5 Things To Know In America and The World This February 5th,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, Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Covid relief bill, President Joe Biden.

Coronavirus

1. The Senate signaled broad bipartisan support on Thursday for the next round of coronavirus stimulus checks to be more targeted.

2. The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it could be possible to get back to school safely without hinging the return to classrooms on vaccines.

3. Late Thursday, Johnson & Johnson is filing with the FDA for emergency use authorization approval for its one-dose vaccine.

4. Some baby food may contain toxic metals, U.S. Reports.

5. All Capitol Police officers will be vaccinated, the acting chief says.

Politics

1. The House voted 230-199 on Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia from her committee assignments over her past endorsement of baseless conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric against Democrats.

2. Former President Trump’s lawyers on Thursday declined lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin’s request that he testify under oath before or during his Senate trial next week, calling the invitation a “public relations stunt.”

3. Former President Trump resigns from The SAG-AFTRA.

4. GOP senator warns his party must decide between ‘conservatism and madness’

5. President Biden pledged to confront human rights abuses, tyranny, and intolerance in China, Russia, Myanmar, and elsewhere.

Business

1. Smartmatic sued Fox News for more than $2.7 Billion for promoting a false narrative about the 2020 election that damaged the company.

2. Ford lost $1.3 billion in 2020 and will slow production output by up to 20% in the first quarter of this year, due to chip shortages.

3.The Senate’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer of New York, along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and other Democratic legislators on Thursday, reintroduced a resolution again calling on the White House to forgive $50,000 in student debt for all borrowers by executive action.

4. Chinese short video app company Kuaishou, TikTok’s rival started trading on Friday in Hong Kong, marking the start of the company’s life as a publicly listed company. The company makes money primarily through live streaming and virtual gifts, as well as advertising and e-commerce.

5. Democrats are reportedly considering sending the $1,400 payments to individuals earning up to $50,000, and $2,800 to married couples earning up to $100,000 (plus $1,400 per child)

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World

1. Taiwan on Friday blamed Chinese “bullying” for Guyana’s decision to revoke a deal for the island to open a representative office in the South American country.

2. Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook and other messaging services in the name of ensuring stability on Thursday as they consolidate power following a coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

3.Turkey’s interior minister accused the United States on Thursday of being behind a 2016 failed coup that Ankara has blamed on a U.S.-based Muslim preacher, the Hurriyet daily reported, at a time when Turkey is seeking improved ties with its NATO ally

4. Britain Thursday launched a trial to assess the immune responses generated if doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca Plc are combined in a two-shot schedule.

5. Lokman Slim, a Hezbollah critic fatally shot in Lebanon.

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