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A new study found coronavirus may have been in the US in December. That doesn’t mean you’ll ever know if you had it then

A new study found coronavirus may have been in the US in December. That doesn’t mean you’ll ever know if you had it then

A new study published Monday suggests the novel coronavirus was infecting people across the US as early as December — a month before the first person known to have been infected with coronavirus arrived in the US from China on January 15. Researchers screened blood 

No evidence of voter fraud impacting U.S. election outcome, Bill Barr says

No evidence of voter fraud impacting U.S. election outcome, Bill Barr says

Disputing U.S. President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election. Barr’s comments, in an interview with the The Associated Press, contradict the concerted effort 

As US sees new high for Covid-19 hospitalizations, states are preparing for vaccine rollouts

As US sees new high for Covid-19 hospitalizations, states are preparing for vaccine rollouts

With the rollout of new vaccines for coronavirus just a few weeks away, the importance of inoculating people and following health guidelines grew even more apparent Tuesday as US hospitals reported a record number of patients with Covid-19.According to the Covid Tracking Project, there were 98,691 Covid 

Joe Biden’s vow to end US ‘love affair’ with autocrats meets early test

Joe Biden’s vow to end US ‘love affair’ with autocrats meets early test

Joe Biden made no secret of his distaste for what he described as Donald Trump’s “love affair” with autocrats as he campaigned against the US president and vowed to make human rights a priority for his administration.  The president-elect warned that there would be no 

‘This has to stop’: U.S. election officials condemn Trump, allies as threats increase

‘This has to stop’: U.S. election officials condemn Trump, allies as threats increase

Current and former election officials in the United States are expressing frustration as President Donald Trump and his allies continue to contest the results of the presidential race, particularly as violent threats against those workers increase. Tuesday brought two strong rebukes of the president’s behaviour in the wake of 

How Joe Biden can restore normalcy to US politics after four years of Donald Trump

How Joe Biden can restore normalcy to US politics after four years of Donald Trump

What stands out about the election? Many things, but over the weekend I found myself reflecting on how professional and peaceful it was and remains. There was a lot of room for mischief in this election cycle and except for a couple of isolated incidents, 

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says Trump ‘will be looming over’ U.S. politics, Republican Party for some time

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says Trump ‘will be looming over’ U.S. politics, Republican Party for some time

President Donald Trump may have lost the presidential election but Trumpism is here to stay, according to Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman and historian Niall Ferguson. President-elect Joe Biden could be on course to secure 306 electoral votes, what Trump had described as a “landslide” 

A leaderless America slips deep into a grim pandemic winter

A leaderless America slips deep into a grim pandemic winter

America is sliding into a winter limbo of alarming spikes in Covid-19 cases and deepening economic pain while an apathetic lame duck White House and a deadlocked Congress provide no political leadership.There is also a remarkable contrast between what is shaping up as the darkest holiday season