President-elect Joe Biden will nominate federal appeals judge Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general, a Biden transition official said on Wednesday. Most Americans know Garland as the 2016 Supreme Court pick of President Barack Obama but whose nomination was blocked by Republicans.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma's absence from public view in the past two months, including missing the final episode of a TV show on which he was to appear as a judge, has fueled social media speculation over his whereabouts amid a Chinese regulatory clampdown on his sprawling business empire.
January 5, 2021
Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country reeling from deep political divides, a battered economy, and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans.
January 21, 2021
The 30-second campaign ad cites Trump's personal experience with the virus—"President Trump is recovering from the coronavirus, and so is America," it says—before including a brief clip in which Fauci appears to praise the president's response to the pandemic.
October 12, 2020