Weekend flash! This week’s news: Capitol riot, Senate, Covid-19, Biden and Trump

Weekend flash! This week’s news: Capitol riot, Senate, Covid-19, Biden and Trump

Here is a list of the top news that happened during this week and you must now. Read on to find more details about them.

A lot of things happened during these few days, so here is a short description of the most important situations that took place during this week. Keep on reading to find about this week must know. 

1- Trump supporters stormed the Capitol

Trump supporters stormed the Capitol

Thousands of President Donald Trump's ardent supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, prompting evacuations, injuries and arrests. A woman was shot and taken to a hospital during the uprising, where she was later pronounced dead,  and there were at least a dozen arrests. There were other three deaths, one woman and two men. 

2- Democrats win the senate

Democrats win the senate

The victories by Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, both Democrats, ensured that President-elect Joe Biden will have an easier time enacting his agenda. Democrats took control of the Senate on Wednesday assuring slim majorities in both chambers of Congress for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and delivering an emphatic, final rebuke to President Trump in his last days in office.

3- Pence certifies Joe Biden's electoral victory

Pence certifies Joe Biden's electoral victory

A little before 4 a.m. Thursday morning, Vice President Mike Pence, in his ceremonial role as president of the Senate, formally announced that after counting the electoral votes submitted by the states, President-elect Joe Biden is the official winner of the 2020 election.

4-  Covid-19 records and new variant

Covid-19 records and new variant

The US reported new single-day records for coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations yesterday, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the total national Covid-19 death toll could exceed 430,000 by month's end. At least 52 cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in the UK have now been found in the US. 

5- Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram lock Trump's accounts

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram lock Trump's accounts

Twitter announced on Wednesday evening that because of the Capitol riots, they decided to remove three of President Trump's tweets that violate the company's civil integrity policy. Trump's account will be locked for 12 hours. Facebook later removed a video that Trump posted, and said it is suspending Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts for 24 hours.

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