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Nashville blast suspect died in explosion, police say citing DNA samples

The 63-year-old suspect in the bombing that rocked Nashville on Christmas morning was killed in the blast that destroyed his motor home and damaged more than 40 businesses, authorities said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/28 18:48:39

Pandemic might get worse: Fauci

South Africa logged its millionth case of COVID-19 and South Korea on Monday became the latest country to detect the new coronavirus variant, as the pandemic showed no signs of letting up.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/28 18:08:40

Trump signs $900b COVID-19 relief bill

After delaying for nearly a week and under pressure from all sides, US President Donald Trump finally signed a massive $900 billion stimulus bill Sunday, in a long-sought boost for millions of Americans and businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/28 17:43:40

Canada's COVID-19 cases top 550,000

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpassed 550,000, with the total hitting 552,020, including 14,963 deaths, as of Sunday afternoon, according to CTV.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/28 11:49:42

US sees more COVID-19 deaths in December than before

The United States has witnessed more COVID-19 deaths in December than in any other month since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to a latest report of The COVID Tracking Project.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/28 10:04:26

Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill into law

US President Donald Trump on Sunday signed the newly approved $900 billion COVID-19 relief package in to law, according to AP citing sources.
Source: CGTN | 2020/12/28 9:34:23

Police search for clues to mysterious motor home blast in Nashville

Police and federal agents in Nashville sought clues on Saturday to determine how and why a motor home was blown to pieces in an apparent bombing on Christmas Day that injured three people and damaged dozens of buildings in the heart of America's country music capital.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/27 18:18:40

Trump refuses to budge over aid bill, stunning Congress

Millions of Americans were about to see their jobless benefits expire on Saturday as President Donald Trump has so far refused to sign into law a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, insisting that it did not do enough to help everyday people.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/27 18:08:39

US jobless benefit cutoff pushes millions to financial cliff edge

When the US Congress passed a pandemic aid bill on Monday, Meghan Meyer, a single mom from Lincoln, Nebraska, thought she would get some respite from the daily struggle to feed and house her two kids during an unprecedented health and economic crisis.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/27 17:13:39

Canada's most populous province of Ontario to enter lockdown from Saturday

Ontario, Canada's most populous province, announced Monday it will go into lockdown on Dec. 26 to curb the fast spread of COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/27 14:20:11

California becomes first US state to surpass 2 million COVID-19 cases

California on Thursday became the first state in the United States to surpass 2 million COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to official figures.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/26 11:14:23

US CDC to require negative COVID-19 test from air travelers from UK

A new order is expected to be signed on Friday to require air passengers arriving in the United States from the United Kingdom to test negative, no more than 72 hours before departure, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/26 10:16:00

US House Republicans block Democrats' bid to pass 2,000-USD stimulus checks

Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday blocked an attempt from House Democrats to pass 2,000-US-dollar direct payments to Americans, a figure demanded by President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/25 15:24:42

Second black man shot dead by police in Ohio city; officer relieved of duty

Police in Columbus, Ohio, said they relieved an officer of duty on Tuesday after he fatally shot an unarmed black man, the city's second law enforcement shooting death of an African-American man in the past month.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/24 19:13:39

1m vaccinated but US admits rollout lagging behind

More than 1 million Americans have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccines, a milestone in the biggest immunization drive in US history that came even as officials admitted the pace of the rollout was slipping behind schedule.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 18:53:39

Trump pardons allies, crooks and Kushner's father, sparking fresh outrage

US President Donald Trump issued new pardons Wednesday for allies including the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner and two confidants caught up in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that brought him to power.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 17:43:39

US CDC urges public to avoid travel during Christmas to curb COVID-19 infections

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged the public to avoid travel and stay at home during Christmas holiday, to curb the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/24 14:48:49

US weekly jobless claims drop for first time in three weeks

The number of initial jobless claims in the United States fell to 803,000 last week, the first decline in three weeks, the Labor Department reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/24 14:16:17