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# us - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81
# Phil Spector
# Phil Spector

Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies aged 81

Sun 4:41 PM 56,641 Views 39 Comments

Spector, a former music producer, was in prison for murder.

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy
# Qanon
# Qanon

Swiss tech sleuths claim two people at the origin QAnon conspiracy

Sun 3:29 PM 44,381 Views 17 Comments

A Swiss startup said it had used its algorithm-based software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack QAnon.

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President
# White House
# White House

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President

Sun 9:31 AM 43,804 Views 43 Comments

Inauguration day is on Wednesday.

# us - Saturday 16 January, 2021

US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row
# US-Mexico Border
# US-Mexico Border

US threatens to halt intel sharing in Mexican drug row

Sat 7:31 PM 25,768 Views 7 Comments

Mexico’s president accused American authorities of fabricating drug trafficking evidence against a former defense chief.

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department
# Washington
# Washington

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department

Sat 6:33 PM 12,546 Views 6 Comments

Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.

# us - Friday 15 January, 2021

Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot

Fri 7:02 AM 47,090 Views 0 Comments

Klete Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.

# us - Monday 11 January, 2021

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief
# Spies
# Spies

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief

Jan 11th 2021, 3:53 PM 14,945 Views 5 Comments

William Burns would be the first career diplomat to lead the CIA.

# us - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence
# Washington
# Washington

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence

Jan 10th 2021, 7:25 PM 50,922 Views 123 Comments

Some members of Trump’s own party have called for him to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol.

# us - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public
# Capitol Riot
# Capitol Riot

Fifteen people charged over Capitol violence as police release images to public

Jan 9th 2021, 12:22 PM 39,038 Views 71 Comments

Most have been charged with illegal entry into restricted buildings of Congress and violent or disorderly conduct.

Nancy Pelosi speaks with US military chief on preventing Trump nuclear strike
# House Speaker
# House Speaker

Nancy Pelosi speaks with US military chief on preventing Trump nuclear strike

Jan 9th 2021, 7:53 AM 54,834 Views 54 Comments

Pelosi told Democrats that she was prepared to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump if he does not voluntarily resign.

# us - Friday 8 January, 2021

'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol

Jan 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 75,192 Views 59 Comments

More than 90 people have been arrested following Wednesday’s protests.

Donald Trump recognises there will be a 'new administration'; Education Secretary DeVos resigns
# Capitol Hill Riot
# Capitol Hill Riot

Donald Trump recognises there will be a 'new administration'; Education Secretary DeVos resigns

Jan 8th 2021, 6:56 AM 32,748 Views 29 Comments

The only two women in Trump’s inner cabinet, Betsy DeVos and Elaine Chao, resigned overnight.

# us - Thursday 7 January, 2021

The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?

Jan 7th 2021, 12:50 PM 40,697 Views 33 Comments

Republicans and Democrats have floated the idea of removing Trump from the White House.

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win
# Transition
# Transition

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win

Jan 7th 2021, 9:32 AM 58,992 Views 76 Comments

Biden’s win was certified in the early hours of this morning local time.

US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building
# Capitol Hill
# Capitol Hill

US Congress certifies Biden win in wake of pro-Trump supporters storming Capitol Building

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:35 AM 67,229 Views 129 Comments
  • Trump said he will facilitate "an orderly transition", but will also continue to fight the election result.
  • Some Republicans raised objections to accepting votes from states like Arizona and Pennsylvania, but overwhelmingly lost those votes.
  • At least three Republican senators said they were now accepting electoral votes after the Capitol Hill riot.

# us - Monday 4 January, 2021

Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia
# US
# US

Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia

Jan 4th 2021, 7:11 AM 57,100 Views 99 Comments

The conversation is the latest step by Trump to reverse the outcome of the US election.

# us - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41
# United States
# United States

US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41

Dec 30th 2020, 12:26 PM 46,659 Views 46 Comments

Republican Luke Letlow announced earlier this month that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

# us - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend, denied bail in the US
# US
# US

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend, denied bail in the US

Dec 29th 2020, 7:35 AM 24,993 Views 0 Comments

She faces trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.

# us - Monday 28 December, 2020

US government shutdown averted after Donald Trump signs $900 billion pandemic relief bill
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

US government shutdown averted after Donald Trump signs $900 billion pandemic relief bill

Dec 28th 2020, 6:52 AM 22,111 Views 21 Comments

The move will deliver much-needed cash to businesses and individuals.

# us - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Joe Biden warns of 'devastating consequences' if Trump continues to delay Covid-19 relief bill
# US
# US

Joe Biden warns of 'devastating consequences' if Trump continues to delay Covid-19 relief bill

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 PM 31,949 Views 49 Comments

Biden said 10 million Americans could lose unemployment insurance benefits.

Possible human remains found after 'intentional' explosion in downtown Nashville
# Blast
# Blast

Possible human remains found after 'intentional' explosion in downtown Nashville

Dec 26th 2020, 2:09 PM 22,652 Views 3 Comments

A bomb exploded in downtown Nashville yesterday.

