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Explainer: As critical race theory divides US schools, decoding the concept, and why some find it 'objectionable'
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Explainer: As critical race theory divides US schools, decoding the concept, and why some find it 'objectionable'

The concept known as critical race theory is the new lightning rod of the GOP. But what exactly is it?

Apps to verify COVID-19 immunisation spark debate as concerns over privacy, access gain ground in US
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Apps to verify COVID-19 immunisation spark debate as concerns over privacy, access gain ground in US

The argument over whether 'vaccine passports' are a sensible response to the pandemic or governmental overreach echoes the bitter disputes over the past year about masks, shutdown orders and even the vaccines themselves.

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

President-elect Joe Biden's pick of Neera Tanden as OMB head threatens to spark political fight
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President-elect Joe Biden's pick of Neera Tanden as OMB head threatens to spark political fight

If confirmed at the Office of Management and Budget, Tanden would be responsible for preparing Biden’s budget submission and would command several hundred budget analysts, economists and policy advisers with deep knowledge of the government

Getting nowhere in courts, Trump's team targets vote certification in late bid to block Biden win
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Getting nowhere in courts, Trump's team targets vote certification in late bid to block Biden win

There is no precedent for the Trump team's widespread effort to delay or undermine certification, according to University of Kentucky law professor Joshua Douglas

Joe Biden elected as US president: From coronavirus to GOP and Donald Trump, several challenges await Democrat leader
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Joe Biden elected as US president: From coronavirus to GOP and Donald Trump, several challenges await Democrat leader

Biden’s top priority in the 10 weeks before Inauguration Day on 20 January will be building a staff and assembling the pieces needed to tackle the coronavirus

US Election: Biden steady in national polls; Trump's 'summer swoon over', say pundits
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US Election: Biden steady in national polls; Trump's 'summer swoon over', say pundits

Biden, 78, who would be the oldest sitting president if elected, has leads ranging from five to eight points in battleground states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan

US Election 2020: Republicans, with help from The Apprentice producers, rush to finalise convention
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US Election 2020: Republicans, with help from The Apprentice producers, rush to finalise convention

As Monday’s kickoff looms, officials were still deciding what segments to air live and what would be taped in advance

Win or lose November's presidential election, Donald Trump will continue to hold power over GOP
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Win or lose November's presidential election, Donald Trump will continue to hold power over GOP

Any future Republican who seeks or occupies the presidency will have learned something from the years of Donald Trump

John Bolton's book clouds Trump team's hopes for swift end to impeachment trial as some Republicans signal support to calling witnesses
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John Bolton's book clouds Trump team's hopes for swift end to impeachment trial as some Republicans signal support to calling witnesses

John Bolton's book about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has scrambled the debate over whether to seek witnesses during the impeachment trial

Donald Trump and family building 'dynasty' that will last for decades, says US president's 2020 poll campaign manager
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Donald Trump and family building 'dynasty' that will last for decades, says US president's 2020 poll campaign manager

Donald Trump's campaign manager predicted on Saturday that the president and his family will become 'a dynasty that will last for decades'

‘Many agree with me’: Donald Trump’s ‘racist’ comments indicate willingness to rely on race, immigration-based rhetoric ahead of 2020 polls
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‘Many agree with me’: Donald Trump’s ‘racist’ comments indicate willingness to rely on race, immigration-based rhetoric ahead of 2020 polls

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, US president Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of colour to get out of the US “right now,” cementing his position as the most willing US leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.

Democrats ignore Donald Trump's 'wasting time' warning, offer border security plan with no money for Mexico wall
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Democrats ignore Donald Trump's 'wasting time' warning, offer border security plan with no money for Mexico wall

The high-stakes talks between Donald Trump and the Democrats are taking place against the backdrop of another possible shutdown in mid-February — an outcome that Trump's GOP allies in the Senate are especially eager to avoid.

Donald Trump ally Kevin McCarthy selected to lead House GOP; Republican's top priority will be to protect US president's agenda
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Donald Trump ally Kevin McCarthy selected to lead House GOP; Republican's top priority will be to protect US president's agenda

The speaker's gavel long gone, the race for minority leader was McCarthy's to lose, but the Californian's rise was never guaranteed. He's close to Trump, but the president is also friendly with Rep. Jim Jordan, the conservative Freedom Caucus member, and both faced testy colleagues ready to assign blame after the midterm election losses.

Democrats promise congressional action on gun control after California shooting that saw 12 people killed
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Democrats promise congressional action on gun control after California shooting that saw 12 people killed

Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after eight years of Republican rule. "The American people deserve real action to end the daily epidemic of gun violence that is stealing the lives of our children on campuses, in places of worship and on our streets," said Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader who is running for a second stint as House speaker.

US midterm polls results: Resigned to House loss, Donald Trump distances self from blame, celebrates success in Senate
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US midterm polls results: Resigned to House loss, Donald Trump distances self from blame, celebrates success in Senate

Donald Trump stayed quiet for much of election night as Republicans maintained their hold on the Senate and Democrats were on track to claim the House — a shift all but certain to redefine his presidency

US midterm elections 2018: Democrats hopeful of win but analysts say poll results fairly unpredictable as both sides rally for Senate
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US midterm elections 2018: Democrats hopeful of win but analysts say poll results fairly unpredictable as both sides rally for Senate

Trump’s Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree. Democrats are relying more on women, people of colour, young people and college graduates.

Watch: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt explain why US midterm polls are as crucial as the presidential election
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Watch: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt explain why US midterm polls are as crucial as the presidential election

In a video posted by NowThis News on Friday, DiCaprio and his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star Brad Pitt said that the US midtern elections may have a significant impact on issues such as climate change, education funding, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform, and the ability to vote itself.

Brett Kavanaugh sworn to US Supreme Court after rancorous confirmation; Donald Trump flashes thumbs-up
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Brett Kavanaugh sworn to US Supreme Court after rancorous confirmation; Donald Trump flashes thumbs-up

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night as the 114th justice of the US Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarisation

Texas Republicans say sorry for likening Hindu deity Ganesha to party's elephant symbol amid Congressional race featuring Indian-American Sri Preston Kulkarni
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Texas Republicans say sorry for likening Hindu deity Ganesha to party's elephant symbol amid Congressional race featuring Indian-American Sri Preston Kulkarni

Republican leaders in suburban Houston have apologized for an advertisement likening the Hindu deity Ganesha to the GOP's elephant symbol amid a congressional race featuring an Indian-American Democrat.