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Edward Snowden Says He's 'Not At All Disappointed' To Be Left Off Trump's Pardon List
Snowden was not included in Trump's last-minute clemency list, but the former NSA contractor said he is not disappointed "to go unpardoned by a man who has never known a love he has not paid for."
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Americans reflect on divided nation: "This doesn't feel like America"
A CBS News poll found that 54% of Americans today say the biggest threat to our way of life is our own fellow Americans.
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UK hospitals 'like a war zone' due to Covid-19 cases, chief scientific advisor says
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Mitchell scores 28, Jazz beat Pelicans 118-102
Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
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Donald Trump's Final Approval Rating Is Stark Contrast to His First
The outgoing president now faces majority disapproval, according to polls, having initially seen those asked to rate him more divided.
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Conor McGregor responds to Max Holloway, says UFC rematch 'definitely in the pipeline'
Conor McGregor is down to rematch Max Holloway in the future.        Related StoriesMMA rankings report: UFC on ABC 1 aftermathUFC 257 video: Dan Hardy, John Gooden break down Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor rematchSick of waiting, Austin Lingo wants quick turnaround after UFC on ABC 1 win 
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Biden to kick off presidency by signing 17 executive actions
President-elect Biden will sign over a dozen executive actions in his first hours as commander-in-chief, immediately halting the travel ban on countries with heightened terror concerns, as well as construction of the border wall. After being sworn in at noon ET at the US Capitol, the 46th president will make his way to the White...
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Trump Has Left the Building. Now the GOP Must Move On From Him—Fast | Opinion
Sometimes it takes losing for a party to learn hard lessons.
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How Trump made China’s currency great again
Trump’s most lasting economic legacy might be trashing the dollar in ways that set up China to fill the void. Oh, the irony.
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Trump Grants Clemency to Fewer Petitioners Than Any Other President in the Past 120 Years
When looking at the raw numbers of pardons and commutations, the president is low on the list compared to his predecessors as he granted clemency to only about 1.7 percent of the people who petitioned him for it.
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Trump promised his supporters ‘everything.’ He didn’t deliver on most of it.
The Post offered an indispensable look at just how much Trump the candidate promised he would do as president — 282 items, to be exact. Now that his presidency is ending, we account for those.
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Inauguration Live Stream: Where to Watch Joe Biden Be Sworn Into Office
Tune in to watch history in the making!
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MacKinnon reaches 500 points as Avalanche top Kings 3-2
Nathan MacKinnon became the first member of the 2013 NHL draft class to reach 500 points, Devon Toews and Mikko Rantanen scored power-play goals and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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Donald Trump is leaving the house
CNN Opinion asks contributors to share their thoughts and tweets on Inauguration Day in real time.
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Biden gives DOJ green light to resume Obama-era 'slush fund' payouts to liberal groups
President-elect Joe Biden is calling for the Justice Department to look into reinstating a controversial Obama-era practice that allowed prosecutors to make settlement agreements that resulted in defendants paying outside groups instead of victims or the government.
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YouTube's Alex Okosi sees 'tremendous' opportunity in Africa's creative market
Alex Okosi, YouTube's EMEA managing director for emerging markets, shares the opportunities he sees in the future for African creatives.
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Inauguration Day 2021: Live updates as Joe Biden is sworn in as president
Follow along with The Post’s Inauguration Day 2021 coverage on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in on the steps of the Capitol. The usual massive crowds and most in-person performances will be absent amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns of violence, but the day still promises a packed...
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Donald Trump Departs White House for the Last Time, Calls Presidency 'Honor of a Lifetime'
Trump reportedly told those who gathered, including members of the press, that it was the "honor" of his lifetime.
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Hulu, Hulu, Hulu! ‘A Very Brady Renovation’ Is Now Available to Stream
This is the feel-good binge that 2021 so desperately needed.
