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Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week- universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks to host Joe Biden inauguration TV show

Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.
Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester from Northwell Health at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, U.S., December 14, 2020. Mark Lennihan/Pool via REUTERS

First Americans vaccinated as U.S. death toll passes 300,000

An intensive care unit nurse became the first person in the United States to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, calling it a sign that “healing is coming,” as the U.S. coronavirus death toll crossed a staggering 300,000 lives lost.
The United States President Donald Trump has said that his opponent in the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden, won because the election was rigged.

Donald Trump: Joe Biden won because election was rigged

The United States President Donald Trump has said that his opponent in the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden, won because the election was rigged.
US President Donald Trump makes his first official post-election appearance Wednesday for what should be a moment of national unity to mark Veteran’s Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden’s win.

Donald Trump emerges from election gloom to make first public remarks

United States (US) President Donald Trump will make his first public comments since his election defeat with a White House address later Friday on the nation’s plans for a vaccine against the resurgent Covid-19 virus.
Wall Street’s main stock indexes were hovering near unchanged on Friday as presidential ballots continue to be tallied in key battleground states and investors take heart from a better-than-expected monthly jobs report.

US stocks tread water as post-election rally hits pause

Wall Street’s main stock indexes were hovering near unchanged on Friday as presidential ballots continue to be tallied in key battleground states and investors take heart from a better-than-expected monthly jobs report.
US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.

US election: Joe Biden leads in electoral college votes

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday — and then a long night of waiting for results ahead.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on September 27, 2020. Alex Wong-Getty Images-AFP

US election: Joe Biden wins 11 states with 126 electoral votes

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday and a long night of waiting for results ahead.
Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be “easy”, as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election.

US election: Donald Trump leads in 13 states with 89 electoral votes

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday and a long night of waiting for results ahead.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

European Union backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for WTO role

The European Union has endorsed former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Bloomberg reported.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump: No one will be safe in Joe Biden’s America

President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights such as free speech and gun ownership.
In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

Donald Trump ‘bullying’ blamed as key impeachment witness quits army

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who provided damning impeachment evidence against President Donald Trump, retired from the US Army on Wednesday after being subjected to a campaign of “bullying, intimidation and retaliation,” his attorney said.
Joe Biden will address a sexual assault allegation brought against him by Tara Reade for the first time. John Locher-Associated Press

Joe Biden to address sex assault accusations Friday

Joe Biden will break his silence Friday about a former aide’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, according to the broadcaster set to interview the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leading the way, President Donald Trump has been putting his imprint on the federal judiciary for generations to come - AP

US Senate majority leader under fire by state governors

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has come under fire of state governors following his suggestion that states whose finances are depleted by the coronavirus epidemic could declare bankruptcy.
NBCUniversal’s newly appointed chief executive officer, Jeff Shell, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

NBCUniversal chief Jeff Shell tests positive for coronavirus

NBCUniversal’s newly appointed chief executive officer, Jeff Shell, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Donald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Ukraine and a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video recording released to US media on Saturday.

Donald Trump in recording says ‘get rid’ of Ukraine ambassador

Donald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Ukraine and a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video recording released to US media on Saturday. =
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday. Tony Dejak-AP

US Senate prepares to set Donald Trump trial in motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office.
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Monster tornado kills 23 in Alabama, leaves swath of destruction

A monster tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing “catastrophic” damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON - AFP)

Midterm election loss won’t put Donald Trump back in his box

Donald Trump boasts about winning, but after Democrats seized the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the reality show-host-turned-president is finding out how it feels to be one of the "losers" he usually mocks.

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FILE PHOTO - The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2019. REUTERS-Lisi Niesner

Major European powers rebuke Iran over uranium metal plans

Three European powers on Saturday warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear deal and stressing that it had no civilian use but serious military implications.
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Islamic State terrorists seize military base in Borno

Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State militant group have captured a military base in Borno state after overnight clashes with troops, sources told AFP on Saturday.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office with 58.6 percent of the vote, in an election disputed by his main rival Bobi Wine who trailed with 34.8 percent, the electoral commission announced on Saturday.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term in office

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office with 58.6 percent of the vote, in an election disputed by his main rival Bobi Wine who trailed with 34.8 percent, the electoral commission announced on Saturday.
The Council of Legal Education has said that 632 students of the Nigerian Law School failed the Bar Final Examinations conducted in January.

Nigerian law school rejects graduates of Benin republic university

The Council of Legal Education has reiterated its ban on Law graduates of the Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou, Benin Republic from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School.
Nigeria international Moses Simon has revealed that it took him time before he could adapt to life in Europe, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Nantes boss: Moses Simon not fit for Lens clash

”Regarding Moses Simon, he raced more or less normally this Friday. Not yet with his teammates but on straight races, that’s fine,” Domenech told the club website.