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Acting head of USAID tests positive for Covid-19

Acting head of USAID tests positive for Covid-19

John Barsa, the acting head of the US Agency for International Development, has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN has learned. “We can confirm that on November 25, Acting Deputy Administrator John Barsa tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving a rapid diagnostic test,” acting USAID spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala said in a statement to CNN on Wednesday.…MORE

Markus Paul, a strength coach for the Dallas Cowboys, dies

Markus Paul, a strength coach for the Dallas Cowboys, dies

Markus Paul, strength and conditioning coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, has died. The 54-year-old experienced a non-Covid-19 related medical emergency Tuesday morning at the team’s headquarters. He was immediately treated by the Cowboys’ medical staff and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance for further treatment. It was there, while surrounded by family, that…MORE

Biden’s national security team still has significant gaps

Biden’s national security team still has significant gaps

When President-elect Joe Biden formally introduced members of his national security team on Tuesday, there were significant gaps on stage: proposed leaders for the Pentagon and the CIA. At both agencies, Biden is considering contenders with deep experience in their fields and a track record in Washington — but some of his candidates are also…MORE

There is a hunger crisis in America this Thanksgiving

There is a hunger crisis in America this Thanksgiving

It took just 10 minutes for Regina Status to pick up her Thanksgiving basket in front of her Bronx, New York, apartment. A last-minute delivery from Agatha House Foundation, a local food pantry, arrived just in time. But in those few minutes, Status slowly pushed her food cart, fighting the cold and the whipping wind…MORE

The short week in 9 headlines

Courts continued to throw out Trump campaign challenges to the election and at last the transition formally began. Biden is now the first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes, and another member of the Trump family eyes a future in politics. Monday First on CNN: Key government agency acknowledges Biden’s win and…MORE