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Expecting trouble, DC locks down a week before inauguration

WASHINGTON (TIP): There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists on Wednesday, January 13, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews at work. All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several […]

Russell Moore, the head of the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, implored Trump on Friday to leave office early.
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Russell Moore, prominent evangelical leader, called on Trump to step down

“Mr. President, people are dead. The Capitol is ransacked. There are 12 dangerous days for our country left,” Moore tweeted. “Could you please step down and let our country heal?” Moore was critical of Trump […]

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Clamor for Trump to step down

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell calls on Trump to step down WASHINGTON (TIP): Former secretary of state Colin Powell said Friday, January 8, that Trump should follow the lead of former president Richard M. […]

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Dallas Fed Appoints Bhavesh (Bob) V. Patel to Houston Branch Board

DALLAS (TIP) The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Bob Patel to its Houston Branch board of directors for a term ending Dec. 31, 2023. Patel is CEO of Houston-based LyondellBasell, one of the […]

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Biden assembling multitrillion-dollar stimulus plan with checks, unemployment aid

President-elect aims to move quickly as the economy sheds jobs but may face divisions within party WASHINGTON (TIP): President-elect Joe Biden said Friday he is assembling a multitrillion-dollar relief package that would boost stimulus payments […]

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Impeachment of Trump : Even some Republicans favor it

WASHINGTON (TIP): Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said that Trump has “acted shamefully” and that he would “definitely consider” any articles of impeachment approved by the House – but he stopped short of calling for Trump’s […]

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12 full moons in 2021 will include 3 supermoons, a blue moon and 2 lunar eclipses

WASHINGTON (TIP): Sky watchers have a lot to look forward to in 2021, with three “supermoons,” one blue moon and two lunar eclipses all taking place during the new year.Astronomy experts say the three supermoons […]

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Commission for Human Rights and Religious Freedom Appeals for Funds

NEW YORK (TIP): Dr. Adityanjee , President , ICHRRF in an open letter, has appealed for funds for Commission for Human Rights and Religious Freedom Appeals for Funds .“Over the past few months,  a team […]

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Trump signs $900 Billion Covid Relief Bill

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package on Sunday, December 27,  ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal, which will deliver long-sought cash to businesses […]

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Trump signs policy to preempt China move on Dalai Lama

WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a Bill which calls for establishing a U.S. consulate in Tibet and building an international coalition to ensure that the next Dalai Lama is appointed solely […]

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Nobel Prize winners 2020

Adjusting to a world where travel is hampered by the pandemic, this year’s Nobel laureates received their prizes at home  following the cancellation of the traditional Stockholm and Oslo ceremonies. The awards in the six […]

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Biden selects Native American Deb Haaland as interior secretary

WASHINGTON (TIP): In yet another first, President-elect Joe Biden   nominated a Native American  to be  the Interior Secretary. If confirmed, Haaland, 60, would become the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary. The […]

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FDA advisory panel endorses Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, clearing way for authorization

WASHINGTON (TIP): An advisory panel on Thursday, December 17,  recommended that the Food and Drug Administration issue an emergency use authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna, all but guaranteeing the agency will do […]

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Cyber attack on government still going on, say U.S. agencies

WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. intelligence agencies have warned that a “significant” cyberattack on several federal departments uncovered over the weekend remains ongoing as the government rushes to assess the extent of the breach. “This is a […]

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WHO investigators to head to China to study COVID-19 origins

NEW YORK (TIP): A team of international investigators led by the World Health Organization (WHO) is likely to go to China in early January to study the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak, which first began […]

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‘Turn the page’, President-Elect Joe Biden says

WASHINGTON (TIP): The bureaucratic transition from Mr. Trump’s government to Mr. Biden’s actually began weeks ago, despite the President’s legal challenges. Still, the suddenly conciliatory stance from many Republicans could thaw the political deep freeze […]

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White House condemns desecration of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Washington

WASHINGTON (TIP): A violent group of Khalistani separatists on Saturday, December 12,  desecrated Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian embassy during a demonstration by Sikh-American youths in support of farmers protesting against the Indian farm […]

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U.S. imposes CAATSA sanctions on Turkey for S-400 Purchase

WASHINGTON (TIP): The issue of sanctions by the U.S. for purchase of Russian arms is of particular interest to New Delhi, which is also in the process of buying the S-400 from Moscow. The U.S. […]

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World Food Program receives Nobel Peace Prize for combating hunger worldwide

NEW YORK (TIP): The World Food Programme  received Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday, December, in an event very different from the traditional pomp-filled celebration in the Norwegian capital because of the coronavirus outbreak. In Oslo, […]

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U.S. continues to watch situation in India ‘very closely’

WASHINGTON (TIP): The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent bipartisan committee, had recommended that India be added to the ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ list The U.S. government has and will continue to raise […]

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Senator Cruz praises slain Sikh police officer Dhaliwal

US Senate unanimously passed a legislation to name a post office in Houston after Dhaliwal WASHINGTON (TIP): Slain Sikh police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was gunned down in the line of duty during a […]

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AAPI Welcomes Dr. Vivek Murthy’s Nomination as US Surgeon General

CHICAGO, IL (TIP): “We congratulate Dr. Vivek Murthy on his appointment as the Surgeon General of the United States” Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) said here , […]