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Donald Rumsfeld has died at 88

Rumsfeld served as defense secretary under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush and was widely seen as the architect of the Iraq War.
Donald Rumsfeld has died at 88
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Biden’s defence secretary boots Pentagon advisory board members for a fresh start after Trump’s ‘frenetic’ post-election changes

The defence secretary called for an “immediate suspension” of advisory committee operations. The secretary has also ordered the “conclusion of service” for most advisory board members. The secretary’s move boots Trump loyalists who were appointed to the boards at the last minute. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Defence […]
Biden’s defence secretary boots Pentagon advisory board members for a fresh start after Trump’s ‘frenetic’ post-election changes
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Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has sued US government officials, including Janet Yellen, over its inclusion on a Pentagon investment blacklist

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has sued the US government over its inclusion on an investment blacklist. It filed a lawsuit Friday against several US government departments and officials. Xiaomi denied being controlled by Beijing, and said the investing ban would cause “irreparable harm.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has sued US government officials, including Janet Yellen, over its inclusion on a Pentagon investment blacklist
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The Pentagon blocked the DC National Guard from receiving riot gear or interacting with protesters without explicit approval from Trump’s defence secretary

The Pentagon placed major restrictions on the DC National Guard leading up to Wednesday’s insurrection, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Officials curtailed the ability of DC guardsmen to deploy troops, receive ammo and riot gear, engage with protesters, share equipment with local police, and use surveillance without explicit approval from […]
The Pentagon blocked the DC National Guard from receiving riot gear or interacting with protesters without explicit approval from Trump’s defence secretary
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‘Maybe it’s time for a new party’: Former GOP senator and Defence secretary slams Republican attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election

Former GOP Senator and Defence secretary William Cohen on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump and GOP legislators who are contesting President-elect Joe Biden’s election win, suggesting the formation of a new political party. Cohen, who represented Maine in the US Senate from 1979 to 1997 and served as Defence secretary […]
‘Maybe it’s time for a new party’: Former GOP senator and Defence secretary slams Republican attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election
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The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorised use from the FDA, require two doses. Experts previously […]
The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies
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Of course Trump is trying to burn it all down. What else did you expect?

President Trump’s refusal to admit that he lost the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden has made things extremely stressful here in the United States. But at least everyone is behaving exactly as expected. Trump is in denial, and the GOP is talking loud, but the Trump campaign’s legal challenges […]
Of course Trump is trying to burn it all down. What else did you expect?
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The risk of COVID-19 infection on flights is ‘very low,’ and 1 infected passenger would take 54 hours to spread the virus to others onboard, a US government study found

Research commissioned by the US Department of Defence (DOD) has found the risk of getting infected by airborne COVID-19 on flights is “very low.” Researchers measured the dilution of tracer particles on Boeing 767 or 777 aircraft, and found that the aircrafts’ air filtration systems got rid of the particles […]
The risk of COVID-19 infection on flights is ‘very low,’ and 1 infected passenger would take 54 hours to spread the virus to others onboard, a US government study found
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Trump says he’ll ‘take a good, strong look’ at whether UFOs exist

President Donald Trump was asked about the existence of UFOs during an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox News on Sunday. Trump said he first heard about the Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, which was announced in August, two days ago. He also added that he’d “take a good, […]
Trump says he’ll ‘take a good, strong look’ at whether UFOs exist