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How Celebrating America Helped Cement Biden’s Unity Message

While Inauguration Day went on as planned Wednesday despite the ongoing pandemic--and the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol just two weeks earlier--one tradition did have to be cast aside this year due to Covid-19: the inaugural balls. In their place, newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris opted to open up the...
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Hawaii Legislature convenes without pomp, federal recognition for Hawaiians back on the table, Honolulu mayor names chief of staff, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Taro farmers offer free cuttings at Capitol as Hawaii Legislature convenes PC: Ka Leo o Hawai'i via Facebook, Ethan Weil State Legislature opens without the usual revelry. The coronavirus pandemic and the shock waves it has sent through the economy, as well as heightened security as a result of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, combined to create somber, austere ceremonies as lawmakers gathered on Wednesday to kick off this year’s legislative session. Star-Advertiser.New legislativ...
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Ryan Reynolds and Mint Mobile Have Entered Politics. They’re Donating to a Four-Legged Mayor

Since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the biggest brands in the country have begun reevaluating their political contributions. The goal is to ensure that, from here on out, people don't associate their names with the kinds of characters who violently ransacked the nation's seat of government on Jan. 6. But unlike its major league...
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A more perfect and more lasting Union: Jackie Gingrich Cushman

It was a long 2020. It featured a pandemic, politics and economic hardships. Many of us are tired of the political polarization and the constant spewing of hate. It’s not just that we don’t want to be hated; we also don’t want to hate. We yearn to get along, to make progress and to work together to make our country better for our children. We’re exhausted, frustrated and feeling helpless. We want to make a difference, and I know we can. On the afternoon of Jan. 6, as our nation’s Capitol was und...
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Michigan man arrested for hitting police with hockey stick during Capitol breach, FBI says

The man was captured on video hitting police with a hockey stick during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. He faces five federal charges         [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Facebook Punts Decision About Permanently Banning Trump to Oversight Board

The question of whether Donald Trump will ever be allowed back on Facebook or Instagram — after he incited a mob of supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol earlier this month — will be decided by the social network company’s Oversight Board. On Jan. 7, the day after the attack in D.C., Facebook said it […]
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Facebook’s Oversight Board will review the decision to suspend Trump

Facebook announced Thursday that its newly established external policy review group will take on one of the company’s most consequential acts: The decision to suspend former President Trump. On January 7, Facebook suspended Trump’s account indefinitely. That decision followed the president’s actions the day prior, when he incited a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, leaving American democracy on a razor’s edge and a nation already deep in crisis even more shaken. Facebook VP of Global Af...
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The 4 measures in the Biden stimulus plan that could put extra cash in your wallet

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Biden is pushing a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan that will form the basis of the new administration's negotiations with Congress. The Biden White House is attempting to move swiftly to address the confluence of economic, health, and political crises. Some measures that could add cash to people's wallets include new sti...
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Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita selected as state Senate Republican leader

Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has been unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader after the caucus ousted Sen. Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, who had held the post for two years. The leadership change will take effect in a few weeks. Grove, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, lost support within her party after posting dubious claims about the results of the Nov. 3 election and the Jan. 6 takeover of the U.S. Capitol. The state Senate was the body in California to have...
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Big Tech rejoiced over Biden's inauguration day promises on immigration and climate change - but Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk were notably silent

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on Wednesday. Big Tech leaders gave public statements congratulating Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. They welcomed Biden's policies on climate change and immigration, in particular. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Biden was sworn ...
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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 Patrick Semansky/Pool via AP Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Here's what you need to know before markets open.1. US stocks look set to hit new highs later, as earnings and Biden's "big spend" cheer investors. See what markets are doing today.2. BlackRock is getting on the bitcoin bandwagon...
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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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'We did it': Lady Gaga, Bono and more stars react to President Biden's inauguration

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol, sparking reactions from Lady Gaga, and more stars.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden promised a return to 'normalcy,' but it's clear that's not happening anytime soon.

Members of the U.S. National Guard arrive at the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Pentagon is deploying as many as 15,000 National Guard troops to protect President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, amid fears of new violence. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Biden's promise of a return to "normalcy" was belied by his inauguration that took place in a bizarrely empty Washington, DC, under a near-complete military lockdown. Walking through the capital on i...
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Biden extends a hand to the world on first day as president by rejoining Paris climate accord and WHO, while revoking Trump's travel ban

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images President Joe Biden signed a slew of executive orders on day one in the White House. Several of Biden's executive actions were all about reconnecting America with the world. Former President Donald Trump damaged America's global reputation, and Biden wants to restore it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
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Read National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's poignant poem 'The Hill We Climb'

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman shared poignant words at Biden's inauguration.  Her poem, "The Hill We Climb," captured the hearts of Americans around the country on Wednesday.  Read the 22-year-old Harvard ...
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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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Biden takes the reins, calls for a united front against covid and other threats

Joe Biden on Wednesday took the oath to become the 46th president of the United States, vowing to bring the nation together in the midst of an ongoing pandemic that has claimed more than 400,000 lives, enormous economic dislocation and civil unrest so serious that the U.S. Capitol steps where he took his oath were surrounded not by cheering crowds, but by tens of thousands of armed police and National Guard troops.
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Inauguration Day security live updates: Few protests and fewer crowds in DC on Inauguration Day; state capitols stay quiet

Inauguration Day festivities for President-elect Joe Biden are underway at the U.S. Capitol on a chilly day against a backdrop of historic security.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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READ: The full text of President Biden's inaugural address

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 Patrick Semansky/Pool via AP President Joe Biden was formally sworn into office at noon on January 20.  Biden emphasized themes of unity and national healing in his 22-minute speech. Read the full text of Biden's inauguration address here.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden was formally sworn in to office at noon on January 2...
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Read the full text of the inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP) In one of the inauguration’s most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.” The 22-year-old Gorman referenced everything from Biblical scripture and “Hamilton,” and at time...
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Eugene Goodman, Capitol Police Officer Who Diverted Angry Rioters Away From Senate Chambers, Escorts VP Kamala Harris

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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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Striking photo shows Barack Obama greeting Vice President Kamala Harris at the inauguration

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris hugs her spouse Doug Emhoff after being sworn in during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters A striking photo captured Barack Obama joyfully greeting VP Kamala Harris.  The photo was taken by Reuters photojournalist Jonathan Ernst at the inauguration.  The two are the only Black Americans elected to the White House...
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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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LIVE: After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office shortly before noon ET on Wednesday. Biden's inauguration came as Washington, DC was on lockdown after outgoing President Trump incited a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presiden...
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Lady Gaga Performs Soul-Stirring National Anthem Rendition At Joe Biden’s Inauguration

The singer called for a peaceful transfer of power in a post from the U.S. Capitol ahead of the inauguration ceremony.
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Biden was sworn in as president with a massive family heirloom Bible dating back to 1893

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 via AP President Joe Biden used a family heirloom Bible for his January 20 inauguration.  The Bible has been in the family since 1893, and comes from his father's side. Biden used it for his swearing-in ceremonies as a US senator as vice president.  Vi...
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WATCH: Lady Gaga sings ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at Biden inauguration

Lady Gaga sang the national anthem outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, moments before Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president.
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Biden's inauguration is a promise for a better, more normal America

US President Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Now-President Joe Biden's inauguration is a promise that the US can come back from its nadir. Former President Trump will fade, while Biden becomes even more popular. Millions of Americans voted for a return to normalcy, and Biden will deliver that. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the au...
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