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Harris formally submits Senate resignation ahead of inauguration

January 18, 2021

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has formally submitted a letter of resignation for her US Senate seat to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, ending her four-year career in the chamber, a Harris aide said Monday.

Capitol Building put on alert after a small fire several blocks away

January 18, 2021

A small fire at an apparent homeless encampment less than a mile away from the US Capitol Building on Monday prompted the building to enter lockdown, a reflection of the heightened state of alarm at the complex.

The resolution we all need to nail in 2021? Relax

January 18, 2021

From embroidery sets to heated slippers, here's what you need to be able to completely relax this year.

Trump's 11th-hour pardons keep with tradition, even if those pardoned do not

January 18, 2021

President Donald Trump's expected batch of 100 pardons and commutations on the penultimate day of his presidency won't be the highest of his recent predecessors. But his record of clemency could very well be the most controversial.

David Axelrod: The scary call I got the night before Barack Obama's inauguration

January 18, 2021

David Axelrod writes about the call he received from President Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, the night before the 2009 inauguration, warning of a possible terror plot that could derail the first day of the new administration.

Workers trapped in gold mine for more than a week send note to rescuers

January 18, 2021

Twelve miners trapped underground for more than a week in a Chinese gold mine have managed to get a note to rescuers, state media reported Monday.

Fired Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones turns herself in to authorities

January 18, 2021

The former Florida data analyst who has accused state officials of covering up the extent of the pandemic has turned herself in to authorities in Leon County days after a warrant was issued for her arrest, according to a news release from Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

French politics kills Canadian bid to create one of the world's top supermarket groups

January 18, 2021

The French government has put an abrupt end to a $20 billion takeover attempt of the country's biggest retailer by Canada's largest convenience store operator.

Ghana president warns of health system overload as Covid cases soar

January 18, 2021

Ghana's Covid-19 infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment centres and threatening to overwhelm the health system, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said.

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