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The Countdown: YouTuber Cammie Scott, Sarah Cooper and Trumphernalia

1. It’s not even polling day yet and 70 million Americans have already voted, which is more than half the total turnout of 2016 – just one way in which the pandemic changed ...

Facebook, Twitter and Google face questions from US senators

“[It] allows digital businesses to let users post things but then not be responsible for the consequences, even when they’re amplifying or dampening that speech,” ...

Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting

Large protests broke out in Philadelphia earlier this year following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Footage showed white police officer Derek Chauvin ...

US election: Biden hits new battleground, Trump blitzes Midwest

Biden hits new battleground, Trump blitzes Midwest Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump as a conman, while the president promises “economic survival”. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Philadelphia braces for more unrest after police fatally shoot black man

Large protests broke out in Philadelphia earlier this year following the police killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Footage showed white police officer ...

Nxivm leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

US authorities began investigating Nxivm – pronounced nexium – after the publication of a New York Times investigation in 2017. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

The Countdown: Amy Coney Barrett is judged and Joe Biden goes to Georgia

For many Democrats, one concern was that Amy Coney Barrett, who did not practise law for very long before becoming a scholar, just lacks experience. This piece from liberal magazine ...

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to US Supreme Court

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Democrats desperate as Senate moves to confirm Trump court pick

Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority leader, vowed that the party would “not stop fighting” as his colleagues took to the floor of the Senate to denounce the proceedings. ...

Water on the Moon could sustain a lunar base

Having dropped tantalising hints days ago about an “exciting new discovery about the Moon“, the US space agency has revealed conclusive evidence of water on our only natural ...