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'Argentine Firecracker' Fanne Foxe dead at 84: WPost

Washington - Fanne Foxe, an exotic dancer known as the "Argentine Firecracker" who was at the center of one of the US capital's most notorious sex scandals, has died, The Washington Post reported. She was 84.

QAnon-backing Republican renounces conspiracies ahead of reprimand vote

Washington - A US lawmaker who backed QAnon before entering Congress renounced the conspiracy movement Thursday and expressed regret for spreading misinformation, hours before the House was to reprimand her over extremist statements.

Now that Trump is impeached (again), what's next?

Washington - The US House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for a second time -- just days before he is scheduled to leave office -- raising questions about what happens next.

Op-Ed: The 14th Amendment could bar Trump from ever holding office again

As lawmakers look at legal tools and historical guidance in an attempt to hold President Donald Trump accountable for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, a little known section of the 14th Amendment is being re-examined.

North Korea's Kim admits mistakes as party congress opens: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un admitted that "almost all sectors" had fallen short of their economic targets as he opened a rare congress of the ruling Workers' Party, state media reported Wednesday.

Some USA senators plan to oppose Joe Biden certification

Washington - A group of Republican senators led by veteran lawmaker Ted Cruz said Saturday they will challenge Joe Biden's election win -- the latest last-ditch move to support Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the vote.

A dozen US senators plan to oppose Biden certification

Washington - A group of Republican senators led by veteran lawmaker Ted Cruz said Saturday they will challenge Joe Biden's election win -- the latest last-ditch move to support Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the vote.

In final days, a weakened Trump faces first veto override

Washington - The US House of Representatives dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on Monday by rejecting his veto of a defense bill, setting the stage for the Senate to deliver a humiliating first veto override in the final days of his presidency.

Trump veto threat could lead to severe consequences for U.S.

President Donald Trump's threat to veto Congress’ massive COVID-19 relief package during a raging pandemic could lead to severe consequences for the nation, including a year-end government shutdown,

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Washington - US lawmakers on Monday backed legislation granting Sudan legal immunity for past militant attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

US Congress reaches deal on Covid-19 relief package

Washington - US lawmakers have reached a deal for a new package to boost the world's largest economy, which has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, congressional leaders announced Sunday."We've agreed to a package of nearly $900 billion.

US lawmakers reach deal on $900 bn stimulus package

Washington - US lawmakers agreed on a nearly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans on Sunday, in a deal that follows months of wrangling and comes as the nation battles the world's largest outbreak of the virus.

Trump tweets he is vetoing Defense Spending Bill

President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that he intends to veto a wide-ranging defense policy bill, raising new but unspecified concerns about China as a reason to reject a traditionally bipartisan measure.

'Safe Harbor Day' — This law locks in Biden's electoral votes

Happy "Safe Harbor Day," America. The Safe Harbor provision under U.S. election law will make President Donald Trump’s already floundering campaign to overturn his election loss even more improbable.

While Congress refuses to work together, the country suffers

Washington - Between now and the end of the year, with time off for holidays, lawmakers in Congress have just 15 business days to accomplish anything. If Congress does not act now, an omnibus spending bill and any coronavirus relief won't be seen until after January.

A not-so-happy holiday looms for 12 million unemployed workers

About 12 million jobless workers around the U.S. will lose their unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, according to a new analysis. Many households will be pushed into poverty unless Congress acts now.

Democratic hopes to flip US Senate dim as red wall holds for now

Washington - Despite retaining the House of Representatives, the path for Democrats to flip control of the US Senate narrowed sharply early Wednesday after two key Republicans facing tough reelection battles claimed victory.

Peru President Vizcarra survives impeachment vote

- Peru's President Martin Vizcarra survived an impeachment vote in Congress on Friday as his opponents failed to win the votes necessary to remove him from power.

Peru congress opens Vizcarra impeachment trial

- President Martin Vizcarra remained defiant Friday as Peru's Congress began an impeachment debate ahead of a vote that analysts say he is expected to survive."I'm not running.

Sparking fury, White House halts election security briefings to Congress

Washington - The White House has revealed it is to end in-person briefings to congressional intelligence committees about foreign election interference, sparking accusations Saturday that it was covering up Russian help for President Donald Trump's reelection.

Kim calls rare congress for North Korea's ruling party

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called a rare congress of the ruling Workers' Party for January to address policy "shortcomings" and lay out a new five-year plan for the isolated nation's moribund economy.

US civil rights icon John Lewis lying in state at Capitol

Washington - The body of Congressman John Lewis was lying in state at the US Capitol on Monday as Americans paid their final tributes to the civil rights icon.

Rights icon Lewis in a final solemn crossing of an Alabama bridge

Selma - In a deeply symbolic tribute, a lone caisson drawn by two black horses on Sunday slowly carried the body of John Lewis across the Alabama bridge where in 1965 a policeman fractured his skull during a protest that helped forge his reputation as a fearle...

US Senate passes $740.5 bn defense bill that would rename bases

Washington - The US Senate on Thursday passed a $740.5 billion bill setting Pentagon priorities, but which President Trump has threatened to veto over a provision that removes Confederate names from military bases.

US House approves removing Confederate statues from Capitol

Washington - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure removing from Capitol Hill statues of people who served in the Confederacy during the country's bitter 19th century Civil War.

US congressman John Lewis, civil rights icon, dead at 80

Washington - John Lewis, the civil rights warrior who died Friday aged 80, excelled at what he liked to call "good trouble" -- standing up against racial injustice to forge a better United States.The African-American icon marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

US congressman John Lewis, civil rights icon, dead at 80

Washington - John Lewis, the civil rights warrior who marched with Martin Luther King Jr and was nearly killed in police beatings before serving for decades as a US congressman, died late Friday aged 80.

US House passes Washington DC statehood measure in historic vote

Washington - US House lawmakers made history Friday by voting for Washington to become the nation's 51st state, but the move, a push for equal voting rights for the capital's residents, is doomed in the Senate.

Four Confederate portraits are removed from US Capitol

Washington - Four portraits of senior 19th century lawmakers who served in the Confederacy were removed from the US Capitol on Thursday in the latest manifestation of efforts to confront systemic racism and injustice in America.

Pelosi seeks removal of Confederate statues from US Capitol

Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Wednesday for removal of 11 Confederate statues from the US Capitol, part of a nationwide push to dismantle such memorials after a black man's killing in police custody sparked mass anti-racism protests.
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