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Congress validates Biden’s presidential victory

Congress has formally validated Joe Biden’s presidential election victory on a day that saw a time-honored ceremony become a nightmare of unprecedented political terror. The House and Senate certified the Democrat’s electoral college win early Thursday after a violent throng of pro-Trump rioters spent hours Wednesday running rampant through the Capitol. A woman was fatally shot, windows were bashed and ...

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Four dead after Trump supporters ransack Congress

The US Capitol is once again secured but four people are dead — including one woman who was shot — after supporters of President Donald Trump breached one of the most iconic American buildings, engulfing the nation’s capital in chaos after Trump urged his supporters to fight against the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes that will confirm President-elect Joe ...

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Melania Trump’s chief of staff, White House deputy press secretary resign after US Capitol violence

Stephanie Grisham, first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff, and White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews have resigned following violence at the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. Grisham, who previously served as the White House press secretary before making way for current White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany in April, was the first to submit her ...

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World leaders condemn ‘assault on democracy’ at US Capitol

World leaders and governments on Wednesday expressed shock and outrage at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump. – Britain –   British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter condemned the “disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should ...

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Biden blasts Trump supporters’ ‘siege’ of Capitol

US President-elect Joe Biden has blasted the “insurrection” of pro-Trump supporters who stormed the US Congress in a riot that saw a woman shot dead. The Democrat demanded outgoing President Donald Trump “step up” and repudiate the violence. Mr Trump, who had urged the demonstrators to march on the Capitol, later called on them to “go home”. A joint session ...

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Polls close in Georgia vote, US Senate in balance

Elections in the US state of Georgia that will decide control of the Senate are too close to call amid a nail-biting ballot count. Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are neck and neck with Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. US President-elect Joe Biden’s Democrats need to win both seats to gain full control of Congress. The Republican party ...

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Trump, Biden campaign in Georgia for crucial Senate races

Donald Trump, still scheming to reverse his election defeat and lashing out at Republicans opposing his efforts, converged with President-elect Joe Biden in Georgia on Monday for dueling rallies on the eve of two runoffs that will decide control of the US Senate. Trump, a day after the release of a bombshell recording in which he pressures Georgia officials to ...

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Trump heard on tape urging state official to ‘find’ votes for him

President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s top election official, a fellow Republican, in an extraordinary phone conversation to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the Southern state, US media reported Sunday. In the conversation with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday, a recording of which was first obtained by The Washington Post, Trump warns Raffensperger that he ...

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Defying Trump, US Senate overrides defence bill veto

President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the US Senate on Friday overrode his veto for the first time in his nearly four years in office, pushing through a bill on defence spending against his strong objections 20 days before he leaves office. Meeting in a rare New Year’s Day session, the Senate voted 81-13 to achieve the two-thirds majority needed ...

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