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US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced her resignation on Thursday in protest over chaos and violence that overran Capitol Hill a day earlier.
After Capitol clashes, Trump pledges orderly power transition
​U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday there will be an "orderly transition" on Jan. 20, shortly after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying Joe Biden's presidential election victory.
Trump vetoes annual defense bill
​U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, despite the bill's passage in Congress by a veto-proof majority.
Fauci, other US senior health officials receive COVID-19 vaccines
​U.S. top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci and other senior health officials received COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday.
Biden receives first dose of coronavirus vaccine
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine during a televised event.
France's Macron tests positive for COVID-19
French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will isolate himself for seven days, the French presidency said.
US Senate Majority Leader congratulates Biden on White House victory
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Joe Biden on Tuesday.
US Electoral College vote makes Biden's victory official
​The U.S. Electoral College cast votes on Monday for a new president based on the 2020 election results, making Democrat Joe Biden's White House victory official.
UN chief calls for solidarity in fighting COVID-19 on Human Rights Day
​UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for global solidarity to fight COVID-19 in a message on Human Rights Day, which falls on Dec. 10.
Mariatu Kargo: From an orphan in Sierra Leon to an artist in China
Mariatu has always been involved in humanitarian activities in Africa, particularly in her native Sierra Leone, where she has supported the opening of a school for underprivileged children.
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