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US coronavirus death toll tops 400,000


The US death toll from coronavirus has passed 400,000 in the final hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts a singular failure.

Vice President Mike Pence presides over a joint session of Congress (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

Republicans raise first objection in Congress to Biden win


Republican politicians have mounted their first official challenge to Joe Biden’s presidential election win, objecting to state results from Arizona as they took up Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the results in an extraordinary joint session of Congress.

Donald Trump has repeated his widely-dismissed claims of voter fraud at last months election, which he lost to Joe Biden (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims


Donald Trump stood before a White House lectern and delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, uttering a series of claims to back his baseless assertion that he really won.