Acting Pentagon Chief: No Indication of Insider Threat Before Inauguration Hamodia Staff

The acting Pentagon chief said on Monday the FBI is assisting the U.S. military in vetting more than 25,000 National Guard troops being deployed to assist in protecting the U.S.…

National

Canada Urges Biden not to Cancel Oil Pipeline on First DayHamodia

Top officials in Canada want a chance to make the case for a long disputed oil pipeline to be built amid reports President-elect Joe Biden will cancel Keystone XL. Alberta…

Census Bureau Director to Resign Amid Criticism Over DataHamodia

Facing criticism over efforts to produce citizenship data to comply with an order from President Donald Trump, U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that he planned to resign…

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World

U.S. and China Clash at WHO Over Scientific Mission in WuhanHamodia

The United States called on China on Monday to allow an expert team from the World Health Organization (WHO) to interview “caregivers, former patients and lab workers” in the central…

WHO Chief: World Is on Brink of ‘Catastrophic Moral Failure’ on VaccinesHamodia

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that the world was on the brink of a “catastrophic moral failure” on distributing vaccines, urging countries and manufacturers to…

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Regional

NY Sees Decline in COVID-19 Rates After Winter SurgeHamodia

The dramatic incline of coronavirus cases in New York since the end of November and through December has eased and even dipped in the first weeks of 2021. Hospitalization rate…

NYC May Use Empty Storefronts for Testing SitesSara Marcus

As hundreds of storefronts sit empty throughout New York City, the Real Estate Board of New York announced it will convert some of these spaces into COVID-19 rapid testing centers.…

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Politics

Biden Picks Chopra, Gensler for Financial Oversight RolesHamodia

President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Rohit Chopra as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency…

Former City Transportation Commissioner Appointed Deputy Secretary of TransportationSara Marcus

Polly Trottenberg, who served as New York City’s transportation commissioner for seven years, has been appointed deputy secretary of transportation in the Biden Cabinet. Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation…

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Business

China’s Economy Grows as Other Major Players FalterSara Marcus

China’s economy, the world’s second largest after the United States, was the only major world economy to grow amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The Chinese economy leapt 2.3% in 2020, after…

Small NY Businesses Eligible for Federal FundsSara Marcus

Struggling small businesses are able to apply to Payroll Protection Program starting this month. An estimated 50% of private sector employees in New York City either run or work for…

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Health, Science & Technology

Musk Tweet Revs Warehouse RobotsShimon B. Lifkin

All it took was a single tweet from entrepreneur Elon Musk to catapult an obscure Israeli startup company into the cynosure of global high tech. “The robot future is coming”…

TAG Issues Warning About Telegram AppHamodia Staff

Technology Awareness Group (TAG) released a statement that while they do not endorse the use of any social media or messaging platforms, they wish to notify those considering leaving WhatsApp…

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