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National Guard members patrol a road block leading to the Supreme Court ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington.
 Officials express confidence in unprecedented security measures, following ‘concerning chatter,’ threats from domestic extremists on social media
Jeff Seldin
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 12:57 PM
President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff salute.
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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris sworn in at noon in inauguration that has been scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 11:15 AM
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference on COVID-19 vaccination plan at the EU…
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Von der Leyen: 'Once again...Europe has a friend in the White House'
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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:29 AM
FILE - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden introduces key members of his White House science team.
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46th US president plans to quickly change many policies, at home and abroad, from those espoused by President Donald Trump
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 09:43 AM
Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President as her spouse Doug Emhoff holds a bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
California senator is first Black woman and first Indian American to serve as US vice president
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 09:42 AM
U.S. President Trump departs the White House
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The people he granted clemency to ranged from rappers to financiers and lobbyists
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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 09:25 AM
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States as his wife Jill Biden holds a bible.
Every four years, the US pauses for the peaceful transfer of power as a new president is sworn into office
Dora Mekouar
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 07:31 AM
FILE - Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 24, 2020.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is making history as the first African American woman and first South Asian American woman to attain the second-most-powerful job in the United States
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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 07:21 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Four years after reaching White House with pledge to ‘Make America Great Again,’ Trump heads to Florida with uncertain future
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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 05:42 AM
President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021.
As he was sworn in Wednesday as the 46th US president, Biden called on Americans to unite in support of each other in what he called 'a winter of peril and significant possibilities' 
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 02:49 AM
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden are joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff…
The event in Washington and other cities is being called 'a national moment of unity'
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Tue, 01/19/2021 - 07:15 PM
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump arrives on the South Lawn of the White House, in…
In a farewell video, outgoing US president doesn’t mention his successor by name
Steve Herman
Tue, 01/19/2021 - 06:37 PM
FILE - Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 8. 2020.
'The mob was fed lies' that Trump had been cheated out of reelection, Mitch McConnell tells Senate a day ahead of Joe Biden being sworn in as the 46th president
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 01/19/2021 - 04:38 PM
Thousands of U.S. flags are seen at the National Mall, to represent the people who are unable to travel to Washington.
Calling event in Washington, other cities, 'a national moment of unity'
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Tue, 01/19/2021 - 03:26 AM
Tight Security Surrounds Scaled-back Presidential Inauguration
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With access limited, the celebration will be mostly virtual
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Mon, 01/18/2021 - 08:07 PM
Kamala Harris volunteers on Martin Luther King Day in Washington
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Harris steps down in preparation for her inauguration alongside President-elect Joe Biden
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Mon, 01/18/2021 - 02:36 PM
A general view of preparations prior a dress rehearsal for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration.
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Capitol Police said in a statement that, in an abundance of caution following an external security threat near the Capitol, its acting chief ordered a shutdown of the complex
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Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:14 PM
A large American Flag is are placed on the National Mall, with the U.S. Capitol behind, ahead of the inauguration of President…
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But resentment, fears of unrest linger in wake of violent assault on US Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Trump
Mike O'Sullivan
Mon, 01/18/2021 - 08:52 AM
Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington.
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Concerns about violent protests are pushing Washington and state capitols to increase security
Michelle Quinn
Mon, 01/18/2021 - 07:22 AM
Members of the National Guard at a check point in downtown, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Monday,…
Aide says new US leader hopes to “turn page” on Trump’s “divisiveness, hatred”
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 01/18/2021 - 04:16 AM
Flags are in place near the Capitol ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, in Washington, Jan. 17, 2021.
Aide says incoming US leader hopes to 'turn page' on Trump’s 'divisiveness, hatred'
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 01/17/2021 - 04:13 PM
Capitol police officers in riot gear push back demonstrators who try to break a door of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6,…
Federal prosecutors are looking at the extent to which the attack was coordinated among such groups
Masood Farivar
Sat, 01/16/2021 - 08:47 PM
FILE - President-elect Joe Biden speaks to announce key administration posts during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Jan. 8, 2021.
Biden will, among other things, end restriction on immigration to US from some Muslim-majority countries; move to rejoin the Paris climate accord; mandate mask-wearing on federal property and during interstate travel
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Sat, 01/16/2021 - 08:40 PM
National Guard members stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in…
FBI warns police of possible armed protests outside all 50 state capitol buildings starting Saturday through President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, fueled by supporters of President Donald Trump who believe his false claims of electoral fraud
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Sat, 01/16/2021 - 06:15 PM
FILE - This Aug. 28, 2020, file photo shows the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The Justice Department has…
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Dustin Higgs, convicted in the killings of three women in 1996, was the third to receive a lethal injection this week
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Sat, 01/16/2021 - 04:43 AM
Photo by: zz/STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2021 1/13/21 Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice, as bipartisan majority charges…
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FBI issues new warnings as Congress plans national commission on Capitol siege
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:29 AM
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: Flowers are placed along the razor wire fencing that now surrounds the US Capitol on January 15,…
Officials answer threatening online ‘chatter’ with plans for a Green Zone backed by 25,000 National Guard troops
Jeff Seldin
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:40 PM
President Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Charlotte to deliver remarks on health care, Thursday,…
The president reportedly will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews
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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 06:44 PM
FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. January…
Nearly 100 criminal cases have been filed in connection with rioting, majority of them for felonies
Masood Farivar
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 06:26 PM
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing about the upcoming presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden…
The conversation was the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations
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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:41 PM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theater, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in…
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President-elect says he will create permanent protection for young migrants in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, known as 'Dreamers'
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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 01:08 PM
The US National Guard and Its Role
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At least 15,000 armed National Guard troops will help provide security for the inauguration of President-election Joe Biden
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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:50 AM
Vice President Mike Pence speaks to National Guard troops outside the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Washington. (AP…
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In first visit to capitol since disturbance, Pence thanks National Guard for 'stepping forward'
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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:32 AM
Workers place Biden-Harris inauguration banners on the inaugural parade viewing stand across from the White House.
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Ahead of January 20th inauguration, new poll finds 21% of Republicans approve of Capitol siege and believe election was rigged
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:21 AM
National Guard members stand next to a fence topped with razor wire surrounding the U.S. Capitol.
National Guard has prepared to deploy up to 21,000 troops to the nation's capital
Masood Farivar
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 09:41 PM
House Impeaches Trump for Second Time
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Democrats, 10 Republicans charge Trump with incitement of insurrection
Katherine Gypson
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:41 AM
Troops stand in formation inside the Capitol Visitor's Center to reinforce security at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday,…
More National Guard forces en route as President Donald Trump calls on Americans to 'overcome the passions of the moment'
Jeff Seldin
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 08:59 PM
National Guard members walk in front of the U.S. Capitol after the House voted to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump.
First US leader to be impeached twice now faces Senate trial after Biden inauguration
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Wed, 01/13/2021 - 06:27 PM
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks to the House Chamber, as Democrats debate one article of impeachment.
Democrats argue president presents 'clear and present danger' to nation; Republicans question motive, timing of vote; WATCH floor proceedings LIVE inside story
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 11:19 PM
US House Will Vote to Impeach Trump Wednesday
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Congressional Democrats say Trump incited insurrection at US Capitol
Katherine Gypson
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:10 PM
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley listens before a meeting with Secretary of…
The right to free speech gives no one the right to commit violence, according to a memo signed by all members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Tue, 01/12/2021 - 06:28 PM
President Donald Trump reacts after speaking near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo,…
Democrats accuse president of ‘incitement of insurrection’ in last week’s storming of Capitol by mob of Trump supporters
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 01:10 PM
Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala…
Merrick Garland vows to restore confidence in Justice Department
Masood Farivar
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 06:37 AM
Construction for the upcoming presidential inauguration ceremony is seen outside of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington.
