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On King’s holiday in the US, daughter calls for bold action over words

US Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

Atlanta, US AP America has honoured Martin Luther King, Jr, with a federal holiday for nearly four decades yet still hasn’t fully embraced and acted on the lessons from the slain civil rights leader, his youngest daughter said Monday. Rev Bernice King, who leads The King Center in Atlanta, said leaders – especially politicians – […]

Democrats retain grip on US Senate, defying Republican “red wave” predictions

US US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

Phoenix, Arizona, US Reuters Democrats held onto control of the US Senate while limiting projected losses in the House, handing a major victory to President Joe Biden and extinguishing hopes of the “red wave” that Republicans had expected leading into the midterm elections. Democratic leaders described the outcome – sealed late Saturday with a win […]

Republican “red wave” turns into a ripple, Georgia Senate headed to runoff

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Alpharetta, Georgia/Phoenix, Arizona, USReuters Republicans made modest gains in US midterm elections but Democrats performed better than expected, as control of the Senate hinged on three races that remained too close to call on Wednesday afternoon. The Georgia US Senate race between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker will go to a 6th December […]

US Senate: In Georgia run-off, Warnock and Ossoff win, handing Dems control

US Georgia runoff Ossoff and Warnock

Atlanta, USAP Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats – and with them, the US Senate majority – as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his last days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s progressive agenda. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Democratic challengers who […]

In the US, Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

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Atlanta, USAP Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King, Jr, preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. […]

Updated: In the US state of Georgia, final warnings about high-stakes Senate runoffs

US Georgia run off Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock

Updated: 2:30pm (AEDT)Atlanta, Georgia, USAP President-elect Joe Biden on Monday told Georgia Democrats they had the power to “chart the course” for a generation as President Donald Trump urged Republican voters to “swamp” the polls ahead of runoff elections that will determine control of the US Senate.  Trump made his final-hours pitch to voters at […]