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WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidlines. It’s a striking contrast to Donald Trump’s White House, which was the epicenter of no less than three separate …

President Biden began his term in office with a message of unity, expressing a desire to move past the rancorous division in the United States and bring people together, while Congress remains set to carry out an impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump. During her first press briefing after Biden’s inauguration, White House press secretary …

In a proclamation Sunday, President Trump says the show of respect will take place at the White House and all federal buildings through sunset on Wednesday. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is ordering the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for two U.S. Capitol Police officers who have died …

When Joe Biden is sworn in as president on 20 January, cable news viewers may witness one of the most dramatic 180-degree turns in history. After four years of slavishly promoting the president, Fox News is expected to pump on the brakes within seconds of the inauguration ceremony. All of a sudden, the person in …

The last days of the Trump presidency increasingly resemble the fictional presidency in the movie Monsters vs Aliens. In case you missed this 2009 animated masterpiece, President Hathaway (voiced by Stephen Colbert) responds to an alien invasion with a team of unlikely heroes, among them a giant-sized TV reporter from Modesto, a cockroach-turned-mad-scientist, and an …

Whitney Witt, the inaugural dean of Lehigh’s College of Health, has stepped down effective today, Provost Nathan Urban announced in an email earlier this afternoon. Urban said Witt plans to return to Lehigh’s faculty following a sabbatical. Witt was hired to lead Lehigh’s newest college in January 2019. Urban did not give a reason for …

Covid’s U.S. toll: Nearly 300,000 dead and a stalemate between fatalism and hope By Marc Fisher, Scott Wilson and Arelis R. Hernández In April, the deadliest month of the pandemic, an elderly New Yorker in assisted living couldn’t grasp why she was suddenly forbidden to see her friends. In May, two sisters in Michigan, one …

The threat came on the same day that President Trump tweeted that the FDA is “a big, old, slow turtle” in its handling of vaccines, while exhorting Commissioner Stephen Hahn to “get the dam vaccines out NOW.” He added: “Stop playing games and start saving lives!!!” It also led the FDA to accelerate its timetable …

Black Lives Matter movement at a crossroads as Biden prepares to take office By Tim Craig and Robert Klemko Activist John Sloan III saw the swell of White faces in Black Lives Matter protests after the killing of George Floyd in June and girded for the worst. He acknowledged it was a sign of progress, …

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said she hopes to brief President-elect Joe Biden’s team on Monday. Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the official leading the transition planning effort briefed the Biden team on Operation Warp Speed, the program tasked with developing the coronavirus vaccine. WASHINGTON — White House coronavirus …