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Acting US homeland security secretary Chad Wolf resigns – as it happened
Wolf, who called Capitol riot ‘tragic and sickening’, becomes latest cabinet official to step down – follow all the latest news

Maanvi Singh (now), Joan E Greve and Martin Belam (earlier)

12, Jan, 2021 @1:24 AM

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Acting US homeland security secretary Chad Wolf resigns
Wolf, who played key role in president’s hardline immigration policies, says exit prompted in part by ‘recent events’

Lauren Gambino in Washington

12, Jan, 2021 @12:54 AM

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California coronavirus deaths hit 30,000 after 10,000 fatalities in a month
Los Angeles to turn Dodger Stadium from testing center into giant vaccination site

Vivian Ho and agencies

11, Jan, 2021 @10:19 PM

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Gorillas at San Diego Zoo test positive for Covid in apparent first
Gorillas are thought to have been infected by wildlife worker in what is believed to be first outbreak among captive primates

Vivian Ho

11, Jan, 2021 @10:14 PM

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Michigan bans open carry of guns in state Capitol as FBI warns of violence
FBI bulletin reportedly details calls for ‘storming’ of buildings and courthouses if Trump is removed from power before inauguration

Martin Pengelly and Tom McCarthy

11, Jan, 2021 @7:38 PM

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Opinion divided over Trump's ban from social media
Actions spark debate on free speech and whether chief executives of tech firms are fit to act as judge and jury

Alex Hern

11, Jan, 2021 @6:17 PM

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Vogue's Kamala Harris cover photos spark controversy: 'Washed out mess'
First woman of color elected vice-president is February cover star but users complain about lighting

Richard Luscombe and Priya Elan

11, Jan, 2021 @2:50 PM

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Melania Trump pays tribute to dead of Capitol attack but casts herself as victim
First lady ‘disappointed and disheartened’ by events but decries ‘unwarranted personal attacks’ against her

Martin Pengelly in New York

11, Jan, 2021 @2:46 PM

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Capitol police's restraint to mob 'hurtful' says sister of black woman killed in 2013
Valarie Carey, whose sister Miriam Carey was shot dead in car after U-turn by Capitol police, says rioters ‘were treated with entitlement’

Richard Luscombe

11, Jan, 2021 @1:56 PM

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Trump to award presidential medal of freedom to loyal Republican Jim Jordan
Trump to give highest US civilian honour to Ohio representative, who objected to electoral college results following Capitol riot

Martin Pengelly in New York

11, Jan, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Pelosi presses on with impeachment | First Thing
The House Speaker said Democrats would launch impeachment proceedings if Mike Pence did not remove the president. Plus, how will Biden tackle nuclear weapons?

Molly Blackall

11, Jan, 2021 @10:59 AM

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Ex-head of Capitol police: officials reluctant to call in national guard
Steven Sund also claims senior officials expressed concerns over the ‘optics’ of declaring emergency

Peter Beaumont

11, Jan, 2021 @10:50 AM

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