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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director and member of the White House coronavirus task force, warned senators on Tuesday that states must approach lifting COVID-19 precautions carefully or face unmanageable spikes in cases of the virus. Fauci opened his remarks during the Senate hearing by highlighting his concerns: [...]

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The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) 2015 bond-buying program partially violates the German constitution. The court granted the ECB a three-month “transitional period” to prove the proportionality of its program before the Deutsche Bundesbank (central bank of Germany) may cease its participation. The [...]

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An annual report released by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Tuesday identified India as a country of particular concern since religious minorities in the country have faced “increasing assault” since the 2019 elections. The report states that the national government, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed an announcement he made last week: The US will halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) while the country reviews the organization’s conduct. During a coronavirus update, the president stated, “I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is [...]

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A bipartisan bill was announced on Tuesday to provide $3 billion to buy US crude oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), with Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced the legislation after President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary San Brouillette requested that the SPR be filled. Last month, [...]

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During a Coronavirus Taskforce press briefing on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced that the US could withhold funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump first criticized the organization for “disagree with travel ban.” He then suggested that WHO “could have called months earlier … and should have known .” Then the president suggested [...]

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The US Supreme Court of granted certiorari Monday in Brownback v. Douglas, a case concerning excessive force by police. James King was stopped by two undercover officers from a federal-state joint task force in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2014. The officers, one an FBI agent and one a local police officer, attempted to arrest King, [...]

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