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Nancy Pelosi's Asia tour kicks off amid US-China tensions over Taiwan

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House Approves Imposing Deal on Unions to Avoid Rail Strike [Video]

House Approves Imposing Deal on Unions to Avoid Rail Strike

House Approves, Imposing Deal on Unions , to Avoid Rail Strike. On November 30, the United States House voted to head off a nationwide rail strike, approving legislation that forces unions to accept a disputed deal reached in September. Associated Press reports that the bill will now head to the Senate for approval before President Biden can sign off on it. Associated Press reports that the bill will now head to the Senate for approval before President Biden can sign off on it. Without the certainty of a final vote to avoid a shutdown this week, railroads will begin to halt the movement of critical materials like chemicals to clean our drinking water as soon as this weekend, Joe Biden, President of the United States, via Associated Press. Let me say that again: without action this week, disruptions to our auto supply chains, our ability to move food to tables, and our ability to remove hazardous waste from gasoline refineries will begin, Joe Biden, President of the United States, via Associated Press. According to business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, every day that rail service was halted would deliver a $2 billion blow to the economy. . The legislation imposes a deal that was voted down by four of the 12 rail unions. . Politically powerful labor unions have criticized Biden and Democratic leaders' support for intervening in a contract dispute and blocking a strike. . Politically powerful labor unions have criticized Biden and Democratic leaders' support for intervening in a contract dispute and blocking a strike. . In response to the concerns of the rail unions, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added a second vote to offer seven days of paid sick leave per year for union rail workers. In response to the concerns of the rail unions, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added a second vote to offer seven days of paid sick leave per year for union rail workers. Quite frankly, the fact that paid leave is not part of the final agreement between railroads and labor is, in my opinion, obscene, Jim McGovern, Democratic House Representative for Massachusetts, via Associated Press. Quite frankly, the fact that paid leave is not part of the final agreement between railroads and labor is, in my opinion, obscene, Jim McGovern, Democratic House Representative for Massachusetts, via Associated Press. It should be there and I hope it will be there at the end of this process, Jim McGovern, Democratic House Representative for Massachusetts, via Associated Press

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Hakeem Jeffries To Succeed Nancy Pelosi [Video]

Hakeem Jeffries To Succeed Nancy Pelosi

Hakeem Jeffries , To Succeed Nancy Pelosi. CNN reports Democrats voted behind closed doors on Nov. 30 to make Jeffries the first Black person to lead a major party in Congress. CNN reports Democrats voted behind closed doors on Nov. 30 to make Jeffries the first Black person to lead a major party in Congress. The 52-year-old is also the youngest caucus member serving in a leadership role. . Katherine Clark has been appointed as the new Democratic whip. Pete Aguilar has been elected as caucus chair. Jeffries said that he will do his best to work with Republicans "wherever possible.". He praised his predecessors but went on to say that... ... more must be done to combat inflation, defend our democracy, secure reproductive freedom, welcome new Americans, promote equal protection under the law and improve public safety throughout this country, Rep. Pete Aguilar, via statement. Clark issued a statement touching on the diversity of the incoming Democratic leaders. We as a team and as a caucus reflect the diversity and the strength of the American people, Rep. Katherine Clark, via statement. And that is where we are able to come together around shared values and reflect back to American families that they are the priority, Rep. Katherine Clark, via statement

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Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Plea to Stall Democrats on His Tax Returns [Video]

Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Plea to Stall Democrats on His Tax Returns

Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Plea , to Stall Democrats , on His Tax Returns. Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Plea , to Stall Democrats , on His Tax Returns. The Supreme Court issued its ruling on Nov. 22. No dissenting opinions were noted. The decision means that Congress' Ways and Means Committee has access to Trump's records, which the former president sought to block. Trump lashed out against the Supreme Court in a post on his social media platform, Truth Social. The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price, Donald Trump, via Truth Social. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lauded the ruling, imploring Congress to "enact legislation requiring presidents and candidates for president to disclose their tax returns.". These documents are vital to meeting the House’s Constitutional mandate: , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), via NBC News. ... guarding the public interest, defending our national security and holding our public officials to account, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), via NBC News. The House looks forward to promptly receiving and reviewing these documents, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), via NBC News. The Ways and Means Committee's top Republican member stated that "no party in Congress should hold this dangerous power.". By effectively granting the majority party in either chamber of Congress nearly unlimited power to target and make public the tax returns of political enemies — , Kevin Brady, (R-TX), Ways and Means Committee's Top Republican, via NBC News. ... political figures, private citizens, or even justices of the Supreme Court themselves —, Kevin Brady, (R-TX), Ways and Means Committee's Top Republican, via NBC News. ... they are opening a dangerous new political battleground where no citizen is safe, Kevin Brady, (R-TX), Ways and Means Committee's Top Republican, via NBC News. Trump is the only modern president who has refused to make his tax returns public

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Hakeem Jeffries Announces His Bid to Replace Nancy Pelosi As Speaker of the House [Video]

Hakeem Jeffries Announces His Bid to Replace Nancy Pelosi As Speaker of the House

