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Donald Trump impeached again after Capitol riot

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the U.S. Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 on Wednesday to impeach Trump. The proceedings moved at lightning speed, with lawmakers voting just one week after violent pro-Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol, egged on by the president’s calls for them to “fight like hell” against…

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4 dead after rioters stormed US Capitol to block Biden’s win

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 Biden’s win. Shortly after 1 p.m. ET Wednesday hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they tussled with officers in full riot…

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Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

– Advertisement – The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud. Trump still refused to concede and vowed to continue to fight in court after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave the green light Monday for Biden to coordinate with…

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15 African countries hit with Trump’s new immigration rule

– Advertisement – 15 African countries have been hit with latest travel restrictions imposed by outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump. The new rule for foreign travellers means citizens of the 15 African countries will have to post bonds of up to $15,000 to visit the US. According to a new temporary travel rule which comes into effect on December 24 the six-month pilot program targets visitor and business visas. The policy is meant to act as a deterrence to those who overstay their visas, the US state…

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Trump says Biden won election but he still refuses to concede

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that Joe Biden won the presidential election, but the President refused to concede and blamed his loss on a string of conspiracy theories. Most news networks declared Biden the victor more than a week ago. Since the call was made, Biden has given a victory speech and gotten his transition team up and running. But Trump, who had questioned the validity of the election before votes had even been cast, is continuing to dig in his heels on unsupported legal challenges lodged…

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Biden says ‘time to heal’ after defeating Trump

– Advertisement – Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday and offered himself to the nation as a leader who “seeks not to divide, but to unify” a country gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. “I sought this office to restore the soul of America,” Biden said in a prime-time victory speech not far from his Delaware home, “and to make America respected around the world again and to unite us here…

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Joe Biden elected 46th president of the United States

– Advertisement – Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States after securing the needed electoral college votes. Projections by major American news networks put his number of electoral college votes at 284 exceeding the required 270. His victory ends Donald Trump’s Presidency who remains defiant claiming he rather won the election. America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans…

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Trump compared to Mugabe amid looming election defeat

– Advertisement – A former US official has compared President Donald Trump to Zimbabwe’s late leader Robert Mugabe. Samantha Power’s comparison was in relation to Trump’s comments alleging fraud, without evidence, in the US election. President Trump had claimed that he was being cheated out of re-election, blaming his dwindling chances for re-election on votes cast illegally. He has been widely criticised for the comments with many saying that he was undermining US democratic systems. Samantha Power, who served as the UN ambassador in the administration of former President Barack…

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The count goes on — with Biden on the cusp of presidency

– Advertisement – Democrat Joe Biden stood on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night, three days after Election Day, as the long, exacting work of counting votes widened his lead over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states. High turnout, a massive number of mail-in ballots and slim margins between the two candidates all contributed to the delay in naming a winner. But Biden held leads in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, putting him in an ever-stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the…

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Trump in need of ‘Angels from Africa’ to help him win election

– Advertisement – US President Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser Paula White-Cain has said that “angels have been released” from Africa and South America to help him win this month’s presidential election. President trump is currently trailing in required electoral votes to win re-election as his rival Joe Biden gets closer to victory. During a prayer service, White-Cain said “I hear a sound of victory. The Lord says it is done. For I hear, victory, victory, victory in the quarters of heaven.” The pastor also said that “angels have been despatched”…

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