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Hawaii Republican Party apologizes for party official’s comments supporting protests at the US Capitol

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – “I accept full responsibility for the unauthorized tweets posted by our former Vice Chair of Communications,” said Hawaii Republican Party Chair Shirlene Ostrov, apologizing on behalf of Edwin Boyette who resigned after posting several messages …

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US Senate confirms Austin as first Black chief of Pentagon

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US Senate confirmed retired general Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense Friday, the second cabinet nominee of new President Joe Biden to gain approval and the first African American to lead the Pentagon. Austin sailed …

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Harris breaks gender, race barriers as she is sworn in as US vice-president

By: Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service WASHINGTON, D.C (Eagle News). — Kamala Harris has become the first woman and the first Black woman and person of South Asian heritage to hold the second-highest office in the United States. The …

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Joe Biden calls for unity as he is sworn in as 46th president of the US

By: Thomas I Likness EBC News Service WASHINGTON, D-C (Eagle News Service) – Under overcast skies in the American capital, Joe Biden, took his oath of office Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States. Moments before, in a …

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Canada’s Trudeau congratulates US President Joe Biden on inauguration

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service OTTAWA (Eagle News Service) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered his congratulations to Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. “I look forward to working …

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Hawaiian Kingdom’s last monarch championed respect, nonviolence despite being overthrown

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The measure of a leader can be determined by how they handle defeat. And no better was it shown than by the Kingdom of Hawaii’s only ruling queen and last sovereign, Lili’uokalani.   How she …

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Hawaii governor, state political parties react to recent events in Washington, D.C.

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige expressed rebuke in the following statement following the tragic events in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 6. “The news that protestors have stormed the U.S. Capitol is extremely distressing,” Ige said. “It …

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US Capitol police officer dies from injuries sustained during Capitol unrest

  WASHINGTON (Eagle News) — The aftermath of the unrest that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday continues with the death of a U.S. Capitol police officer. Brian Sicknick died late Thursday after reportedly being struck in the head …

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Woman shot dead in US Capitol was veteran, Trump supporter

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — The woman who died Wednesday of a bullet wound during the violent storming of the US Capitol was shot by police, authorities said. The only fatality tied to Wednesday’s unrest was the woman, reportedly a dedicated …

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Senior Trump figure quits saying ‘I can’t stay’

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Mick MulvaneyMick Mulvaney, a former chief of staff in Donald Trump’s White House, announced Thursday he has quit his diplomatic post to protest mob violence by the president’s supporters at the Capitol. “I can’t stay here, …

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US Congress certifies Biden win over Trump

    By Shaun Tandon, Camille Camdessus and Michael Mathes Agence France-Presse   WASHINGTON (AFP) — Congress formally certified Joe Biden as the next US president on Thursday, dealing a hammer blow to Donald Trump whose supporters stormed the Capitol …

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Trudeau says Canadians saddened by attack on democracy in the US

  By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service   EDMONTON (Eagle News Service) — Canadian Prime Minister says he watched with great concern as rioters who support U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the American Capitol Wednesday. “Canadians are deeply disturbed …

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