5 Things To Know In America and The World This February 17th,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, Trump, Trump statement, Coronavirus vaccine, CDC, winter storm, President Joe Biden.

Coronavirus

1.The Utah Republican Party released a statement Tuesday accepting the opposite votes cast by Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee at last week’s impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump

2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has authorized more troops to assist with the vaccination effort.

3. President Joe Biden about reopening school “I think we’ll be close to that at the end of the first 100 days,” Biden said during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin., Tuesday evening. “The goal will be five days a week.”.

4. “I was hoping that that would be by the end of April,” Fauci told CNN on Tuesday. “That timeline will probably be prolonged into mid-to late-May and early June.”

5. N95 masks sit in storage as hospitals still face shortages

Politics

1. A hacker is claiming to have stolen files from prominent law firm Jones Day tied to Ex-President Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

2. A Democratic congressman, in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, accused former President Donald Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two right-wing groups of conspiring to incite last month’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

3. Former Republican U.S. Senator David Perdue, who lost his seat last month in a hotly contested Georgia run-off vote, said on Tuesday he was considering running again in 2022, this time against newly elected Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.

4. Joe Biden’s stimulus package is gaining traction among GOP leaders.

5. President Biden has quickly undone an array of policies with executive orders, following months of careful planning.

Business

1. Nestle SA said on Wednesday it will sell its North American water brands including Pure Life and Poland Spring to private equity firms One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co for $4.3 billion.

2. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday announced two major new investments, revealing an $8.6 billion stake in the phone company Verizon Communications Inc and a $4.1 billion stake in oil company Chevron Corp.

3. Bitcoin rose above $50,000 on Tuesday for the first time

4. JetBlue Airways Corp pilots voted to reject a tentative agreement that would have given the airline contractual relief to implement its planned partnership with American Airlines Group Inc, their union said in a statement on Tuesday.

5. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Tuesday it would open an investigation after Ericsson claimed Samsung Electronics Inc had infringed on some of its patents in 4G and next-generation 5G wireless cellular communications infrastructure systems.

World

1. Mexico has topped 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 175,000 deaths.

2. Japan’s first coronavirus shots were given to health workers Wednesday, beginning a vaccination campaign considered crucial to holding the already delayed Tokyo Olympics.

3. President Joe Biden plans to shift U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia and will conduct diplomacy through Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz rather than his powerful son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the White House said on Tuesday.

4. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s wife, Ri Sol Ju, appeared in state media for the first time in more than a year on Wednesday, joining her husband at a concert on one of the country’s biggest holidays

5. Iran has told the U.N. nuclear watchdog it will dramatically scale back cooperation with it in a week, a report by the agency to its member states showed on Tuesday

Video from the web

Ex-President Donald J Trump released a statement in reaction to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell comment after the Senate impeachment trial

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