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Joe Biden’s impossible mission
Amanda Northrop/Vox The new president wants to unite a divided America. That’s even harder than it sounds. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration theme is “America United,” at a time when the country is deeply and bitterly divided. Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president on the steps of the US Capitol today — two weeks to the day the building was stormed by violent insurrectionists who believedTrump’s lies that the election was stolen. Eight GOP senators and 139 members of Congress still objected to affirming two states’ Electoral College results after the attack. “The fact they voted the way they did after the horror fundamentally forces you to recalibrate the relationship,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) told me outside the House chamber. “You’re no longer just my political adversary or colleague of the other side, you actually aligned yourself with the people who want to kill me. So I now see you differently, I kind of see you as a threat to my personal well-being, and my family and my staff.” If anyone can rise to the challenge of bringing together the country and Congress alike, Democrats believe it’s Biden. “President-elect Biden is the person for the moment,” Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) told me. “He is somebody whose life is defined by grief and tragedy, that understands and knows loss in a way that very few people do. I am greatly encouraged that he’s going to be the one taking the lead here next week.” Bettmann Archive via Getty Images A young Sen. Biden commutes via train from DC to Delaware. He was elected to the Senate in 1972, at the age of 29. Bettmann Archive via Getty Images Sen. Biden takes the oath of office with his father-in-law Robert Hunter and son Beau Biden, from Beau’s hospital room, on January 6, 1973. The photo was taken after the 1973 car crash killed Biden’s first wife Neilia and their infant daughter, Naomi. The crisis of an ideologically split America sits atop many others; the Covid-19 pandemic is hitting deadly new heights as states rush to vaccinate people, and over 18 million people are still unemployed. Biden will have to work with Republican lawmakers who voted to overturn his election, and govern a divided public including those who don’t believe he won the election fair and square. Most immediately, his administration’s legislative agenda could be hung up by Trump’s second impeachment trial in the Senate — which is set to begin after Biden takes office. Even as he comes to Washington hoping to turn a new page and reach out to all Americans regardless of their political party, Biden is governing a country indelibly shaped by four years of Trump’s baseless conspiracy theories. He is taking over the presidency when many Republicans are openly questioning the legitimacy of his election — taking their cues from Trump.A recent NBC News poll found that 74 percent of Republican voters don’t believe Biden won the 2020 election legitimately. “The President-elect is very aware that no presidential inauguration address has mattered as much to bring us together since Abraham Lincoln, and the security of the Capitol has never been as much at risk since Lincoln,” close Biden ally Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) told me. Tensions are simmering in Congress Biden has pitched himself as someone who can work with Republican lawmakers to forge bipartisan consensus. Many Democrats who remember the Obama era already didn’t trust Republicans to negotiate in good faith. Now, the attack on the Capitol has deepened their mistrust. “Those of us who regard ourselves as the folks who are really aggressively trying to work with the other side, we’re having a lot of conversations about can we do that and look ourselves in the mirror?” Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), a former chair of the moderate New Democrat Coalition, told me. Democrats hold extremely slim majorities in both the House and the Senate. As long as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can keep her caucus unified in the House, she can pass bills on party-line votes. The Senate will be trickier; Democrats hold the barest majority with 50 votes and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris acting as a tie-breaker. Democrats can technically pass some of their big-ticket items through a simple majority vote via a process called budget reconciliation. Still, Biden has said he wants to work in good faith with Republicans to see if he can get bipartisan bills through the Senate with the filibuster-proof 60-vote majority. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images Biden is tasked with governing a country indelibly shaped by four years of Donald Trump. The president-elect has already laid out his first major policy initiative last week: a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan to speed up vaccinations, testing, and tracing, and get more immediate economic relief to American families — including $1,400 checks and a $400 weekly unemployment insurance supplement. Early Republican reactions to Biden’s first Covid-19 plan haven’t been promising. Even Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who called for Trump to resign over inciting the insurrection, already said they think Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan is a nonstarter. “Blasting out another $2 trillion in borrowed or printed money — when the ink on December’s $1 trillion aid bill is barely dry and much of the money is not yet spent — would be a colossal waste and economically harmful,” he told the Wall Street Journal. Biden will also introduce a separate recovery bill next month, focused on rebuilding the country’s infrastructure and getting back to work. Repairing America’s infrastructure has long been one of the few bipartisan issues on the Hill. But Himes isn’t alone in questioning how he can work with Trump-loyal Republicans in the future. “Those who were at the center of fueling and fomenting an insurrection — how do you let bygones be bygones? We’re really struggling with that,” Himes said. For the most part, Republicans are still allied with Trump Going into office, Biden has promised Republicans that things can be different from the constant chaos of the Trump era, if they work with him. “My leverage is, every senior Republican knows I’ve never once, ever, misled them,” Biden recently told members of the press. “I’ll never publicly embarrass them.” Biden is no stranger to Republican obstruction; as Barack Obama’s vice president and frequent envoy to Capitol Hill, he watched as Republicans stymied Obama’s legislative agenda and obstructed