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
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
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
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
Donald Trump's flight into the ozone of crazy was as inevitable as the country’s descent into anarchy — and almost certainly intertwined
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
'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
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
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’
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
Trump supporters suffered a significant setback on Friday when the US Supreme Court rejected a Texas suit seeking to subvert Biden's victory
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
The Facebook founder acknowledged that the approaching presidential election would present greater challenges around polarising content
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.