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Bruce Springsteen urges unity in Jeep commercial

Bruce Springsteen urges unity in Jeep commercial

Entertainment
Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Rock 'n' roll icon Bruce Springsteen can now be seen urging Americans to come together in a commercial for Jeep called "The Middle." The 2-minute ad was released Saturday on the eve of the Super Bowl NFL football game. Advertisement The video shows Springsteen traveling in the Midwest region of the United States in a Jeep. Seen along his journey are a chapel, train, wheat field, diner, horse and American flags. It has gotten nearly 8 million views since it was posted on YouTube. "It's no secret. The middle has been a hard place to get to lately -- between red and blue, between servant and citizen, between our freedom and our fear. Now fear has never been the best of who we are," Springsteen said. "And, as for freedom, it's not the property of just the fortunate few. It bel...
‘Let’s start afresh’: Joe Biden becomes 46th US president and urges unity

‘Let’s start afresh’: Joe Biden becomes 46th US president and urges unity

World
Joe Biden has entered the White House as America's 46th president, and after taking his oath of office he told his country it has been "a day of victory and hope".To the sound of cheers and applause from former presidents, he swore to preserve, protect and defend the US. And while his predecessor Donald Trump headed to Florida, Mr Biden said that "democracy has prevailed" and urged Americans to "start afresh"."Let's begin to listen to one another," he said. And he added: "We can see each other, not as adversaries, but as neighbours." After storming performances from Lady Gaga, J.Lo and Garth Brooks, the new president went to Arlington National Cemetery to pay his respects to America's fallen, before heading up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House with his family...
Bridenstine leaves NASA, calls for unity in space, science efforts

Bridenstine leaves NASA, calls for unity in space, science efforts

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stepped down as planned Wednesday and posted a message on Twitter to thank employees and all who supported his tenure at the space agency. Bridenstine, who left on the day of President Joe Biden's inauguration, made a public plea for continued support of NASA and planned missions to the moon and Mars. Advertisement He referenced historic disagreements at the agency and in Washington over whether to support another moon mission or a Mars mission, or simply to focus on Earth sciences. "It's not about the moon or Mars, which put us in conflict in the House of Representatives between Republicans and Democrats. It's about both," Bridenstine said. "It's about going to the moon to get the science and discovery that we need to le...
Covid: EU launches mass vaccination in ‘touching moment of unity’

Covid: EU launches mass vaccination in ‘touching moment of unity’

World
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Israeli president urges deadlocked blocs to consider unity

Israeli president urges deadlocked blocs to consider unity

World
Israel's ceremonial president is urging the country's opposing blocs to find a way to come togetherBy ARON HELLER Associated PressMarch 11, 2020, 10:11 AM4 min readJERUSALEM -- Israel's largely ceremonial president on Wednesday urged the country's opposing blocs to find a way to come together in the wake of Israel's third inconclusive election in less than a year. The president is responsible for choosing the prime minister-designate he thinks has the best chance of forming a stable government. Upon officially receiving the results of last week's vote, Reuven Rivlin said he was open to any proposal brought forward but made a point to suggest that his framework from the previous round of failed negotiations was still relevant. Rivlin, who will begin formal consultations with party leaders ...