Officials say they are worried about groups bent on "violence and destruction of property," as the National Guard authorizes up to 15,000 troops to help with security
Jeff Seldin
Mon, 01/11/2021 - 09:08 PM
Members of the National Guard arrive to the U.S. Capitol days after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the…
Muriel Bowser encourages people to participate virtually because of coronavirus concerns and last week’s violence at US Capitol
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Mon, 01/11/2021 - 05:00 PM
Members of the National Guard arrive to the U.S. Capitol days after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
View shared by more than three quarters of Republicans and Democrats surveyed after violent attack on US Capitol
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Mon, 01/11/2021 - 04:24 PM
The U.S. Capitol dome is seen behind an unscalable security fence in Washington, U.S. January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Democrats accuse US leader of 'incitement of insurrection' in last week's storming of the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 01/11/2021 - 03:22 PM
Washington Week Ahead
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Lawmakers are debating whether to impeach President Donald Trump, accusing him of inciting protesters who attacked the Capitol
Michelle Quinn
Sun, 01/10/2021 - 11:29 PM
Preparations take place for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 8, 2021, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building.
Chuck Schumer urges FBI to ‘relentlessly pursue...violent insurrectionists’ linked to last week’s storming of US Capitol
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 01/10/2021 - 09:42 PM
FILE - Republican lawmakers applaud after Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, lower right, objected to certifying the Electoral College votes from his state, during a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol, in Washington, Jan 6, 2021.
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Move is in light of violent, shocking assault on the United States Capitol, and the votes of some members of Congress to subvert the results of November’s election, one donor said
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Sun, 01/10/2021 - 09:26 PM
U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak is seen following a news conference on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. Pak announced a 12…
Trump was unhappy that he wasn’t doing enough to investigate Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud, Wall Street Journal says
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Sun, 01/10/2021 - 01:56 AM
This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone in Arlington, Virginia on…
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They say the social networking service hasn't done enough to stop the spread of posts that incite violence
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Sun, 01/10/2021 - 12:25 AM
FILE - An American flag flies above the White House in Washington, Jan. 9, 2021.
President’s White House term ends in 10 days, but political opponents want to hold him responsible for inciting last week’s mayhem at US Capitol
Ken Bredemeier
Sat, 01/09/2021 - 11:46 PM
Supporters of President Donald Trump enter the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
The West Virginia state delegate resigned Saturday after filming himself breaking into the Capitol on Wednesday
Masood Farivar
Sat, 01/09/2021 - 11:04 PM
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue, at Dalton Regional…
December call is one of at least three, placed between early December and early January, in which Trump sought help from high-level Georgia officials in subverting the election
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Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:48 PM
Trump Iran Twitter
Twitter spokesperson responds to criticism by telling VOA Persian the US tech giant focused its Friday actions on dealing with threat of ‘harm’ specifically from Trump’s account
Michael Lipin
Sat, 01/09/2021 - 01:45 AM
Riot at the Capitol Opens Cracks in Trump’s Republican Support
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Objections to the Electoral College vote count started the party’s break with Trump; the riot pushed the split apart
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Sat, 01/09/2021 - 01:45 AM
Americans Struggle to Process US Capitol Assault
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Politically motivated mob violence in Washington, D.C., has sent a shockwave through the country
Kane Farabaugh
Sat, 01/09/2021 - 12:59 AM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks about the late Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, R-La., during a news conference Dec. 30, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Growing number of Democrats are calling for invocation of 25th Amendment or impeachment of Trump, less than two weeks before his term ends
Katherine Gypson
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 03:45 PM
A supporter of US President Donald Trump wears a gas mask as he protests after storming the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in…
Prosecutors are not ruling out examining Trump's role in the episode
Masood Farivar
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 02:25 PM
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
The U.S. president breaks tradition by not attending successor’s swearing-in that has traditionally signaled a peaceful transfer of power
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Fri, 01/08/2021 - 01:39 PM
Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the…
US reports record number of COVID-19 deaths Thursday
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Fri, 01/08/2021 - 02:17 AM
Facing Threats of Removal, Trump Says He is ‘Outraged’ by Violence
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The president acknowledges a new administration will be inaugurated and commits to a smooth transition of power
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 02:03 AM
US Capitol Returns to Normal After Attack
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Security tightened at Capitol for inauguration
Carolyn Presutti
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:35 AM
Supporters of President Donald Trump walk down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber as violence erupted at the Capitol after…
Sixty-eight people were arrested after angry protesters stormed the building, breaking windows, damaging fixtures and stealing furnishings; FBI sees public's help in identifying others
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Thu, 01/07/2021 - 07:54 PM
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks after a meeting on gun violence prevention outside the White House in Washington, May 24, 2016.
The president-elect's transition team is also expected to name Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo secretary of commerce
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Thu, 01/07/2021 - 06:16 PM
After Mob Storms Capitol, Congress Continues Certification of Biden’s Victory
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Inflamed by the president’s rhetoric, thousands of Trump supporters storm into Congress to pressure lawmakers to overturn the election
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 03:39 PM
Pro-Trump protesters tear down a barricade as they clash with Capitol police during a rally to contest the certification of the…
Military officials say Capitol Police declined manpower, resources from the Army National Guard, anticipating a minimal threat ahead of Wednesday’s riot
Jeff Seldin
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 02:56 PM
Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators…
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Acting attorney general says federal prosecutors have been working with FBI, ATF and local police to gather evidence, identify perpetrators and make arrests
Masood Farivar
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 02:34 PM
FILE - Pro-Trump protesters storm into U.S. Capitol during clashes with police.
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This was far from the first time the Capitol has been scarred by violence
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Thu, 01/07/2021 - 09:30 AM
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S…
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Heads of state from Europe, Asia, Middle East hail democracy, call for peaceful transition of power in US
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Thu, 01/07/2021 - 08:49 AM
People watch a TV screen showing the news on a violent mob that loyal to U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol,…
Many in South Korea see US as a model for democracy
William Gallo
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 06:06 AM
After Mob Storms Capitol, Congress Certifies Biden Victory
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Inflamed by the president’s rhetoric, thousands of Trump supporters storm into Congress to pressure lawmakers to overturn the election
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 04:57 AM
Capitol Siege: Americans See Images They Can’t Believe
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Things turn violent as Trump supporters break into Capitol building, sending lawmakers scrambling
Michelle Quinn
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:42 AM
Raphael Warnock Becomes the First Black Senator in Georgia’s History
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Warnock, who defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler, is a pastor of the Atlanta church where American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. preached
Mariama Diallo
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 10:56 PM
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in Washington
Local, state and federal law enforcement, after hours of chaos, drive rioters from building
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 10:53 PM
Former President George W. Bush speaks after having lunch with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in…
Former President Bush decried 'reckless behavior' of political leaders who sowed distrust in the electoral process
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 10:06 PM
Georgia Senate Wins Give Democrats Control of US Congress
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One-party control of White House, Congress to start Biden presidency
Katherine Gypson
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 09:47 PM
U.S. Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
Members of Congress were instructed to don gas masks as tear gas was used to disperse rioters in the Capitol rotunda
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 09:01 PM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the protests taking place in and around the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Biden calls breach of Capitol ‘insurrection,’ condemns violent mob
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 08:57 PM
Trump supporters left a flag outside the Capitol, Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. As Congress prepares to…
Twitter threatens to suspend Trump's account permanently
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 08:47 PM
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock delivers a virtual victory speech on his campaign's Youtube account, January 6, 2021.
Pastor is also the first African American Democrat to represent a Southern state  
Dora Mekouar
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 07:49 PM
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S…
European officials express disbelief at the unprecedented scenes on Capitol Hill, side with President-elect Joe Biden
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 07:41 PM
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence hands the West Virginia certification to staff as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on.
