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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 detects first case of Brazil coronavirus variant

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The first case of a coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Brazil has been confirmed in the United States, health authorities in the state of Minnesota said Monday. The Minnesota Department of Health said in a statement …

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House sends Trump impeachment article to Senate, triggering trial

By Chris Lefkow and Elodie Cuzin Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US House of Representatives presented a single article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday accusing Donald Trump of inciting the storming of the Capitol, setting in motion …

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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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Biden orders spate of new US Covid measures as EU discourages travel

  By AFP Bureaus WASHINGTON (AFP) —In his first full day as US president, Joe Biden tackled his country’s staggering coronavirus caseload with a spate of new measures, including mask-wearing and quarantining requirements, as EU leaders “strongly discouraged” their constituents …

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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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Washington DC marks 1 Million completed coronavirus tests

  WASHINGTON DC (Eagle News) — While things are far from normal in Washington D.C., there is some good news coming out of the District — at least on the fight against COVID-19. Today Mayor Muriel Bowser announced DC has …

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Man with gun arrested at Washington security checkpoint

WASHINGTON (AFP) — A man with a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition has been arrested in Washington at a security checkpoint near the US Capitol, authorities said. Wesley Allen Beeler, of Virginia, had driven to a …

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US Attorney commits to Hawaii’s safety ahead of presidential inauguration

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – U.S. Attorney in Hawaii Kenji M. Price, acting on behalf of the Justice Department, emphasized the importance of preparations necessary to ensure the safety of communities during the presidential inauguration on January 20 in Washington, …

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

  By Michael Mathes and Sebastian Smith Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON (AFP) — Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week’s mob …

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Trump on brink of unprecedented second impeachment

By Sebastian Smith Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON (AFP) — The House of Representatives was set to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting insurrection Wednesday, with several key Republicans backing the Democrat-led push to bring down the real estate tycoon in flames …

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