Democrat Joe Biden was declared winner of the US presidency, defeating Donald Trump and ending an era that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the US more divided than at any time in decades.
Speaking from a pulpit once graced by Martin Luther King Jr, former US president Barack Obama condemned President Donald Trump's use of federal agents against protesters and warned voter rights were under threat.
US President Trump's suggestions comes as he trails in the polls, nationally and across battleground states, and some surveys even suggest traditionally Republican-leaning states could be in play.
The Trump administration has lent its support to criminalising protests against the construction of pipelines.
Donald's Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen admitted making false statements to Senate and House intelligence committees, which at the time were investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions warns of a possible crackdown both on reporters and their sources inside the federal government as Donald Trump criticised Sessions last week for not taking a tough enough stance on leaks.
Mike Pompeo is the US president-elect's pick to take over the CIA. We examine his controversial views on a range of the thorniest issues, including Islam, increasing domestic surveillance, the use of torture and the Russian hacking allegations.
As inauguration day approaches, people who live on the streets of the nation's capital wait, watch and worry about the risk of social and healthcare cuts.
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