Trump supporters earlier stormed Capitol; protest declared a riot; four dead
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:44 PM
Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala…
Republicans snubbed appellate judge when Obama nominated him for Supreme Court seat in 2016
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 03:22 PM
Supporters of President Donald Trump try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.
Senate went into recess, vice president ushered out in middle of Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 03:12 PM
Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are seen in a combination of file photographs.
Ossoff and Warnock give control of Senate to the Democrats during first two years of Biden's presidency
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 02:55 PM
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results.
President repeats false claims about election; calls on VP Pence to 'do the right thing'
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 02:36 PM
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) take part in a joint session of Congress.
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Meanwhile, President Trump continues his election fraud claims, urges Pence to override Electoral College vote - an authority the vice president does not have
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 01:32 PM
In this image from video, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, seen in a photo as they speak on…
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Spokeswoman Carter Center in Atlanta said they have sent Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris their 'best wishes' and 'look forward to a successful administration'
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 08:49 AM
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress…
Protesters back President Trump's objection to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election
U.S. Capitol Police stand guard on a plaza surrounding the Capitol before Congress meets to certify the electoral college vote.
Here's what to expect Wednesday when lawmakers are scheduled to certify the November presidential election results
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 04:13 AM
Georgia Senatorial candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock speaks to supporters at a canvassing event on January 5, 2021 in Marietta…
Jon Ossoff leads Republican David Perdue in 2nd race, which is too close to call; control of Senate during first two years of Biden presidency is at stake
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 03:27 AM
Georgia Senate Runoff
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Voting in the Southern U.S. state of Georgia ended Tuesday, where two crucial runoff races will determine which party holds the majority in the U.S. Senate.
Katherine Gypson
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 01:08 AM
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Proud Boys leader Henry "Enrique" Tarrio wears a hat that says The War Boys during a…
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Enrique Tarrio was arrested Monday, two days ahead of planned rally
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Tue, 01/05/2021 - 01:09 PM
Which Party Will Control US Senate?
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Two seats currently held by Republicans up for grabs as Georgia votes Tuesday
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Tue, 01/05/2021 - 09:19 AM
Georgia Vote Tuesday Seen as Crucial for Biden Presidency
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Voters in Georgia will play a crucial role in determining the balance of power in the US for the next two years when they head to the polls Tuesday
Katherine Gypson
Tue, 01/05/2021 - 12:59 AM
Voters brave a chilly and windy morning to cast their ballots early Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Covington, Ga. (AP Photo/John…
Black youth response predicted to be significant
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Mon, 01/04/2021 - 11:04 PM
United States National Guard members walk towards the White House from the Washington Monument on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3…
Trump's supporters are planning to rally Tuesday and Wednesday, seeking to bolster the president's unproven claims of widespread voter fraud
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Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:24 PM
Georgia voters cast their ballots at the Chamblee Civic Center in Chanblee, Georgia, during the Georgia runoffs elections on…
Voters cast ballots Tuesday to determine whether Republicans or Democrats will control legislative power
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 01/04/2021 - 03:30 PM
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gives an update on the state of the election and ballot count during a news…
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President says he’ll reveal ‘real numbers’ of vote count during Georgia political rally
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:58 PM
FILE PHOTO: Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock at a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta and Jon Ossoff
Democrats need to win both runoffs to take control of US Senate
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Mon, 01/04/2021 - 09:47 AM
How Georgia Runoff Could Shift Balance of Power in US Senate
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Two Republican-held seats at stake as voters cast ballots in southern state
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Mon, 01/04/2021 - 08:25 AM
FILE - The Pentagon in Washington.
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The former Pentagon chiefs, both Republicans and Democrats, put their names to an opinion article published Sunday in The Washington Post
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Mon, 01/04/2021 - 02:12 AM
FILE - In this June 27, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump talks on the telephone in the Oval Office of the White House.
President Donald Trump put forth an array of fuzzy accounting and false claims in a phone call to Georgia's secretary of state seeking a reversal of his election defeat
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Mon, 01/04/2021 - 01:04 AM
FILE - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is sworn in as his wife Jill Biden watches during the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, Jan. 20, 2009.
A 'virtual parade across America' consistent with crowd limits during the coronavirus era, is being planned organizers announced Sunday
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Sun, 01/03/2021 - 09:29 PM
In this Dec. 7, 2020 photo President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump has announced that…
‘I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have’ president is heard saying
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Sun, 01/03/2021 - 07:10 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi administers the oath of office to members of the 117th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,…
Trump encourages Wednesday protest, two weeks ahead of opponent’s inauguration
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Sun, 01/03/2021 - 02:11 PM
Democratic Senate Wins in Georgia Critical for Biden Agenda
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Two runoff Senate races grab national attention
Katherine Gypson
Sun, 01/03/2021 - 01:45 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asks a question during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 24, 2020.
Senators intend to vote to reject electors from swing states that have been at the center of President Donald Trump’s unproven assertions of election fraud and will call for emergency fraud probe
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Sat, 01/02/2021 - 03:00 PM
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A look back on Trump’s policies on women and Biden’s campaign promise of ensuring full inclusion and gender equality
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Sat, 01/02/2021 - 03:08 AM
Biden Expect to Change Key Immigration Policies
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He's expected to reverse some of Trump's most contentious policies
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Fri, 01/01/2021 - 02:28 AM
Dusk falls over the Capitol, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Washington. Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end…
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The congressional count is the final step in reaffirming Biden's presidential win, again, after the Electoral College officially elected him on Dec. 14
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Thu, 12/31/2020 - 09:10 PM
Final Test of Electoral College Count is Congress
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Amid court-rejected charges of voter fraud, Congress is set to approve US presidential election results
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Thu, 12/31/2020 - 09:02 PM
Biden Vows to Stand Up to Russia, Embrace NATO
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Putin has enjoyed a friendly relationship with President Donald Trump but may face shifting winds under Democrat Joe Biden
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Thu, 12/31/2020 - 01:53 PM
Vitriol Hangs Over Georgia’s January 5 Runoff
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Trump supporters continue to claim presidency stolen
Mike O'Sullivan
Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:55 AM
Biden’s Big Challenge: Holding Democrats Together
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Progressives to Biden: Keep your campaign promises
Katherine Gypson
Wed, 12/30/2020 - 10:52 PM
Biden Will Face Challenges in Asia-Pacific Trade
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The president-elect has pledged not to enter trade agreements until the U.S. makes investments in its workers and infrastructure but signaled that he will work with allies on trade
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 12/30/2020 - 10:51 PM
Vitriol Hangs Over Georgia’s January 5 Runoff
Trump supporters continue to claim presidency was stolen
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Wed, 12/30/2020 - 07:39 PM
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO.) asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss…
Missouri’s Josh Hawley says Congress should investigate ‘voter fraud,’ but Democrat is still expected to officially win presidency next week
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 12/30/2020 - 04:26 PM
People cast their ballots in the U.S. Senate runoff elections on the first day of early voting in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.,…
Two Tuesday elections will determine Senate political control for first two years of Biden's presidency
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 12/30/2020 - 11:36 AM
Voters stand in line to cast their ballots during the first day of early voting in the US Senate runoff at the Gwinnett…
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Power in US Congress hangs in the balance
Mike O'Sullivan
Tue, 12/29/2020 - 08:08 PM
FILE - Flags wave in front of soldiers who take positions with their army vehicles during the NATO exercises near Swietoszow Zagan, Poland, June 18, 2015.
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Expect more traditional alliances, less direct outreach to authoritarian leaders
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Tue, 12/29/2020 - 06:00 PM
Georgia voters mark their ballots during the first day of early voting in the US Senate runoffs at the Gwinnett County…
What does the Senate race in the US southern state mean for the balance of power in Congress?
