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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Congress confirms Biden win after mob storms Capitol

Congress completed its count of the Electoral College vote and confirmed Joe Biden as the next president, after the process was delayed for hours when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. After business resumed, many House Republicans continued objecting to the election results, stretching the usually routine ritual overnight.

Also on today’s show: The world reacts to violence in the U.S. Capitol, and a look at the future of American politics with Democrats in control of the Senate, in a divided nation.

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Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.