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Donald Trump’s defence secretary Mark Esper “prepares his resignation letter” before final election results

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Donald Trump’s defence secretary, Mark Esper has reportedly prepared his letter of resignation as America awaits the results of its presidential elections. 

NBC News reports that Esper prepared the letter “because he is one of the Cabinet officials long expected to be pushed out after the election.”

The defense secretary has long been at odds with President Donald Trump over several issues including over Trump’s use of the National Guard to quell protests this summer.

The report said Esper was currently helping members of Congress draft legislation to remove the names of Confederate leaders from military bases.

According to the officials, this week, Esper provided a written framework to Pentagon leaders for renaming installations and possibly even ships and street names on bases that honor Confederate generals or leaders.

The move could put Esper further at odds with the president, the report said.

NBC cited multiple current and former officials who confirmed the development, but a spokesman for Mr. Esper told the network he is not resigning.

Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman called the NBC News report “inaccurate and misleading in many ways,” saying Esper is not planning to resign and was not asked to submit a resignation letter. 

“He continues to serve the nation as the Secretary of Defense at the pleasure of the President and is working on the irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy,” Hoffman said on Twitter. 

Meanwhile, Americans are still waiting for the results of elections that will decide who will become the country’s 46th president.

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Tiger Wood’s Car-Crash Injuries Cast Doubt On Future

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The US renowned golf legend Tiger Woods was recovering in hospital on Wednesday after surgery for serious leg injuries sustained in a car crash that have raised fears for the 45-year-old’s career.

Law enforcement officials said the 15-time golf major champion, who has been plagued by injury in recent years, would not face reckless driving charges for the crash which didn’t involve any other cars.

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Woods was driving alone Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles suburb on a road well known for fatal accidents when his SUV hit the centre median, crossed into the opposing lane, struck a tree and then somersaulted over several times.

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Biden cancels Trump’s immigrant visa ban

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Biden cancels Trump’s immigrant visa ban

The President of the United States of America, President Joe Biden has revoked the orders of the former President, Donald Trump that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014… does not advance the interests of the United States.

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“To the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here,” Biden said in the order provided by the White House on Wednesday.

In June 2020, Trump had signed a proclamation that suspended certain categories of non-immigrant work visas as part of an effort to revive the U.S. economy amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The list includes H-1B visas for work in high-tech industries and a range of others for low-skill workers, interns, teachers, and company transfers.

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Tiger Woods Sustains multiple leg injuries in car crash

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Tiger Woods is on admission at a hospital after a car crash in L.A. County.

The accident occurred on Tuesday morning. The famous golfer was pulled from the vehicle, according to TMZ.

L.A. Sheriff’s Department said at 7:12 AM, they responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed.

“The vehicle sustained major damage. The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” officials said.

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“Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck…then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”

Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the accident.

Woods, 45, was in the area for his annual Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club.

His agent, Mark Steinberg, confirmed he sustained multiple leg injuries and is in surgery.

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