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President Trump and Chris Liddell hold up a chart during an event at the White House, Dec. 14, 2017. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg boa Getty Images

President Trump announced Wednesday night he plans to nominate as secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Chris Liddell, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for policy coordination at the White House.

What they're saying: The White House said in an emailed statement that the New Zealand-born Liddell "will draw upon decades of executive-level experience in the public and private sector to lead the OECD as it navigates post-COVID challenges."

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Dec 8, 2020 - World

New Zealand PM apologizes for failings identified by inquiry into Christchurch attack

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to reporters in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, just before the release of the inquiry findings on the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack. Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand security agencies apologized Tuesday to those affected by last year's shootings at two Christchurch mosques after an inquiry found failings in the lead-up to the terrorist attack.

Why it matters: The attack by a white supremacist was one of the biggest mass killings by a single gunman and the worst in New Zealand's modern history. It prompted governments and tech companies to sign on to an agreement to reduce violent extremist content online after the terrorist broadcast the shootings on Facebook Live.

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Netanyahu campaigns against Biden's plan to save Iran deal

Netanyahu campaigns at a gym last month. Photo: Pool/AFP via Getty

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indirectly criticized the Biden administration for its intention to return to the Iran nuclear deal and told his supporters he was prepared to "stand against the entire world" to stop it.

Why it matters: This is a major change of tune for Netanyahu, who had been careful in his statements on the Iran deal and avoided publicly criticizing President Biden. The statement was part of Netanyahu's attempt to rally his base ahead of Israel's election on March 23.

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  1. Tech: "Fludemic" model accurately maps COVID hotspotsVirtual doctor's visits and digital health tools take off.
  2. Politics: Schumer says Senate will stay through weekend to vote on COVID relief — Republican governor of West Virginia says there's no plan to lift mask mandate.
  3. World: Canada vaccine panel recommends 4 months between doses.
  4. Business: Firms develop new ways to inoculate the public.
  5. Local: Ultra-rich Florida community got vaccinations in January.

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