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Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill

An exhausted US senate has narrowly approved a 1.9 trillion dollar (£1.37 trillion) Covid-19 relief bill as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies...

Trump recorded pleading with election official to ‘find’ him votes

US President Donald Trump badgered and pleaded with Georgia’s election chief to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state, suggesting in a telephone call...

Senate Republicans to restrict police chokeholds in emerging bill

Senate Republicans are on the brink of introducing an extensive package of policing changes including restrictions on police chokeholds as Congress rushes to respond...

US Senate to resume amid pandemic crisis

The Senate will reopen on Monday as the coronavirus crisis rages and the House of Representatives stays shut, an approach that leaves Congress as...

Donald Trump impeached by US House of Representatives

President Donald Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally...

Senate passes migrant aid bill for US southern border

The Republican-held Senate has passed a bipartisan $4.6bn measure to deliver aid to the US southern border. The bill has been passed before the government...

Rival proposals to end government shutdown rejected by divided US Senate

A splintered US Senate knocked down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown, leaving President Donald Trump and Congress...

US Senate backs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince for writer’s death

The US Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senators unanimously...

Senator apologises for posting ‘I hope Trump is assassinated’, but refuses to resign

A US politician who said on Facebook she hoped Donald Trump would be assassinated has apologised publicly to the president and his family, calling...

Senate Republicans re-elect McConnell as leader

Senate Republicans have re-elected Kentucky's Mitch McConnell to be majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January and starts working on Donald Trump's...

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