Headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the Pentagon spans over 6.5 million square feet. (Photo: Business Wire)

All American military service members including the National Guard and the Army Reserve are no longer required to get the COVID-19 shot to keep their jobs. 

Passengers arriving from China enter a COVID-19 testing center in Seoul. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

For the first time in nearly three years, China is feeling the full impact of COVID-19. Nationwide protests led to a complete reversal of the country's "Zero-COVID" policy. Now, COVID is surging, and the death toll is rising. That has authorities here at home assessing what the crisis could mean for the United States. Along with several other countries, the U.S. has imposed a new set of travel restrictions for airline passengers flying in from China.


Meetings between President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau come as the leaders struggle to handle the massive influx of migrants and to crack down on the smugglers helping them reach the U.S.


President Joe Biden encountered no migrants during his highly controlled, four-hour visit to El Paso, Texas on Sunday, according to several media outlets. Before the president's visit, there had been reports of large numbers of migrants sleeping in city streets. According to a new report, one large group of migrants who had been sleeping outside next to a shelter and a bus station were rounded up and arrested prior to Biden's visit.

President Joe Biden talks with U.S. Border Patrol agents as they stand near a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso Texas, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Joe Biden has wrapped up a four-hour visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. The president walked a muddy stretch of the border and inspected a busy port of entry on Sunday, but he did not appear to meet with migrants during his first trip to the region as president. 

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The US military received the equivalent of a failing grade from an annual report that assesses the country's defense. 


The U.S. Army is reportedly not backing down on its COVID-19 vaccine order toward members of the National Guard and Army Reserve. 

This photo provided by NYPD, New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell address the media during a news conference on Dec. 31, 2022. (NYPD via AP)

Authorities in New York City are investigating whether a man who attacked three police officers with a machete at a New Year's Eve celebration was inspired by radical Islamic beliefs.

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A recent Pentagon report is shedding light on a military build-up in the country considered to be the greatest national security threat to the United States.


The Department of Defense has rescinded the COVID-19 shot mandate for all military service members after the Biden administration signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).