Mike O'Sullivan
Tue, 12/29/2020 - 03:39 PM
Voters return to their vehicles after early voting for the Senate runoff election, at Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Thursday,…
Georgia’s dual runoff Senate contests January 5 follow Democrat Joe Biden’s November victory fueled by minority voters in the Republican-leaning state
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Tue, 12/29/2020 - 05:12 AM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting with members of his national security and foreign policy agency…
The lack of information being provided to the incoming transition team by the outgoing administration was an 'irresponsibility,' according to President-elect Joe Biden; the Pentagon disagreed
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Mon, 12/28/2020 - 06:23 PM
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 2, 2019 logos of US social network Twitter are displayed on the screen of smartphones,…
Instead, Twitter will give users the option to follow the Biden administration's new accounts
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Wed, 12/23/2020 - 12:12 AM
FILE- In this Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, the Dominion Voting system used in Georgia is shown Monday, in Atlanta. Georgia…
Security director at Dominion Voting Systems days he wants his life back after false charges as key actor in 'rigging' election for President-elect Joe Biden
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Tue, 12/22/2020 - 10:37 PM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President-elect Joe Biden called the $900 billion coronavirus aid bill a 'down payment' on a broader relief bill he plans to introduce when he takes office in January
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Tue, 12/22/2020 - 04:54 PM
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2020, file photo Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., speaks as President Donald Trump and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., listen at a campaign rally at Valdosta Regional Airport, Dec. 5, 2020, in Valdosta, Georgia.
The statements, over the weekend and on Monday, came after the companies Smartmatic and Dominion raised the prospect of legal action for reporting what they said was false information about them
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Tue, 12/22/2020 - 11:18 AM
FILE - A canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots during vote counting in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Nov. 6, 2020.
The prospect of the highest court in the land throwing out the results of an election based on unfounded charges of voter fraud is extraordinary unlikely
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Sun, 12/20/2020 - 06:33 PM
An early voter wearing a protective face mask waits to cast her vote in two run-off elections that will determine control of…
Over the past six weeks, some notable Trump supporters have encouraged Georgia Republicans to boycott January 5 elections
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Sun, 12/20/2020 - 01:25 PM
FILE - President-elect Joe Biden speaks after the Electoral College formally confirmed his election win, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 14, 2020.
A diverse and experienced team is set to advance next president's climate change and energy agenda
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Sat, 12/19/2020 - 11:20 AM
FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., Native American Caucus co-chair, speaks to reporters about…
The New Mexico congresswoman will lead a powerful agency that oversees tribal and federal lands
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Thu, 12/17/2020 - 06:25 PM
Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be transportation secretary reacts to his nomination as Biden looks on during a news conference at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 16, 2020.
Former Indiana mayor would oversee new infrastructure spending   
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Wed, 12/16/2020 - 08:19 AM
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia ,…
Granholm is expected to play a role in the department's support of advanced batteries, energy efficiency and electricity generation from renewable and nuclear power
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Tue, 12/15/2020 - 08:09 PM
No Sign of Trump Concession as Top Senate Republican Admits Biden Won
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Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 07:53 PM
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks as a screen displays the letter he sent to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden…
Neighbor to the south among the last world leaders to extend congratulations
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Tue, 12/15/2020 - 05:54 PM
FILE PHOTO: Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg endorses former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at Chicken…
Former Indiana mayor would oversee new infrastructure spending
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Tue, 12/15/2020 - 04:19 PM
With Inauguration Day two months away on Jan. 20, 2021, construction crews work on the platforms where the president-elect will…
Inauguration committee urges Americans to participate in January 20 activities at home
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Tue, 12/15/2020 - 02:53 PM
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Ohio has backed the winning candidate in US presidential elections for more than two decades. But not in 2020. Here are other state trends that came to end end this election.
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Tue, 12/15/2020 - 02:53 PM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon…
Mitch McConnell, other Republican lawmakers congratulate Democratic president-elect, but Trump continues to contend fraud cost him reelection 
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Tue, 12/15/2020 - 01:43 PM
Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden speaks during a voter mobilization event in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 27, 2020. …
January 5 runoff elections will determine who controls the Senate during first two years of Biden presidency
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Tue, 12/15/2020 - 08:04 AM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers a televised address to the nation in Wilmington
After garnering a record of more than 81 million votes, Biden is trying to build momentum as he prepares to assume the presidency on January 20
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Mon, 12/14/2020 - 08:33 PM
Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking about the 2020 census in the Rose…
Trump ally leaving Justice Department one month before new administration
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Mon, 12/14/2020 - 06:56 PM
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Pennsylvania elector Clifford Levine shows his ballot during the 59th Pennsylvania Electoral College meeting, where the…
The Electoral College casts their votes for the Democrat, defeating President Donald Trump, but Congress will officially count the vote January 6
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 12/14/2020 - 12:52 PM
Surrounded by Army cadets, President Donald Trump watches the first half of the 121st Army-Navy Football Game in Michie Stadium…
Democrat Joe Biden to address nation on Monday after Electoral College formalizes his election win
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Sun, 12/13/2020 - 08:17 AM
Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn speaks as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump listen during a rally to protest the results of the election in front of Supreme Court building, in Washington, U.S., Dec. 12, 2020.
Demonstrations come after Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit to invalidate election results in four battleground states 
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Sat, 12/12/2020 - 12:08 PM
A young voter casts her ballot on Election Day in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 3, 2020.
Eight things you need to know about the elections that will decide who controls the US Senate
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Sat, 12/12/2020 - 02:58 AM
Katherine Tai, the Biden administration's choice to take over as the U.S. trade representative, speaks during an event at The…
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President-elect Joe Biden nominates more women of color for top posts
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Fri, 12/11/2020 - 11:28 PM
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Seventeen states and 126 GOP Congress members supported the lawsuit
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Fri, 12/11/2020 - 07:18 PM
TIME Names the 2020 Person of the Year: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris
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Editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal says Biden and Harris won honor for 'changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world'
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Fri, 12/11/2020 - 08:49 AM
FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, Dec. 8, 2020.
US president meets with Republican state attorneys general supporting his long-shot effort to invalidate millions of votes
Ken Bredemeier
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 05:42 PM
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo, former national security adviser Susan Rice takes part in a discussion on global…
Marcia Fudge and Susan Rice are tapped for senior administration jobs; Katherine Tai would be first person of Taiwanese descent as US trade representative
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 03:41 PM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Dec. 9, 2020.
January 5 runoff elections will determine who controls the Senate during first two years of Biden presidency
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Thu, 12/10/2020 - 02:16 PM
FILE - Supporters react after it was announced that President-elect Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump.
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Fast facts about the US election certification process
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Thu, 12/10/2020 - 10:17 AM
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Revelations put renewed spotlight on questions about president-elect's son's financial history, which were frequent target of President Donald Trump and his allies
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Thu, 12/10/2020 - 07:54 AM
FILE - President-elect Joe Biden, right, embraces his son Hunter Biden, left, in Wilmington, Del.
The disclosure of the federal probe led by the US attorney's office in Delaware comes at an awkward moment for the incoming president, who is assembling his Cabinet
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Wed, 12/09/2020 - 06:27 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday,…
The progressive former US presidential candidate reached young voters by campaigning for universal health care, free public college tuition, cancellation of student debt and the Green New Deal
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Wed, 12/09/2020 - 05:27 PM
FILE - President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question at an event in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 7, 2020.
US president voices support for new lawsuit after Supreme Court rejects attempt to overturn Biden win in battleground state of Pennsylvania
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 04:30 PM
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After November election, Reuters identified several YouTube channels making money from ads and memberships that were amplifying debunked accusations about voting fraud
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Wed, 12/09/2020 - 01:10 PM
FILE - Election workers scan ballots during a recount of the presidential vote, at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 25, 2020.
