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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

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

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

CIA officer killed in combat in Somalia

CIA officer killed in combat in Somalia

A CIA officer was killed in Somalia last weekend, according to a former senior administration official with knowledge of the matter. The officer was wounded in an operation in the country and later died, the source said. The identity of the officer has not been made public but the source said the officer was a…MORE

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he has granted his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a “full pardon,” wiping away the guilty plea of the intelligence official, lobbyist and conservative fringe darling for lying to the FBI. The pardon, coming as Trump enters his last days as President, bookends his four…MORE

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