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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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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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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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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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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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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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Southern Californians eagerly await — or dread — Joe Biden’s inauguration

Four years ago this week, Rick Reiss, while visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines, got up at 3 a.m. to watch President Donald Trump’s inauguration. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Reiss will be home in Temecula. But instead of watching President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in, Reiss might grab his “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and join fellow conservatives at an outdoor rally. “With what’s happening now, obviously I’m not happy about how things turned out,” he said. “I’m not in a depression though … I’...
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Alex Padilla, California’s first Latino senator, on needing to ‘walk and chew gum’ in Washington

By Jennifer Medina, The New York Times As Kamala Harris steps into her role as vice president and out of her Senate office this week, the Democrat Alex Padilla will become the first Latino senator from California, a state where Latino residents comprise 40 percent of the population, and will be one of six in the Senate. Pacoima native Padilla, who has been California’s secretary of state since 2015, is heading to Washington at a time when the country — and California — is deeply mired in the pan...
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Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny returns to Moscow and is jailed for 30 days

By DARIA LITVINOVA | Associated Press MOSCOW — A Russian judge on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, a ruling that comes after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on President Vladimir Putin’s government. The ruling concluded an hours-long court hearing at a police precinct where Navalny was being held since his arrest at a Moscow airport on Sunday evening sparked sharp react...
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Kamala Harris prepares for central role in Biden White House

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins. With the confluence of crises confronting Joe Biden’s administration — and an evenly divided Senate in which she would deliver the tie-breaking vote — Harris is shaping up to be a central player in...
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What Biden can and can’t get from an evenly divided Senate

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — So what does a 50-50 Senate get incoming President Joe Biden? Washington has barely had time to process the implications of Democratic control after two Georgia runoff elections that are delivering the Senate to Democrats. Hours after the races were decided, a mob of zealots ransacked the U.S. Capitol and reshaped the national and political landscape. The unexpected new balance of power giving Democrats only the barest control of Congress has big ...
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Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’

WASHINGTON — The lead prosecutor for President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday that Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol was “the most dangerous crime” ever committed by a president against the United States. A Senate trial could begin as soon as this week, just as Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president. Digital image from a video released by the White House on January 13, 2021....
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Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified U.S. capitols

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday as National Guard troops and police kept watch to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. There were no immediate reports of any clashes. Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugu...
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Biden’s inaugural speech to plead for unity in wake of riot

Joe Biden ascends to the presidency on Wednesday with an inaugural speech outlining how he’ll tackle the health and economic crises he inherits while attempting to knit the country back together, just two weeks after the outgoing president’s loyalists waged a deadly riot to block the change of power. The incoming president will call on the U.S. to abandon the divisiveness stoked by Donald Trump, whose four-year term ends with nearly 400,000 Americans dead of COVID-19, a sharp economic downturn a...
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Trump allies were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show

WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near the W...
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Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be youngest poet to read at presidential inauguration

When Amanda Gorman reads one of her poems during the installation of Joe Biden as 46th president of the United States, the 22-year-old Los Angeles native will become the youngest poet ever to appear in a presidential inauguration. Gorman, while young, is no stranger to sharing her work on significant stages. Even before she was named the nation’s first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, she’d been invited to the White House during the Obama administration. Among those for whom she has re...
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Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate. Democrats hoping to avoid interrupting Biden’s inauguration have suggested holding back until the new president has a chance to get...
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Biden’s trillion-dollar economic plan focuses on higher stimulus payments, vaccines

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil a Covid-19 relief package rivaled in size only by last year’s $2 trillion Cares Act, in his first legislative test in the face of a split U.S. Senate and a deteriorating economy. Transition officials developed a proposal with Democratic lawmakers and their staff in recent days that’s anticipated at least the $900 billion of December’s bill, with incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pressing for more than $1.3 trillion. Biden last week pu...
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Expecting trouble, Washington locks down ahead of inauguration

WASHINGTON — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews at work. The U.S. Capitol that proved such a soft target last week was visible only through lines of tall, black fence. Two blocks from the White House, a group of uniformed National Guard troops emerged from a tour bus and headed into a...
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Donald Trump stands largely silent, alone after second impeachment

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him. Yet when his legacy was set in stone on Wednesday, he was stunningly left on the sidelines. Trump now stands with no equal, the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor, a new co...
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Biden’s trillion-dollar economic plan focuses on nigher stimulus payments, vaccines

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil a Covid-19 relief package rivaled in size only by last year’s $2 trillion Cares Act, in his first legislative test in the face of a split U.S. Senate and a deteriorating economy. Transition officials developed a proposal with Democratic lawmakers and their staff in recent days that’s anticipated at least the $900 billion of December’s bill, with incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pressing for more than $1.3 trillion. Biden last week pu...
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How these ‘One Night in Miami’ stars came together to play Black American icons

On February 25th, 1964, Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston to become the heavyweight champion of the world. He spent the rest of the night with friends Malcolm X, NFL legend Jim Brown and soul singer Sam Cooke. Within weeks, Clay would become Muhammad Ali; he would also soon split with Malcolm X, who like Cooke would be dead within a year. All that is pretty fertile ground for a story, and Kemp Powers (co-writer and co-director of Pixar’s “Soul”) imagined that fateful day first as a play and then as...
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California says seniors 65 and over will get priority on coronavirus vaccine

In an effort to speed the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk of dying, California state officials on Wednesday announced that people 65 and over will be eligible to receive the vaccine sooner than had previously been planned. Under new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health, people in Phase 1A of the state’s tiered system – health care workers and nursing home residents – are still eligible to receive vaccines. After those people are given vaccines, senior...
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Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results just before they stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly siege. While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with t...
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