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Video shows White House reporters shouting Mike Pence out of the press briefing room as he left a COVID-19 news conference without taking questions

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Reporters shouted Vice President Mike Pence out of the press briefing room after he didn't take questions following the first COVID-19 task force briefing in months.
Members of the task force addressed the surging number of COVID-19 cases across the country.
President Donald Trump was not present at the meeting and has been relatively silent on the pandemic since the election, instead choosing to pursue baseless claims of election fraud via dozens of unsuccessful court challenges.
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The Pentagon isn't the only one with special operators. Here are the 5 most elite forces outside the military

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The Coast Guard's Maritime Security Response Team from Virginia training in Hyannis, Massachusetts, October, 22, 2015.
US Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell
The US military's special-operations forces are well known for their accomplishments on battlefields overseas.
But to meet security needs at home, numerous US government agencies and departments have set up specially trained units that have some unique missions.
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One map from the White House coronavirus task force shows just how bad the US outbreak is right now

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the US Coronavirus Task Force, at the White House on November 19, 2020.
White House Coronavirus Task Force
The coronavirus is spreading all over the US, as temperatures fall, and more people gather indoors.
On Thursday, both the CDC and the White House urged people to stay home this Thanksgiving, and keep celebrations single household affairs.
In the White House press conference, Dr. Deborah Birx spoke in front of an alarming map which showed COVID-19 outbreaks everywhere.
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