# us - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Two men convicted in Russia probe among 15 pardoned by Donald Trump
# Final Weeks In Office
# Final Weeks In Office

Two men convicted in Russia probe among 15 pardoned by Donald Trump

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:56 AM 35,381 Views 42 Comments

He issued the pardons even as he refused to publicly acknowledge his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

Donald Trump suggests he might not sign Covid relief bill
# Congress
# Congress

Donald Trump suggests he might not sign Covid relief bill

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:03 AM 35,678 Views 24 Comments

Trump complained in a video on Twitter that the bill delivered too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to American citizens.

# us - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

The US is suing Walmart over the opioid crisis
# Painkillers
# Painkillers

The US is suing Walmart over the opioid crisis

Dec 22nd 2020, 9:10 PM 34,104 Views 15 Comments

The opioid crisis has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the US since 1999.

# us - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Martial law raised as suggestion in White House meeting on resisting election result
# US Election
# US Election

Martial law raised as suggestion in White House meeting on resisting election result

Dec 20th 2020, 7:15 PM 84,164 Views 89 Comments

The idea of deploying the military was reportedly raised in discussions on overturning the election.

Mexico and US to address 'root causes of migration'
# US-Mexico Relations
# US-Mexico Relations

Mexico and US to address 'root causes of migration'

Dec 20th 2020, 11:54 AM 10,169 Views 9 Comments

Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador only recently congratulated the US president-elect on his victory.

# us - Friday 18 December, 2020

US set to approve second Covid-19 vaccine
# Moderna
# Moderna

US set to approve second Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 18th 2020, 7:26 AM 7,374 Views 9 Comments

The FDA has signalled it will approve the Moderna vaccine.

US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack
# Cybersecurity
# Cybersecurity

US agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from long-undetected hack

Dec 18th 2020, 7:14 AM 16,748 Views 9 Comments

The hack compromised federal agencies and “critical infrastructure” in a sophisticated attack.

# us - Thursday 17 December, 2020

US officials expect widespread disruption after major snowstorm hits east coast
# Let It Snow
# Let It Snow

US officials expect widespread disruption after major snowstorm hits east coast

Dec 17th 2020, 11:21 AM 16,372 Views 5 Comments

The winter storm leaves millions facing more than 30cm of snow a week before Christmas.

US to announce new charges over 1988 Lockerbie bombing
# Lockerbie Bombing
# Lockerbie Bombing

US to announce new charges over 1988 Lockerbie bombing

Dec 17th 2020, 7:43 AM 12,427 Views 1 Comment

The New York-bound flight exploded over the Scottish town in 1988.

Trump administration trying to secure mini trade deal with UK, US says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Trump administration trying to secure mini trade deal with UK, US says

Dec 17th 2020, 7:34 AM 34,297 Views 23 Comments

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said he is “hopeful” of an agreement.

# us - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices
# Tech Goliath
# Tech Goliath

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices

Dec 16th 2020, 10:15 PM 9,474 Views 20 Comments

“If the free market was a baseball game, Google positioned itself as the pitcher, the batter and the umpire,” Texas’ Attorney General said.

Donald Trump considering appointment of special prosecutor to investigate Joe Biden's son
# Hunter Biden
# Hunter Biden

Donald Trump considering appointment of special prosecutor to investigate Joe Biden's son

Dec 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 65,461 Views 71 Comments

Trump has consulted on a potential investigation with White House staff.

# us - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Biden praises US 'flame of democracy' and criticises Trump after Electoral College win
# US Election
# US Election

Biden praises US 'flame of democracy' and criticises Trump after Electoral College win

Dec 15th 2020, 7:08 AM 35,791 Views 34 Comments

Electors confirmed Biden as the president-elect yesterday.

# us - Friday 11 December, 2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year
# Person Of The Year
# Person Of The Year

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Dec 11th 2020, 7:13 AM 12,423 Views 29 Comments

The magazine remarks that the pair are ‘Changing America’s story’.

# us - Thursday 10 December, 2020

The US recorded more than 3,000 deaths from Covid-19 in a single day yesterday
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

The US recorded more than 3,000 deaths from Covid-19 in a single day yesterday

Dec 10th 2020, 9:25 AM 15,131 Views 57 Comments

The situation continues to worsen across the Atlantic.

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp
# United States
# United States

Facebook anti-trust lawsuits seek to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Dec 10th 2020, 7:22 AM 13,596 Views 13 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook has engaged in a “a systematic strategy” to eliminate its competition

# us - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

US test pilot who first broke sound barrier dies aged 97
# Chuck Yeager
# Chuck Yeager

US test pilot who first broke sound barrier dies aged 97

Dec 8th 2020, 9:54 AM 13,290 Views 27 Comments

Chuck Yeager was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound in 1947.

# us - Monday 7 December, 2020

Dog reunited with owners after going missing for over three years
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Dog reunited with owners after going missing for over three years

Dec 7th 2020, 2:56 PM 56,946 Views 23 Comments

Lola, a black Labrador, vanished from a fenced garden in 2017.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for Covid-19
# United States
# United States

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 7th 2020, 6:56 AM 26,857 Views 33 Comments

“Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!” Trump tweeted yesterday.

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