U.S. Considers Moving Forces Out of Somalia

The Trump administration is considering a plan to pull hundreds of U.S. troops out of Somalia, reposition them in neighboring countries and shift the focus of their mission from training Somali government forces to directly combatting the al-Shabaab militant group. The roughly 700 troops stationed in Somalia would move to bases in Kenya and Djibouti…Continue Reading

Trump considers fast-tracking UK Covid-19 vaccine before US election

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that its first COVID-19 cases in more than three months were imported by freight, as the country’s biggest city plunged back into lockdown on Wednesday. The discovery of four infected family members in Auckland led Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to swiftly reimpose tight restrictions in…Continue Reading

Congress Considers Permanent Telehealth Waivers for Medicare

A bill introduced on Thursday in the US House of Representatives would make permanent some temporary changes that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated in its telehealth coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cosponsored by members of the House Telehealth Caucus, the bipartisan legislation would eliminate most geographic and originating site restrictions…Continue Reading