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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Transcript of Trump's speech at rally before US Capitol riot

Jan. 13, 2021 9:11 PM EST

President Donald Trump spoke at a rally near the White House on Jan. 6 before a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Trump was impeached Wednesday by the U.S. House on a single charge of “incitement of...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 13, 2021 1:00 PM EST

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 The Valdosta Daily Times on Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue conceding to Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia's senate runoffs: Our republic — our open and free elections to select our leaders — is not a Democrat...

GOP leader in Georgia Senate tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2021 3:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican majority leader of Georgia's state Senate announced Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 during mandatory testing at the state Capitol. Sen. Mike Dugan, whose district includes Carroll, Douglas and Paulding counties, said in a statement that he was experiencing...

South Dakota governor calls new Georgia senators communists

Jan. 9, 2021 3:24 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A day after she called for peace and healing following the riots at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem called Georgia's two incoming Democratic senators communists. Noem made her comments about incoming Sens. Jon Ossoff and...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, center, holds a press conference Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, to condemn the breach of the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Georgia's GOP governor under fire after US Senate losses

Jan. 9, 2021 8:26 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Even though he wasn’t on the ballot, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has been painfully bruised by the 2020 elections. In a state long dominated by Republicans, Democrats won Georgia’s electoral votes for president in November and two U.S. Senate seats in runoff elections Tuesday,...

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., leaves Capitol Hill in Washington. Perdue has taken down a digital campaign ad featuring a manipulated picture of his Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, who is Jewish, with an enlarged nose. A spokeswoman for Perdue said in a statement Monday, July 27, 2020, that the image has been removed from Facebook, calling it an “unintentional error” by an outside vendor, without naming the vendor. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

GOP's David Perdue concedes to Jon Ossoff in Georgia runoff

Jan. 8, 2021 4:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic control of the U.S. Senate came one step closer to fruition Friday after Georgia Republican David Perdue conceded his runoff loss to Democrat Jon Ossoff. A day earlier, the GOP's Kelly Loeffler conceded to Democrat Raphael Warnock in Georgia's other Senate race. Perdue thanked...

David Perdue concedes to Jon Ossoff in one of two Georgia runoffs that will give control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats

Jan. 8, 2021 3:09 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — David Perdue concedes to Jon Ossoff in one of two Georgia runoffs that will give control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats.
Voters socially distance while waiting in line to cast their votes in the state's runoff election inside the gymnasium at Social Circle Middle School, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Social Circle, Ga. Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are being challenged by Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Tuesday's runoff. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Dems' Georgia alliance is diverse and broad. Is it durable?

Jan. 7, 2021 7:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump came to the north Georgia mountains Monday night to gin up turnout in conservative strongholds and stave off the Democratic challengers who threatened the GOP’s Senate majority in two runoff elections. It didn't work. The Republicans' overwhelmingly white,...

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

Jan. 7, 2021 4:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after Wall Street rallied on expectations of more stimulus for the economy, despite chaotic scenes in Washington as Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares track Wall St rally on hopes for stimulus

Jan. 6, 2021 11:00 PM EST

Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after Wall Street rallied on expectations of more stimulus for the economy, despite chaotic scenes in Washington as Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. As Congress reconvened after disruptions to the process for recognizing the outcome of the U.S. presidential election,...