May 8, 2021


Harris’ family in India where COVID rages

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him.

But with the virus ravaging his homeland, Balachandran had to settle for congratulatory phone calls. Including one from his rather famous niece: Vice President Kamala Harris.

The retired academic said he cannot have such an elaborate function during a Zoom interview Thursday from his home in New Delhi.

Harris’ uncle says he spoke with the vice president and her husband,

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Harris to place “personal stamp” on National Space Council

Updated 1:55 p.m. Eastern with Nelson statement.

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will put her “personal stamp” on the National Space Council as it takes on both existing and new priorities under the Biden administration.

Senior administration officials, speaking on background in a call with reporters May 1, confirmed that the administration will retain the National Space Council, an interagency body used to coordinate space policy across the federal government. The vice president chairs the council by statute.

The White House announced March 29 that the council, revived by the Trump administration in 2017 after a hiatus of almost

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Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance: Carla Harris

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The past year has been challenging, but it didn’t slow down Carla Harris. While Harris, vice chairman and managing director at

Morgan Stanley,

isn’t logging as many business travel miles as she was before the pandemic, she has been using some of her found time to finish up her third book, release an album of Christmas songs, and grow Morgan Stanley’s accelerator for start-ups, the Multicultural Innovation Lab.

Harris, 58, says that keeping strong in her faith and being extra intentional about managing time have enabled her to weather the past year.

100 Most Influential

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