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Senate confirms McDonough as VA secretary

The Senate voted 87-7 Monday to confirm Denis McDonough to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, making him the second nonveteran in history to helm the massive federal agency that oversees health care and other benefits for the nation’s veterans.

U.S. to reengage with UN Human Rights Council

The U.S. State Department said on Monday that it would reengage with the UN Human Rights Council as an observer.

U.S. could return to full employment in 2022 with Biden’s relief package: Yellen

The United States could return to full employment in 2022 if it enacts President Joe Biden's 1.9-trillion-U.S.-dollar COVID-19 relief package, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday.

Biden says US COVID-19 immunity unlikely before end of summer

President Joe Biden said it’s unlikely the U.S. will reach herd immunity for the coronavirus before the end of the summer due to a shortfall in vaccine availability.

Biden says U.S. not to lift sanctions on Iran first

U.S. President Joe Biden said the United States would not lift sanctions against Iran unless Tehran stops enriching uranium, according to an interview broadcasted on Sunday.

UN welcomes U.S. intent to revoke Houthi designation

The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the announcement of U.S. intention to revoke the designation of the Houthi movement in Yemen as a terrorist organization.

Biden has check-up, X-ray after recent foot fracture

President Joe Biden went to the doctor Saturday for a check-up and an X-ray on his foot, which he injured while playing with his dog in late November.

U.S. to revoke terrorist designation of Yemen’s Houthi

A State Department official confirmed to multiple media outlets that Secretary of State Antony Blinken intends to remove the Houthi group from the Foreign Terrorist Organization list.

Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings

President Joe Biden said his predecessor, Donald Trump, should not receive the intelligence briefings that are typically given to former presidents because of his “erratic behavior.”

Half of Americans want Senate to convict Trump: local media

Half of Americans believe that the Senate should convict Former U.S. President Donald Trump in an upcoming impeachment trial for his alleged role in inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year, local media said.

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