President Biden moved to coordinate a federal effort to fight COVID-19 with steps to expand testing and vaccinations and increase mask-wearing.
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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.
Facebook hands decision on Trump ban to oversight board
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was referring its decision to indefinitely suspend the accounts of former U.S. President Donald Trump to its independent oversight board.
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.
Judge gives preliminary approval to $641 million Flint, Michigan, water settlement
A federal judge in Michigan on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a $641 million partial settlement of lawsuits filed by victims of the Flint water crisis against the state, according to a court document.
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.
Witness implicates Mexican soldiers in mass student kidnap, president says
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed on Thursday that a witness implicated soldiers in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero that rocked the country.
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