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FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC for Joe Biden's 20 Jan inauguration amid fears of insider attack
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FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC for Joe Biden's 20 Jan inauguration amid fears of insider attack

The massive undertaking underscores fears that some of the very people assigned to protect Washington over the next several days could present a threat to the incoming president and other VIPs in attendance

US National Guard troops pour into Washington days before Joe Biden's inauguration
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US National Guard troops pour into Washington days before Joe Biden's inauguration

As Washington begins to resemble an armed camp, with more than 25,000 guards expected in the city by early next week, concerns about violence at state capitals have grown in the wake of the recent Capitol riots

Mike Pence finally reached his limit with Donald Trump, and it wasn't pretty
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Mike Pence finally reached his limit with Donald Trump, and it wasn't pretty

To Trump, one advisor said, the vice-president had entered 'Sessions territory', referring to Jeff Sessions, the attorney-general who was tortured by the president before being fired

Donald Trump issues two-week emergency declaration in Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration
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Donald Trump issues two-week emergency declaration in Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration

The order, which will remain in effect till 24 January, comes after the FBI warned of armed protests at all 50 US state Capitols in the lead up to Joe Biden's inauguration

The narcissist-in-chief brings it all crashing down days before his presidential term ends
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The narcissist-in-chief brings it all crashing down days before his presidential term ends

Donald Trump's flight into the ozone of crazy was as inevitable as the country’s descent into anarchy — and almost certainly intertwined

Wednesday night's Capitol siege wasn't strictly a coup attempt; but it's not over either
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Wednesday night's Capitol siege wasn't strictly a coup attempt; but it's not over either

These days, democracies tend to collapse from piecemeal backsliding that falls short of the technical definition of a coup but is often ultimately more damaging

In Narendra Modi's condemnation of US Capitol siege lies coded message for India
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In Narendra Modi's condemnation of US Capitol siege lies coded message for India

'The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests,' tweeted Narendra Modi in response to rioters storming the US Capitol in Washington, DC

Washington endures final convulsions of the fractious and divisive Donald Trump era
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Washington endures final convulsions of the fractious and divisive Donald Trump era

The US capital on Wednesday was a city on edge, bracing for possible violence and unrest, with downtown businesses boarding up their storefronts and windows

'Coup attempt': US Congress to resume counting electoral votes after protesters storm Capitol
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'Coup attempt': US Congress to resume counting electoral votes after protesters storm Capitol

In a scene of unrest seldom witnessed in the history of the US capital, hundreds of people in the mob barrelled past fence barricades outside the Capitol and clashed with officers

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris to take oath outside Capitol amid ‘extremely limited footprint, reimagined parade’
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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris to take oath outside Capitol amid ‘extremely limited footprint, reimagined parade’

With Washington's main convention center now a COVID-19 hospital, it is unclear whether events, such as inaugural balls or luncheon with members of Congress, will happen this time

Four stabbed after 'Stop the Steal' rally supporting Donald Trump in Washington, DC turns violent; 23 arrested
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Four stabbed after 'Stop the Steal' rally supporting Donald Trump in Washington, DC turns violent; 23 arrested

Trump supporters suffered a significant setback on Friday when the US Supreme Court rejected a Texas suit seeking to subvert Biden's victory

Khalistan supporters vandalise Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in US; Indian Embassy condemns act
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Khalistan supporters vandalise Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in US; Indian Embassy condemns act

Several pro-Khalistan Sikh youths flashing kirpans jumped on the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in downtown Washington DC and pasted a poster over it

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook erred in not removing post calling armed civilians to enter Kenosha after Jacob Blake’s death
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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook erred in not removing post calling armed civilians to enter Kenosha after Jacob Blake’s death

The Facebook founder acknowledged that the approaching presidential election would present greater challenges around polarising content

US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby
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US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office will investigate allegations federal agents used excessive force against peaceful protesters in Portland

In Portland, federal agents unleash militarised crackdown on protesters; 'attack on democracy', says mayor
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In Portland, federal agents unleash militarised crackdown on protesters; 'attack on democracy', says mayor

The agents in Portland are part of “rapid deployment teams” put together after Trump directed federal agencies to deploy additional personnel to protect statues, monuments and federal property during the continuing unrest.

Donald Trump delivers divisive culture war message at Mount Rushmore in bid to win second term, barely mentions pandemic
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Donald Trump delivers divisive culture war message at Mount Rushmore in bid to win second term, barely mentions pandemic

The scene at Mount Rushmore was the latest sign of how Trump appears, by design or default, increasingly disconnected from the intense concern among Americans about the COVID-19 crisis gripping the country

After backlash, US chairman of joint chiefs Mark A Milley admits it was a 'mistake' to join Donald Trump's church walk during protests
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After backlash, US chairman of joint chiefs Mark A Milley admits it was a 'mistake' to join Donald Trump's church walk during protests

Mark Milley’s remarks followed a rare outpouring of condemnation from retired US generals and even former defense secretary Jim Mattis for taking part in the event, given that the US military is meant to be apolitical and is sworn to defend the US Constitution, which protects the right to peaceful protest.

'Get your knee off our necks': Al Sharpton says George Floyd's death marks reckoning for US on race and justice
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'Get your knee off our necks': Al Sharpton says George Floyd's death marks reckoning for US on race and justice

Delivering the eulogy at a memorial service inside a university chapel in Minneapolis, Al Sharpton said George Floyd’s fate, dying at the hands of police, pinned to the ground under the knee of a white officer, symbolised a universal experience of African-Americans.

George Floyd death: After Derek Chauvin, 3 other Minneapolis cops charged, face punishment of up to 40 years in prison
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George Floyd death: After Derek Chauvin, 3 other Minneapolis cops charged, face punishment of up to 40 years in prison

Prosecutors on Wednesday leveled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis police officers implicated in the death of an unarmed black man who was pinned by his neck to the street during an arrest caught on video, sparking nine days of nationwide protest and civil turmoil.

George Floyd protests: Donald Trump declares himself 'president of law and order', threatens military force to counter violent protests
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George Floyd protests: Donald Trump declares himself 'president of law and order', threatens military force to counter violent protests

Embracing the language of confrontation and war, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself the 'president of law and order' and signaled he would stake his reelection on persuading voters his forceful approach, including deploying US troops to US cities, was warranted in a time of national tumult and racial unrest.