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A file photo of former US President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US(Reuters File Photo )

Donald Trump opens office to ‘carry on’ agenda of his administration

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:47 AM IST
Former President Donald Trump has opened an office that will “advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda” of his administration, according to a statement released Monday night.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo(REUTERS)

Donald Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:00 AM IST
Arguments in the Senate trial will begin the week of Feb. 8, and the case against Trump, the first former president to face impeachment trial, will test a political party still sorting itself out for the post-Trump era.
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Hundreds of National Guard members are camped out at the Capitol to protect lawmakers, some still reeling from the violence and preparing for Biden's inauguration next week.(AFP)
Hundreds of National Guard members are camped out at the Capitol to protect lawmakers, some still reeling from the violence and preparing for Biden's inauguration next week.(AFP)

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The contrasting cases highlight the dilemma faced by police departments nationwide as they review the behavior of dozens of officers who were in Washington the day of the riot by supporters of President Donald Trump.
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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(AP)
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(AP)

Texan man charged in Capitol riot tweeted 'Assassinate AOC': FBI

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:21 AM IST
Garret Miller, who is from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was arrested Friday after being named in a five-count federal complaint.
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A number of the 25,000 troops standing guard around the US Capitol in recent days in the wake of the January 6 insurrection had been allowed to take breaks and naps in between long shifts on the floors of the building housing the US Congress.(AFP)
A number of the 25,000 troops standing guard around the US Capitol in recent days in the wake of the January 6 insurrection had been allowed to take breaks and naps in between long shifts on the floors of the building housing the US Congress.(AFP)

Outrage after troops protecting US Capitol forced to sleep in parking garage

AFP, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:28 PM IST
Many members of Congress, noting that many of the troops came from their constituencies, voiced outrage.
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Facebook blocked Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol by the former president's supporters.(Reuters)
Facebook blocked Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol by the former president's supporters.(Reuters)

Facebook's oversight board to decide on Trump ban

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:38 AM IST
Trump will remain suspended while the board, a recently created body that can overrule the company's decisions on content, reviews the decision.
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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris salute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery.(AP)
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris salute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery.(AP)

Highlights| US Senate approves Haines as Director of National Intelligence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:13 AM IST
Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States. He takes charge in a deeply divided nation, inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
The soldiers were among 25,000 National Guard members sent to secure Wednesday’s inauguration following a Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol and fears of more violence.(AFP)
The soldiers were among 25,000 National Guard members sent to secure Wednesday’s inauguration following a Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol and fears of more violence.(AFP)

12 people removed from US Capitol duty after background checks: Pentagon

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:45 PM IST
“We’re not taking any chances. Anything that’s flagged is brought to the attention of the command,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said.
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A sign left by an anti-protestor is shown near the Nevada State Legislature.(AFP)
A sign left by an anti-protestor is shown near the Nevada State Legislature.(AFP)

Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified US statehouses

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:04 AM IST
Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.
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Members of the Washington National Guard stand watch outside the Washington State Capitol in anticipation of potential armed protests in Olympia, US. (REUTERS)
Members of the Washington National Guard stand watch outside the Washington State Capitol in anticipation of potential armed protests in Olympia, US. (REUTERS)

Anxious US sees subdued weekend after girding for unrest

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Officers from the federal Bureau of Prisons patrolled the sidewalks along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, which connects the White House and Capitol Hill, the scene of chaos on Jan. 6.
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Members of the DC Police maintain security near the US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AP)
Members of the DC Police maintain security near the US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AP)

US state capitals, Washington on alert for possible pro-Trump armed protests

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:13 AM IST
The nationwide security scramble followed the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol by a mix of extremists and Trump supporters, some of whom called for the death of Vice President Mike Pence as he presided over the certification of Biden's election victory.
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Washington is under a high state of alert ahead of Biden's Wednesday inauguration, after a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.(AFP)
Washington is under a high state of alert ahead of Biden's Wednesday inauguration, after a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.(AFP)

Heavily armed man arrested at Washington security checkpoint

AFP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:08 AM IST
Wesley Allen Beeler, of Virginia, was taken into custody after police found him with a handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, shotgun shells and a magazine for the gun, according to a police report obtained by AFP.
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Biden said wearing a mask is not a political, but a lifesaving issue.(AP)
Biden said wearing a mask is not a political, but a lifesaving issue.(AP)

Joe Biden slams Republicans for not wearing masks during US Capitol attack

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:55 AM IST
At least four members of US Congress -- including Democratic leaders Pramila Jayapal, Brad Schneider and Bonnie Watson Coleman -- have tested positive for Covid-19 since the Capitol attack by Trump's supporters which left five people dead.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)

Lawmakers face fire for role in riot

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:39 AM IST
Democrats have alleged that rioters were given advance tours of the US Capitol ahead of the attack by some Republicans. How else, they have argued, could the rioters know their way around, reaching office rooms deep inside the building.
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This combination of photos shows various podcasts, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole: Podcasts. (AP Photo/David Hamilton)(AP)
This combination of photos shows various podcasts, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole: Podcasts. (AP Photo/David Hamilton)(AP)

Post US Capitol riots, Podcasts help extremists get their message out

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:04 AM IST
Podcasting “plays a particularly outsized role” in propagating white supremacy, said a 2018 report from the Anti-Defamation League. Podcasting lets extremists expound on their ideas for hours at a time, said Oren Segal of ADL’s Center on Extremism.
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Members of the National Guard walk past the dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)
Members of the National Guard walk past the dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)

