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White House stops Meena from using aunt Kamala Harris's name

15 Feb 2021

White House stops Meena from using aunt Kamala Harris's name

The ethics lawyers of the United States President Joe Biden's transition team have told Meena Harris, the niece of Kamala Harris, to stop using the Vice-President's name to build and promote her personal brand, a report in LATimes said.

Biden will try to close Guantanamo after robust review

13 Feb 2021

Biden will try to close Guantanamo after robust review

President Joe Biden will seek to close the prison on the US base at Guantanamo Bay following a review process, resuming a project that began under Obama's administration, the White House said.

US concerned by China's ongoing attempts to intimidate neighbors

02 Feb 2021

US concerned by China's ongoing attempts to intimidate neighbors

In its first response to the China-India border standoff, the Biden administration has voiced concern over Beijing's ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbors and said it was closely monitoring the situation.

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

29 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.

Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source

25 Jan 2021

Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source

US President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that bars transgenders from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by former President Donald Trump during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press.

Even after leaving White House, Trump gets these government-funded perks

23 Jan 2021

Even after leaving White House, Trump gets these government-funded perks

Donald Trump formally left the White House on January 20, when Joe Biden took office as the 46th President of the United States.

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

21 Jan 2021

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

China on Wednesday said it was levying sanctions on over two dozen officials of the Donald Trump administration for violating the sovereignty of the nation with "crazy" policy moves.

Before Trump's exit, daughter Tiffany gets engaged at White House

20 Jan 2021

Before Trump's exit, daughter Tiffany gets engaged at White House

Tiffany Trump, the younger daughter of United States President Donald Trump, announced on Tuesday that she got engaged to her boyfriend Michael Boulos.

In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden

20 Jan 2021

In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden

On Tuesday, the White House released United States President Donald Trump's pre-recorded farewell message, wherein he wished the best to the next administration but fell short of mentioning his successor Joe Biden's name.

On Biden's Inauguration Day, Trump to hold farewell for himself

19 Jan 2021

On Biden's Inauguration Day, Trump to hold farewell for himself

United States President Donald Trump is planning to hold an early morning sendoff ceremony for himself on Wednesday, the day President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office.

Macaulay Culkin approves netizens' demand for Trump-less 'Home Alone 2'

17 Jan 2021

Macaulay Culkin approves netizens' demand for Trump-less 'Home Alone 2'

Macaulay Culkin, the child-star from the Home Alone franchise, has taken a dig at an unexpected co-actor.

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, builds pressure on Pence

11 Jan 2021

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, builds pressure on Pence

Democrats in the United States House of Representatives are pressurizing Vice President Mike Pence to remove outgoing President Donald Trump from the Oval Office. If he doesn't, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, the House will move to impeach Trump, his second impeachment during the term.

Donald Trump to pardon 'Tha Carter IV' rapper Lil Wayne?

10 Jan 2021

Donald Trump to pardon 'Tha Carter IV' rapper Lil Wayne?

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has finally conceded defeat and has agreed on a peaceful transition of power after the shocking Capitol riots.

White House warns of possible fast-spreading 'USA strain' of coronavirus

09 Jan 2021

White House warns of possible fast-spreading 'USA strain' of coronavirus

The White House Coronavirus Task Force has warned of the possibility of a new, more transmissible mutated variant of COVID-19 evolved in the United States.

Democrats want to impeach Trump, again, but Biden is non-committal

09 Jan 2021

Democrats want to impeach Trump, again, but Biden is non-committal

Following the shameful violence at the United States Capitol, Democrats have been laying the groundwork to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump, again, but his successor Joe Biden refused to endorse the idea.

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

08 Jan 2021

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

After peddling misinformation since November, claiming that Democrats stole the election, and approaching courts, United States President Donald Trump came the closest to conceding on Thursday (local time), a day after the violence at Capitol shamed his country and shocked the globe.

Capitol chaos: Resignations hit White House, Melania Trump's aide quits

07 Jan 2021

Capitol chaos: Resignations hit White House, Melania Trump's aide quits

As the violence in the United States Capitol on Wednesday went on to become one of the defining moments of the tumultuous tenure of outgoing President Donald Trump, the White House was jolted by a spate of resignations, including that of the chief of staff of First Lady Melania Trump.

Trump calls Georgia's top official, demands to overturn election results

04 Jan 2021

Trump calls Georgia's top official, demands to overturn election results

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump directed the top election official in Georgia to "find enough votes" to change the poll outcome in an extraordinary phone call on Saturday, excerpts of which were released by the Washington Post on Sunday.

Trump pardons 26 people, including father of son-in-law Jared Kushner

24 Dec 2020

Trump pardons 26 people, including father of son-in-law Jared Kushner

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 26 of his allies, including the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, the manager of the 2016 campaign Paul Manafort, and his longtime aide Roger Stone.

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

22 Dec 2020

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the Legion of Merit to PM Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership of the two countries and the emergence of India as a global power.

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

18 Dec 2020

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the United States, outgoing President Donald Trump announced ahead of the nation's drug regulator.

