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Police wait after tear gas was used on a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 17, 2014. Brown was fatally shot that year by a white officer, Darren Wilson. Charlie Riedel / AP

U.S. cities are becoming less livable due to civil unrest linked to Trump's proposed policies and police officers' shootings of black people, according to the Global Liveability Index report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. The index also shows this unrest in the U.S. is due to terrorism-related violence and an increase in mass shootings.

  • Cities from the U.S. didn't make it into the top 10 globally
  • Melbourne, Australia, is the most livable city (for the seventh consecutive year)
  • Honolulu is the most livable city in the U.S., (17th most livable globally), followed by Washington, D.C., Boston, and Chicago.

What makes a top city: "Mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density" with recreational activities, low crime levels, and infrastructure that is not overburdened.The study compared 140 cities based on several metrics that can present challenges to a resident's lifestyle — stability (crime), healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure — which is important to note, since it's not just about crime and civil unrest.Top 10 most livable U.S. cities

  1. Honolulu
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Boston
  4. Chicago
  5. Miami
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Minneapolis
  8. Seattle
  9. Atlanta
  10. Los Angeles
Top 10 most livable cities worldwide
  1. Melbourne, Australia
  2. Vienna, Austria
  3. Vancouver, Canada
  4. Toronto, Canada
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Adelaide, Australia
  7. Perth, Australia
  8. Auckland, New Zealand
  9. Helsinki, Finland
  10. Hamburg, Germany

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Trump struck several large arms deals with Mohammed bin Salman (L) and Saudi Arabia. Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images

The Biden administration has put on hold two big arms deals with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates which were approved in the final weeks of the Trump administration, a State Department official told Axios.

Why it matters: The sales of F-35 jets and attack drones to the UAE and a large supply of munitions to Saudi Arabia will be paused pending a review. That signals a major policy shift from the Trump era, and may herald sharp tensions with both Gulf countries.

Trump supporter found with pipe bombs accused of plot to attack Democrats

Five improvised explosive devices that the FBI says "were fully operational and could cause great bodily harm or injury if handled improperly." Photo: FBI/Justice Department

The FBI believes California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the Bay Area headquarters of Twitter and Facebook were targets of a man facing federal explosives charges, according to a criminal complaint.

Driving the news: Prosecutors charged Ian Benjamin Rogers after finding weapons including five pipe bombs, 49 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition following a Jan. 15 search of his Napa County home and auto repair business. His alleged goal was to ensure former President Trump remained in office.

7 hours ago - Health

Fauci: COVID vaccine rollout needs to prioritize people of color

Anthony Fauci. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci highlighted the need to address racial disparities in the COVID-19 vaccination process, per an interview with The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

What he’s saying: "I think that's the one thing we really got to be careful of. We don't want in the beginning ... most of the people who are getting it are otherwise, well, middle-class white people."

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