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Photos: The swearing in of President Biden and Vice President Harris

Joe Biden was sworn in today, January 20, 2021, as the 46th president of the United States as Kamala Harris became the first woman to become vice president. Harris is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency.  She is the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the U.S. government. Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th President...
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LAUSD students discuss political climate as Biden becomes president

Seeing a new administration take over the White House brings with it a feeling of excitement for Emely Cortez. At the same time, she struggles to remain hopeful that President Joe Biden will be able to get as much accomplished as she would like, given how fractured the country is. “In the last four years, when I’ve actually gotten into politics and I started paying attention, I’ve only seen a lot of bad stuff,” said Cortez, an 11th grader at Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice Humanitas Academy in Sa...
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COVID statistics continue small, gradual decline as LA County’s vaccine demand outpaces supply

Los Angeles County’s top public health official apologized Wednesday, Jan. 20, to county residents who experienced frustration when trying to book appointments for coronavirus vaccines, promising that the county would unveil a new on-line appointment system next week. “We are very sorry for those who experienced problems yesterday with an overwhelmed registration system and call center,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during an afternoon briefing. “Available appointments filled quick...
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Read the full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people — the will of the people — has been...
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On Biden’s day, U.S. capital swiftly pivots to life after Trump

WASHINGTON — Quite suddenly, if only for a freeze-frame moment, everything old was new again, starting when Joe Biden stepped outside into his day and Donald Trump vanished inside Air Force One for his flight to private life in Florida. Democratic and Republican leaders worshipped together at church, just one tradition dusted off. The centuries-old rituals of a peaceful transfer of power unfolded from the high platform of the flag-bedecked Capitol, still recovering from insurrection. A law e...
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With swearing in of Vice President Harris, a new chapter opens in U.S. politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was sworn in as the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the role — in front of the U.S. Capitol by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, right, meets former First ...
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In dozens of orders, President Biden aims at 4 ‘converging crises’

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s first day agenda has a pretty clear subtext: We’ve got this. The incoming administration released a fact sheet hours ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony detailing immediate steps that it will take to tackle the still-raging coronavirus pandemic and other “converging crises” facing the country. “He will sign a combination of executive orders, memoranda, directives, and letters to take initial steps to address these crises, including by changing the course...
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Latest on Inauguration: Biden says in first address as president ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says “democracy has prevailed” in a country reeling amid a pandemic and a violent melee two weeks ago at the U.S. Capitol. In his first remarks as president, Biden said Wednesday that his swearing-in marks a...
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Latest on Inauguration Day: Biden, Harris arrive at Capitol with their families

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president. Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in ceremony. They were accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The president-elect’s motorcade wound its way through a mostly deserted Washington follo...
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Latest on Inauguration Day: Acting attorney general resigns as Biden enters

WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will resign when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office. The Justice Department says Rosen’s resignation goes into effect at noon Wednesday. Rosen has run the department since former Attorney General William Barr resigned on Dec. 23. He was previously the deputy attorney general and deputy transportation secretary. Rosen has kept a low profile since he assumed the top job at the Justice Department. He has not held a press conference ...
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Where and when to watch the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Coverage of the 59th presidential inauguration begins at 7 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the United States Capitol with the swearing in of Kamala Harris as vice president and Joe Biden as president just before 9 a.m. The 20th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1933, states that the terms of the sitting president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20 following the previous November’s election. And since the Constitution couldn’t be more East Coast, you know they me...
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Biden is sworn in, takes the helm as president facing pandemic, divisions

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capito...
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‘Have a good life’: Trump says farewell at airbase send-off before Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump departed the White House a final time as president Wednesday, skipping Joe Biden’s inauguration and instead threw a military-style send-off for himself before leaving for his Florida resort. “I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening, and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck, great success,” Trump said at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington before boarding Air F...
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Indian village cheers for Kamala Harris before swearing-in as US Vice President

By RISHI LEKHI and AIJAZ RAHI | The Associated Press THULASENDRAPURAM, India — People in a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies flocked to a Hindu temple, burst crackers and uttered prayers Wednesday hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office to become the U.S. vice president. Groups of women in bright saris and men wearing white dhotis thronged the temple with sweets and flowers, offering special prayers for Harris’ success. “We are feeling very proud that an...
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Indian village cheers for Kamal Harris before swearing-in as US Vice President

By RISHI LEKHI and AIJAZ RAHI | The Associated Press THULASENDRAPURAM, India — People in a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies flocked to a Hindu temple, burst crackers and uttered prayers Wednesday hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office to become the U.S. vice president. Groups of women in bright saris and men wearing white dhotis thronged the temple with sweets and flowers, offering special prayers for Harris’ success. “We are feeling very proud that an...
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Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ERIC TUCKER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him and his family. The last-minute clemency, announced Wednesday morning, follows separate waves of pardons over the last month for Trump associates convicted in the FBI’s Russia in...
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Alexander: Dodgers great Don Sutton learned well from his elders

