abbie Hoffman in "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

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British actor, writer and producer Sacha Baron Cohen is in two of the most critically-acclaimed films of the past year: "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" and "The Trial of the Chicago 7." In an exclusive interview with Anthony Mason, he talks about taking risks for satire and how his body of work is more relevant now than ever.
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Live Updates: Senate to act on Cabinet nominees as Biden tackles economy

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The Senate will be voting on Lloyd Austin's confirmation to be defense secretary.
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Why It Can Be Harder To Fight Hookworms In Alabama Than In Argentina

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This story definitely has a yuck factor.

It's about hookworms.

When hookworm eggs land on moist, warm ground, via human feces, they develop into larvae, raise their tiny selves upward, and wave back and forth, looking for bare feet to latch onto. The parasites penetrate the skin, enter the bloodstream, and eventually migrate to the small intestine — where they settle in, mature and start sucking blood and laying eggs. When the worms and their eggs are passed in a host's stool, the cycle begins anew.

Hookworm disease flourishes in hot, moist...
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National Guard soldiers ordered home by governors amid outrage over being moved to Capitol parking garage

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Govs. Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott announced that they are bringing their National Guard troops back from Washington, D.C., after reports they were posted up in a parking garage near the Capitol to rest during their shifts, a move that caused outrage at the treatment of the servicemembers.

The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) ordered the troops to move their rest area during their 12-hour shifts from inside the Capitol to the Thurgood Marshall Judicial Center parking garage, the National Guard said Friday.

But Acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman pushed...
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William Burns: What to know about Biden's CIA director pick

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President Biden has tapped William Burns to serve as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Burns has spent 33 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, making him one of the most experienced foreign policy actors. Biden and Burns crossed paths both during the Obama administration and when then-Sen. Biden led the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

In a statement made shortly before Biden’s inauguration, the president said of his CIA pick that Burns "shares my profound belief that intelligence must be apolitical and that the dedicated...
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Investigations into Trump, his business could lead to criminal charges

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Experts say several state and federal investigations into Trump and his business dealings are putting the former president's future in legal jeopardy. Ben Tracy reports.
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Watch Live: Biden to streamline stimulus checks, expand food stamps

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President Biden is signing two executive orders on Friday, one of which would increase federal food assistance and streamline the delivery of stimulus checks, as the president attempts to stabilize the economy without congressional assistance amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Biden will ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow states to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — commonly known as food stamps — by 15%. Congress recently passed a $1 trillion relief bill that boosted the maximum SNAP...
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UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 400 guests

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Police in London say they have broken up a wedding attended by 400 people despite a nationwide lockdown that bars households from mixing
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Tire falls from small plane into Chicago neighborhood

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A tire fell from a small plane near homes in a Chicago neighborhood before the plane landed safely at O’Hare International Airport
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Fauci says lack of candor from Trump administration 'very likely' cost lives

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Washington (CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that the lack of truthfulness from the Trump administration regarding the Covid-19 pandemic "very likely" cost American lives.

"Particularly when you're in the situation of almost being in a crisis with the number of cases and hospitalizations and deaths that we have -- when you start talking about things that make no sense medically and no sense scientifically, that clearly is not helpful," Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said on CNN's "New Day" Friday.

Asked by CNN's John...
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Biden focuses on the economy on second day in office

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Senators weigh starting Trump impeachment trial in February

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed delaying the start of the impeachment trial against former President Trump until February, arguing it would allow both House impeachment managers and Mr. Trump's legal team time to prepare. Senate Democrats are considering the proposal, which would allow them time to continue processing President Biden's Cabinet nominees. Nikole Killion reports.
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