Donald Trump makes remarks about the election after presenting the Medal of Freedom to Lou Holtz in early December
President-elect Joe Biden has urged Donald Trump to attend his inauguration next month to end the chaos he has created.
In an interview with CNNs Jake Tapper alongside vice president-elect Kamala Harris, Mr Biden was asked whether he wanted Mr Trump to attend the 20 January event.
Mr Biden said it was important for there to be a peaceful transfer of power and to end the chaos Mr Trump has caused.
It comes after another bruising defeat for Mr Trump as the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear his lawsuit attempting to overturn the loss to his Democrat rival.
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump has called the probe into her fathers inauguration as a waste of taxpayer dollars and branded it vindictive.
And the Justice Department announced that it is suing Facebook for discriminating against Americans in its hiring practices.
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Biden calls on Trump to attend inauguration
President-elect Joe Biden is hopeful Trump will attend his inauguration next month in order to demonstrate a peaceful transfer of power, he told CNN, while adding that his predecessors presence would be of no personal consequence for him.
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Trump reportedly wants to skip the inauguration event and launch his 2024 campaign the same week
Adam Withnall4 December 2020 06:34
The most bizarre fraud theory yet?
Trump associate Roger Stone has put forward what could be the most outlandish voter fraud claim so far that North Korea interfered in the election by boating in batches of Biden votes.
The full details are below; its very much worth noting that Maine (youll see why) has emphatically rejected the claim, and criticised such a prominent figure for espousing it.
Maine has already denied the bizarre allegations as having no validity
Adam Withnall4 December 2020 05:55
Most Americans plan to get a vaccine, Pew study finds
A majority of Americans plan to get immunized from the coronavirus, as news emerges of successful trials and the beginnings of widespread distribution set for this month, according to a Pew Research Center study published on Thursday.
If a Covid-19 vaccine were available today, 60 per cent of respondents surveyed in the last two weeks of November said they would definitely or probably get it, while 39 per cent said they would definitely or probably not. 
Alex Woodward4 December 2020 04:30
Moderna to ship out 100-125 million vaccine doses by 2021
Drug maker Moderna said Thursday expects to have between 100 million and 125 million vaccine doses by the first quarter of 2021, the company said.
Today, Moderna re-affirmed its expectation of having approximately 20 million doses available in the US by the end of 2020, the company said in a statement.
Into 2021, 85-100 million of those doses will be in the US, and 15-25 million will be outside the US.
These expected first quarter doses are inclusive within the 500 million to up to 1 billion doses that the company expects to manufacture globally in 2021, it said.
Alex Woodward4 December 2020 03:30
Biden and Harris say they wont interfere with DOJ in apparent rebuke to Trump
Biden and Harris vowed to let Justice Department officials make their own decisions about prosecuting cases.  
We will not tell the Justice Department how to do its job, Ms Harris said in clip of an interview to air later Thursday night on CNN.
Then Mr Biden added this: I guarantee thats how itll be run.
I guarantee thats how itll be run, president-elect says
Alex Woodward4 December 2020 02:30
US sets another record for Covid-19 hospitalisations
100,667 Americans were hospitalised on Thursday, according to The COVID Tracking Project.
Its the second consecutive day with more than 100,000 people in hospital for coronavirus.
Alex Woodward4 December 2020 01:35
Alyssa Farah: White House communications director resigns in first seeming nod to Trumps defeat
White House communications director Alyssa Farah resigned on Thursday, the first seeming acknowledgment of the presidents loss from his senior staff since the election.
In her resignation letter, Ms Farah referred to the administration in the past tense, and wrote that she is deeply proud of the incredible things we were able to accomplish to make our country stronger, safer, and more secure,” according to the Washington Post, which reported the departure. 
Meanwhile, the president continues to falsely claim he won the election
Alex Woodward4 December 2020 01:15
Murdoch flagship WSJ turns on Trump: If Republicans lose seats Trump will be reason
The Wall Street Journals editorial board has made it clear where it stands on Trumps election fraud claims.
If Republicans dont pull out a win in Georgia, the editorial board writes, itll be his fault, and that will be his legacy.
The right-leaning Wall Street Journals editorial board has warned that the loss of two Republican-held senate seats in Georgia two races that will determine the power balance in Congress will cost Donald Trump his legacy, as he continues to mount a specious legal battle to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Alex Woodward4 December 2020 00:45
Will the Biden administration go after Trump? Harris says we will not tell the Justice Department how to do its job
Last year, senator Kamala Harris was among members of congress urging Trump be prosecuted. The feds would have no choice but to charge him with obstruction of justice when he leaves office, she told NPR in 2019.
In tonights interview with CNN,  the VP-elect toned it down: We will not tell the Justice Department how to do its job.
We are going to assume that any decision coming out of the Justice Department, in particular the US Department of Justice, should be based on facts, based on the law, it should not be influenced by politics, period, she said.
Alex Woodward4 December 2020 00:30
Bidens Homeland Security pick promises humane and secure immigration policy
Bidens pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security has promised to administer the nations immigration system with integrity, in a way that is humane and secure.
Alejandro Mayorkas, speaking to the American Business Immigration Coalition, admitted that the US immigration system is badly broken and we all know it.
The cost of that broken system is incalculably high, he said. It represents a profound toll not only on families seeking to contribute to our nation and forge their own American dream, but on our economic prosperity and our moral authority as well.
He urged a stop to vilifying immigrant communities and to bring to an immediate end the inhumane and unjust treatment of immigrants.
“There is no more powerful and heartbreaking example of that inhumanity than the separation of children from their parents,” he said.
Alex Woodward4 December 2020 00:10

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