Hall of Famer and former Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton, right, chats with fellow Hall of Famer and Dodgers great Sandy Koufax before an Old-Timers game on June 8, 2013 at Dodger Stadium. Sutton passed away at age 75 on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton passed away at age 75. Former Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodger left handed pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, talks with hall of famed and former Los Angel...
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and CALIBA, for the sales week ended Sunday, Jan. 17. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 2. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Prophets: Robert Jones, Jr. 5. The Searcher: Tana Fren...
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For first time in years, local immigrants see hope, not fear, coming from White House proposals

Immigrants and their advocates in Southern California are excited and hopeful about the prospects of sweeping immigration reform that could come shortly after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office. The new president is expected to reverse a slew of Trump administration policies, and introduce legislation that could give millions of people living in the country illegally a chance to become citizens after an eight-year process. Some actions are expected quickly, via executive order and ot...
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Ben Harper performs at Biden-Harris concert virtually from Claremont

Ben Harper got to perform at Joe Biden’s pre-inaugural concert from a familiar place: Claremont. Born and raised in the City of Trees, Harper taped his segment from the confines of the Folk Music Center, the store founded by his grandparents in 1958 and owned by him since 1998. He leads off the 90-minute virtual concert, which was online-only due to the pandemic, and which also includes James Taylor, Carole King, Fall Out Boy, Will.i.am and others. In a white shirt and tan cardigan, Harper perfo...
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Trump, in a farewell video, nods to Biden presidency without naming him

President Donald Trump wished President-elect Joe Biden’s administration success in a farewell address Wednesday, a rare gesture of goodwill toward his successor. “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,” Trump in a recorded speech released by the White House. “We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck — a very important word.” Trump has never conceded defeat in the November election and his false claim...
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Trump was talked out of pardoning his kids, GOP lawmakers, report says

By Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Pamela Brown | CNN President Donald Trump received an unsettling warning on his final Saturday night in the White House. Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals. So, too, was Trump warned that pardons for Republican lawmakers who...
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Will President Joe Biden have an economic mandate?

Joe Biden will govern a nation divided in many ways — and the pandemic-battered economy is a prime example. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with government economic data, parsed some of the business-related differences between the states that Biden won in the presidential race vs. those he lost. Sharp statistical contrasts suggest issues such as business recovery, poverty, healthcare and housing won’t be politically easy to cure. When you ponder these divergences, don’t forget the nation’s founder...
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3 from Beverly Hills face federal charges in Capitol riot

LOS ANGELES — A Beverly Hills salon owner and a prominent anti-vaxxer physician and her spokesman are due in federal court in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday to face charges of participating in the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol. Gina Bisignano, 52, was arrested Tuesday morning, and Simone Gold, 55, and John Strand, 37, were taken into custody Monday, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The defendants — all three are Beverly Hills residents — are expected to make their initial court ...
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LA looks into using Convention Center as homeless shelter

LOS ANGELES — The City Council ordered an evaluation Tuesday on the potential use of the Los Angeles Convention Center as a temporary emergency homeless shelter. The council, on a unanimous vote, instructed the city administrative officer and chief legislative analyst, with assistance from several departments including the Convention and Tourism Department and Bureau of Engineering, to conduct the assessment and report back within 30 days. The motion was introduced by councilmen Curren Price and...
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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 400,000 as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of reality and responsibility, the pandemic’s U.S. death toll has eclipsed 400,000. And the loss of lives is accelerating. WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up upon retu...
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McConnell: Trump ‘fed lies’ to the crowd about election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s election. McConnell’s remarks are his most severe and public rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump. The Republican leader vowed a “safe and successful” inauguration of Biden on Wednesday at the Capitol, which ...
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Parler reappears with help from Russian-owned security service

By Nate Lanxon and Amy Thomson | Bloomberg Parler, the free-speech social network, reappeared with the help of a Russian-owned web security service as the website hunts for a way around bans that took it offline earlier this month. “Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds,” Chief Executive Officer John Matze wrote in a new post, the latest since Amazon Web Services stopped hosting the site and it was banned from Apple Inc. and Google’s app stores. “Despite the...
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Joe Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

By WILL WEISSERT | The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed p...
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Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?

WASHINGTON — Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big. He flew to Warm Springs, the Georgia town whose thermal waters once brought Franklin Delano Roosevelt comfort from polio, and pledged a restitching of America’s economic and policy fabric unseen since FDR’s New Deal. Evoking some of the nation’s loftiest reforms helped Biden unseat President Donald Trump but left him with towering promises to keep. And he’ll be trying to deliver against the backdrop of s...
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