Morning news brief: With Biden inching towards inauguration, a lot is happening in US

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 05, 2020, 10:24 AM(IST)

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A lot has been happening in the United States. Democrat Joe Biden has officially clinched the electoral college win, and Donald Trump has still not conceded. The Trump administration has opted to not grant ByteDance a new extension of an order requiring the Chinese company to divest TikTok's US assets. Also, US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis asked the Trump administration Friday to fully reinstate the programme that protects from deportation immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. Start your day with WION's daily morning news brief.

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