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First US Congressmember dies of Covid-19

A representative-elect from Louisiana died of Covid-19 on Dec. 29, the first member of the U.S. Congress to succumb to the disease.

Republican Luke Letlow, 41, had been elected to Louisiana's 5th district and was due to be sworn in on Sunday.

Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards announced the news on Twitter with a "heavy heart."

Trump refuses to budge over aid bill, imperiling jobless benefits for millions

Millions of Americans are about to see their jobless benefits expire on Dec. 26 as President Donald Trump has so far refused to sign into law a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, insisting that it did not do enough to help everyday people.   

Business group proposes commission to resolve problems with US

The Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAİK) has penned a letter to the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden proposing a commission to strengthen relations and solve the problems between the two countries on Dec. 17.

Signed by TAİK Chairman Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, the letter congratulated Biden for his victory in the U.S. presidential election.

President Donald Trump Moves out from White House but Will Not Be Forgotten Easily

After failing in his legal efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, who on Monday won the state-by-state Electoral College vote that formally determines the U.S. presidency, Trump will re-enter private life on Jan. 20 with an array of opportunities.

Biden formally confirmed as president-elect by U.S. Electoral College VIDEO

Electors in Arizona confirmed that 11 votes went to Biden, Pennsylvania gave 20, Nevada 6, Vermont 3, while Tennessee gave Trump 11.
Electors from the federal state of Washington cast their 12 votes to Biden.
Electors from Rhode Island and Virginia cast the votes to Trump.

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