Hakeem Jeffries Announces His Bid, to Replace Nancy Pelosi, As Speaker of the House. CNN reports that Democrats in the House appear poised to choose New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries as their pick to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi. CNN reports that Democrats in the House appear poised to choose New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries as their pick to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The potentially historic decision would make Jeffries the first Black person to lead a party in Congress. The potentially historic decision would make Jeffries the first Black person to lead a party in Congress. On November 18, Jeffries announced his bid to become the next House Democratic leader, promising to empower and protect his colleagues while also expanding their ranks. Our top non-governmental priority, for the sake of the American people, must be retaking the majority in November 2024, Hakeem Jeffries, House Representative of New York, via CNN. Jeffries' bid has already been backed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, as well as Pelosi herself. Jeffries' bid has already been backed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, as well as Pelosi herself. Jeffries' bid has already been backed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, as well as Pelosi herself. In a statement on November 18, Pelosi gave her blessing to three representatives seen as the next generation of Democratic leaders: Jeffries, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts and Peter Aguilar of California. In a statement on November 18, Pelosi gave her blessing to three representatives seen as the next generation of Democratic leaders: Jeffries, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts and Peter Aguilar of California. In a statement on November 18, Pelosi gave her blessing to three representatives seen as the next generation of Democratic leaders: Jeffries, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts and Peter Aguilar of California. A new day is dawning — and I am confident that these new leaders will capably lead our Caucus and the Congress, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of the House, via CNN. In his announcement letter, Jeffries praised the party's past leadership while acknowledging that... . ... more must be done to combat inflation, defend our democracy, secure reproductive freedom, welcome new Americans, promote equal protection under the law and improve public safety throughout this country, Hakeem Jeffries, via announcement letter. ... more must be done to combat inflation, defend our democracy, secure reproductive freedom, welcome new Americans, promote equal protection under the law and improve public safety throughout this country, Hakeem Jeffries, via announcement letter. CNN reports that Jeffries appears to have widespread support among Democratic members of the House and is favored to succeed Pelosi. CNN reports that Jeffries appears to have widespread support among Democratic members of the House and is favored to succeed Pelosi

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US House Speaker Pelosi wraps up long and historic leadership career [Video]

US House Speaker Pelosi wraps up long and historic leadership career

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Gautam Adani’s Adani properties bags 5,069 crore project to redevelop Dharavi | Oneindia News [Video]

Gautam Adani’s Adani properties bags 5,069 crore project to redevelop Dharavi | Oneindia News

Business man Gautam Adani’s Adani properties have bagged a mega project worth 5,069 crore to redevelop Asia’s second largest slum Dharavi. #Dharavi #Adaniproperties #GautamAdani

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Over 50 Million Birds Killed By US Avian Flu Outbreak [Video]

Over 50 Million Birds Killed By US Avian Flu Outbreak

Over 50 Million , Birds Killed , By US Avian Flu Outbreak. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that more than 50 million birds have died from avian flu in 2022. BBC reports that the total of 50.54 million birds includes chickens and turkeys and surpasses the previous high set in 2015. Avian flu has struck flocks in over 40 states, more than twice the number of states in previous outbreaks. Wild birds continue to spread HPAI [highly pathogenic avian influenza] throughout the country as they migrate, so preventing contact between domestic flocks and wild birds is critical to protecting US poultry, Rosemary Sifford, USDA chief veterinary officer, via BBC. Authorities have warned that while the risk to humans remains low, safety measures should be taken near birds. On November 3, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans to take "preventative measures." . This applies not just to workplace or wildlife settings, but potentially to household settings where people have backyard flocks or pet birds with potential exposures to wild or domestic infected birds, Rosemary Sifford, USDA chief veterinary officer, via BBC. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 868 cases of transmission from birds to humans were recorded between 2003 and 2022. . The current outbreak has contributed to the rising price of poultry, with the American Farm Bureau saying the average price of a turkey has risen 21% compared to last year. Meanwhile, record avian flu outbreaks have also been recorded in the U.K., Europe, Africa and Asia in 2022

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China COVID crisis prompts sharp falls in oil and stock markets

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300-400 Vande Bharat trains may be announced in Budget

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China's Xi and EU's Michel call for Ukraine de-escalation at meeting [Video]

China's Xi and EU's Michel call for Ukraine de-escalation at meeting

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Taiwan: China top of the agenda in local elections [Video]

Taiwan: China top of the agenda in local elections

President Tsai Ing-wen's stance against increasing Chinese aggression stance faces a test in local elections. The vote is seen as a referendum on her leadership and party ahead of the national elections in 2024.

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MPs to visit Taiwan in move likely to anger China

MPs on a prominent Commons committee are visiting Taiwan this week, in a move likely to anger Beijing amid strained UK relations with China.
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Taiwan local elections: DPP party chief Tsai quits, China reacts | Oneindia News *International [Video]

Taiwan local elections: DPP party chief Tsai quits, China reacts | Oneindia News *International

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the governing Democratic Progressive Party after its poor showing in local elections. The main opposition party the Kuomintang, or KMT, romped to victory in the mayoral and county elections, winning 13 of the 21 seats up for grabs, including the wealthy and cosmopolitan capital Taipei, in line with expectations. #China #Taiwan #TaiwanLocalElections

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Amid heightened tensions with China, post the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-governed island, Taiwan's foreign ministry welcomed the upcoming visit of Japanese politicians.

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