his judicial nominations and cabinet picks to the point of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blowing up the filibuster for nominations. “Even when we had 59 votes in the Senate, it was hard on issues where there was broad agreement on the Democratic side and no participation from the Republicans to still get things across the line,” said Phil Schiliro, who served as President Barack Obama’s legislative director. Biden has promised Republicans that things can be different from the constant chaos of the Trump era, if they work with him Many Republicans continue to make their allegiance to Trump evident; just 10 House Republicans voted to impeach Trump last week. “This does seem to be the major strategy of the Republican party since the November election, to tarnish or delegitimize Biden’s presidency, to suggest he’s in office because of something fraudulent,” University of Denver Political Science professor Seth Masket told me. “Since [Jan. 6] there’s more negativity associated with that; some extremist rhetoric that was tolerated just isn’t now.” When I asked Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), one of the House Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 Electoral College results if he thought Biden won the election fair and square, he had a one-word response: “Yes.” “That’s something I certainly intend to be here for, and recognize the peaceful transfer of power,” Cole said of Biden’s inauguration.Cole is representative of a lot of Republican lawmakers trying to placate a Trumpian base that rejects the basic fact that Biden won the election, while also recognizing the changing of the guard in Washington. There’s also a small number of Senate Republicans who say they arewilling to work with Biden — including Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Mitt Romney (UT), and Bill Cassidy (LA). But those four moderates won’t get Biden to the 60 votes he needs to pass bills through the Senate. Biden doesn’t have a lot of time, and impeachment could take up a lot of it The first 100 days of any administration are the most critical, but Biden’s administration is pegging its first days on trying to get the Covid-19 crisis under control. “Covid-19 is first,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, a close Biden ally in the House, told me recently. “We can’t do anything until we get our arms wrapped around this pandemic.” Biden has already laid out an ambitious agenda, legislative priorities and executive orders alike. His first proposed coronavirus relief package — the American Rescue Plan — weighs in at more than double that of Obama’s $800 billion stimulus bill, enacted to pull the country out of the 2008 Great Recession. Biden’s also trying to speed up America’s Covid-19 vaccination, with the goal of 100 million doses given out in his first 100 days. And that’s just the start. Biden is also set to introduce his proposal for a sweeping immigration bill that would establish an eight-year pathway to citizenship today, another top legislative priority of his administration. Next month, he’ll be introducing a recovery package that will likely include an infrastructure bill to spur job creation around the country. But on top of Biden’s cabinet appointments and bill proposals, theUS Senate will also be focused on the second impeachment trial of outgoing President Donald Trump. Patrick Semansky-Pool/AFP via Getty Images Trump’s impeachment could delay Biden’s ambitious legislative agenda. “It keeps Trump front and center,” Harvard University political scientist Theda Skocpol told Vox. “I think the last thing that should happen is another long round of these speeches. I think that’s terrible and I think Biden does too.” Biden’s team is trying to steer clear of impeachment, saying it’s is entirely up to Congress to figure out, and stressing that their main priority is getting Covid-19 relief swiftly through the House and Senate and to Americans who need it. “The precedent is clear; the Senate can do its constitutional duty while continuing to conduct the business of the people,” incoming White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told me at a recent press briefing. Psaki added that the Biden transition team has been busy engaging Democrats and Republicans alike in Congress on their Covid-19 plan. Biden is starting out with multiple advantages: He’s entering office with a 64 percent approval rating — close to double Trump’s current rating — and has vast legislative experience and knowledge from his many years in the Senate. But Biden also has just two years to get Congress to do all this before the 2022 midterms — which could once again shift the balance of power in Washington. Democrats could lose the House or the Senate — or both. Turning the page from the Trump era quickly will be impossible if his legislative agenda is delayed due to Trump’s impeachment. “Biden has a huge opening with 60 percent of Americans,” Skocpol said. “It’s an opening he and the Democrats have to take advantage of under less-than-ideal circumstances pretty promptly.”
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Trump leaves White House hours before Biden's inauguration
President Donald Trump left the White House for the final time as commander in chief shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday.
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Here's the Joe Biden Inauguration Day Schedule—Timings and Who is Appearing
Coverage of the Inauguration Ceremony will begin at 10.30 a.m., but events will take place all day.
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Biden poised to become the 46th president, vowing to heal and unite a nation in crisis
After a half century as senator and vice president, Joe Biden will assume the presidency at a time of health, economic and societal crises.
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What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, January 20
President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated as the US hits the grim toll of more than 400,000 Covid-19 deaths.
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Congress Has Fallen Far From Grace. Can Biden Restore It? | Opinion
The path to near irrelevance has been a long one, but ever since the Democrats lost control of the House in 2010, it has been accelerating.
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Mega Millions jackpot now closing in on $1 billion
Lottery players once again failed to win the Mega Millions top prize — sending the jackpot soaring to close to $1 billion. While 11 people got five numbers for the second prize of at least $1 million in Tuesday’s draw — including two from New Jersey — nobody got all six numbers for the 36th...
