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Almost 20% of rioters charged in the Capitol siege were active duty military members, or veterans. Insider created a searchable database of those individuals charged for their participation in the riot. According to NPR, nearly 20% of the individuals facing federal charges or District of Columbia charges for participating in the January 6 insurrection are military veterans. According to the US Census Bureau, only 7% of American adults are military veterans. A pair of off-duty Virginia police officers who stormed the Capitol were also military veterans, according to the report.
Persons: Larry Brock Jr, Brock, Jacob Fracker, Thomas Robertson, Fracker, Thomas Edward Caldwell, Donovan Ray Crowl, Biden's Organizations: NPR, Capitol, of Columbia, Census Bureau, Facebook, Marine Corps, Virginia National Guard, National Guard, Military Times, US Defense Department Locations: Afghanistan
(Reuters) - With President Joe Biden pledging to jump-start a vaccination rollout that he has denounced as a dismal failure so far, West Virginia is touting the relative success of its program to inoculate most of its nearly 2 million residents. Of 38 million vaccine doses distributed by the federal government so far, 46% had been administered as of Thursday, CDC data showed. West Virginia opted out of a distribution partnership between the federal government and the CVS and Walgreens national pharmacy chains to inoculate residents of long-term care facilities and nursing homes. State officials in West Virginia say they are proud to have vaccinated about 9.3% of residents so far, second only to Alaska at around 9.8%. West Virginia and North Dakota lead in terms of available vaccine administered, both states having injected 72% of their allocated doses into residents’ arms.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, John Beckner, ” Beckner, they’ve, Donnalie Hope, , ” Hope, Andrew Cuomo, ” Cuomo Organizations: Reuters, Centers for Disease Control, West, CVS, Walgreens, National Community Pharmacists Association, United, State, National Guard Armory Locations: West Virginia, United States, Alaska, North Dakota, Petersburg , West Virginia, Moorefield, New York
The users claim that the National Guard has “turned their backs” on Biden, suggesting that this action is a display to show their rejection of the President. More than 25,000 National Guard troops were deployed to assist in protecting the U.S. Capitol for potential security concerns ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of Biden (here). A video showing the inauguration motorcade for President Donald J. Trump in January 2017 here appears similar, with some facing away. A video of President Barack Obama’s inauguration motorcade here also shows various guards facing away from the road. Nahaku McFadden, media operations chief for the National Guard Bureau of Public Affairs, confirmed to Reuters via email that the video shows routine protocol for this type of duty.
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Mexico stops truck carrying migrants from Central America
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
NUEVO TEAPA, Mexico (Reuters) - Nearly 130 migrants from Central America were discovered in the back of a shipping truck in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Thursday after officials heard pounding and screams for help, Mexico’s National Guard said. After hearing cries for help, officials opened the back of the vehicle to find 128 men, women and children crowded in “inhuman conditions” that were inadequate to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the statement. A Reuters witness who spoke with the migrants traveling on the truck in Veracruz said they were not part of the caravan. Guatemalan security officials, after some clashes with a large group of migrants camped on a highway, returned thousands of people back to Honduras and El Salvador on buses this week. Some migrants from the caravan said they fled security forces and fanned out into the mountains of Guatemala.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s Organizations: Mexico’s National Guard, National Guard, Reuters, International Organization for Migration Locations: TEAPA, Mexico, Central America, Veracruz, COVID, U.S, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
Factbox: Biden's plan to fight the coronavirus
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Nandita Bose | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden launched a comprehensive federal plan on Thursday to rein in the raging COVID-19 pandemic. MORE TESTING, INCLUDING IN SCHOOLSBiden will also establish a COVID-19 testing board to increase access to testing and expand testing supply. The order also aims to expand the public health workforce, support COVID-19 screening for schools and ensure communities of color can access tests. DIRECT MORE COVID AID TO COMMUNITIES OF COLORA COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will recommend ways to allocate resources and funding to underserved communities, which have been disproportionately hit by the virus. BETTER DATAEnhance the U.S. collection, production, sharing, and analysis of data to support a speedier COVID-19 response and recovery.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Service, White, REUTERS, ACT, STATES, Biden, Federal Emergency Management Administration, FEMA, National Guard, FEMA Disaster Relief Fund, Disease Control, Prevention, Education and Health, Human Services, Federal Communications Commission, Safety, Health Administration, Equity, Force Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S, United States, COVID
