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US official says every American who wants a covid-19 vaccine will have one by June

An official with the US covid-19 vaccine initiative says anyone in the country who wants a vaccine will be able to have it by June, seven months from now. The confident projection was made by retired Lieutenant General Paul Ostrowski, director of supply, production, and distribution for Operation Warp Speed, during an appearance on MSNBC…

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Senior US official to visit Taiwan in December

Visit by EPA head will be third by a senior US official since August, with China deploying fighter jets in response.Andrew Wheeler, the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, is to visit Taiwan, the island’s premier said on Friday, in what will be the third visit by a senior US official since August. Taiwan…

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The Surface Pro 3 has 1 more year of official support News

The Surface Pro 3: still good for the time being. (Source: Microsoft)Microsoft has issued a document outlining the dates on which its own-brand convertibles or laptops run out of software updates. It shows that the Surface Pro 3, despite launching in 2014, will get them until November 2021. Oddly, the Pro 4 will also see…

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US election official: Trump’s misinformation is dangerous and lacks any credibility

On Thursday, President Donald Trump sent an all-caps tweet claiming that voting machines from a company called Dominion Voting Systems had deleted millions of votes for him around the country. The claim isn’t true, but he is the president—so it has had an impact. Election workers say they fear for their safety. They’re receiving death…

Lebanese Official

Lebanese official says US sanctioned him over Hezbollah ties

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s former foreign minister said Sunday that last week’s U.S. sanctions targeted him over alleged corruption because he repeatedly refused Washington’s calls to severe ties with Iran-backed Hezbollah, a powerful Lebanese militant and political group. The U.S. Treasury designation on Friday said Gebran Bassil was “at the forefront of corruption” in Lebanon.…

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Arizona official praises vote counters working hard despite badgering from protesters

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs provides and update on progress being made in counting votes, and praises the hard work of the election workers who are upholding the basis of democracy in the U.S. while enduring badgering from pro-Trump protesters outside the building.Nov. 7, 2020

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Iranian Official to Students: Burn U.S. Flags at Home to Avoid Coronavirus

Iran has canceled its traditional Student Day march — which commemorates the anniversary of the Iranian seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 — for the first time in nearly 40 years due to coronavirus concerns, London-based Iran International reported on Monday. The number of new coronavirus cases reported in Iran has surged in recent…

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It’s Pretty Much Official: New Zealand Won’t Be Legalising Weed

New Zealand has voted against legalising cannabis. The preliminary vote released today at 2PM showed 1,114,485 people voted for legalising cannabis, and 1,281,818 people voted against. There are still nearly 500,000 votes to be counted but unless 68 percent of those votes are for legalisation, it won’t be legalised. Over the last two years national polls…

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Ex-DHS official reveals himself as ‘Anonymous’

Miles Taylor, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official, revealed on Wednesday that he was the anonymous author behind a New York Times op-ed and subsequent book criticizing President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump…

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UFC 255 official with two flyweight title fights, more bouts announced for November pay-per-view

Following a monthlong run in Abu Dhabi, the UFC will return to Las Vegas for the remainder of 2020. The promotion on Saturday confirmed its next pay-per-view card, UFC 255, which takes place on Nov. 21 from the UFC APEX with a pair of flyweight title fights atop the card. In the main event, Deiveson…