President-elect Joe Biden: Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev Raphael Warnock are seeking to flip two seats held by Republicans in Georgia. If both win, Democrats will have an effective majority in the Senate. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

The United States passed a new Covid milestone, recording 3,000 deaths in a single day, as the pandemic continued to spread across the country. More (...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks at a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making unsubstantiated claims that he won the presidential election at a rally (...)

 Democratic Georgia US Senate candidate Jon Ossoff greets a dog while participating in a drive-through campaign event in Alpharetta, Georgia. Photograph: EPA/Erik S Lesser

US president Donald Trump will travel to Georgia on Saturday for his first large-scale public event since losing the presidential election to Joe Bide(...)

Republican senator Dan Sullivan campaigning in Palmer, Alaska in September. Photograph: Ash Adams/New York Times

Senate Republicans cemented their surprisingly strong performance in last week’s election on Wednesday as Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan was declar(...)

Supporters and staff greet Democratic US Senate candidate Rev Raphael Warnock as he enters his campaign headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Jessica McGowan

As the race for the White House went down to the wire this week, captivating the attention of the nation and the world, another contest remained too c(...)

Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly and  his wife, former congresswoman Gaby Giffords,  in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: EPA/RIck D’Elia

The eyes of the world will turn to the US this week as one of the most consequential presidential elections in history takes place, yet the race to th(...)

Crowds walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabamato mark the 50th anniversary of  “Bloody Sunday”. Photograph: Bill Frakes/AP

Thousands of people began walking across a Selma, Alabama bridge yesterday in a re-enactment of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march, part of a weekend of e(...)

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