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Visiting America's birthplace to understand how divisions today compare to tensions in history
Tony Dokoupil visits America's birthplace to understand how current divisions compare to previous tensions in U.S. history.
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Rouhani Celebrates 'End' of Trump, but the Forces That Drove His Iran Campaign Remain
Biden wants to reopen talks with Tehran and revive the Iran nuclear deal, but the presidents of both countries will have to overcome domestic opposition.
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As Capitol riot arrests climb, FBI says extremist Oath Keepers conspired in attack
The charges are among a number of more serious crimes alleged as the riot investigation begins its third week.      
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Clare Crawley asked out by ‘Bachelorette’ contestant after Dale Moss split
Crawley and "Bachelorette" winner Dale Moss recently called it quits.
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Donald Trump Has Just Left the White House—This Time, for Good
Reuters/Leah MillisDonald Trump has just left the White House for the last time as president, ending the most chaotic and divisive presidency in American history.The one-term president will now leave Washington, D.C., having petulantly refused to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Earlier Wednesday morning, Biden announced a list of 17 executive actions he will enforce within hours of taking office as he gets down to the work of reversing some of the damage done by the departing president.Trump left the White House having been impeached twice—an unprecedented disgrace for a U.S. president. He also oversaw the response to a pandemic that has left over 400,000 Americans dead, and his time in office climaxed in the incitement of a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. In the dying hours of his presidency, he went on a last-gasp clemency spree and pardoned a list of cronies who made his miserable tenure possible.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Woman charged for allegedly shoving straphanger into moving train
Linda Chavez, 33, of Queens, allegedly pushed the 31-year-old victim into a 6 train arriving at the Lexington Avenue/59th Street station around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, cops said.
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Video: Bellator pays tribute to Michael Chandler with career recap ahead of UFC 257
Watch some of Michael Chandler's best career wins in Bellator ahead of UFC 257.        Related StoriesHablemos MMA: Previa de UFC 257 – Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2Manager explains why UFC champ Petr Yan moved to American Top TeamMMA rankings report: UFC on ABC 1 aftermath 
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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $970 million with no winners Tuesday
You didn't win Mega Millions' top prize on Tuesday. The upside is that the game's second-largest jackpot in history will be up for grabs on Friday.
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What it's like to be a Black photographer covering pro-Trump rallies
Mel D. Cole, a veteran music photographer, started documenting protests when George Floyd died in May 2020. Hear why he started covering pro-Trump rallies and what it was like being in the middle of the Capitol riots as a Black journalist.
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Scientists have finally worked out how butterflies fly
Experts, long puzzled by how butterflies fly, have found that the insects "clap" their wings together -- and their wings are perfectly evolved for better propulsion.
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Zimbabwe's foreign minister dies after contracting Covid-19
Zimbabwe's foreign minister, Sibusiso, Mayo, has died at a local hospital after contracting Covid-19, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
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Stimulus checks: There's a new round of scams, too. Here's how to avoid them
Con artists are playing tricks on taxpayers, small business owners and others relating to economic relief efforts, including stimulus payments.      
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Despite Donald Trump Pardon, Steve Bannon Could Still Face State Charges
President Donald Trump issued dozens of pardons and commutations on his last full day in office.
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Elizabeth Lyn Vargas on first ‘RHOC’ reunion: ‘Crazy ass bitches!’
She described her first reunion to Page Six with three simple words, "Crazy ass b---es!"
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Kamala Harris is making history. Don’t let hatred and fear take that away.
