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Biden appoints Steve Jurczyk as NASA’s Acting Administrator

Biden appoints Steve Jurczyk as NASA’s Acting Administrator

On January 20, and as expected, NASA's now-former administrator Jim Bridenstine stepped down from his role. Soon after, the Biden administration announced that NASA's Steve Jurczyk, who has been with the space agency for decades, will serve as acting administrator until a permanent replacement is found.

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US Treasury nominee considering “curtailing” cryptocurrency

US Treasury nominee considering “curtailing” cryptocurrency

President Joe Biden's top pick for head of the US Treasury Department Janet Yellen responded to questioning this week by the US Senate Finance Committee. Questioning from Senator Maggie Hassan prompted Yellen to speak about cryptocurrency and the use of said digital currency by the public. Hassan asked Yellen about cryptocurrency and its use "for terrorist financing."

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Biden’s Moon rock has an incredible NASA back-story

Biden’s Moon rock has an incredible NASA back-story

A hunk of the moon was delivered to the Biden administration on January 20, 2021. At the request of the President of the United States, NASA delivered a container with a sample of the lunar surface for display in the Oval Office. This piece of our nearest space neighbor now sits in the most important office in the world, in the White House, "in symbolic recognition of earlier generations’ ambitions and accomplishments, and support for America’s current Moon to Mars exploration approach."

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These are Biden’s first big COVID-19 executive orders

These are Biden’s first big COVID-19 executive orders

On January 21, 2021, newly inaugurated President Biden signed 10 executive order and "other directives" relating to COVID-19. A White House "Fact Sheet" was sent to the press outlining these 10 executive orders and other directives - and today we're taking a brief look at what it all means.

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President Biden gets offer from Amazon to help with COVID-19 vaccine

President Biden gets offer from Amazon to help with COVID-19 vaccine

President Biden was on the receiving end of a letter from Amazon today, one offering the company's help with distributing the vaccine to the American public. The letter has been published in full, revealing that Amazon has teamed with a third-party occupational healthcare provider to vaccinate its workers on-site.

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Bernie “once again asking” meme Burton jacket and mittens win Biden inauguration

Bernie “once again asking” meme Burton jacket and mittens win Biden inauguration

A variety of fashion statements were on display at the Biden Harris 2021 Presidential Inauguration, but none were so perfectly meme-ready as Bernie Sanders. While Lady Gaga delivered a Hunger Games look that, TBH, was relatively understated and on-point for the occasion, Bernie delivered with a jacket and mittens of note. Both are perfectly functional and comfy pieces of clothing - and both have a backstory.

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The big Biden POTUS social media transfer 2021: Who controls what

The big Biden POTUS social media transfer 2021: Who controls what

Today Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. As it's been with the past couple of Presidents of the United States, this peaceful transition of power includes not only the metaphorical keys to the White House, but the admin powers to "official" social media accounts and webpages.

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President Biden’s team hid a secret message in Whitehouse.gov

President Biden’s team hid a secret message in Whitehouse.gov

In what's likely a sign of things to come in a much more internet-capable Presidential Administration with Joe Biden, the first update to Whitehouse.gov today included a secret message. The message appeared in the basic HTML of the website, delivering an Easter Egg to coders reading the source. The message read as follows: "If you're reading this, we need your help building back better."

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