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Donald Trump announced a lifting of travel bans. Minutes later, Joe Biden’s team had poured cold water on it

US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that a COVID-19 ban on travellers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted, underlining the fractious transition of power.”On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26,” tweeted Jen Psaki, Mr Biden’s…

Joe Biden is planning to unwind Donald Trump’s ‘regressive’ policies on reproductive rights

US pro-choice organisations say they have high hopes that President-elect Joe Biden will advance reproductive rights in the country and “undo the damage” of his predecessor Donald Trump.Mr Biden has already flagged an intention to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, protect a woman’s right to choose and rescind some of the Trump administration’s more controversial…

Violent attempt at US Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts

Twenty-three Special Rapporteurs and members of Working Groups – unpaid volunteers who are not UN staff – put their names to the statement, in which they strongly affirmed and expressed their “solidarity with the American people who stand for democracy, equality and the rule of law at this critical moment”. De-escalate and unifyThe group announced that…

2020 in Review: The Year of Headlines

2020 was the year of headlines. The Hustler is looking back on the tumultuous events of the past year before we push forward into the new year. JANUARY:The year kicked off with a bang as the Vanderbilt football team announced Todd Fitch and Ted Roof as offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively.Caviar & Bananas permanently shut its…

Fox News required its settlement with the family of killed DNC staffer Seth Rich remain undisclosed until after the 2020 election

In settling a lawsuit with the parents of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer murdered in 2016, Fox News stipulated the settlement remain private until after the 2020 election, The New York Times reported.  The multi-million dollar settlement was announced at the end of November, more than a month after it was reached on October 12,…