Political scientists say US President Trump's incendiary rhetoric has riled up right-wing voters in a way that will deeply affect the Republican Party for years.
Pictures captured some of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power.
From cabinet appointments to coronavirus legislation, Biden's ability to enact his agenda hinged on the outcome of Georgia's two Senate run-offs.
Electoral voters won by President-elect Joe Biden are "not gonna take this White House!” he shouted as supporters cheered at an outdoor rally in Georgia.
Joe Biden is in, Angela Merkel is out, and the first lunar eclipse since 2019 will take place. What else is in the diary for 2021?
Having failed to prove electoral fraud in 50 lawsuits, as well as having two cases thrown out by the Supreme Court, Donald Trump is making one last-ditch attempt to overturn the election results in Congress.
US president-elect urged all Americans to take the vaccine when it becomes available to them
While it is unclear if Donald Trump will have the vaccine, president-elect Joe Biden will be vaccinated live on TV on Monday to help boost the largest vaccination programme in US history.
"A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior," Haaland said, vowing to be "fierce".
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated his former colleague Joe Biden as president-elect, after the Electoral College confirmed the election result.