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8.40pm GMT

Some Republican senators have said they are open to supporting Doug Jones if Joe Biden nominates him to become attorney general.

Shelby tells me he would support Jones as AG if Biden taps him.

“He’d probably get a bigger vote than anybody nominated,” he says

8.15pm GMT

The US Federal Trade Commission and a big coalition of states sued Facebook this afternoon, saying that the huge social media company broke US antitrust law.

The FTC said in a statement that it would seek an injunction that “could, among other things: require divestitures of assets, including Instagram and WhatsApp.”

Related: US and 48 states and districts sue Facebook in major antitrust actions

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Source: theguardian