5 Top Trending News January 13th,2021

Every day, we send out a one-page memo summarizing the 5 top trending news in America. So you can have an overview of what is going on around you. Hence find below the 5 top trending news in America on January 13th, 2021

Coronavirus

  • 1. The U.S. recorded more than 22 million coronavirus cases.
  • 2. The coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000 on Monday.
  • 3. CDC expands access to vaccines to adults 65 and older s well as any adult with an underlying health condition that might raise the risk for complications of Covid-19.
  • 4. Federal officials will require all international travelers flying to the United States to show proof they have tested negative for the coronavirus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials announced Tuesday.
  • 5. Los Angeles County health officials are advising all essential workers to wear masks inside their own home.

Politics

  • 1. The 3rd most powerful House Republican Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach Trump. Actually, she was joined late Tuesday night by Republican Fred Upton. This brings the number of Republicans in favor of President Donald Trump’s impeachment to 4. 
  • 2. Secret Service launches massive security operation to protect Biden inauguration in the wake of the Capitol Riots.
  • 3. The Senate Majority Leader, Republican Senator McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the G.O.P.
  • 4. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday named nine Democrats to serve as impeachment managers as the House prepares to vote on Wednesday to impeach President Trump over his role inciting last week’s Capitol riot.
  • 5. Vice President Pence on Tuesday rejected calls from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.

Business

  • 1. Fiat Chrysler is teaming up with air mobility company Archer to help lower costs and accelerate the launch of an electric “flying car,” more formally known as a vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
  • 2. The U.S. government on Monday said it would begin collecting new duties on aircraft parts and other products from France and Germany from Tuesday.
  • 3. Google suspends President Donald Trump’s account on YouTube and disabled comments.
  • 4. Visa has ended its takeover efforts of Silicon Valley start-up Plaid about two months after the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit on grounds that it would limit competition in the payments industry.
  • 5. Walmart said Monday that it’s creating a fintech start-up with Ribbit Capital, one of the venture capital firms behind Robinhood.

The fallout of the chaos in Washington

  • 1. Capitol rioter arrested on January 6th with a case of cocktail Molotov. 
  • 2. A college in Vermont is revoking an honorary degree it presented to President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in the wake of the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week ”
  • 3. Senator Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are facing a possible vote on a censure resolution in the Senate as Democrats and some Republicans blame them for the mob that attacked the Capitol last week.
  • 4. Trump warns impeachment is ‘tremendous danger’ to U.S., doesn’t take responsibility for Capitol riot
  • 5. The FBI is warning law enforcement across the country that groups are calling for the “storming” of federal, state and local courthouses in all 50 states if President Trump is removed from office prior to Inauguration Day on January 20.

World

  • 1. New Zealand police arrested a man who smashed the glass doors of the parliament with an axe on Wednesday.
  • 2. More world leaders consider U.S. President Donald Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic.
  • 3. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday after Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet with him.
  • 4. Indonesian divers close to finding the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet.
  • 5. Japan set to expand state of emergency, public cools to Olympics.
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