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United States: Police and media outnumber protesters at rally supporting pro-Trump rioters

A few hundred protesters gathered around the US Capitol on Saturday, for a rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the building on 6 January. But the group were easily outnumbered by the police and journalists present. Ahead of the event, police said they had detected “threats of violence” and security was tightened […]

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Texas man murdered woman, shot her husband for voting Joe Biden

Texas police this week arrested 38-year-old Joseph Angel Alvarez for allegedly targeting a couple, killing the wife in the process because they voted for Biden, and had a Biden flag and “a doll of Trump hanging” outside their home. Alvarez was arrested nearly a year after the murder. He was jailed on a $2 million […]

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‘Victim Of Censorship’: Donald Trump sues Google, Twitter and Facebook

Former US President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook, claiming to be a victim of censorship. The lawsuit also targets the three companies’ CEOs. Mr Trump was suspended from his social accounts in January earlier this year over public safety concerns in the wake of the Capitol riots, led […]

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Rudy Giuliani barred from practicing law in New York state over misleading election statements

Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer of former US President Donald Trump on Thursday was barred from practicing law in New York state by an appellate court that found he made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 election. The court said “there is uncontroverted evidence” that Giuliani, former Manhattan US attorney, “communicated demonstrably […]

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Donald Trump considered sending Covid-19 infected Americans to Guantanamo detention centre: Book claims

Former President Donald Trump wanted to send US citizens infected with the coronavirus to Guantanamo Bay, according to a new book. “Don’t we have an island that we own?” Trump asked staff in the Situation Room in February 2020, the Washington Post reported. “What about Guantanamo?” Guantanamo Bay is a detention camp in Cuba the […]

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Donald Trump’s administration seized lawmakers’ Apple data, Democrats demand probe

Democrats demanded a probe into reports that officials acting under former President Donald Trump seized lawmakers’ Apple account information. According to The New York Times, prosecutors subpoenaed the tech giant for account data for at least two House Intelligence Committee members. Representative Adam Schiff was reportedly one of those targeted. Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi called […]

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Donald Trump sees Bitcoin as a ‘scam competing against the dollar’

Former US President Donald Trump sees Bitcoin as a “scam” affecting the value of the US dollar. “Bitcoin, it just seems like a scam,” Mr Trump told Fox Business. “I don’t like it because it’s another currency competing against the dollar.” He added that he wanted the dollar to be “the currency of the world”. […]

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Donald Trump to remain suspended from Facebook until at least January 2023

Facebook on Friday announced that former US President Donald Trump would remain suspended from its platform for at least two years from his initial suspension date, until at least January 7th, 2023. Facebook added that it would continue to assess the circumstances to see if he should be allowed back on. The move guarantees Trump […]

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Republicans block 9/11 style bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol Hill riot

Republicans in the US Senate blocked a bill to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol Hill riot. The measure passed the US House of Representatives last week. Members of ex-President Donald Trump’s party said the riot is already being investigated by congressional panels. Democrats argued that forming a commission, similar to the one […]

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Chinese-American civil rights group sue Donald Trump for calling Covid ‘China virus’

Former United States President Donald Trump is being sued by a Chinese American civil rights group over his use of the terms “Chinese virus”, “Wuhan virus” and “Kung Flu virus” during the coronavirus pandemic. According to court documents, the Chinese Americans Civil Rights Coalition, a nonprofit organisation based in New York, filed the lawsuit against […]

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Biden revokes series of Trump’s proclamations including order to punish monument vandals

US President Joe Biden revoked a series of proclamations by Donald Trump including an order to punish vandals who destroy monuments. Mr Trump issued the order amid last year’s social justice protests as statues were being defaced or toppled. Mr Biden also revoked Mr Trump’s plans for a sculpture garden to honour American heroes. And he […]

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Trump’s adult children cost Americans $140,000 a month for Secret Service Protection

Taxpayers in the United States are spending $140,000 a month on Secret Service protection for Donald Trump’s adult children, despite not being entitled, by convention, to protection. The Citizens for Ethics in Washington (CREW) obtained the data for February via a Freedom of Information Request. In the 30-day period, the transportation amounted to $52,296.75, and […]