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Republicans trod well-worn path to court to sue Joe Biden

These are busy days for Republican state attorneys general, filing repeated lawsuits that claim President Joe Biden and his administration are overstepping their authority on immigration, climate change, the environment and taxes. Most of the action is in federal courts where former President Donald Trump was able to appoint conservative judges.

Donald Trump Jr. buys mansion 20 miles from Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle are now Florida home owners. The Palm Beach Post reports that the couple spent $9.7 million this week to buy a 11,000-square-foot (1,000-square-meter), six-bedroom, 11-bath mansion in the town of Jupiter, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the Mar-a-Lago compound where former President Donald Trump and former …

Biden administration quietly ramping up aid to Palestinians

The Biden administration is quietly ramping up assistance to the Palestinians after former President Donald Trump cut off nearly all aid. Since taking office with a pledge to reverse many of Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian decisions, the administration has allocated nearly $100 million for the Palestinians, only a small portion of which has been publicized.

Why Biden’s immigration plan may be risky for Democrats

As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul last week that would provide a path to US citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally. It would also codify provisions wiping out some of President Donald Trump’s signature hard-line policies, including trying to end existing, …

After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden

Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He helplessly watched his country’s already battered economy decay further amid pandemic border closures while brooding over the collapse of made-for-TV summits with former President Donald Trump that failed to lift crippling sanctions from his country.

China to sanction US officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

US officials who have engaged in “nasty” behaviour over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between US and Taiwanese officials. ​​​​Ties have worsened as China has already condemned this month’s easing, announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the waning days of …

US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953

Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a lethal injection at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was the 11th prisoner to receive a lethal injection there since July when President Donald Trump, an ardent supporter of capital punishment, resumed federal executions following 17 years without one.

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

Twitter Inc said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week’s violence in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. QAnon backers have pushed conspiracies that include the baseless claim that Trump secretly is fighting a cabal of child-sex …

FBI warns of armed protests ahead of Biden inauguration

The FBI has warned of armed protests being planned for Washington and all 50 US state capitals in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration, a federal law enforcement source said on Monday. Threatened with more violence from outgoing President Donald Trump’s supporters, the FBI issued warnings for next weekend until Inauguration Day, …