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Makers, baseless objections and an insurrection by Trump supporters failed to change that result. It's morning edition from NPR news. Capital. Violence came on a day that Democrats added control of the Senate to the House and the White House. I'm Noel King, and I'm Steve Inskeep in this hour what to Senate races mean for Georgia and for the country? Also what is the rest of the world? Think of the attack on the capital? And we focus on the role of the Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, soon to be out of power. It is Thursday. January 7th the anniversary of the first presidential election. George Washington one that electoral vote in 17 89. The news is next. Live from NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst. Hours after pro Trump rioters stormed the U. S Capitol building Wednesday, forcing evacuations from the House and the Senate Congress reconvened overnight and certified Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. President Trump later said there would be an orderly transition, though he still claims the false belief that he won the election. NPR's Mara Liasson has more. Ultimately, the violent protests might have backfired because the counting of the electoral college votes happen faster than we expected, and a lot of Republicans who had said they were going to object to the outcome of the election changed their minds. In the end, only six Republican senators voted to throw out those collectors slates. NPR's Mara Liasson. After authorities cleared the grounds of the Capitol, police found two pipe bombs and a cooler full of Molotov cocktails. Four people died in the insurrection. One woman shot by law enforcement three others who had medical emergencies. Meanwhile, the criticism of President Trump's role in inciting the protesters to storm the capital was sharp and bipartisan. And as NPR's Pam Fessler reports, there were numerous calls for his removal from office. Lawmakers place the blame for the violence squarely on the president's shoulders for his repeated and baseless claims that the election was stolen and his vow never to concede. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the mob was inspired by a president who could not accept defeat. Republican Senator Mitt Romney called the president a selfish man who had incited an insurrection. Vermont's Republican governor, Phil Scott, demanded that Trump either resign or be removed from office. The National Association of Manufacturers, a major business group, also suggested that the president be removed from office for inciting violence in an attempt to retain power. Pam Fessler, NPR News and Europe's leaders watched with alarm during the capital riot as Teri Schultz reports. Many called for calm, but few addressed President Trump by name. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was among the first to react by Twitter. Shocking scenes in D. C, he wrote, the outcome of this Democratic election must be respected. European Union leaders added their concern You foreign policy chief Joseph Burrell said. Quote in the eyes of the World American Democracy tonight appears under siege. This is not America, you economic Commissioner Bella, gentle Oni. Just tweeted. A photo of the pro trump protesters and one word Shame. Swedish Prime Minister Stephanie Griffin is one of the only EU leaders who directed their remarks at the President. President Trump and many members of Congress have a great responsibility for what's happening now left unsaid. For NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels, World financial markets, Asia markets closed and mixed territory. The Nikkei, the main market in Japan gained 1.6% the Hang Sang and Hong Kong was down more than a half percent. Your pre markets are trading mixed at last check. You're listening to NPR news. Japan has imposed a state of emergency as the country sees its largest surge of coronavirus cases. Since the beginning of the pandemic. Abigail Leonard has more from Tokyo. A month. Long state of emergency is for Tokyo and surrounding areas. The capital city has accounted for about half of all recent cases. It's not a full lockdown, but the government is asking residents to avoid non essential outings. It's also asking bars and restaurants to close by eight. Will receive about $600 a day. If they do and be named and shamed if they don't schools will remain open, though that's different from the first state of emergency back in April. Japan had been doing better than many other countries, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka was reluctant to impose new restrictions. With cases spiking and his public support plummeting. He relented for NPR news. I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo. In India more protests over the deregulation of farm markets today as tens of thousands of farmers on tractors occupied a stretch of highway leading into New Delhi. Prime Minister and Orender Modi's government has held talks with the farmer's offering concessions on the three laws that passed last year to bring private investment into the country's antiquated agricultural markets. But the farmers are demanding that the laws be rescinded in complete, totally a totality. They've been camped out on a freeway near New Delhi for more than a month now. Was futures contracts are trading higher, adding to Wednesday's gains. Dow futures contract up about 1/10 of a percent NASDAQ futures contract up more than a half.

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