WASHINGTON — On his second day in office, President Joe Biden will sign 10 executive orders to ramp up Covid-19 vaccinations, expand testing and reopen schools as he outlines a detailed plan to tackle the pandemic. Biden's plan also looks for ways to speed vaccine production, including using the Defense Production Act, shoring up the supply chain and releasing more of the federal government's reserves. Biden will encourage all states to start vaccinating people 65 and older, along with certain essential workers, including teachers and grocery store employees. Biden is asking for more than $400 million for the pandemic response as part of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Biden has said he wants the majority of K-8 schools to open in his first 100 days.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Jeffrey Zients, Biden's, Biden's coronavirus, Zients, memorandums, Donald Trump's Organizations: Defense, Administration, American, U.S, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, National Guard, NBC Locations: U.S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will launch an array of initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging coronavirus pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. On Thursday, he will sign another round of executive orders related to the pandemic, including requiring mask-wearing in airports and on certain public transportation, including many trains, airplanes, and intercity buses, officials said. Biden has pledged to provide 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine during the first 100 days of his administration. Biden has urged lawmakers not to let Trump’s trial interfere with his legislative priorities and confirming his Cabinet. But White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday Biden would leave the mechanics of how to proceed up to the Senate.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden launched initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging COVID-19 pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. America deserves a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is driven by science, data, and public health — not politics,” the White House said in a statement outlining the administration’s National Strategy on for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. Later on Thursday, Biden will sign a series of executive orders related to the pandemic, including requiring mask-wearing in airports and on certain public transportation, including many trains, airplanes and intercity buses, officials said. Fauci will also brief reporters at the White House later on Thursday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told MSNBC, cautioning any turn around on the disease will take time. Biden has urged lawmakers not to let Trump’s trial interfere with his legislative priorities and confirming his Cabinet.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden moved swiftly on his first full day in the White House on Thursday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, his top priority as he turns the page on four years of Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. America deserves a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is driven by science, data, and public health — not politics,” the White House said in a statement outlining its strategy against the coronavirus. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the DPA would also be used to speed up delivery of protective gear. Biden signed 15 executive actions on Wednesday just hours after he was sworn into office, many aimed at sweeping away Trump’s policies. Biden has urged lawmakers not to let Trump’s trial interfere with his legislative priorities and confirming his Cabinet.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, Jill Biden, Patti LaBelle, Jonathan Ernst, Biden, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, , Pelosi Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Service, White, REUTERS, Capitol, Defense, Federal Emergency Management Administration, National Guard, FEMA Disaster Relief, FEMA, Democratic, World Health Organization, WHO, ABC News, Department of Education, U.S . Senate, The Democratic, Republican Locations: Washington , U.S, COVID, United States, Paris, Congress
Biden lays out plans for COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and masks
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Trevor Hunnicutt | Nandita Bose | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden moved swiftly to coordinate a federal effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, his first full day in office, with steps to expand testing and vaccinations and increase mask-wearing. Executive orders signed by Biden on Thursday will establish a COVID-19 testing board to ramp up testing, address supply shortfalls, establish protocols for international travelers and direct resources to hard-hit minority communities. The administration will expand vaccine manufacturing and its power to purchase more vaccines by “fully leveraging contract authorities, including the Defense Production Act,” according to the plan. Biden has pledged to provide 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine during his first 100 days in office. As of Wednesday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had administered 16.5 vaccine doses of the 35.9 million doses distributed.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden, ” Biden, Trump, lockdowns Organizations: WASHINGTON, Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Guard, FEMA Disaster Relief, FEMA, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention Locations: United States
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will sign 10 executive orders on Thursday to fight the coronavirus pandemic, including directing that disaster funds be used to help reopen schools and requiring that people wear masks on planes and buses, officials said. One order will require mask-wearing in airports and on certain modes of public transportation, including many trains, airplanes and intercity buses, officials said. Institutions including hospitals can apply after Trump declared the pandemic a national emergency in March. “This is a national emergency and we need to treat it accordingly,” Jeff Zients, coordinator of the Biden White House’s coronavirus response, said on a call with reporters. The administration may invoke the Defense Production Act for speedy vaccine distribution after an inventory of essential items needed to fight the pandemic.
