The tally of vaccine doses are for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, as of 6:00 a.m. ET, the agency said. A total of 1,745,441 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said. According to the tally posted on Jan. 15, the agency had administered 12,279,180 doses of the vaccines and distributed 31,161,075 doses.
Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country beset by deep political divides and battered by a raging coronavirus pandemic. Biden, 78, will become the oldest U.S. president in history at a scaled-back ceremony in Washington that has been largely stripped of its usual pomp and circumstance, due both to the coronavirus as well as security concerns following the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. With only a small number of attendees present, the Democrat will take the oath of office before U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts just after noon (1700 GMT), placing his hand on an heirloom Bible that has been in the Biden family for more than a century.
Marge Hobley has waited four years for the day she could finally celebrate the end of Donald Trump's chaotic presidency. But after the events of recent months – the coronavirus pandemic, Trump's false attacks on the election results, and the shocking assault on the U.S. Capitol – the 77-year-old Indianapolis Democrat said any jubilation has yielded to a more muted mix of relief, sadness and cautious optimism. "The idea of, let's have a champagne toast – we'll have a Maalox or Pepto Bismol toast, maybe," she said when asked how she would mark Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has spent much of his long career casting Israel's Arab minority as a potential fifth column led by terrorist sympathizers, is now openly courting their support as he seeks reelection in the country's fourth vote in less than two years. The Joint List, an alliance of Arab parties that secured a record 15 seats in the 120-member Knesset last March, is riven by a dispute over whether it should work with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud at a time when less objectionable center-left parties are in disarray.
As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and his allies have claimed. Courts have rejected lawsuit after lawsuit, and a clear majority of Congress has confirmed the final result despite a riotous mob earlier this month that sought to disrupt the process.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office at noon ET Jan. 20, in the midst of the pandemic and new national security concerns, and CBS News will have all the coverage you need, for free. CBS News’ special coverage of the election begins at 9 a.m. ET on Jan. 20 on CBS News channel or streaming on the CBS News app or CBSNews.com. Later that evening, CBS’ Entertainment division will host a primetime inauguration special called “Celebrating America,” which will have Tom Hanks as the emcee, along with introductions from actresses Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington. Also Read: How To Stream PBS NewsHour's Coverage of Biden's Inauguration Live “Celebrating America” — which is the name for Biden’s inauguration party — kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET. The special will feature musical performances from the Foo Fighters, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen. Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons are also scheduled to appear. Harris and Biden are expected to briefly join the program to give remarks following the inauguration. After the swearing-in but prior to “Celebrating America,” CBS News will air a half-hour multi-network special called “One Nation: Indivisible.” In addition to the traditional television broadcast, CBS News will livestream inauguration news coverage and the events for free on all i, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, and Amazon Prime Video. Also Read: How to Stream CNN's Coverage of Joe Biden's Inauguration Live Harris and Biden will take their oaths of office on the West Front of the Capitol Building at noon Wednesday, in front of attendees from Congress who each got a ticket to bring one guest. Despite the expected legislative crowd, this year’s inauguration will be limited in scope — voters and ordinary citizens can’t access the grounds of the National Mall, Capitol or White House unless they can provide “proof of essential purpose.” After a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building two weeks ago, National Guard troops were stationed there and all of D.C. has been on high alert. CBS News subscribers can tune into the proceedings on cable or watch live in the CBS News app, which requires a valid TV provider login. Read original story How to Stream CBS News’ Coverage of the Biden-Harris Inauguration Live At TheWrap
In the fraught final hours of Donald Trump’s presidency, he issued a raft of pardons, including ones for Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. Amid talk of the prices Trump was charging for pardons, some type of deal between him and Wayne, who was facing up to 10 years on a federal gun charge, seems likely: […]
When followers of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago, countries with questionable democratic track records seemed to relish the chance to denounce the United States. "Yesterday’s events showed that the U.S. has no moral right to punish another nation under the guise of upholding democracy," tweeted Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, calling for Washington to end "painful" economic sanctions it imposed over human rights and rule of law concerns. While unlikely to convince the world, the barbs from Harare - and other capitals antagonistic to Washington - underscore the fragile state of America’s global reputation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-legacy-analysis/analysis-trumps-legacy-a-more-divided-america-a-more-unsettled-world-idUSKBN29O15W as Joe Biden is sworn in as president on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump leaves the presidency on Wednesday under a dark cloud of his own making, ending his single four-year term stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and his handling of a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths. Trump, 74, will bid farewell to the White House hours before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. Trump and his wife, Melania, will depart the South Lawn on the Marine One helicopter for Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, where he will preside over a military-style sendoff before boarding Air Force One one last time to fly to Florida.
