Nostalgia was in and jokes were out on Tuesday as US President Donald Trumpoffered a reprieve to two meaty turkeys at the traditional Thanksgiving turkeypardon ceremony at the White House. The National Turkey Federation presentedthe White House with two birds, Corn and Cob. Corn was declared the nationalThanksgiving turkey, though both will retire to a new home on the campus ofIowa State University. It is not the first time the typically light-heartedturkey pardon ceremony has taken place in a tense time for the nation.
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[NFA] President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States will be "ready to lead the world, not retreat from it" when he takes office on Jan. 20, turning the page on President Donald Trump's unilateralist policies as he pledged to work together with America's allies. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
President Donald Trump's campaign is still seeking donations from voters, even though Trump himself has all but admitted he lost to Joe Biden. But donors should know that 75% of every contribution is now being routed to Trump's newly-established leadership PAC, Save America, up to $5000. Anything over $5000 goes to Trump's Recount Account. Also, 25% of all donations go to the Republican National Committee.
Wisconsin's governor on Friday extended a statewide mask mandate despite a legal challenge from conservatives, renewing an emergency health order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections. Fred Katayama reports.
Mumbai City Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh compared CBI to a pan shop. This statement comes after Supreme Court's decision in which it said that state's consent is a must for CBI probe. Aslam Shaikh said, "Under the BJP govt, CBI has become like a pan shop. It goes anywhere and books anyone, particularly in non-BJP ruled states. It took action against chief ministers and other ministers. Judiciary also feels their interference. We welcome the court's ruling. We welcome the restrictions on CBI.
Comedian Kunal Kamra faces contempt proceedings for tweets against the Supreme Court. The Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday gave nod for criminal contempt proceedings against the comedian. KK Venugopal said the tweets ‘crossed the line between humour and contempt of court’. “I have gone through each one of the tweets which you have annexed for consent to proceed by way of criminal contempt against Kunal Kamra. The tweets which I am extracting below are not only in bad taste but clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the court”, Venugopal said in his letter. “I therefore grant consent to proceed by way of initiating contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra”. “The other tweets also are highly objectionable and it would perhaps be for the court to decide the question as to whether these tweets also would constitute criminal contempt of the Supreme Court of India,” Venugopal said. Watch the full video for more details.
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The Kentucky senate race is in one of the most-watched races in the country. On one side is Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. The other side is Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot. Democrats worked over time to try to oust McConnell. Democrats voters were shocked that Mr. McConnell filled Ruth Bader Ginsburg's SCOTUS seat days before the election. The New York Times reports that McConnell won close to 60% of the vote. McGrath won under 35%.
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the newest member of the US Supreme Courtby a deeply divided Senate on Monday, as Republicans overpowered Democrats toinstall President Donald Trump’s nominee only days before the election. MsBarrett’s confirmation will likely secure a conservative court majority formany years to come. Mr Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberalicon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on issuesincluding abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even the president’s own re-election bid.
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Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein opened her questioning of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett by quoting the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's clear assertion that women had a constitutional right to abortion.
A Donegal swimmer, who is aiming to become the first person to swim around thecoast of Ireland, says he has been inundated with messages of goodwill fromthe public who are following his progress online. Henry O’Donnell, 56, hasbeen getting requests from people across the country asking him to swim akilometre in remembrance of a loved one who has lost their life. The father ofsix, who is raising money for two charities, The Irish Cancer Society andWater Safety Ireland, is a third of the way through his epic challenge, havingcompleted 500 kilometres through choppy waters with the aid of fins and a wetsuit.
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At least two people were killed and five wounded after being stabbed by a man dressed in medieval clothes and wielding a sword, Quebec police said on Sunday (November 1), noting the attack appeared to be driven by personal motives and not linked to any terror group. Yahaira Jacquez reports.
How're the markets looking? The U.S. and China are meeting to discuss the U.S.-China trade war and President Trump is slated to meet with Vice Premier Liu He Friday afternoon. So, how should investors..