Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building

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(The Washington Post): A day that began with thousands of President Trump’s supporters in Washington for demonstrations turned violent as many in attendance saw Wednesday as a last stand for Trump because Congress was set to confirm that President-elect Joe Biden won the election. Trump — who lost the popular and electoral college vote —… Continue reading Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building

Two top White House officials resign after Capitol violence, more on the way -sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters): Two top aides to first lady Melania Trump resigned on Wednesday in the wake of violence on Capitol Hill, and more top White House officials were considering resigning, including national security adviser Robert O’Brien and his deputy, Matthew Pottinger, sources familiar with the matter said. Stephanie Grisham resigned as chief of staff to… Continue reading Two top White House officials resign after Capitol violence, more on the way -sources

Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

(AP): In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Twitter locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours and said that future violations by Trump could result in a permanent suspension. The company required the… Continue reading Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Photo Courtesy: AP

WASHINGTON (AP): A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. The nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks… Continue reading Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

President-elect? GOP may wait for January to say Biden won

In this Dec. 1, 2020, photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens at left, during an event to introduce their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Up soon for Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It’s hard to imagine more consequential picks. Biden is expected to announce his choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services next week. Photo Courtesy: AP

WASHINGTON (AP): Americans waiting for Republicans in Congress to acknowledge Joe Biden as the president-elect may have to keep waiting until January as GOP leaders stick with President Donald Trump’s litany of legal challenges and unproven claims of fraud. Tuesday’s deadline for states to certify their elections — once viewed as a pivot point for… Continue reading President-elect? GOP may wait for January to say Biden won

Joe Biden elected as 46th President of the United States

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New York: Democratic nominee Joe Biden has been elected as 46th president of the United States. All major media outlets, including CNN, NBC, Fox News, and the New York Times, announced Biden’s election on Saturday morning. Biden, who has already received 253 electoral votes, was elected with 20 Pennsylvania electoral votes. Biden also leads Arizona,… Continue reading Joe Biden elected as 46th President of the United States

Confident in victory, Biden appeals for national unity

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Agence France-Presse (AFP): Joe Biden, inching closer to victory after a bitter presidential election, appealed Friday to Americans to turn the page on divisions as a seething Donald Trump warned him not to declare victory.As trickling returns from Pennsylvania and three other states made Trump’s path to a second term increasingly unlikely, Biden repeated that… Continue reading Confident in victory, Biden appeals for national unity

Judge denies Trump campaign bid to halt Philadelphia count

(Reuters): A federal judge denied an emergency request from U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign on Thursday to stop ballot counting in Philadelphia so long as Republican observers were not present.Trump’s campaign had sued Philadelphia County’s Board of Elections earlier in the day to seek an emergency injunction.The campaign said election officials were “intentionally refusing to… Continue reading Judge denies Trump campaign bid to halt Philadelphia count

Biden pushes closer to victory in race for the White House

Newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden taking off his face mask as he arrives to speak on Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Photo Courtesy: AP

WASHINGTON (AP): Democrat Joe Biden was pushing closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to carry the White House, securing victories in the “blue wall” battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Michigan and narrowing President Donald Trump’s path.With just a handful of states still up for grabs, Trump tried to press his case in court in… Continue reading Biden pushes closer to victory in race for the White House