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As rioters swarmed through the US Capitol, I feared I’d never see my husband again

As rioters swarmed through the US Capitol, I feared I’d never see my husband again

As the Trump-inspired terrorists invaded Congress, where my Johnny worked as a doctor, I couldn’t bear to look.

  • by Amelia Lester

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Meet the Bidens, America's new 'first family'

Meet the Bidens, America's new 'first family'

Joe Biden, the oldest of four children and the father of four, is the patriarch of a clan with a tragic past and strong personalities.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Biden can make a big difference simply by not being Trump

Biden can make a big difference simply by not being Trump

The new US President's first job is to return to a normal style of government.

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'Seal them in turn on gas': Three militia members charged with plotting Capitol attack

'Seal them in turn on gas': Three militia members charged with plotting Capitol attack

Thomas Caldwell, Donovan Crowl and Jessica Watkins were the first of more than 125 people arrested in connection with the assault to be charged with conspiracy.

  • by Dan Sewell, Ben Finley and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
Inspired by the Capitol siege, extremists remain top of terror list

Inspired by the Capitol siege, extremists remain top of terror list

As three members of the Oath Keepers militia were charged with conspiracy over the Capitol siege, security agencies fear further attacks this year.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
'Turn it into your tool': How first ladies use clothes to fashion a message

'Turn it into your tool': How first ladies use clothes to fashion a message

While there's no inauguration ball this time around, the gown a first lady chooses for her black-tie debut has the capacity to shape her time in the White House.

  • by Melissa Singer
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Deeper causes of America's troubles are economic and social

Deeper causes of America's troubles are economic and social

Trump has helped to deepen America's economic and social woes, but the ever-rising “deaths of despair” among working-class white men reveals divisions had been growing for years.

  • by Ross Gittins
Albanese lashes Morrison for cosying up to Trump in first major foreign policy speech

Albanese lashes Morrison for cosying up to Trump in first major foreign policy speech

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will claim Prime Minister Scott Morrison's close relationship with Donald Trump has damaged Australia's alliance with the United States.

  • by Anthony Galloway
‘I let you down’: Klete Keller’s path from Olympics to capitol riot

‘I let you down’: Klete Keller’s path from Olympics to capitol riot

The swimming coach did not know what to expect when he dialled Klete Keller's phone number. But the last thing he expected was for Keller to dissolve into tears.

  • by Karen Crouse
Trump orders 244 statues for 'Garden of Heroes', some surprising names

Trump orders 244 statues for 'Garden of Heroes', some surprising names

The list of "heroes" Trump wants commemorated includes Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney and Woody Guthrie, who wrote Old Man Trump about the President's father.

  • by Chris Sommerfeldt
Morrison talks with Pence, Pompeo but not Trump

Morrison talks with Pence, Pompeo but not Trump

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has this week reached out to two key members of Donald Trump's administration but has no plans to talk to the outgoing US President.

  • by Anthony Galloway