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# us - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform
# Immigration Policy
# Immigration Policy

Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:15 PM 34,335 Views 45 Comments

As Biden rolls back Trump’s controversial policies, advocates still see new battles ahead.

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

Jan 23rd 2021, 1:14 PM 15,999 Views 42 Comments

The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.

# us - Friday 22 January, 2021

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

Jan 22nd 2021, 10:29 PM 19,570 Views 58 Comments

The president called for the passage of his ‘American Rescue Plan’ through Congress.

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday

Jan 22nd 2021, 4:21 PM 12,419 Views 56 Comments

A charge of incitement of insurrection is being brought against the former president.

# us - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,508 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

# us - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

Jan 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,897 Views 18 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

# us - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

On his last full day in office, Donald Trump will mull over pardons - but isn't expected to pardon himself
# Season Finale
# Season Finale

On his last full day in office, Donald Trump will mull over pardons - but isn't expected to pardon himself

Jan 19th 2021, 9:17 AM 39,464 Views 75 Comments

If Trump pardoned himself, that would likely harden anger among previously supportive Republicans in the Senate, which will soon start an impeachment trial.

# 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

Jan 17th 2021, 4:41 PM 57,126 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

Jan 17th 2021, 3:29 PM 45,657 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

Jan 17th 2021, 9:31 AM 44,266 Views 45 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

Jan 16th 2021, 7:31 PM 25,871 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

Jan 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 12,673 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

Jan 15th 2021, 7:02 AM 47,199 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 14,976 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 50,970 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 39,071 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 54,897 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 75,317 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 32,830 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 40,785 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 59,133 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 67,375 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 57,151 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 46,674 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 25,037 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 22,123 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 31,962 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 22,655 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 35,414 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 35,696 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 34,176 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 84,189 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 10,177 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 7,386 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 16,758 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 16,383 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 12,455 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 34,311 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 9,480 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 65,655 Views 71 Comments

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