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Biden: Yellen needs a “Hamilton” musical. Dessa: Here you go.

Jan 21, 2021
We asked indie rapper and "Hamilton Mixtape" contributor Dessa to write a song about the first woman poised to be treasury secretary. Listen here.
"She’s 5-foot nothing, but hand to God, she can pop a collar, she can rock a power bob."
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Biden's nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine sends signal about LGBTQ health protections

Jan 20, 2021
If confirmed, Levine, a transgender woman, would take a top health care role as assistant secretary of health.
Incoming President Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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Biden team inherits a stumbling economy

Jan 19, 2021
The new administration plans to focus lots of attention on the economy and propose a massive relief package as the recovery stutters and the virus surges.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appear in Delaware during their successful campaign. The White House is expected to send Congress a massive relief package in the coming days.
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Biden plans to block Trump decision to lift COVID travel restrictions

Jan 19, 2021
These are restrictions that ban most travelers from Europe, the U.K., Brazil and Ireland.
Incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted that the Biden administration plans to "strengthen public health measures around international travel."
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What will Biden inauguration donations go to?

Jan 19, 2021
Inaugurations offer companies a chance to wish the new administration well with a donation.
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Rental assistance is on the way, but will it come in time?

Jan 18, 2021
Right now the only thing keeping millions of renters in their homes is the CDC’s eviction moratorium, which expires Jan. 31.
Demonstrators march in the street during the Cancel Rent and Mortgages rally on June 30, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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With Biden incoming, Merkel outgoing, where do Western relations with China stand?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel concluded an EU business deal with China just before the new year that could disadvantage the U.S.
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Will Capitol attack hike security costs for Biden inauguration?

Jan 11, 2021
The pandemic likely saved money for the Secret Service budget during the 2020 campaign.
Workers reinforce a crowd-control fence around Capitol Hill with concrete barriers Thursday, after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol.
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Biden climate team sparks optimism among environmentalists

Jan 11, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to make the environment a priority in an agenda that would reverse many Trump administration policies.
Gina McCarthy, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will be the first national climate adviser.
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Biden picks Rhode Island governor, Boston mayor for cabinet positions

President-elect Biden also nominated Isabel Guzman as head of the Small Business Administration.
Gina Raimondo and Marty Walsh, both Democrats, are the commerce secretary and labor secretary picks, respectively.
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