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden vowed to fight for the soul of America. As he formally assumes office as the next U.S. president on Wednesday, Biden now faces the steep task of repairing a nation's soul in battered and desperate shape. A Democrat, Biden will preside over a deeply polarized electorate, with millions of voters still believing defeated Republican President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, and a divided Congress, where gridlock looms as the default and success will come only by compromise.
The actress to compete with other performers for a place in a girl group
Thailand's ministry of digital economy and society will file a criminal complaint of defaming the country's monarchy against banned opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a ministry statement said on Wednesday. The complaint under Article 112 of the Thai criminal code is to be filed on Wednesday afternoon, according to an official ministry agenda sent to reporters. Thailand's royal defamation law, known as lese majeste, punishes defaming or insulting the Thai king by up to 15 years in prison.
More than most people, these Americans will have front-row seats on whether the change of leadership Wednesday in the White House will lead to a lessening of tension that has been afflicting the nation. Jonathan Jones' front-row seat to what happens next is his restaurant that is decorated with Black Lives Matter signs and art near the Oregon State Capitol. One day, police showed up as Jones and his friends were being accosted by neo-fascist Proud Boys.
The Italian brand decided to cut ties with the actress due to her child abandonment controversy
A top British barrister has pulled out of leading a team prosecuting a group of prominent Hong Kong dissidents, the city's authorities said Wednesday, following growing criticism in the UK.
The actress found herself in a scandal after former partner revealed their two children in the US
In case it wasn’t clear to you that the poster was satire, here’s a statement from MCMC. This article, Media authority says it did not make clownface Muhyiddin poster banning #SiBodohKauDengarSini hashtag, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
As expected, Donald Trump used the final hours of his presidency to issue some pardons, among them his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was facing federal charges of mail fraud and money laundering. Bannon was arrested in August and charged in connection to his We Build the Wall campaign, which purported to raise funds to help build a wall along the border with Mexico. But federal prosecutors contend that the effort was a way to bilk credulous Trump supporters of their savings, and that Bannon and three accomplices pocketed most of the money for themselves. Each charge could have sent him to prison for 20 years. Bannon has pled not guilty and denies the charges, but fun fact, during a 2019 “Wall-a-Thon” fundraiser for We Build the Wall, Bannon joked about stealing the money, saying in the clip “We’re off the coast of St. Tropez in southern France in the Mediterranean. We’re on the million-dollar yacht of Brian Kolfage. Brian Kolfage, he took all that money from Build the Wall.” According to the New York Times, which broke the news of Bannon’s pardon, Trump intended it as “a pre-emptive move that would effectively wipe away the charges against Mr. Bannon, should he be convicted.” As the CEO of right wing website Breitbart, Bannon emerged as a key Trump supporter in 2015 and in 2016 he joined Trump’s presidential campaign as chief executive officer. After Trump’s electoral college victory, he joined the administration as Trump’s chief strategist and Senior Counselor to the President serving until August, 2017 when the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, held in August 2017, erupted into violence. In the aftermath, Bannon became the focus of particularly heavy criticism for his perceived role in how the White House handled the situation — including Trump’s repeated, apparent support for Unite the Right attendees — and was fired less than a week later as part of the administration’s damage control efforts. Bannon maintains he resigned, however, and had always intended to do so. More to come… Read original story Steve Bannon, Who Is Accused of Defrauding Trump Supporters, Gets One of Trump’s Last-Minute Pardons At TheWrap
While awaiting sentencing for an offence, a 19-year-old man robbed a licensed moneylender with the help of two others before fleeing with $48,000.
Jack Ma, the iconic businessman and co-founder of Alibaba who had been reported by media as missing, made an appearance this week in public, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday. Ma met with 100 rural teachers via a video meeting, Tianmu News, a news portal that belongs to Zhejiang Online, a government-backed news website, reported. […]