US politics

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'To heal, we must remember': Biden holds memorial for 400,000 US Covid victims – live
Event at the Lincoln Memorial offers ‘national moment of unity’ to honor the lives lost to Covid-19, tweets Jill Biden – follow live

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

20, Jan, 2021 @2:49 AM

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Haitian boy, 9, detained as Trump's family separation policy pursued to bitter end
Vladimir Fardin arrived in San Francisco with a valid visa but faces being deported by US immigration along with his brother

Julian Borger in Washington

20, Jan, 2021 @2:37 AM

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'We did what we came here to do': Trump fails to mention Biden in farewell address
Video message touts Trump’s accomplishments but does not acknowledge successor’s legitimate election win

David Smith in Washington

19, Jan, 2021 @11:43 PM

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The Guardian view on Xinjiang and crimes against humanity: speaking and acting | Editorial
Editorial: The US has accused China of genocide against the Uighurs, while British MPs are pressing the government to take a tougher stand

Editorial

19, Jan, 2021 @7:55 PM

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Biden cabinet picks: confirmation hearings begin one day before inauguration
Janet Yellen for treasury secretary and Antony Blinken for state secretary as Trump’s second impeachment looms

Daniel Strauss in Washington

19, Jan, 2021 @7:08 PM

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Rapper Lil Wayne in line for last-day pardon from Donald Trump
But sources say neither Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon or president himself are on the list

Martin Belam

19, Jan, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Open letter calls for publishing boycott of Trump administration memoirs
More than 500 book industry professionals have added their names to a call for publishers not to sign up veterans of the departing president’s government

Alison Flood

19, Jan, 2021 @4:25 PM

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The lessons of Trump's presidency for Europe | Letters
Letters: Sascha Engel says Europeans must look to their own crises before pointing the finger at the US, while Carolyn Kirton recalls Boris Johnson fawning over Donald Trump

Letters

19, Jan, 2021 @4:20 PM

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Joe Biden will launch presidency with appeal for unity – but whose unity?
Analysis: The convergent crises call for a united response, the president-elect argues, but Republicans say that means forgetting Trump’s alleged role in insurrection

Lauren Gambino

19, Jan, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Biden health pick Rachel Levine set to become first trans Senate confirmee
Biden nominates Levine for assistant health secretary role and hails ‘historic and deeply qualified choice’

Ankita Rao

19, Jan, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Trump's presidency: a lesson in the true meaning of 'American carnage'
For four years the outrages piled up so high they were hard to keep track of but the coronavirus pandemic proved to be one crisis he couldn’t bluster away

David Smith in Washington

19, Jan, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Biden to target Covid and the economy amid stack of orders in first 100 days
Analysis: The incoming president is pushing a huge stimulus plan, and wants action on vaccines, racial justice and climate change

Daniel Strauss in Washington

19, Jan, 2021 @1:13 PM

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