WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O’Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump’s doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president. The White House confirmed that Dr. Sean Conley will assume a teaching role at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Conley had served as the head of the White House Medical Unit under Trump. O’Connor is a retired Army colonel. He was Biden’s doctor during his entire tenure as vice president, having remained in the role at Biden’s request. O’Connor remained Biden’s physician while assuming a role on the faculty of George Washington University.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is threatening new sanctions on Myanmar after its military staged a coup and arrested the civilian leaders of its government, including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Biden assailed the country’s army for the coup, calling it a “direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and rule of law.” Myanmar has been a Western democracy promotion project for decades and had been a symbol of some success. But over the past several years, there have been growing concerns about its backsliding into authoritarianism. Disappointment with Suu Kyi has run high, especially over her resistance to reining in repression of Rohingya Muslims.