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Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.
Kim vows to bolster North Korea's military at party meeting

Kim vows to bolster North Korea's military at party meeting

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen the country's military defences in a speech at a major ruling party meeting that provides insights into his priorities amid growing economic challenges and a U.S.

Niger's leader: Fragility of nations must be top priority

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Days after attacks on two villages killed more than 100 civilians in his African nation, Niger’s president said Wednesday that tackling the growing fragility of nations must be a top priority of the 21st century.

Mexico's top diplomat discusses migration with US official

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s top diplomat said Wednesday he discussed immigration policy with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national security adviser, Jake Sullivan. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said the two spoke via internet.
Biden urges restoring decency after 'assault' on democracy

Biden urges restoring decency after 'assault' on democracy

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden called Wednesday for the restoration of “simple decency” as a mob incited by his predecessor stormed the U.S. Capitol and delayed Congress from certifying the results of November's election.
Experts: Capitol riot product of years of hateful rhetoric

Experts: Capitol riot product of years of hateful rhetoric

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The storming of the U.S.
Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort after slow start

Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort after slow start

New York’s governor threatened to fine hospitals if they don't use their allotment of COVID-19 vaccine fast enough. His South Carolina counterpart warned health care workers they have until Jan. 15 to get a shot or move to the back of the line.
Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

SANTA FE, N.M. — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to evacuate while cheers rang out at several demonstrations as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S.

New Illinois congresswoman: 'Hitler was right on one thing'

CHICAGO — Freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois drew swift criticism from fellow Republicans Wednesday for quoting Adolf Hitler in a speech a day earlier outside the U.S. Capitol.
Justice Department, federal court system hit by Russian hack

Justice Department, federal court system hit by Russian hack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the federal court system disclosed on Wednesday that they were among the dozens of U.S. government agencies and private businesses compromised by a massive, months-long cyberespionage campaign that U.S.