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Month: January 2021

Myanmar military seizes power in apparent coup after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and ruling party politicians

Myanmar’s powerful military has taken control of the country in an apparent coup, following the arrests of Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government leaders in early morning raids Monday. In an address on military-owned television Myawaddy TV, Myanmar’s military said that it had detained key political leaders in response to what it termed… Continue Reading

Myanmar military seizes power after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and ruling party politicians

Myanmar’s powerful military has taken control of the country in an apparent coup, following the arrests of the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government leaders in early morning raids Monday. In an address on military-owned television Myawaddy TV, Myanmar’s military said that it had detained key political leaders in response… Continue Reading

White House open to scaling down stimulus checks to families making more than $150,000 in Covid-19 relief bill

President Joe Biden is open to some negotiation on his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, a senior administration official told CNN, but the $600 billion counterproposal announced by some Republican senators Sunday is “not going to scratch the itch.” The White House is specifically open to considering scaling down stimulus checks for families making more… Continue Reading

Myanmar Army seizes power after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and ruling party politicians

Myanmar’s military has handed power of the country to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, following the arrests of the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior leaders in early morning raids Monday. In an address on military-owned television Myawaddy TV, Myanmar’s military said that it had detained key political leaders in… Continue Reading

Homeland Security gives TSA workers authority to enforce Biden’s mask mandate

The Department of Homeland Security said Sunday that Transportation Security Administration workers now have the authority to enforce President Joe Biden’s transportation mask mandate “at TSA screening checkpoints and throughout the commercial and public transportation system.” Acting Secretary David Pekoske on Sunday signed a Determination of National Emergency, which said the TSA can “take actions… Continue Reading

Republican campaign committees ask FEC to allow lawmakers to use campaign donations for bodyguards

Amid heightened concern about lawmaker safety, officials with the Republican congressional campaign arms have asked federal election regulators whether lawmakers can use campaign funds to pay for bodyguards. In a letter recently posted to the Federal Election Commission website, lawyers representing the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee asked the six-member… Continue Reading

Blake Lively says she felt ‘insecure’ about her body after the birth of her third child and struggled finding clothes that fit

Blake Lively wants you to know that being a celebrity does not necessarily make her immune to feeling insecure. In posts to her Instagram story on Friday, the actress shared an image from her television appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in 2020, not long after the birth of her third child. Though… Continue Reading
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