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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 18,935 – RKI

Reuters
General view of the “Landungsbruecken”, a landing pier for ferries and tourist boats at the harbor, during a lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Hamburg, Germany April 24, 2021. Picture taken April 24, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 18,935......

Biden’s associate attorney general nominee Vanita Gupta confirmed after GOP senator breaks ranks

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Vice President Kamala Harris was on hand for a procedural vote Wednesday morning in case she was needed for a possible 50-50 tie, but her vote wasn’t necessary after Murkowski, a moderate Republican from Alaska, broke with her Republican......

Gary Gensler confirmed by Senate to lead the SEC, Wall Street’s top regulator

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Gary Gensler will lead the Securities and......

Rachel Levine, Biden’s pick for health post, is first openly transgender official to be confirmed by Senate.

New York Times
Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s pick to be assistant secretary for health, made history on Wednesday by becoming the first openly transgender person confirmed by the Senate to a federal position, and immediately vowed to “promote policies that advance the health and well-being of all Americans” and to fight for......

Vivek Murthy confirmed as surgeon general

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Vivek Murthy to be President Biden’s surgeon general, handing the administration one of its top public health officials amid the coronavirus pandemic.Senators voted 57-43 to conf… Source link To Return to......

Biden first president in decades to have first-pick Cabinet secretaries confirmed

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Senate confirmed the final nominee, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, as Labor secretary Monday evening. He was the last of the 15 major agency heads to receive confirmation from the US Senate. Those are the Cabinet positions included in......

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 13,733 – RKI

Reuters
BERLIN, March 21 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 13,733 to 2,659,516, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday. The reported death toll rose by 99 to 74,664, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom) Source – For......

Biden Says Cuomo Should Resign If Sexual Harassment Allegations Confirmed

TMZ
Play video content ABC President Biden says Gov. Andrew Cuomo should step down if the ongoing investigation finds his sexual harassment accusers are telling the truth. Biden weighed in on the Cuomo controversy Tuesday during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos … and he went so far as to......

Biden: If allegations confirmed, Cuomo should resign and could face prosecution

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Biden’s remarks in an interview excerpt released on Tuesday evening were his strongest to date on the ongoing scandal that has embroiled the New York governor in the past three weeks, with at least six women coming forward to accuse......

Deb Haaland confirmed as first Native American Cabinet secretary

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., as President Joe Biden‘s secretary of the Department of the Interior, making the second-term Democrat the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. The vote was 51-40. Haaland,......

Sarah Everard: Body found in woodland confirmed as missing woman

BBC
He was treated, discharged and returned to the police station where he is being held, after an application to extend his detention was granted at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court. A woman, in her 30s, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail until mid-April. BBC......

Marcia Fudge, Biden’s Pick to Lead HUD, Is Confirmed by Senate

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Representative Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio was confirmed as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, becoming the first Black woman in decades to run an agency that will be at the forefront of the Biden administration’s efforts to fight racial inequity and poverty.......

N.Y.C. will hold a virtual virus memorial event on the anniversary of the first confirmed death.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here On Sunday, the one-year anniversary of New York City’s first reported coronavirus-related death, the city will hold a virtual memorial event honoring New Yorkers who have died of the virus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly 30,000......

Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island, is confirmed as commerce secretary.

New York Times
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Gina Raimondo, the current governor of Rhode Island and former venture capitalist, as the next secretary of commerce. Her nomination was approved by a vote of 85 to 15. A moderate Democrat with a background in the financial industry, Ms. Raimondo is expected to leverage......

Biden’s Pick Confirmed as Education Secretary

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday easily confirmed Miguel A. Cardona, a career educator who rose through Connecticut’s education system to become a leader in the effort to reopen pandemic-shuttered schools, as the next education secretary. His nomination was approved by a vote of 64 to 33. Dr. Cardona, who......

Three new Ebola cases confirmed in Congo, two in Guinea

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy who had contact with an Ebola sufferer in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland//File Photo GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Three new cases......

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