"It is somewhat of a liberating feeling,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden's chief adviser, in his first briefing in weeks, following the president's unveiling of measures to battle COVID-19.
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U.S. Senate's Schumer reviewing Republican request for Trump impeachment trial delay
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is reviewing a request from Republicans to put off the start of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial until mid-February, a Schumer spokesman said Thursday.
Trump hires South Carolina lawyer Bowers for impeachment defense
Former President Donald Trump has hired South Carolina-based lawyer Butch Bowers to represent him in his Senate impeachment trial over a charge that he incited insurrection, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Filibuster face-off: Schumer, McConnell at loggerheads over U.S. Senate power sharing
A standoff between new U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, and the man he replaced, Republican Mitch McConnell, over a core rule of Senate operations has kept the two from reaching a deal on how to manage the 50-50 chamber.
Asian markets step back from stimulus-driven record highs
Asian shares eased from record highs on Friday as investors took some money off the table after a recent rally that was driven by hopes a massive U.S. economic stimulus plan by incoming President Joe Biden will help temper the COVID-19 impact.
Bitcoin extends slide, heads for worst week since March 2020
Bitcoin fell heavily on Friday and was heading toward its sharpest weekly drop since last March, as worries over its technology and regulation extended a pullback from recent record highs.
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.
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