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Senate confirms Cardona as Biden's education secretary

The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden’s effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Online illustration exhibit sends Taiwan's greetings across borders

From a crowded Taipei MRT train to a hustling claw machine store, quintessential Taiwanese scenery has become the source of greetings to the world through the eyes of 33 local artists who hope the sce...

From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star

NEW YORK (AP) — As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but nothing would make the reggaeton star happier than having a star with his name...

Madigan's successor resigns amid 'questionable conduct'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The hand-picked successor to former House Speaker Michael Madigan's seat abruptly resigned Wednesday, under pressure from his sponsors who accused him of unspecified “question...

Spanish-language broadcaster in Oklahoma dies from COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Armando Rubio, a Spanish-language broadcaster in Oklahoma, died from COVID-19 complications at 73. Rubio hosted a TV show about Latino issues and worked as Tele...

Unique French-English bilingual programme at the Canadian International School (CIS) expanding from August 2021

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore is delighted to announce the expansion of its unique French-English bilingual programme at the L...

Education nominee vows to tackle problems worsened by virus

President Joe Biden's nominee for education secretary is promising to help reopen schools but says much of the hardest work will come after that as schools try to address long-standing disparities wor...

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When D Smoke was teaching high schoolers in Southern California, the rapper still pursued his dreams of breaking through as a hip-hop artist while leaning on the encouraging phrase:...

US official lauds Taiwan’s public health prowess, vibrant food scene

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American diplomat posted in Kaohsiung has shared his insights into U.S.-Taiwan relations and commented on Taiwan’s disease prevention success as the world continu...

Schools shut down in Taiwan's Taoyuan amid hospital cluster outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following two new coronavirus cases associated with a hospital cluster in northern Taiwan on Sunday (Jan. 24), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Monday (Jan. 25) annou...

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital of...

New governor sworn in as a wary Puerto Rico demands changes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pedro Pierluisi vowed to achieve statehood for Puerto Rico and fight against poverty, corruption and COVID-19 after he was sworn in Saturday as the U.S. territory’s new go...

Taiwan releases first national bird report

The Taiwanese government, academia, and civic groups came together to release the country's first national bird report Tuesday (Dec. 22), detailing population status, trends, and conservation work...

Taiwan’s E.SUN Bank to provide nation-wide English services by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s E.SUN Financial Holding Company (E.SUN FHC) announced on Tuesday (Dec. 22) that it aims to provide English-language services at all of its branches by 2026....

Mexico unveils monument to murdered U.S. women, children

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated a monument Thursday to the memory of nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain on Nov. 4, 2019 by suspected drug g...