"It is somewhat of a liberating feeling,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden's chief adviser, in his first briefing in weeks, folllowing the president's unveiling of measures to battle COVID-19.
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Biden seeks five-year extension of New START arms treaty with Russia
U.S. President Joe Biden will seek a five-year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia, the White House said on Thursday, in one of the first major foreign policy decisions of the new administration ahead of the treaty's expiration in early February.
New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines
A new form of African swine fever identified in Chinese pig farms is most likely caused by illicit vaccines, industry insiders say, a fresh blow to the world's largest pork producer, still recovering from a devastating epidemic of the virus.
Judge rejects NRA bid to end or move New York lawsuit seeking its closure
A New York state judge on Thursday rejected the National Rifle Association's bid to dismiss or move a lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James seeking to dissolve the gun rights group.
In blow to Trudeau, queen's representative in Canada quits after harassment allegations
Canadian Governor General Julie Payette, the representative of the country's head of state, Queen Elizabeth, quit on Thursday amid allegations of workplace harassment in an embarrassment for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Big U.S. oil drillers have federal permits to mute effect of any Biden ban
U.S. President Joe Biden's promised ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands would take years to shut off production from top shale drillers because they already have stockpiled permits, according to Reuters interviews with executives.
Elon Musk to offer $100 million prize for 'best' carbon capture tech
Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to promise a $100 million prize for development of the "best" technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions.
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