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  • COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
    Covid-19-_u.s._death_toll_has_eclipsed_400_000 2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
    As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...

  • Pentagon Fears Possible Inside Attack at Inauguration
    Pentagon_fears_possible_inside_attack_at_inauguration 2021-01-18 03:31:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The m...

  • Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Begin On January 20
    Trump%e2%80%99s_impeachment_trial_could_begin_on_january_20_-_biden 2021-01-14 19:06:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Spe...

  • US House Impeaches Trump a 2nd Time
    Us_house_impeaches_trump_a_2nd_time 2021-01-14 01:32:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed Nati...

  • HRW: Trump Has Been a Disaster For Human Rights
    Hrw-_trump_has_been_a_disaster_for_human_rights 2021-01-14 01:34:55 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s record on human rights in his first year in office has been a “disaster” and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday. Kenneth Roth was speaking ahea...

  • Resolution: U.S. House Urges Pence to Oust Trump, Impeach Vote Looms
    Resolution-_u.s._house_urges_pence_to_oust_trump__impeach_vote_looms 2021-01-14 01:35:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America. ...

  • Alamo Visit: A Symbol of Trump’s Defiance
    Alamo_visit-_a_symbol_of_trump%e2%80%99s_defiance 2021-01-12 22:06:06 UTC
    ALAMO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault. “...

  • William Burns Is Biden’s Choice to Lead CIA
    William_burns_is_biden%e2%80%99s_choice_to_lead_cia 2021-01-11 16:24:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — William Burns, a well-known figure in diplomatic circles around the world, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the CIA, a selection likely to be embraced by the rank and file at the nation’s premier spy agency. A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, ha...

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: House 'will Proceed' to Impeachment of Trump
    House_speaker_nancy_pelosi-_house_'will_proceed'_to_impeachment_of_trump 2021-01-11 00:39:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol. Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to colleagues. She said the House will act wi...

  • Companies to Suspend Donations to US Lawmakers Who Do Not Respect Rule of Law
    Companies_to_suspend_donations_to_us_lawmakers_who_do_not_respect_rule_of_law 2021-01-11 16:25:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marriott International Inc, the world’s largest hotel company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) said Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week. “We have taken...

  • Two Republican Senators Say Trump Should Resign
    Two_republican_senators_say_trump_should_resign 2021-01-10 18:23:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol and support for the House drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in calling f...

  • Apple Suspends Right-Wing App 'Parler' From App Store
    Apple_suspends_right-wing_app_'parler'_from_app_store 2021-01-10 18:27:06 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc has suspended Parler from the App Store, saying the social networking service had not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. Apple had given the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing to participants using the se...

  • Democrats Control of Congress Makes Biden's Presidency "Easier"
    Democrats_control_of_congress_makes_biden's_presidency_%22easier%22 2021-01-10 01:33:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could stymie him at every turn. Those worries eased this past week when <a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/news/19389">Democrats swept t...

  • Washington in Shock After Trump's Mob Riots
    Washington_in_shock_after_trump's_mob_riots_ 2021-01-08 03:35:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With 13 days left in President Donald Trump’s term, a nation shaken by the violence carried out in his name was left wondering what he might do next, and there was open talk in Washington of trying to force him from office early. Out of sight in the White House — and <a href="ht...

  • U.S. Suspends 25% Tariffs on French Imports
    U.s._suspends_25__tariffs_on_french_imports 2021-01-07 19:02:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States has indefinitely suspended 25% tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports it had planned in retaliation for a digital services tax Washington says will harm U.S. tech firms, as it investigates similar taxes elsewhere. The U.S. Trade Represen...

  • Calls Grow for Trump's Removal From Office
    Calls_grow_for_trump's_removal_from_office 2021-01-07 18:30:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is calling on US President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to remove him from office following Wednesday’s violent assault on the Capitol by the president’s supporters. In a statement Thursday, Schumer said the attack on the Capitol “was an insur...

  • US Congress Confirm Biden as Presidential Election Winner
    U.s._congress_confirm_joe_biden_as_presidential_election_winner 2021-01-07 18:08:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Trump...

  • Trump Finally Acknowledges His Defeat in Nov. 3 Election
    Trump_finally_acknowledges_his_defeat_in_nov._3_election 2021-01-07 18:36:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/election-2020">in the Nov. 3 election&nbsp;</a>and announced there would be an &ldquo;orderly transition on January 20th&rdquo; after Congress concluded the <a href="https://apnews....

  • U.S. Capitol Terror: Four Deaths, 52 Arrests
    U.s._capitol_terror-_four_deaths__52_arrests 2021-01-07 08:23:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Four people died and 52 were arrested, Washington D.C.’s police chief said, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. In a late night news conference, Met...

  • Biden: Our Democracy Is Under Unprecedented Assault
    Biden-_our_democracy_is_under_unprecedented_assault_ 2021-01-07 07:58:26 UTC
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden called Wednesday for the restoration of “simple decency” as a mob incited by his predecessor stormed the U.S. Capitol and delayed Congress from certifying the results of November’s election. Biden had planned to deliver a speech focused on how ...

  • Twitter Suspended US President Trump From Posting to Their Platform
    Twitter_suspended_us_president_trump_from_posting_to_their_platform 2021-01-07 18:35:09 UTC
    San Francisco (AP) — In an unprecedented step, Facebook and <a href="https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1346970430062485505" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter suspended President Donald Trump</a> from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Ca...

  • FACT CHECK: Liar-In-Chief's Falsehoods
    Fact_check-_liar-in-chief's_falsehoods 2021-01-07 18:33:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed his hopeless case for overturning the election to a crowd of supporters Wednesday, fueling the grievances of a mob that then stormed the Capitol and disrupted the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Drawing on baseless conspirac...

  • Democrats to Control House, Senate for First Time in 10 Years
    Democrats_to_control_house__senate_for_first_time_in_10_years 2021-01-07 18:33:27 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his turbulent final days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s pro...

  • Pro-Trump Mob Breaches U.S. Capitol, One Dead
    Pro-trump_mob_breaches_us_capitol 2021-01-07 02:11:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers, and seeing the fruits of ...

  • Georgia US Senate Runoffs: Democrats Are Clear Favorites
    Georgia_us_senate_runoffs-_democrats_are_clear_favorites_in_both_races 2021-01-06 08:34:04 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two...