US, where over 300,000 died of coronavirus, starts vaccination drive

15 Dec 2020

US, where over 300,000 died of coronavirus, starts vaccination drive

The biggest ever vaccination drive in the United States started on Monday, as health workers were given the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

#ComicBytes: The time when a group of pets defeated Thanos!

02 Dec 2020

#ComicBytes: The time when a group of pets defeated Thanos!

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Adviser, who pleaded guilty in Russia probe, pardoned by Trump

26 Nov 2020

Adviser, who pleaded guilty in Russia probe, pardoned by Trump

Outgoing US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, who admitted twice that he lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in connection to the probe pertaining to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

Joe Biden says Trump administration making 'sincere' efforts for transition

25 Nov 2020

Joe Biden says Trump administration making 'sincere' efforts for transition

United States President-elect Joe Biden said that the outgoing President Trump's administration has started reaching out to his transition team.

Biden fills key posts, India's "friend" named Secretary of State

24 Nov 2020

Biden fills key posts, India's "friend" named Secretary of State

Weeks after winning US elections, President-elect Joe Biden filled key positions in the cabinet, naming Antony Blinken as his Secretary of State.

Trump clears way for Biden's transition, but still not conceding

24 Nov 2020

Trump clears way for Biden's transition, but still not conceding

Outgoing US President Donald Trump finally agreed to make his successor Joe Biden's transition into the White House smooth, as he asked the General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done."

Trump fires official who rejected conspiracy theories about election fraud

18 Nov 2020

Trump fires official who rejected conspiracy theories about election fraud

In his quest to convince everyone that Joe Biden won United States Presidential Elections only because of fraud, incumbent President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired an official, whom he had appointed.

Trump supporters, protesters clash at 'Million MAGA March' in Washington

15 Nov 2020

Trump supporters, protesters clash at 'Million MAGA March' in Washington

Anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed on Saturday evening in Washington DC, United States.

Days after upsetting results, Trump comes close to conceding defeat

14 Nov 2020

Days after upsetting results, Trump comes close to conceding defeat

Refusing to concede defeat for days now, US President Donald Trump came closest ever to accepting his fate on Friday, by blurting that "time will tell" if he remains at the helm of the most powerful nation or not.

Rahul lacks "aptitude" to master a subject: Obama in memoir

13 Nov 2020

Rahul lacks "aptitude" to master a subject: Obama in memoir

Former US President Barack Obama, in his new memoir A Promised Land, mentioned Congress ex-President Rahul Gandhi, writing that he seemed "eager to impress" but lacked the "aptitude or passion" to master a subject.

How Trump administration is making Joe Biden's transition difficult?

10 Nov 2020

How Trump administration is making Joe Biden's transition difficult?

US President Donald Trump's ouster from the White House will be far from seamless, as his tweets on the election results have confirmed.

What happens if Trump refuses to leave the White House?

08 Nov 2020

What happens if Trump refuses to leave the White House?

Democrat Joe Biden has won the 2020 United States Presidential elections, denying rival Donald Trump a re-election. The President-elect is set to take oath in January 2021.

#USAElections2020: Counting continues; Biden, on road to presidency, addresses country

07 Nov 2020

#USAElections2020: Counting continues; Biden, on road to presidency, addresses country

Over three days after election night, the counting of votes continued in the United States of America making it clearer that Democrat Joe Biden will unseat the incumbent President Donald Trump.

#USAElections2020: Biden leads in traditionally red state Georgia; Trump suffers

06 Nov 2020

#USAElections2020: Biden leads in traditionally red state Georgia; Trump suffers

In what comes as a huge setback for incumbent US President Donald Trump, his opponent Joe Biden has taken a narrow lead in the state of Georgia, which has remained a GOP bastion for years. If the Democratic challenger wins Georgia, the White House will be stone's throw away for him.

Republicans move away from Trump's claims, his sons are furious

06 Nov 2020

Republicans move away from Trump's claims, his sons are furious

As US President Donald Trump steered farther away from the second term in the White House, his sons lashed out at his party for not "having a backbone."

Trump makes baseless claims, broadcast networks cut away from speech

06 Nov 2020

Trump makes baseless claims, broadcast networks cut away from speech

The first public appearance of US President Donald Trump after the election day was cut short as major television networks broke away from his speech. The reason? The incumbent commander-in-chief was making baseless accusations without providing substantial evidence.

#USAElections2020: White House hopeful Joe Biden moves closer to 270-mark

06 Nov 2020

#USAElections2020: White House hopeful Joe Biden moves closer to 270-mark

Democrat Joe Biden is inching closer to the 270-mark, which is the number of electoral votes needed to be sworn in as the President of the United States of America, as tense counting continued in two states, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

It's election day: Voting begins in US, first ballots cast

03 Nov 2020

It's election day: Voting begins in US, first ballots cast

The race for White House culminated today in the United States with voting beginning in New Hampshire, a Northeastern state. The first ballots were cast in Dixville Notch and Millsfield to choose the next US President between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Trump or Biden? US elections headed for a tight finish

03 Nov 2020

Trump or Biden? US elections headed for a tight finish

As the world watches who the United States will pick as its next President, the latest opinion polls indicated on Monday that the contest is headed for a nail-biting finish, with the margin between White House hopeful Joe Biden and incumbent Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump shrinking.