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Today in History for October 25th

Credit: USATODAY.com- Published on October 25, 2020
Highlights of this day in history: Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China's UN seat changes hands; 'Charge of the Light Brigade' battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash. (Oct. 25)
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United Nations

Intergovernmental organization
President-elect Joe Biden held a press event in Wilmington, Delaware, to introduce key members of his future administration: Antony Blinken, his nominee for..
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The United Nations says a humanitarian crisis is currently unfolding in Ethiopia. The federal government there has launched what many people are calling an..
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The president-elect named his secretary of state, national security adviser, homeland security secretary, ambassador to the UN and made other key appointments.
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U.N. weather agency voices hope for lasting change after pandemic, but says reduction in greenhouse gases during lockdowns was just a "tiny blip."
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Cuba

Caribbean country
Alejandro N. Mayorkas, a former deputy homeland security secretary, would be tasked with restoring faith in a department that carried out the Trump immigration..
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Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant who arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee, would also become the first Latino to lead the department.
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President-elect Joe Biden chose Alejandro Mayorkas, who arrived as a refugee from Cuba, to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
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Cold War

1947–1991 period of geopolitical tension between the Eastern Bloc and Western Bloc
The former Navy intelligence analyst served 30 years in prison for stealing American secrets during the Cold War. Some of them ultimately ended up with the..
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