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Trump avoids conviction a second time

Several Republican legislators in both chambers of the US Congress have strongly condemned the former president’s attempts to undermine the results of the presidential election.

Impeachment motion against Trump tabled in US Congress

The impeachment motion will be the second presented in the four years since Trump has been in office. If successful, it can lead him to being barred from elections in the future

Democrats set to secure historic win in Georgia’s senate run-offs

While Democratic candidates leading by a significant margins over the Republican incumbents, the two seats will tilt the balance of power in the US Senate towards the Democrats

Groups in the US plan demonstrations to “protect the results”

A wide range of civil society groups have planned to hold demonstrations in over 170 locations across the US, to “ensure that every vote is counted”

US citizenship regulation Trump administration targets China, revives Red Scare era immigration laws

Recently notified naturalization and residence policy guidelines in the United States specify the use of a century-old law to disqualify individuals associated with any communist party

US Postal Service becomes a battleground ahead of elections

With presidential elections just months away, the functioning of the US Postal Service has emerged as a key issue. The postal service, which is facing a huge financial crunch, may struggle to deliver postal ballots during the elections.

Millions of votes threatened in the US as the postal service spirals into a crisis

Questions have been raised over the recent operational changes in the USPS brought in by new Trump appointee, that could delay delivery of postal ballots in time for November elections

George Floyd Bill US US House of Representatives passes police reform bill named after George Floyd

Republicans and president Trump have opposed the bill as a move to weaken the police and law enforcement, while activists claim the bill does not sufficiently tackle the issues at hand

Anti-China memo US China warns against bid to politicize COVID-19 for electoral gain

A Chinese foreign ministry response warning against using the pandemic for electoral gain is being analyzed in the light of a recently revealed anti-China memo circulated among senior Republican Party legislators

Trump suspends long-term immigration for 60 days to “protect American workers”

The move comes in as the US is faced with a major unemployment crisis, and even as the Trump administration is pushing for an early lifting of pandemic-related restrictions.

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