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US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the potential for lingering violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after President Joe Biden’s election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacks.

Widespread internet outages hit northeast US

Internet users the northeast US reported widespread outages Tuesday. Verizon reported a fiber cut in Brooklyn via Twitter, although it’s not clear if that issue is responsible for the entire outage. The internet service provider didn’t have any estimate when the problem spot would be fixed.

US sends carrier to disputed sea as Chinese jets buzz over Taiwan

The United States’ commitment to Taiwan is “rock-solid”, the State Department said late Saturday, as it warned that China’s “attempts to intimidate” the island are a threat to regional peace. ​​The comments are the first from Washington on relations with Taiwan since President Joe Biden’s inauguration last week, and came on the same day Taipei …

Why Biden’s immigration plan may be risky for Democrats

As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul last week that would provide a path to US citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally. It would also codify provisions wiping out some of President Donald Trump’s signature hard-line policies, including trying to end existing, …

US passes 25 million confirmed cases of Covid-19

The United States has surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began. ​​The new milestone, reported Sunday by Johns Hopkins University, is a grim reminder of the coronavirus’ wide reach in the US, which has seen far more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country in the world.

Democrats start reining in expectations for immigration bill

Even long-time immigration proponents advocating an all-out fight concede they may have to settle for less than total victory. Paving a path to citizenship for all 11 million immigrants in the US illegally – the centerpiece of Biden’s plan – is “the stake at the summit of the mountain,” Frank Sharry, executive director of the …

Biden halts US withdrawal from WHO

Hours after being sworn in, President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) informed United Nations Director-General Antonio Guterres about the US’ decision to re-join the World Health Organisation. Walking back on the former administration’s plan to withdraw the US from the WHO, Biden said: “This letter constitutes a retraction by the Government of the United …

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement

US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted, underlining the fractious transition of power. “On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26,” tweeted Jen Psaki, Biden’s …

Fear over the city: Washington DC in virtual lockdown amid fears of inside hit on Biden-Harris inauguration

The US admin are vetting troops tasked with securing the Biden-Harris inauguration amid apprehensions about an inside hit. Fears that those entrusted with guarding the American leadership maybe infected with extremist ideology has suddenly grown in Washington DC after members of the US military were found involved in the storming of the US Capitol.