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US Election 2020: Could Trump reject the results?

US President Donald Trump sparked a furor suggesting he might not accept the results of the November 3 election if he loses. His stance drew comparisons with lawless dictators — Belarus and North Korea were mentioned — and raised fears that he could fracture the US democratic system in a cling to power. Trailing Democratic …

Trump signs US healthcare executive orders that may have little impact

US President Trump on Thursday signed two executive orders on healthcare for Americans that lawyers said will carry little weight, as the president seeks to boost his flagging credibility with voters on the hot-button issue ahead of the Nov 3 presidential election. ​​​Trump signed the twin orders implementing his “America First Healthcare Plan” in an …

US has most powerful weapons ever produced: Trump

The US has the most powerful weapons ever produced and is the envy of the world, President Donald Trump has said, hoping that he will never have to use them, as he vowed to keep America out of “endless, ridiculous and stupid” foreign wars. Trump said for decades, American politicians spent trillions of dollars rebuilding …

Facebook: Fake pages from China tried to disrupt US politics

Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the US and several other countries. The US-focused activity was just a “sliver” of the accounts’ overall activity and gained almost no following, Facebook said. Their primary focus was Southeast Asia, …

US passes 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

The United States registered its 200,000th death from the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump will stay in office.​ According to a rolling tally by Johns Hopkins University, 200,005 Americans have died and 6.86 million have been confirmed infected by the …

US closes in on 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump will stay in office. According to a rolling tally by Johns Hopkins University, 199,743 Americans have died and 6.8 million have been confirmed infected.

Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee

The extraordinary televised plea from the Democratic presidential candidate to Republican senators reflected the ferocious maneuvering that has followed Ginsburg’s death at 87 on Friday. Her passing upended a campaign that had, until then, focused on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s economic collapse and racial unrest that has stoked protests in US …