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December 8 is certification deadline for presidential election, by which time states must conclude legal disputes over results
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 05:44 AM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event to announce his choice of retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of…
President-elect says he’ll assemble a diverse Cabinet that can tackle pressing equity issues
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Tue, 12/08/2020 - 11:00 PM
People take part in an event to show their support for U.S. President Donald Trump in Macomb County, Michigan
All but one state certified its outcome by Tuesday, likely leading to a 306-232 Biden advantage in next Monday’s Electoral College vote
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 12/08/2020 - 08:20 PM
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, file photo, people wait in line for COVID-19 testing at a site operated by CORE in Los…
At rival events, the president and the president-elect promote vaccine plans to help end the COVID-19 pandemic
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Tue, 12/08/2020 - 06:42 PM
FILE PHOTO: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton addresses reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington
Lawsuit, announced by Republican attorney general of Texas Ken Paxton, was filed directly with Supreme Court, as is permitted for certain litigation between states
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Tue, 12/08/2020 - 01:34 PM
President-elect Joe Biden participates in a virtual meeting with the National Association of Counties Board of Directors about…
Former Congressman Xavier Becerra picked as health chief, with infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci to be leading COVID-19 adviser
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 12/08/2020 - 12:49 PM
Vice President-elect Joe Biden, with his wife Jill at his side, takes the oath of office from Justice John Paul Stevens, as his…
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Biden not expecting 'a million people' or 'a gigantic' parade for his inauguration 
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Tue, 12/08/2020 - 05:13 AM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew…
Former Congressman Xavier Becerra picked to lead Health and Human Services; infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci to be chief COVID-19 adviser
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 12/07/2020 - 11:39 AM
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, left, and Democratic challenger for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock appear during a debate Sunday, Dec. 6,…
Georgia has not elected a Democratic U.S. senator in 20 years, but Biden's narrow victory there over Trump has given Democrats hope
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Sun, 12/06/2020 - 11:52 PM
A jet takes off from Valdosta Regional Airport before the start of a rally featuring President Donald Trump for U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga.
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Voters in the state can begin casting their ballots Dec. 14 in two races that will determine which party will control the upper house of Congress
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Sun, 12/06/2020 - 09:59 PM
FILE - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, California, March 5, 2019.
If confirmed by the Senate, Xavier Becerra would assume a leading role in overseeing the new administration's coronavirus response
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Sun, 12/06/2020 - 08:34 PM
FILE - Election workers scan ballots during a recount of the presidential vote, at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 25, 2020.
Biden won the southern US state, the first Democrat to claim its electoral votes since 1992
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 12/06/2020 - 02:35 PM
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump prepare to leave a rally for U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David…
The president repeats vote fraud claims while backing GOP candidates in January runoff elections that could decide party control of Senate
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Sat, 12/05/2020 - 09:37 PM
FILE - President Donald Trump is seen at an event at the White House in Washington, Nov. 13, 2020.
Two January runoff elections in the US state of Georgia could decide party control of Senate
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Sat, 12/05/2020 - 01:26 PM
Black women celebrate as media announce that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election
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The president-elect fills key positions with women, part of his campaign promise to ensure full inclusion and gender equality
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Sat, 12/05/2020 - 02:56 AM
US Farmers Look for Policy Clues in Biden Cabinet Picks
Under Trump, tens of billions in government aid flowed to farmers to offset profits lost in the administration’s escalating trade disputes, mostly with China
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Sat, 12/05/2020 - 02:54 AM
FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S. President Trump protest in Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia suit seeks to invalidate that state’s presidential election results
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Sat, 12/05/2020 - 12:14 AM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew…
He needed 270; so far he has 279
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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 10:43 PM
Voters cast their ballots in the U.S. Senate run-off election, at a polling station in Marietta, Georgia, Jan. 5, 2021.
Two special elections in Georgia on Jan. 5 will determine which political party controls the US Senate
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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 08:47 PM
President-elect Joe Biden participates in a virtual meeting with the National Association of Counties Board of Directors about…
He expects to be sworn in January 20 at US Capitol but wants to avoid crowds that typically gather on National Mall and along Pennsylvania Avenue to view ceremony, parade
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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 07:23 PM
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing on COVID-19 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, Dec. 4…
The vice president is campaigning Friday with Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler
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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:11 PM
President-elect Joe Biden departs a news conference after introducing his nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at…
That's made many people reticent to embrace a practice that public health experts say is one of the easiest tools to manage a pandemic which has killed more than 275,000 Americans
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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 07:51 AM
President Donald Trump presides over the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House, Dec. 3, 2020.
US leader has not conceded defeat to Biden or said whether he will attend his successor’s inauguration
Ken Bredemeier
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:04 PM
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Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team of advisers led by Black women
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Thu, 12/03/2020 - 02:26 PM
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health,…
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Infectious disease expert says his discussions will center on new administration’s priorities to quickly start inoculations
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Thu, 12/03/2020 - 01:02 PM
Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., with his wife former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., participates in a re-enactment of his swearing-in…
Democrat won special election, will fill seat from Arizona for two years
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Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:03 PM
Georgia Republicans Show Party Is Not a Monolithic Group
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Trump voters show they do not necessarily share views on outcome of election
Elizabeth Lee, of VOA's Los Angeles Bureau
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 04:44 PM
FILE - People gather as they celebrate media announcing that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won
'Judicial independence is alive and well,' declares one former jurist
Masood Farivar
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 03:17 PM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens at left, during an event to introduce their…
When he takes office January 20, president-elect will face a slowing economy
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 02:08 PM
Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking about the 2020 census in the Rose…
Attorney general’s comments a fresh setback for Trump’s efforts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory
Masood Farivar
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 03:58 PM
FILE - Then-Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, left, walks with President Trump
Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump's conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party's ability to win a Senate majority
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Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:23 AM
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs Arizona, left, looks on as Arizona Elections Director Bo Dul, center, gives Arizona Gov…
President-elect has successfully beaten back Trump’s claims of voter fraud
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 05:18 PM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
What to know about Biden’s Cabinet selections so far
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 03:19 PM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens at left, during an event to introduce their economic team.
President-elect's latest appointments underscore promise to create top rung of officials that demographically 'looks like America'
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 02:30 PM
A motorcade with President-elect Joe Biden aboard arrives at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists to see a doctor, Sunday, Nov. 29,…
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Biden, 78, has hairline fractures in his midfoot and will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks
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Sun, 11/29/2020 - 09:32 PM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden arrives to announce his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters.
Biden-Harris transition team announced key members of their all-female communications team Sunday
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Sun, 11/29/2020 - 08:50 PM
People hold signs outside the Wisconsin Center before a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nov. 20, 2020.
President-elect gained 87 votes in the Midwestern state in a recount that cost the Trump campaign $3 million
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 11/29/2020 - 03:20 PM
Demonstrators supporting a full ballot count gather outside the Philadelphia Convention Center three days after the…
Lower court's order had prevented state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot
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Sun, 11/29/2020 - 12:02 AM
FILE - People gather as they celebrate media announcing that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won
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The 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals echoed a string of other courts in finding his campaign offered no evidence of any election fraud
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 02:16 PM
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a Thanksgiving video teleconference with members of the military forces
Electors scheduled to meet Dec. 14 to formalize election's outcome
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Thu, 11/26/2020 - 08:43 PM
Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be director of Homeland Security, speaks as President-elect…
If confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas would become the first Latino to head the third-largest US federal agency  
Aline Barros
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 01:30 PM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
In an op-ed for CNN, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife noted the 'empty seats' many Americans will see this holiday
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Thu, 11/26/2020 - 09:50 AM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers a pre-Thanksgiving speech at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware.
