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80-year-old Biden declares 2024 presidential bid: “Let’s finish this job”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Joe Biden, already the oldest U.S. president at age 80, announced on Tuesday that he will run for reelection in 2024, putting to the test whether or not the American people are willing to grant the Democrat another four years in the White House. In a professionally prepared video distributed by his new campaign staff, Read More…

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Trump denies 34 New York felony counts

Reading Time: 3 minutes After an investigation into hush money payments to a porn star, Donald Trump, the former US president and front-runner for the Republican nominee in 2024, entered a not guilty plea to 34 felony charges of falsifying company records on Tuesday. When Trump, 76, waved to the audience gathered outside the courthouse after being taken there Read More…

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New York gun restrictions survive U.S. Supreme Court review

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United States Supreme Court denied a lawsuit by a group of New York weapons retailers against a slew of Democratic-backed gun-control legislation enacted by the state last year, which the firms claimed damaged their bottom lines. The justices dismissed the dealers’ request to stay the legislation, some of which placed gun safety standards on Read More…

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GOP wins US House majority, dividing government

Reading Time: 2 minutes It has been projected that Republicans will win the most seats in the United States Congress. On Wednesday, Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives but Democrats maintained their hold on the Senate, setting the stage for two years of divided government under President Joe Biden. This is not the “red wave” that the Read More…

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US authorises exit of non-emergency personnel from Nigeria

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Due to the increased risk of terrorist attacks in Nigeria, the U.S. State Department approved on Tuesday that non-emergency U.S. government workers and their families should leave the country. The most recent travel information comes after the United States and the United Kingdom issued a Sunday warning about a potential terrorist assault in the capital Read More…

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Florida jury decides not to execute Parkland school shooter

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Florida jury opted on Thursday to spare Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who killed 17 people at a high school in the city of Parkland in 2018, the death sentence, instead recommending life in prison. Some victims’ families shook their heads in the Fort Lauderdale courtroom as the jury rejected the prosecution’s plea for the Read More…

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White House plans to allow up to 125,000 refugees into US for 2023 fiscal year

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Biden administration plans to allow up to 125,000 refugees into the United States for the 2023 fiscal year, the same lofty ceiling as last year, according to a source familiar with the plan. The refugee ceiling dictates how many refugees can be admitted to the United States, but the administration doesn’t have to hit that number and didn’t Read More…

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Trump hints at running for president again in 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Former President Donald Trump returned to Washington for the first time since leaving office Tuesday, and hinted at running for office again in 2024. He vigorously repeated his false election claims that sparked the January 6 insurrection at the nearby Capitol. “It was a catastrophe, that election. A disgrace to our country,” he said, insisting Read More…

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Trump says he would pardon Jan. 6 rioters if he runs and wins

Reading Time: < 1 minutes U.S. former President Donald Trump said on Saturday if he were to run for president and win in 2024, he would pardon people charged with criminal offences in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 assault by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol. Trump, who has not said whether he will run for president again after Read More…