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US Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon-general; COVID-19 pandemic, opioid crisis among top priorities
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US Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon-general; COVID-19 pandemic, opioid crisis among top priorities

Murthy has drawn opposition from gun rights advocates because of his longstanding assessment that mass shootings amount to a public health problem

Photos of immigrant children at Texas detention centre highlight Joe Biden's border secrecy
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Photos of immigrant children at Texas detention centre highlight Joe Biden's border secrecy

Since February, officials had barred nonprofit lawyers who conduct oversight from entering a Border Patrol tent where thousands of children and teenagers are detained. Even requests from the media were ignored or refused

US Senate narrowly approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill; final congressional nod now awaited
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US Senate narrowly approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill; final congressional nod now awaited

The huge measure — its total spending is nearly one-tenth the size of the entire US economy — is Biden's biggest early priority

Tight security at US Capitol after intelligence warns of militia plot to storm building
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Tight security at US Capitol after intelligence warns of militia plot to storm building

The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that Donald Trump will rise again to power on 4 March

Donald Trump impeachment: Ex-US president claims victory, but this was an escape and not an exoneration
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Donald Trump impeachment: Ex-US president claims victory, but this was an escape and not an exoneration

Seven Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump, the most senators of a president’s own party to turn against him in an impeachment trial in American history

Donald Trump impeachment trial: Twisted facts and other staples of ex-US president's playbook
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Donald Trump impeachment trial: Twisted facts and other staples of ex-US president's playbook

On Friday, the latest members of Trump’s legal cast took center stage in his impeachment trial and for the most part delivered exactly what he always seems to want from his lawyers: not precise, learned legal arguments but public combat

US Capitol violence: Democrats say mob sought to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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US Capitol violence: Democrats say mob sought to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Prosecutors at Donald Trump's impeachment trial played an audio of Pelosi's staffers whispering for help as the mob tried to break down a door to her office

Donald Trump aimed mob of supporters ‘like loaded cannon’ at US Capitol, Democrats say ahead of impeachment trial
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Donald Trump aimed mob of supporters ‘like loaded cannon’ at US Capitol, Democrats say ahead of impeachment trial

Calling the 9 February trial unconstitutional, Trump’s lawyers said he was permitted by the First Amendment to challenge his loss to Democrat Joe Biden

Joe Biden invites 10 Republican senators to White House to discuss coronavirus relief measures
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Joe Biden invites 10 Republican senators to White House to discuss coronavirus relief measures

The invitation came hours after the lawmakers sent Biden a letter urging him to negotiate rather than try to ram through his relief package solely on Democratic votes

Donald Trump names two new lawyers to lead defence team ahead of 8 February impeachment trial
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Donald Trump names two new lawyers to lead defence team ahead of 8 February impeachment trial

A former county prosecutor and a criminal defence lawyer with a background in civil rights work will represent Trump, who had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys

Several of Donald Trump's impeachment lawyers quit over disagreement on legal strategy
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Several of Donald Trump's impeachment lawyers quit over disagreement on legal strategy

Trump wanted the lawyers to argue his baseless claims of mass election fraud rather than focus on the legality of convicting a president after leaving office

Donald Trump impeachment: Republican senators vote to dismiss trial for 'incitement of insurrection'
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Donald Trump impeachment: Republican senators vote to dismiss trial for 'incitement of insurrection'

The test vote made clear that Trump still has enormous sway over the GOP as he becomes the first former president to be tried for impeachment

US House delivers article of impeachment against Donald Trump to Senate, testing his sway over GOP
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US House delivers article of impeachment against Donald Trump to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

Arguments in the Senate trial will begin the week of 8 February, and the case against Trump, the first former president to face an impeachment trial, will test Republican Party

An influential voice, a decisive vote: VP Kamala Harris is expected to play key role in Biden administration
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An influential voice, a decisive vote: VP Kamala Harris is expected to play key role in Biden administration

In one sign of how much she may be involved in legislative campaigns, Harris has been in touch with mayors around the country to preview Biden’s coronavirus relief package

Donald Trump discusses possibility of new political outfit, says report; third front may dent traditional GOP vote
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Donald Trump discusses possibility of new political outfit, says report; third front may dent traditional GOP vote

Search interest for terms like 'Third Party' and 'Patriot Party' rose, with 1,31,000 mentions of the new outfit across social media, other media and online sites between 19 and 20 January

After gains on Wall Street, Asian shares mostly on the rise ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration
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After gains on Wall Street, Asian shares mostly on the rise ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration

Janet Yellen, Biden's nominee to be treasury secretary, told the Senate Finance Committee that the incoming administration would lay out a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal

Joe Biden unveils $1.9-trillion coronavirus plan to speed up vaccines, mitigate pandemic’s economic impact
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Joe Biden unveils $1.9-trillion coronavirus plan to speed up vaccines, mitigate pandemic’s economic impact

The plan also provides $50 billion to expand testing, while around $130 billion will be allocated to help schools reopen without risking further contagion

Donald Trump 'unequivocally' condemns US Capitol violence in subdued message hours after impeachment
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Donald Trump 'unequivocally' condemns US Capitol violence in subdued message hours after impeachment

Trump kept out of sight in White House as impeachment proceedings played out at the US Capitol. There, the damage from last week’s riots provided a reminder of the insurrection that Trump was accused of inciting

US Capitol siege: House Democrats introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump
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US Capitol siege: House Democrats introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump

Democrats have charged the outgoing US president with 'incitement of insurrection' over his role in Wednesday's storming of the US Capitol

'Iconic humiliation', 'internal collapse': Chinese media hits out at US over Capitol violence
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'Iconic humiliation', 'internal collapse': Chinese media hits out at US over Capitol violence

The Global Times described the storming of the Capitol using a Chinese term referring to a ruler’s subordinates coming to his rescue when his authority is threatened