Persons: Joe Biden, Tom Brenner, Biden, Donald Trump, , Trump, ” Jeff Zients, Biden White, , Tim Manning Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, REUTERS, Democrat, Republican, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Guard, FEMA Disaster Relief, FEMA Locations: Washington, United States, U.S
3 US soldiers killed after a Black Hawk helicopter crashes in New York
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( David Choi | ) www.businessinsider.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Three US soldiers were killed after an Army National Guard helicopter crashed in Mendon, New York, during a routine training mission in the evening, according to the state's National Guard. Three US soldiers were killed after an Army National Guard helicopter crashed in Mendon, New York, during a routine training mission in the evening, according to the state's National Guard. A UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport was said to have crashed, the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs said in a statement. The UH-60, which has been used by the US military for over 40 years, plays numerous roles, including air-assault and medical evacuation missions. Its crew ordinarily consists of at least a pilot, co-pilot, and a crew chief.
Organizations: Army National Guard, state's National Guard, UH, Army Aviation, Rochester International, New York Division, Military, Naval Affairs Locations: Mendon , New York, Rochester
Insider senior correspondent Dave Levinthal scored an official press pass to cover President Joe Biden's inauguration live at the US Capitol. Getting the final green light to attend the ceremony required a negative COVID-19 test and navigating plenty of tight security. It began with President Donald Trump still spewing lies and refusing to accept the outcome of a free and fair election he lost. As a reporter assigned to cover Biden's inauguration ceremony, the short and turbulent path to a literal front-row seat to history provided a poignant and personal metaphor — one both of fear and of hope. There would have also been noise, noise, noise, noise, because Washington, DC, is a city of noise.
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The US Army falsely claimed that Michael Flynn's brother was not on a call discussing whether or not to dispatch the National Guard to the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the Army's chief staff of operations, confirmed to The Post that he was present during the teleconference. The US Army falsely denied that Michael Flynn's brother was present during a meeting regarding the military response to the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. An Army official wrote in a statement to The Post on January 12 that Flynn "WAS NOT IN ANY OF THE MEETINGS!" "Thank you for the opportunity to comment, however, we have nothing further to add," the Army told The Post via email.
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ET Live Updates on Biden’s First 100 Days: President Confronts a Confluence of Crises President Biden moved quickly to undo many of the Trump administration’s signature policy initiatives while pushing his own agenda, including a $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue package. Tom Hanks hosted a concert in honor of President Biden’s inauguration. Midway through the performance, Mr. Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, emerged to take in the display for themselves. “President Bush was acknowledging the congressman’s role in saving President Biden’s candidacy — nothing more, nothing biblical.” Mr. Bush is no fan of Mr. Trump, who beat his brother Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination in 2016. He also taped a segment with Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama showed on television Wednesday night sending best wishes to Mr. Biden.
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This story is part of CNBC Make It's Millennial Money series, which details how people around the world earn, spend and save their money. Destiny Adams, 29, hopes to grow her YouTube consulting business. If something happens with the salon, then I have my YouTube income. And if something happens with my YouTube income, then I have my personal brand." Her job with the state provides her stability, but Adams wants to grow her side hustles.
Persons: Destiny Adams doesn't, Adams, Destiny Adams, Wilhelmina Phillips, didn't, wasn't, Adams didn't, splurge, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tory Burch, Aldo Organizations: CNBC, National Guard, Michigan National Guard, Grand Valley State University, Hulu, Public Locations: Grand Rapids , Michigan, Michigan, Grand Rapids, Detroit
Public Health Experts Are Divided Dr. Anthony S. Fauci appeared before the World Health Organization and in the White House briefing room. A line of people waiting to receive a coronavirus vaccine at a library in Lehigh Acres, Fla., last month. How he handles it will set the tone for how Americans view his administration going forward, as Mr. Biden himself acknowledged. Mr. Biden bristled at a reporter’s question when he was asked if the goal should be for a higher number. “The brutal truth is it’s going to take months before we can get the majority of Americans vaccinated,” Mr. Biden said.
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Man Accused of Beating Officer With Hockey Stick in Capitol Riot Is Arrested
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Charlie Savage | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The victim — apparently a police officer — was not identified in the court filing. Mr. Foy is one of several people arrested in recent days and charged with attacking police officers in assaults caught on video. Prosecutors this week charged a Connecticut man, Patrick E. McCaughey, with trapping a police officer, Daniel Hodges, behind a riot shield as a crowd pressed against him. In a widely seen video of the incident, Officer Hodges cried for help in pain until eventually being pulled to safety. A man who turned himself in to the authorities on Monday, Emanuel Jackson, faces five federal charges, including assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon.
