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Republican effort to undo VA abortion rule fails in Senate


Washington: The Senate rejected a Republican effort on Wednesday to reverse a Department of Veterans Affairs policy that has expanded some abortion services to veterans, a victory for President Joe Biden and Democrats who say the services are necessary medical care. The vote was one of several that Republicans have forced in recent months to reverse Biden administration policies. The...

Dr Vivek Murthy confirmed as US Surgeon General


Washington, DC: The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Indian-American doctor Vivek Murthy to be US President Biden's surgeon general, handing the administration one of its top public health officials amid the coronavirus pandemic. Senators voted 57-43 to confirm the Indian American as Biden's surgeon general. Dr Murthy had served as surgeon general under the Obama...

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Some Republicans are bucking Trump


By SATimes Team Washington: Republican Senator Mitt Romney has become one the few Republicans to publicly say “Black Lives Matter”.  On Sunday, wearing a mask he marched with the Evanglicals at a  protest along Pennsylvania Avenue in the Capital demanding justice for African-American George Floyd. And former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has become the first Republican...