President-elect, a day ahead of Thanksgiving holiday, tells Americans, ‘There’s real hope, so hang on. This will not last forever'
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 06:30 PM
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then U.S Vice President Joe Biden as they pose for photos at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
China’s congratulatory message comes 10 days after Biden’s victory
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Wed, 11/25/2020 - 12:01 PM
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies about the economy before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 7, 2014.
She would be the first woman to hold that position in its 231-year history
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Wed, 11/25/2020 - 06:56 AM
John Kerry, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's special presidential envoy for climate appointee, speaks
Former secretary of state John Kerry was instrumental in negotiating Paris accord
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 06:48 AM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in…
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President-elect says his foreign policy, national security officials ‘will tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know’
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 06:31 PM
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 24, 2020. - US…
Trump offers no concession, vows continued fight to upend Biden victory; White House allows for Biden to receive daily classified briefing
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 02:23 PM
FILE - People gather as they celebrate media announcing that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won
Governor Wolf said results certified by Pennsylvania State Department
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Tue, 11/24/2020 - 01:38 PM
Biden, Like Trump, Embraces Presidential Executive Orders
President-elect promises presidential actions from Day One
Mike O'Sullivan
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 07:05 AM
Biden, Like Trump, Embraces Presidential Executive Orders
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Issuing executive orders, proclamations or memoranda, bypasses Congress and the legislative process
Mike O'Sullivan
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 06:59 AM
Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria.
Antony Blinken is a longtime Biden adviser and foreign policy veteran
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:25 PM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listen during a videoconference meeting.
The move clears the way for the start of the transition of Trump's administration and allows Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over January 20
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 08:00 PM
Biden Chooses Antony Blinken for Secretary of State
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Blinken, known as a longtime close adviser to President-elect Joe Biden and a supporter of international alliances, is Biden's choice to be the next top US diplomat
Cindy Saine
Mon, 11/23/2020 - 07:23 PM
Demonstrators in a car caravan demand the Board of State Canvassers to certify the results of the election
The move narrows Trump’s efforts to overturn election results
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 06:28 PM
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's choice to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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What to know about Biden’s Cabinet selections so far
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 05:35 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, right,…
Thomas-Greenfield says she will lead at the United Nations with principles of kindness and compassion 
Margaret Besheer
Mon, 11/23/2020 - 05:15 PM
President-elect Donald Trump, left, and President Barack Obama arrive for Trump's inauguration ceremony.
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It's the process during which the president-elect gets ready to take control of the administration - here's what's involved
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 01:22 PM
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce their nominees and appointees
President-elect signaled his intention to nominate veteran foreign affairs adviser Antony Blinken as secretary of state, former top diplomat John Kerry as climate change overseer
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:55 AM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters following an online meeting with members of the National Governors
Move comes as President Trump loses court fights contesting his election defeat and refuses to assist president-elect's transition to power  
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 01:17 PM
FILE - An iceberg floats past Bylot Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, July 24, 2017.
But climate legislation will likely remain a tough sell if the Senate remains under control of a Republican party mostly skeptical about the need for action
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 02:45 AM
The United States Courthouse is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Williamsport, Pa. A hearing on the Trump campaign's federal…
US District Judge Matthew Brann says Trump campaign presented 'strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations ... unsupported by evidence'
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Sat, 11/21/2020 - 09:40 PM
FILE - Members of the Latino community hold signs as former vice president and then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden meets with Latino leaders at East Las Vegas Community Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 9, 2020.
African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans and other people of color played a crucial role in helping Biden defeat Trump; now they want a seat at the table
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Sat, 11/21/2020 - 09:05 AM
FILE - President Donald Trump is seen at an event at the White House in Washington, Nov. 13, 2020.
Dec. 8 is a critical date on the presidential electoral timetable
Masood Farivar
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 03:14 AM
Georgia Certifies Recount, Confirming Biden Victory
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President Donald Trump shows no signs of conceding
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 01:00 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township.
Republican legislators issue statement after meeting with Trump in Washington 
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 06:08 PM
The White House is seen behind security barriers in Washington, March 24, 2019.
The President-elect has indicated he plans to make and announce some of his Cabinet picks around Thanksgiving
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 04:35 PM
FILE - President-elect Joe Biden smiles as he speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 10, 2020.
Joe Biden will displace Ronald Reagan who left the White House in 1989 when he was 77 years and 349 days old
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 02:22 PM
U.S. President Donald Trump walks down the West Wing colonnade from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden to speak to the press, at the White House in Washington, Nov. 13, 2020.
Election law experts see this as the last, dying gasp of Trump campaign and say there's no question Biden will walk into Oval Office come January
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 11:36 AM
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaking during a televised…
Maduro mocks Trump on his apparent election defeat
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:43 AM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters following an online meeting with members of the National Governors Assoc.
Denying the president-elect access to government coronavirus response plans, the current president continues a long-shot quest to overturn voting results
Steve Herman
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 08:55 PM
Children celebrate after media announced that Joe Biden won the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Atlanta.
Mandatory hand tally of ballots confirms Biden victory
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 08:22 PM
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township.
President-elect Biden won the state by more than 150,000 votes
Ken Bredemeier
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 08:01 PM
FILE - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden conducts a virtual meeting with officials, in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 17, 2020.
President-elect continues his transition to power while Trump again alleges vote fraud
Ken Bredemeier
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 02:17 PM
Biden Says Trump’s Blocking of Transition Delays Pandemic Efforts
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Trump administration touts vaccines
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:01 PM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden reacts to a journalist's question while exiting The Queen theatre following a virtual meeting with frontline health care workers in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 18, 2020.
President-elect Joe Biden declares that battle against COVID-19 'is like going to war'
Steve Herman
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 05:14 PM
FILE- In a Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, a supporter of President Donald Trump is seen during a rally in Milwaukee after it was…
Two-thirds of Republicans express concern that vote was ‘rigged’
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 03:07 PM
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pauses as she meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 12, 2020.
That puts her on track to be formally elected by the full House in January
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 01:26 PM
Cobb County Election officials handle ballots during an audit, Nov. 16, 2020, in Marietta, Georgia.
Hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stems from audit required by new state law
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 09:09 AM
The phrase "Count Every Vote" is projected on a giant screen organized by an advocacy group in front of the State Capitol while…
Move followed parade of spectators blasting Republicans who voted against certifying ballots during board meeting's public comment period over Zoom
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 07:00 AM
Post-Election, US Senators and Social Media CEOs Agree Change is Needed
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Facebook welcomes additional guidance while Twitter admits mistakes were made during 2020 elections
Tina Trinh
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 05:22 AM
The phrase "Count Every Vote" is projected on a giant screen organized by an advocacy group in front of the State Capitol while…
The failure to certify by the Wayne County Board of Canvassers is a boost for President Donald Trump
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 04:04 AM
Political Polling Once Again Under Microscope
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Underestimate of turnout and Trump support may be to blame
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Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:33 PM
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Chris Krebs speaks to reporters at the DHS Election…
President late Tuesday fired the director of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, alleging Christopher Krebs made 'highly inaccurate' comments about security of the November 3 vote
Jeff Seldin
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 08:28 PM
President-elect Biden leaves The Queen after participating in a virtual meeting on national security in Wilmington
Blocked by the government from getting access to intelligence information, the president-elect makes his own preparations to put the United States 'back at the head of the table'
Steve Herman
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 01:51 PM
President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks about economic recovery at The Queen…
President-elect also criticizes the current president for not pushing for passage of a COVID-19 economic stimulus package
Steve Herman
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 06:56 PM
FILE - U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.
