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Former President Barack Obama slammed U.S. politicians for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic at a virtual commencement address to graduating high school seniors across the country on Saturday night."Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy, that’s how little kids think. Unfortunately a lot of so-called grownups, including some with fancy titles, important jobs,…
David Gura2h ago / 11:53 PM UTCThe U.S. economy won't recover "until people feel confident that they are safe," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Sunday, in an interview with CBS News's "60 Minutes." “The sooner we get the virus under control, the sooner businesses can reopen,” he said. While Powell anticipates that economic conditions could improve…
WASHINGTON — The State Department inspector general who was removed from his job Friday was looking into whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a staffer walk his dog, pick up his dry cleaning and make dinner reservations for Pompeo and his wife, among other personal errands, according to two congressional officials assigned to different…
South African traders with China are illegally selling thousands of wild animals threatened with extinction and endangered, under the guise of legal exports, according to an investigation. Monkeys have been stolen from the wild, and together with cheetahs, tigers, rhinos, lions and meerkats, they have been trafficked to circuses, theme parks, laboratories, zoos and “safari…
Benjamin Netanyahu’s new unity government has finally been sworn into power – after three deadlocked and divisive Israeli elections, 18 months of political paralysis, and a further three-day delay due to his party’s infighting over cabinet posts. The Likud leader and his rival-turned-partner Benny Gantz, a former military chief, announced their appointments for the new…
U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at her weekly press conference.Michael Brochstein | Barcroft Media | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump's surprise firing of the State Department's internal watchdog could be "unlawful" if it was done in retaliation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday.Trump on Friday night ordered the removal of State Department Inspector General Steve…