US Capitol riots: FBI questioning dozens in killing of police officer, assaults

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:09 AM IST
The FBI detailed its investigation in a memo sent to the private sector and others on Friday, the New York Times reported.
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Richard Barnett, a supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he was one of the many demonstrators who breeched security and entered the Capitol(AP)
Richard Barnett, a supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he was one of the many demonstrators who breeched security and entered the Capitol(AP)

US Capitol riots: Pelosi's office invader Barnett to be put under house arrest

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:00 AM IST
Barnett is charged with unlawfully entering a restricted area with a lethal weapon — in this case, a stun gun. Barnett also is charged with disorderly conduct and theft of public property.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. (AP)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. (AP)

Pelosi calls for prosecution of Congress members who aided Capitol siege

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:49 AM IST
"If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted the crimes, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress, in terms of prosecution for that," Pelosi said.
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The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone.(Reuters/ File photo)
The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone.(Reuters/ File photo)

Facebook blocks creation of events near DC, state Capitols

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:40 AM IST
The social media giant will also restrict some features for US users based on signals like repeatedly violating the company’s policies.
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Police tape is seen at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 14, 2021, ahead of next week�s presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)(AFP)
Police tape is seen at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 14, 2021, ahead of next week�s presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)(AFP)

Washington made a fortress for inauguration after US Capitol riot

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:40 PM IST
The week before Joe Biden’s inauguration, downtown Washington looks like a city preparing for war.
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The use of the law is being considered against the mob that killed a police officer and rampaged through the US Capitol last week.(Reuters )
The use of the law is being considered against the mob that killed a police officer and rampaged through the US Capitol last week.(Reuters )

Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

By hindustantimes.com | PTI, New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Michael Sherwin, acting US attorney for DC, has said “all options are on the table,” including sedition charges, against the Capitol invaders.
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US President Donald Trump(Reuters/ File photo)
US President Donald Trump(Reuters/ File photo)

Can the 14th amendment stop Trump from becoming President again

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Trump is likely to argue at trial that his remarks were free speech protected by the Constitution's First Amendment and that, while he told supporters to "fight," he did not intend it as a literal call to violence.
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US National Guard members walk near the U.S. Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.(REUTERS)
US National Guard members walk near the U.S. Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.(REUTERS)

Expecting trouble, Washington locks down a week before Biden inauguration

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:43 AM IST
The FBI has warned that armed protests by violent Trump supporters were being planned in all 50 state capitals as well as in Washington for the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
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National guards are seen Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 on a fence that was erected to reinforce security at the Capitol in Washington. (AP)
National guards are seen Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 on a fence that was erected to reinforce security at the Capitol in Washington. (AP)

Armed guards, fences: Washington under heavy security as Donald Trump impeached

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:31 AM IST
The city at the heart of US democracy has been a shadow of itself during pandemic shutdowns, but now it is also under heavy guard after the January 6 deadly attack by Trump supporters on the Congress building.
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U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Harlingen, Texas, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Harlingen, Texas, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria(REUTERS)

Emotions run high as US House begins debate on impeaching Donald Trump

Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:02 PM IST
House impeachment of Trump would not immediately remove him from office but would set up a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate.
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US President Donald Trump (REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump (REUTERS)

'Time for peace and for calm in US', says Donald Trump

AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 06:00 AM IST
"Now is the time for our nation to heal and it is time for peace and for calm," Trump said during a visit to Alamo, Texas.
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Former President Bill Clinton applauds as his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. President Trump and his allies are harking back to his own transition four years ago to make a false argument that his own presidency was denied a fair chance for a clean launch. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany laid out the case from the White House podium last week and the same idea has been floated by Trump's personal lawyer and his former director of national intelligence. The day after her defeat in 2016, Hillary Clinton conceded. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)(AP)
Former President Bill Clinton applauds as his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. President Trump and his allies are harking back to his own transition four years ago to make a false argument that his own presidency was denied a fair chance for a clean launch. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany laid out the case from the White House podium last week and the same idea has been floated by Trump's personal lawyer and his former director of national intelligence. The day after her defeat in 2016, Hillary Clinton conceded. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)(AP)

Hillary Clinton says Trump impeachment 'essential', won't remove white supremacy

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:54 PM IST
The former First Lady said what happened in Capitol on Wednesday is cause for grief and outrage and it "should not be cause for shock".
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The logo for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference.(Reuters)
The logo for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference.(Reuters)

Amazon to remove QAnon products from platform after US Capitol siege

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:19 AM IST
QAnon backers have pushed conspiracies on social media based on web postings from the anonymous "Q," citing insider knowledge of US President Donald Trump's administration.
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“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” Trump tweeted a week before Christmas. “Be there, will be wild!”(Reuters)
“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” Trump tweeted a week before Christmas. “Be there, will be wild!”(Reuters)

Who were they? Records reveal Trump fans who stormed Capitol

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:39 PM IST
The insurrectionist mob that showed up at the president’s behest and stormed the US Capitol was overwhelmingly made up of longtime Trump supporters.
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Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City told the crowd of Trump supporters who had gathered in Washington DC “Let’s have trial by combat.”(REUTERS)
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City told the crowd of Trump supporters who had gathered in Washington DC “Let’s have trial by combat.”(REUTERS)

Bar association seeks Rudy Giuliani's ban over 'combat' remarks

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:02 PM IST
The bar association said in a statement that Rudy Giuliani’s words “quite clearly were intended to encourage Trump supporters unhappy with the election’s outcome to take matters into their own hands.", adding that it has opened an inquiry into whether Giuliani should remain a member.
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