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A nurse works at the injection area during a vaccination session for healthcare workers following the recent rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, at Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in New Taipei City, Taiwan May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang Taiwan’s health minister said on Friday he had spoken to his U.S. counterpart to ask for help …

Xavier Becerra had met with more than 40 senators from both parties, following up three or four times with some who had additional questions or concerns. | Greg Nash/Pool via AP WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, installing a progressive stalwart in …

“At this moment of crisis, Dr. Cardona is exactly the leader we need at the Department of Education,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D.-Wash.), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “He has the experience, principles and perspective that we need in this critical role.” Cardona, 45, was born into poverty to Puerto …

Dr. Umair Shah said the federal supply of the COVID vaccine is a big challenge. The Washington State Secretary of Health toured Spokane’s mass vaccination site at the Spokane Arena Tuesday afternoon. During Dr. Umair Shah’s visit, he had a clear message that Washingtonians are not out of the woods just yet. He said the federal …

His confirmation will fill a critical role in the new administration and he’ll be expected to swiftly begin rolling back Trump administration immigration policies while juggling the response to a global pandemic and national security threats, along with restoring a department that’s been rattled by leadership turnover and vacancies in recent years. The Senate also …

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a Friday night interview that he believes Russia is behind a hack that breached dozens of federal agencies and companies, including the cybersecurity company FireEye. Speaking on the “Mark Levin Show,” Pompeo said the effort was “pretty clearly” tied to Russia. “I can’t say much more as …

On December 14, 2020, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed a new Science and Technology Agreement (STA) that will strengthen cooperation between the two societies to advance joint understanding on a broad range of science and technology topics. Present at the …

Buttigieg would be the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary should his nomination make it through the chamber. The choice — which represents the first time the President-elect has called on one of his former Democratic presidential opponents to join his administration as a Cabinet secretary — vaults a candidate Biden spoke glowingly of after the …

As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, US health experts hope Joe Biden’s administration will put in place something Donald Trump’s has not, even after ten months of the pandemic: a comprehensive national testing strategy. Such a strategy, they say, could systematically check more people for infections and spot surges before they take off. The health experts …

In 2014, three months into her four-year tenure leading the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen was trying to draw an important link for investors, policy makers and community development leaders. “Although we work through financial markets, our goal is to help Main Street, not Wall Street. By keeping interest rates low, we are trying to make …