Persons: , Foy, Patrick E, McCaughey, Daniel Hodges, Hodges, Mathew Capsel, Emanuel Jackson, Vitali Gossjankowski Organizations: Marine Corps, Prosecutors, National Guardsmen, Capitol Locations: Connecticut, Florida
National Guard troops who were brought in to protect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration as president found themselves sleeping in an unheated garage hours after being booted from the Capitol on Thursday, prompting an uproar among lawmakers who scrambled to move them back. The troops were among the more than 20,000 National Guard personnel who provided security for the inauguration on Wednesday. Edwin Nieves Jr., the spokesman for the Washington, D.C., branch of the National Guard. Early Friday morning, the D.C. Guard said that the soldiers had been moved back to the Capitol from the parking garage. Captain Nieves said that the Guard troops had been temporarily moved out of the Capitol on Thursday afternoon at request of the Capitol Police because of “increased foot traffic” as Congress came back into session.
Persons: Joseph R, Biden, , Edwin Nieves Jr, Nieves, , Captain Nieves Organizations: National Guard, Thurgood Marshall Federal, Washington, D.C, Guard, Capitol, Capitol Police
There was exactly one pro-Trump protester outside the heavily fortified New York state Capitol in Albany. Trump supporter Mark Leggiero holds a banner outside the New York State Capitol on Wednesday. In California, a small group of protestors got past a police barrier and began chanting outside the heavily guarded and fenced-off state Capitol in Sacramento. Gretchen Whitmer's Covid-19 lockdown orders swarmed inside the State Capitol in April. In June 2019, a "possible militia threat" by right-wingers opposed to a climate change bill forced the closing of the Oregon state Capitol.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden was elected on a promise to restore normality to the White House, but his presidency began Wednesday with a most unusual swearing-in, with most of the pomp stripped away by the necessity of circumstance. Guests at the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021. Members of the National Guard look on as American flags decorate the "Field of Flags" at the National Mall during Joe Biden's inauguration at the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021. As the inaugural ceremony got underway mere blocks away, the area along the National Mall was eerily quiet. And certainly not his transition to power, which faced unprecedented opposition from the outgoing president, who snubbed the ceremony.
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Trump's vice president Pence applauds successor at inauguration
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( Andrea Shalal | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen attended the inauguration of new President Joe Biden on Wednesday after skipping both a farewell ceremony for Donald Trump and the usual protocol of welcoming his successor to his home at the Naval Observatory. Pence was a loyal lieutenant throughout Trump’s four-year term. Pence spoke with Harris last Thursday, marking the highest-level contact between the outgoing and incoming administrations. Pence also met with National Guard troops guarding the Capitol, vowing to ensure a safe transition of power. But on Sunday, in his final speech as vice president, Pence praised the resilience of the American people, adding, “I have faith that the day will come where we put these challenging times behind us.”
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A video circulating on social media shows President Donald Trump surprising military troops at a dining hall. Some users claim the scene depicts Trump in Washington, D.C., where thousands of National Guard troops were deployed ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The mislabeled footage shows Trump in Afghanistan in 2019, where he served Thanksgiving dinner to U.S. troops during an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base. The post, made on Jan. 18 links to a YouTube video here uploaded that same day, entitled “PRESIDENT TRUMP SURPRISES NATIONAL GUARD IN DC”. Video shows President Donald Trump surprising U.S. troops during a visit to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan on Nov. 28, 2019.
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A spokesperson for the National Guard, however, said the bus looks like one of their standard troop transport buses. It seems to be a malicious use of our content.”The bus is most likely a National Guard bus. Nahaku McFadden, Media Operations Chief at the National Guard Bureau of Public Affairs told Reuters via email that the bus “looks like a standard troop transport bus”. Part of the front of a similar bus transporting National Guard troops can be seen in this Reuters photo here . The bus shown in the photos and videos looks like a National Guard bus used to transport troops to support inauguration missions, not a “prison bus”.
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Salomon Melgen: Trump commuted the prison sentence of Melgen, an eye doctor and major Democratic donor convicted of defrauding Medicare patients. Urlacher faced two counts in the case, each of which had carried a potential prison sentence of five years. Here is the full list, as provided by the White House:Abel Holtz – President Trump granted a full pardon to Abel Holtz. Jaime A. Davidson – President Trump commuted the sentence of Jaime A. Davidson. Those assisted by Ms. Povah’s organization include Ms. Adrianne Miller, whose remaining prison sentence the President commuted.
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