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Election fraud claims ‘will almost certainly’ spur more violence by domestic extremists- US intelligence report

The summary was released on the same day that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told lawmakers domestic violent extremism is the "greatest threat" to the US -- a clear reminder that federal officials remain very concerned about the potential for more violence in the coming months.

U.S. appeals court rejects lawmaker’s bid to have Pence overturn Biden’s win

Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede to Biden, claiming without evidence that his victory was due to widespread fraud. Dozens of election officials and judges around the country have dismissed Trump's allegations.

US congressman-elect died of Covid, 6 days to Swearing-In.

He died less than a week before the new Congress is to be sworn in on Jan. 3.

US Senate to consider override of Trump defence bill veto

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week publicly urged the president not to veto the bill and promised an override if Trump did.

Biden says Trump pentagon stalling transition, posing risks

Trump’s new acting defense secretary, Chris Miller, has said that the outgoing administration had agreed with Biden’s people to pause briefings for the holiday season, an assertion that the incoming team called untrue.

Putin congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. election victory – Kremlin

"Putin wished the president-elect every success and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States, which have a special responsibility for global security and stability, could, despite their differences, really help to solve the many problems and challenges facing the world,"

Supreme Court rejects Republicans’ last-ditch attempt to undo election results and give Trump the presidency

“Texas seeks to invalidate elections in four states for yielding results with which it disagrees,” Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro wrote to the court against Mr Paxton’s suit.

Trump bid to overturn election stumbles as judge tosses Pennsylvania lawsuit

"Observers are disruptive. They are asking question after question, telling the tabulators to stop, stop what they're doing and that is out of line, that's not acceptable," Milwaukee County Clerk George Christianson told reporters.

Trump briefly admits election defeat, clings to flailing legal strategy

"He won because the Election was Rigged," Trump wrote, not referring to Biden by name, adding a list of complaints about vote counting. About 90 minutes later, Trump wrote: "He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING!"

Democrat Biden and his allies had $466 mln at end of August: official

In a separate disclosure, Biden's campaign said it raised $212.2 million in August and spent $130.4 million, leaving it with $180.6 million in the bank, also not considering money raised by party allies.

Pompeo flies to Sudan direct from Israel as U.S. pushes stronger links

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Sudan after flying non-stop from Israel on Tuesday, on what he said was...

Senator Cassidy tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, has decided to self-quarantine for 14 days and is contacting those...

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Officer who shot Daunte Wright was training new recruit at time of shooting

The 26-year veteran of the force can be heard saying: “Holy s***. I just shot him!” in bodycam footage after allegedly intending to tase Mr Wright but shooting him instead.

Bauchi Hisbah to repatriate sex workers from other states, marry off indigenes

“They are not comfortable with their current situation. That’s why we are going to sit down with them, identify the natives and non-natives among them with a view to rescuing them and those who are not indigenes, we will liase with their governments to see that they are taken back home and rehabilitated,”

Insurgency: Japan donates $2.3m infrastructure fund to Borno, North East commission

The project which is implemented by the UNOPS is primarily aimed at scaling up oxygen supply and expand vaccine storage capacity in 139 healthcare centers and nine hospitals across Borno State.

2023: Saraki campaign posters sighted in Abuja

“we do not know anything about the posters.”