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Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Microsoft suspends donations for US politicians who attempted to overturn the 2020 election

Microsoft has announced that it will suspend all donations for the upcoming 2022 election cycle for any members of Congress, state officials, and organizations that voted to object to the certification of electors in the 2020 election or supported attempting to overturn the election.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris gestures towards U.S. Vice President Mike Pence ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021

Donald Trump’s vice president applauds successor at inauguration

Outgoing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen attended the inauguration of new President Joe Biden on Wednesday after skipping both a farewell ceremony for Donald Trump and the usual protocol of welcoming his successor to his home at the Naval Observatory.
Donald Trump led the United States for four tumultuous years with a right-wing populist approach and an “America First” message, but left office with his presidency in tatters and the country’s democratic institutions dented after a calamitous last chapter.

Donald Trump exits after four turbulent years, his presidency in tatters

Donald Trump led the United States for four tumultuous years with a right-wing populist approach and an “America First” message, but left office with his presidency in tatters and the country’s democratic institutions dented after a calamitous last chapter.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden election.

Senate GOP leader: Donald Trump provoked deadly Capitol riot

The remarks on the Senate floor came as the Kentucky Republican and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., worked to hash out details on Trump’s impending impeachment trial. Trump was impeached in the Democrat-led House last week in a 232-197 vote, with 10 Republicans voting in favor of impeachment.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Report: Donald Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday

President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a major batch of clemency actions that includes white collar criminals, high-profile rappers and others but -- as of now -- is not expected to include Trump himself.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, walks to the Senate Chambers in the Capitol building on Wednesday. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Republican leader Mitch McConnell ‘pleased’ about Donald Trump impeachment

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.
(L to R) Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, Ronald OHanley, CEO of State Street Corporation, Charles Scharf, CEO of Bank of New York Mellon, and David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs are sworn in to testify before the House Financial Services Commitee in Washington Wednesday April 10, 2019. J. Lawler Duggan | The Washington Post | Getty Images

US banks halt political donations after Capitol riot

JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup said they holding off on political donations because followers of President Donald Trump laid siege on the U.S. Capitol last week.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

American celebrities seek Donald Trump’s impeachment over Capitol invasion

The riot which was incited by comments made by Trump at a rally, disrupted a joint session of Congress where members were counting the vote of the Electoral College to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, has condemned the storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump protesters who claimed the presidential election was rigged.

US Capitol: ‘Rioting unacceptable’, ‘criminals’ will be prosecuted – US envoy

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, has condemned the storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump protesters who claimed the presidential election was rigged.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Capitol riot: Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, others seek Donald Trump’s impeachment

American celebrities have taken to their social media platform to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, over the violent siege of the Capitol by the president’s supporters.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced her resignation on Thursday. Matt York-AP

Betsy DeVos resigns as US education secretary over Capitol riot

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation on Thursday, becoming the second member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to quit over the riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

US Congress leads charge for Donald Trump’s removal

President Donald Trump yesterday faced a stirring revolt from the United States political establishment after he incited a mob to assault the Capitol, as part of his agenda to steal victory from President-elect Joe Biden.
After violent pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, a growing number of Republican leaders and Cabinet officials told CNN that they believe Donald Trump should be removed from office before January 20. Four of them called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked, and two others said the President should be impeached.

Amnesty raps Donald Trump over Capitol mob action, labels him, ‘instigator’

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has lampooned US President Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol riots in Washington on Wednesday.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Biden has called the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US Congress certifies Joe Biden’s election win

The US Congress, on Thursday, certified Joe Biden as the next US president and deal a hammer blow to Donald Trump whose supporters stormed the Capitol hours earlier, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence in the seat of American democracy.
President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that he would leave office on January 20 for the first time Thursday, pledging an orderly transfer of power after Congress affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win.

Donald Trump pledges ‘orderly’ transition after Joe Biden win certification

President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that he would leave office on January 20 for the first time Thursday, pledging an orderly transfer of power after Congress affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win.
Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., preside over a joint session of Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and disrupted proceedings. Erin Schaff/Pool/Getty Images

US Congress certifies Joe Biden victory after Donald Trump mob storm the Capitol

Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' victory early on Thursday, the end of a long day and night marked by chaos and violence in Washington, in which extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of modern American history by staging a violent insurrection inside the U.S. Capitol.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Four dead, at least 52 arrested after Donald Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol

Four people are dead, including a woman who was fatally shot inside the U.S. Capitol, and 52 arrests were made Wednesday after supporters of President Donald Trump breached the building ahead of the Electoral College vote, according to police.
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Trump protesters react amidst a cloud of tear gas during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

How security failures enabled Donald Trump mob to storm U.S. Capitol

The bloody chaos inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday came after the police force that protects the legislative complex was overrun by a mob of Trump supporters in what law enforcement officials called a catastrophic failure to prepare.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the Capital Building in Washington. [Joseph Prezioso-AFP] (AFP)

Joe Biden denounces Donald Trump’s mob at US Capitol

President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden released dueling messages about the violent protesters that descended on the US Capitol Wednesday.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump react to tear gas during a clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Leah Millis

Donald Trump tells violent mob to ‘go home’

President Donald Trump told violent protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to “go home now,” hours after they marched on the Capitol at his urging and stormed the building, disrupting congressional certification of his re-election defeat.
Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock campaigning in Atlanta. Both defeated their Republican opponents, assuring that the balance of power in the Senate will shift.

Democrats capture US Senate as Jon Ossoff defeats David Perdue

Democrats captured control of the Senate on Wednesday with a pair of historic victories in Georgia’s runoff elections, 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.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump react to tear gas during a clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Leah Millis

Guns and teargas in U.S. Capitol as Trump supporters attempt to overturn his loss

Police in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday responded with drawn guns and tear gas on Wednesday as swarms of protesters stormed in and sought to force Congress to undo President Donald Trump’s election loss shortly after some of Trump’s fellow Republicans launched a last-ditch effort to throw out the results.

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