The Admission from President Trump’s national security adviser comes as the president himself continued to claim victory on social media
Jeff Seldin
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 01:43 PM
A postal worker collects mail from a mailbox inside the protest pen, as a handful of supporters of President Donald Trump…
In Pennsylvania's populous Montgomery County, fewer than 100 voters fixed ballots with technical errors, a county official testified at a court hearing on Nov. 4
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Mon, 11/16/2020 - 12:48 AM
Coronavirus Surges in US While Biden Team Waits for Trump Administration to Begin Transition
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Before the outgoing and incoming administrations can cooperate, a Trump appointee must ascertain the election, a step that hasn’t yet happened
Michelle Quinn
Sun, 11/15/2020 - 08:07 PM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters about efforts to confront the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic after meeting with members of his "Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board" in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov.  9, 2020.
Trump has refused to concede his defeat while he pursues long-shot legal claims that the November 3 vote was rigged against him
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 11/15/2020 - 04:29 PM
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens.
Continues to tweet baseless claims that he lost because vote was rigged against him
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 11/15/2020 - 11:20 AM
Trump Supporters Back Unproven Vote Fraud Claims
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Protests, counterprotests over election results
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Sun, 11/15/2020 - 09:33 AM
A Biden supporter holds a sign reading "voters decide" at a 'Stop the Steal' protest in Madison, Wisconsin.
How far off were pre-election polls from the current results?
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Sun, 11/15/2020 - 12:54 AM
Predictability Points to Stability for US Economy, Markets in Biden Era, Analysts Say
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'Not a lot of things will change when you have divided government,' one analyst notes
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Sun, 11/15/2020 - 12:37 AM
Ali Alwane, 50, a painter, in a café in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, Oct. 20, 2020. (Halan Akoiy/VOA)
VOA talks to residents of four countries in the region affected by US foreign policy
Heather Murdock
Sat, 11/14/2020 - 02:27 AM
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and her husband Doug Emhoff take the stage during a drive…
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Emhoff is only the fourth man to be spouse of a major-party presidential or vice presidential ticket 
Mariama Diallo
Sat, 11/14/2020 - 12:39 AM
Trump’s Appeal to Many Hispanics Helped Keep Election Close
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Trump made the race closer than expected, gaining a higher percentage of minority voters, especially among the growing Hispanic population
Brian Padden
Sat, 11/14/2020 - 12:21 AM
FILE - President Donald Trump walks away after speaking at the White House, in Washington, Nov. 5, 2020.
Michigan judge rejects Republican bid to prevent certification of election results in predominantly Democratic Detroit area, undercutting prospects of similar lawsuit filed by Trump campaign 
Masood Farivar
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:45 PM
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump participate in a "Stop the Steal" protest after the 2020 U.S. presidential election was called for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, in Washington, Nov. 14, 2020.
Counterdemonstrators also gathered in US Capital; some scuffles, arrests reported
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:40 PM
Vice President Joe Biden steps off a C-17 military transport plane upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 28, 2016…
While Iraqi leaders from across political spectrum welcome Biden's victory, some Iraqis fear return of Democrats may translate into greater influence for Iran and its violent proxy groups
Namo Abdulla
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 06:55 PM
FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaking…
The only state that has not yet been called by all major media outlets is Georgia, with its 16 electoral votes
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 06:38 PM
Pompeo Heads Abroad After Refusing to Recognize Biden Win
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading abroad on a tour of seven countries, all of which have congratulated President-elect Joe Biden while Pompeo has not
Cindy Saine
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 06:30 PM
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, poll workers sort out early and absentee ballots at the Kenosha Municipal…
President’s own election security officials maintain 'there is no evidence' of election fraud
Jeff Seldin
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 04:24 PM
United States map for 2020 Presidential Election Results as of 12:16 PM EST on 11/11/2020 with Joe Biden 290 BLUE and Donald…
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On Nov. 6, more than two dozen CEOs of major US corporations took part in a video conference to discuss what to do if Trump refuses to leave office or takes other steps to stay in power
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 03:09 PM
Parler: Social Media Hangout for Conservatives
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US conservatives are leaving – or threatening to leave – Twitter and Facebook; a new hangout is Parler
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 02:51 PM
A Chatham County election official posts a sign in the public viewing area before the start of a ballot audit, Nov. 13.
County election staffers will work with the paper ballots in batches, dividing them into piles for each candidate
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 02:08 PM
A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump defends the right of a presidential nominee Joe Biden supporter
Win gives president-elect 290 electoral votes, 20 more than needed to clinch US presidency
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 11:32 AM
A screenshot of a graphic on Parler's home page
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With Facebook and Twitter restricting or labeling some speech, US conservatives are flocking to a new destination
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 09:01 AM
FILE - Then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) meets with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul.
As US sanctions loom, Biden presidency set to determine future of strategic partnership
Dorian Jones
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 08:04 AM
FILE - American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing.
Political analysts expect few changes in U.S.-China relations under a Biden administration
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 06:02 AM
What Is the Fate of Trump’s Border Wall?
President-elect Joe Biden vows to not build border wall under his presidency
Elizabeth Lee, of VOA's Los Angeles Bureau
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 04:26 AM
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (r) and China's Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, February 14, 2012.
For one thing, Beijing was stung by a Biden office statement on human rights abuses
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 03:28 AM
What Is the Fate of Trump’s Border Wall?
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President-elect Joe Biden vows ‘there will not be another foot of wall constructed…’
Elizabeth Lee, of VOA's Los Angeles Bureau
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 12:52 AM
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walk to the chamber…
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Democrats need two wins in Georgia for control of Congress with Biden as president
Katherine Gypson
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 12:35 AM
A election worker moves a tray of ballots as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena on Thursday,…
Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud and has yet to concede
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 08:53 PM
U.S. President Donald Trump turns after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider on Veterans Day.
White House insists the president is continuing to carry out his duties
Steve Herman
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 07:44 PM
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and Vice President Joe Biden take questions from students at the International Studies…
Beijing's low-key response to Biden’s victory has been tempered by state media editorial indicating room for cooperation with the president-elect
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 06:36 PM
Pope Francis shakes hands with US vice president Joe Biden as he takes part at a congress on the progress of regenerative…
Biden and the pope talked by phone, transition team says
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 05:01 PM
What Will Happen to US-Russia Relations Under Biden?
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An end to ‘resets,’ but both sides eye arms control
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 03:02 PM
President-elect Donald Trump, left, and President Barack Obama arrive for Trump's inauguration ceremony.
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It hasn't always been easy, but it is a hallmark of American Democracy.
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 02:28 PM
A screen shows a broadcast of President-elect Joe Biden speaking, Nov. 8, 2020, at the Shinjuku shopping district in Tokyo, Japan.
Joe Biden presidency is likely to involve deeper US engagement with Southeast Asia, some analysts say, offering trade for pandemic-hit economies and security leverage against regional heavyweight China
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 02:11 PM
Joan Martin poses for a portrait on the front porch of her home in Picayune, Miss., Nov. 11, 2020.
Across the country, many of the 71.9 million people who voted for Trump — especially his loyal, passionate base — are working through turbulent emotions in the wake of his loss
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 01:32 PM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters about efforts to confront the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic after meeting with members of his "Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board" in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov.  9, 2020.
Anxieties in Britain were eased when Joe Biden chose to call Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the leaders of France and Germany
Jamie Dettmer
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:39 AM
Copies of the Korean version of the autobiography of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden are displayed at a bookstore in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 10, 2020.
Congratulatory telephone calls come as President Donald Trump refuses to concede following November 3 election and challenges results
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:26 AM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del.
US president-elect met again Thursday  with his  transition advisers, who include experts familiar with issues he will face early in his administration     
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 07:11 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump turns after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider on Veterans Day.
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President Trump, who refuses to concede to Joe Biden filed a lawsuit seeking to stop certification of Pennsylvania election results
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 09:31 PM
A general view of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, Nov. 10, 2020.
