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22 Oct
Cinematographer killed in an incident involving a prop gun on an @AlecBaldwin film that was shooting in #NewMexico.
Baldwin was questioned by investigators and seen by a reporter and photographer in tears, reports @thenewmexican.…
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22 Oct
Will consider using @NationalGuard to truck freight from #California ports to help ease #supplychain bottleneck, says @POTUS on @CNN ‘town hall’ in Baltimore.
No expectation gasoline prices will decrease this year, says @POTUS.
He’s open to the possibility of eliminating the filibuster for the #VotingRights bill and "maybe more,” @POTUS tells @andersoncooper during live @CNN program in Baltimore.
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20 Oct
Civilians, including women and children, injured in #Tigray following another air strike by #Ethiopia forces today, a #UN spokesman tells reporters.
#Ethiopia conducted a second air strike today in the #Tigray region, with a fighter jet attacking a military training facility and arms depot in Agiba, a government spokesperson, Legesse Tulu, tells @Reuters.
#UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres has made clear to #Ethiopia government "what our concerns are about the impact of these operations on civilians and the need to avoid offensive activities that can target civilians or civilian infrastructure," says spokesman Farhan Haq.
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18 Oct
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died at the age of 84 after contracting #COVID19. Image
“Few Secretaries have devoted as much time and energy to ensuring that the professional career Foreign Service was properly staffed, resourced, consulted, and respected.” - @afsatweets Image
Media reports say Powell also had multiple myeloma.
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13 Oct
We’re still in the dark and huddling by the hotel room fireplace here in subfreezing Taos, #NewMexico after transformers exploded, trees smoldered and power was lost during the first snowfall of the season.… via @taosnews
View from the room (with flash). ImageImage
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11 Oct
A twin-engine plane reportedly crashed into at least two homes.…
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24 Sep
Mistreatment of migrants will not be tolerated, @SecMayorkas tells @WhiteHouse reporters.
"Today we have no migrants remaining in the camp under the International Bridge" at Del Rio, #Texas, says @SecMayorkas.
There have been 17 expulsion flights to #Haiti carrying 2,000 people, according to @SecMayorkas.
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24 Sep
First in-person meeting of the #Quad, hosted by @POTUS, scheduled to begin in 20 minutes. Livestream:
Today's #Quad summit is "historic," says @narendramodi, adding the four democracies "are working in the interest of humanity."
The four countries should expand cooperation in "new areas," says @sugawitter at #QuadLeadersSummit.
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24 Sep
The so-called 'Princess of @Huawai' is to return to #China in exchange for admitting some wrongdoing in a sanctions violation case, reports @nytimes.…
Here’s the deferred prosecution agreement from @TheJusticeDept:…
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24 Sep
There are 60 million Americans now eligible for a booster six months after they got their second #CoronavirusVaccine shot, says @POTUS.
"I'll be getting my booster soon as I can get it done," adds @POTUS.
"We still have over 70 million Americans who have failed to get a single shot," says @POTUS.
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23 Sep
Statement on the resignation of the #Haiti special envoy from @StateDeptSpox. Image
"We have an ambassador on the ground. We have a robust presence on the ground (in #Haiti)," says @PressSec.
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22 Sep
US government seeking contractor for guard/security services at #Gitmo "for the safety, security and care of protected and non-protected migrants."…
"At least 10% of the augmented personnel must be fluent in Spanish and Haitian Creole."
"The service provider shall be responsible to maintain on site the necessary equipment to erect temporary housing facilities for populations that exceed 120 and up to 400 migrants in a surge event."
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22 Sep
Speaking remotely to world leaders at the virtual #GlobalCOVID19Summit, @POTUS announces US is "buying another half-billion doses" of @pfizer #CoronavirusVaccine to donate to low and middle income countries around the world. Image
We need other high-income countries to deliver on #CoronavirusVaccine donations, adds @POTUS.
Donations should come "with no political strings attached," says @POTUS.
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12 Sep
Tomorrow, @POTUS heads to Long Beach, #California to participate in an event with @GavinNewsom ahead of the #RecallElection.
First stop for @POTUS on the Air Force One trip west will be #Idaho where he'll receive a briefing from federal and state fire agency officials, according to the @WhiteHouse.
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9 Sep
"We can and we will turn the tide on COVID-19" but it's going to take hard work and time, according to @POTUS.
"We're in a tough stretch and it could last for a while," due to the Delta variant, says @POTUS. "This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated."
"We still have 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot," adds @POTUS.
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9 Sep
#Texas allowing citizens to infringe on the constitutional rights of others, says US Attorney General Merrick Garland, announcing @TheJusticeDept civil action against the state for #SB8, calling it a violation of federal law.
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8 Sep
"This law is a violation of your rights" and the Biden administration will provide help as quickly as it can, replies @PressSec to questions on what is @WhiteHouse message to women in #Texas after #SB8 became law.
In response to @pwidakuswara question on evacuation flights, @PressSec says "we're not going to allow flights to land" in cases where it's unclear "who is on these planes."
Attempt by @pwidakuswara to follow up on her question is cut off by @PressSec who replies: "I think I've answered your question."
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