5 Things To Know In America and The World This February 12th,2021

Every day, we send out a one-page memo summarizing the 5 top trending news in America and the world. In today’s highlights, senate democrat, Coronavirus vaccine,Senate impeachment trial, President Joe Biden.

Coronavirus

1. The federal government purchased an additional 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, President Biden announced Thursday during a tour of the National Institutes of Health

2.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines Wednesday that include wearing well-fitting face masks or two masks at a time to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Former President Trump was sicker than previously reported when he was rushed to Walter Reed Hospital for treatment for the coronavirus last fall, The New York Times reported Thursday.

4. City health department said Thursday Washington, D.C

5. Over 9,000 recovering COVID-19 patients in New York were released from hospitals into nursing homes during the early days of the pandemic, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

Politics

1. President Biden informed Congress on Thursday that he has terminated the national emergency over the U.S.-Mexico border that former President Trump first declared in Feb. 2019.

2. The U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation on Thursday to award congressional gold medals to the U.S. Capitol Police and Washington’s police force for protecting the Capitol on Jan. 6 against an assault by rioters.

3. A group of former Republican officials considering a new center-right political party to counter former President Donald Trump’s influence

4. Sen. Mitt Romney told reporters on Wednesday that he thanked Officer Eugene Goodman for directing him to safety during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. 

5. Prosecutors in Georgia’s biggest county have opened a criminal investigation into former U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempts to influence the state’s 2020 election results.

Business

1. Disney reported strong growth in paid streaming subscribers and quarterly profit.

2.The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to pause a government appeal of a lower court ruling blocking restrictions on WeChat and TikTok.

3. President Biden and key members of the Senate are laying down the groundwork for the infrastructure bill.

4. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement in principal with creditors to reduce a portion of the U.S. territory’s more than $70 billion public debt load.

5. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 793,000.

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World

1. State Department said Thursday that it is continuing an investigation on mysterious neurological symptoms reported by American diplomats in Cuba.

2. Britain and the European Union on Thursday reiterated their commitment to resolve post-Brexit trade frictions over the Northern Ireland border.

3. Venezuelan government officials and opposition leaders have met to discuss buying coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX program using cash frozen in the United States by economic sanctions

4. British television channel BBC World News was barred on Friday from airing in China, a week after Britain’s media regulator revoked Chinese state television’s licence to broadcast in the United Kingdom.

5. Russian state investigators brought fresh charges against Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, on Thursday.

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