Two January runoff elections in Georgia will determine Senate control for the next two years
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 06:47 PM
Murad Awawdeh, right, with the New York Immigration Coalition, speaks at a rally asking President-elect Joe Biden to prioritize…
He could overturn many guidelines using executive orders, but others will require more than a policy declaration, experts say
Aline Barros
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 05:23 PM
FILE - Political ads displayed on Facebook are seen on a computer screen in New York City, Oct. 31, 2019.
Move raises concerns from campaigns and groups eager to reach voters for key Georgia Senate races in January
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 05:10 PM
Officials work on ballots at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in…
Biden, narrowly ahead, is looking to be the first Democrat to win the southern U.S. state since 1992
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 02:23 PM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, attends a Veterans Day observance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 11, 2020.
President-elect continues to plan for taking control of American government when he is inaugurated on January 20, 2021 as President Trump claims vote fraud cost him election
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 12:16 PM
A supporter wearing a "Latinos for Trump" T-shirt attends U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Wildwood, New Jersey,…
Republican president made race closer than expected, gaining higher percentage of minority voters this time around
Brian Padden
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 06:26 AM
Trump, Republicans Rebuff Transition Process
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President-elect Joe Biden called President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede ‘an embarrassment’
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 12:03 AM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden adjusts his face mask after delivering remarks about health care and the Affordable Care Act.
Presumptive US president brushes aside concern over lack of transition cooperation from Trump administration
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 07:57 PM
A sign hangs in front of an American flag, as a handful of supporters of President Donald Trump continue to protest outside the…
The Trump campaign’s 105-page complaint advances an untested legal theory about voting by mail while rehashing previous arguments and offering little new evidence of fraud, experts say
Masood Farivar
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 07:47 PM
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media briefing, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at the State Department in Washington. …
Asked if the US State Department will cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, Pompeo says President Trump’s legal challenges must be given time to play out
Cindy Saine
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 05:13 PM
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after the Senate Republican GOP leadership election on Capitol Hill.
US leader claims lawsuits alleging voting and vote-counting fraud will overturn his election loss, but widespread wrongdoing has yet to emerge
Ken Bredemeier
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 02:50 PM
Israelis Concerned About Changes US President-Elect Biden May Make in Middle East Policy
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Many saw Donald Trump as great president for Israel
Linda Gradstein
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 02:47 PM
FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the White House in Washington, May 13, 2019.
With Trump out of White House they see themselves as deprived of a powerful cheerleading ally in Washington
Jamie Dettmer
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:46 AM
Explainer: Concession Speech
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How a losing candidate admits defeat
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:24 AM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks about coronavirus as he appears on a television in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White…
Pandemic is among president-elect's top issues for Day One in office
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 06:14 AM
Biden Presidency Will Face Historic Challenges 
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After winning a close election that underscored deep partisan divisions in the country, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will have to grapple with a deadly pandemic and struggling economy and work with a divided Congress to pursue his expansive agenda
Brian Padden
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 06:12 AM
Kamala Harris Makes History as First Black and Indian American Woman Vice President
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The child of Jamaican and Indian immigrants to hold second highest seat of power in US
Katherine Gypson
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 06:08 AM
Supporters of US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden wave flags…
How does the transition process work?
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 02:27 AM
Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden gather outside Little Haiti Cultural Complex.
Politicians mostly view Biden-Harris administration as a positive for the Caribbean nation
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 01:01 AM
Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., returns to the chamber following a meeting with fellow Republicans, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Republicans laid out a strategy to investigate but still presented no evidence of large-scale voter fraud in the balloting, saying they were still looking into ways to overturn Biden's lead of 11,000 votes
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:03 AM
US Attorney General William Barr speaks on Operation Legend, the federal law enforcement operation, during a press conference…
Move goes against longstanding policy meant to avoid federal interference
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 11:32 PM
Mail-in ballots are counted in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Nov. 4, 2020.
The lawsuit claims Pennsylvania officials violated the U.S. Constitution by creating a two-tiered voting system where voting in-person was subject to more oversight than voting by mail 
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 09:45 PM
General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Department of…
GSA spokesperson said the agency would not begin the process until Biden's win was legally certified
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 02:57 PM
US Vice President  Joe Biden speaks during US-Africa Business Forum on the sideline of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in…
In South Africa, the continent’s most stable democracy, reaction to the news was largely positive, with President Cyril Ramaphosa quickly congratulating Biden and Harris
Anita Powell
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 02:43 PM
Allies Congratulate Biden As Russia, China Await Legal Challenges
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Biden presidency could see major foreign policy changes on Paris climate agreement, Iran nuclear deal
Henry Ridgwell
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 02:38 PM
FILE - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (R)
European leaders and officials are not expecting transatlantic relations to snap back to the way things were before Donald Trump was elected US president
Jamie Dettmer
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 11:52 AM
Israeli settlers blow the Shofar, a ceremonial ram's horn, as they gather to show their support for U.S. President Donald Trump.
Analysts expect President-elect Joe Biden to take tougher stand on human rights issues - especially in Persian Gulf region
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 11:15 AM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a statement at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Nov. 9,…
Merkel Says US, Germany, EU must stand together
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 09:25 AM
President-elect Joe Biden speaks Nov. 9, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del.
As Trump disputes election outcome, Biden plans to reverse some of incumbent Republican’s key policies   
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 08:53 AM
Jessica Ashley, 32, a supporter of President-elect Joe Biden, shouts towards supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Americans on both sides grapple with how to make the country a better place 
Esha Sarai
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 11:59 PM
FILE - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is sworn in as his wife Jill Biden watches during the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, Jan. 20, 2009.
It's the title borne by the winning candidate for the period between him or her prevailing in a presidential election and being sworn into office
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 07:31 PM
FILE - Former U.S. President George W. Bush smiles during a presentation with former first lady Laura Bush at a football game at AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas, Oct 6, 2019. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Bush says Trump has right to challenge the election outcome, but that Americans can be assured the vote was ‘fundamentally fair’
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Sun, 11/08/2020 - 03:51 PM
A woman reacts after news media declared Democratic candidate Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Biden supporters elated but Trump voters claim fraud
FILE - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden answers a question during the Concordia Europe Summit in Athens, Greece, June 7, 2017.
Analysts say Athens anticipates projected president-elect will be less tolerant of Turkey
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Sun, 11/08/2020 - 02:38 PM
FILE - President-elect Joe Biden.
Even as Trump disputes election outcome, Biden plans to reverse some of incumbent Republican’s key policies  
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 02:22 PM
A man picks up a Spanish newspaper reporting on President-elect Joe Biden winning the US presidential election, in Pamplona,…
Biden and Harris seen to bring easier future transatlantic relations 
Sabina Castelfranco
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 01:01 PM
FILE - Students walk on the Stanford University campus in Santa Clara, California, March 14, 2019.
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International students whose studies and immigration status have undergone changes during President Donald Trump’s administration say they hope their stays will stabilize with President-elect Joe Biden
Madeline Joung is a contributor to VOA Student Union
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 10:43 AM
A newspaper with a front picture of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is seen at a newsstand in Tehran, Iran November 8, 2020…
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Generally positive reaction from Arab media to Biden's victory over Trump 
Edward Yeranian
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 10:37 AM
Women gather to celebrate the victory of U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Painganadu near the village of…
Indian women say her achievement in breaking barriers will inspire women worldwide 
Anjana Pasricha
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 09:01 AM
FILE - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in Moscow
As Barack Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden supported a reset strategy toward Russia, but he’s unlikely to repeat the exercise
Jamie Dettmer
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 02:42 AM
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris hold a virtual meeting with coronavirus team.
After winning a close election that underscored deep partisan divisions in the country, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will have to grapple with a deadly pandemic and struggling economy
Brian Padden
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 02:42 AM
People Take to US Streets to Celebrate – And Protest – Election Results