Kamala Harris speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after it’s been announced she and Joe Biden won the election. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Harris will become the first woman and first Black and South Asian American to serve as US vice president. This is the first time a new US administration will be sworn in during a pandemic. The week-long procession of balls, dinners, concerts, and sheer jubilation has been waived under the threat of the virus. Just 2,000 people will be present for the inauguration, a far cry from the 1.8 million who attended Obama’s first inauguration in 2009 and even the 1 million who attended his second in 2013. Congressional leadership, the Biden and Harris families, and other dignitaries will be in attendance, but they’ll be socially distanced on the risers — and masks will be a necessary feature. Then add to those precautions the ones taken since a mob overran the US Capitol on January 6: an urgent “stay home” order from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser; an estimated 25,000 members of the National Guard on site, far outnumbering inauguration attendees; the National Mall remaining closed until January 21; Airbnb canceling all reservations in the District; local hotels housing active-duty military. The inauguration will look like no other in history. But make no mistake: The significance of the moment can’t be erased. Harris is America’s first woman vice president. The first vice president of Jamaican descent. The first vice president of Indian descent. Harris will bring her experiences as a Black and South Asian American woman to the vice presidency. She’s bringing Howard University and the Alpha Kappa Alphas with her; she’s bringing her large blended family, along with the wisdom imparted to her by her late immigrant mother, Shyamala Gopalan, and late grandfather P.V. Gopalan. Inside the office of the vice president will be Orange Hill, Jamaica; Chennai, India; and Berkeley, California. America will have its first second gentleman: Doug Emhoff, the son of two Jewish parents from Brooklyn. This is a major moment for America, its opportunity to finally confirm that women, particularly women of color, have helped cultivate the best version of America. This is America’s chance to honor and reward their image, their nonstop toil for opportunity. This is America’s moment to write a chapter that celebrates the diversity that makes it strong. Kamala Harris’s swearing-in cannot be overshadowed by hate Harris has a big opportunity to help America confront some of its biggest ills. Her multiracial identity will hopefully force America to, if not confront the racism that’s at the foundation of its division, then at least stretch the public’s understanding of race. Her identity as a woman will unlock possibilities for other women across the country and help young minds imagine new dreams. Harris’s swearing-in will redefine the power of representation, a power that she acknowledged last summer. At the Black Girls Lead Conference in August, she told the attendees, “There will be a resistance to your ambition. There will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane,’ because they are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be. But don’t you let that burden you.” Harris’s swearing-in makes representation in America’s second-highest office visible, tangible, and so much more real. “We have never had a vice president who was not a white man. By her very presence, Harris will shift the paradigm,” Kimberly Peeler-Allen, a co-founder of Higher Heights, an organization dedicated to increasing the political power of Black women, and visiting practitioner at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, told Vox. “Biden has stated that he is looking for a real partner in governing. As that governing partner,Harriswill draw on her full life experience as a Black woman in America and a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor, a diplomat, a legislator, to inform the decision-making process of the administration. This is a unique opportunity to uplift and draw focus to underrepresented, underresourced, and marginalized sectors of our society to create systemic change.” Howard University political science professor NiambiCarter agrees that Harris will likely be “more public-facing” than past vice presidents, since both the pandemic and the calls for racial justice have created a new sense of urgency. Harris has “a real opportunity to not only lay the groundwork for bold policymaking in this administration but maybe also in her own administration if she chooses to run. This is a moment where bold leadership will be needed,” Carter told Vox. America has only had a few examples of Black women in such high positions — there’s never been a Black female governor, and only two Black women have held office in the US Senate, Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois and Harris.Harris made her commitment to improving communities of color clear while running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2019. She advanced a Medicare-for-all plan and plans to help Black mothers, DREAMers, and Black people held back by the homeownership gap. But during a time when activists are calling for prison abolition and the abolishment of the police, many progressives also feel that because of her record as a prosecutor, she has a long way to go on criminal justice reform. It will be up to her to meet that challenge. Harris is also taking office two weeks after insurrectionistsviolently scaled the Capitol scaffolding set up for the inauguration, casually replaced American flags with Confederate ones, and forcefully denied the outcome of the presidential election. White supremacy will likely never disappear, but her presence is a marker of defiance, a sign that there’s always been a steady resistance. The new vice president can spearhead the effort to pass anti-racist policies that can help reverse inequality in America. A depopulated inauguration, surrounded by an armed camp, may be an ominous start to Harris’s vice presidency.Mothers who planned to accompany their daughters to the historic swearing-in will have to stay home. The National Mall, typically the site of smiling faces anticipating the inaugural parade, is instead decorated with flags that represent the millions of people who will be absent. The West side of the Capitol, which has been the site of the swearing-in for 40 years, is one of the few constants this year. The pandemic has taught America that it can still stay connected — virtually. Years from now, we’ll remember watching, from afar, Howard University’s famed Showtime Marching Band escort Vice President Harris during the inaugural parade. We’ll remember seeing, through our screens, the first Latinx Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, swear in the first Black and South Asian American vice president with a Bible that belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice. Harris is aware that any joy over the new administration is flanked by anxiety ahead of the inauguration — and she doesn’t want that to ruin the moment. She addressed the country in a video statement on Monday, saying, “I know this Inauguration Day may look a little different from years past — a lot different. Let’s take a moment to celebrate, and then let’s get to work building the America we know is possible.” #Inauguration2021 on Wednesday may look a little different from years past but it’s important we all take a moment to celebrate this historic moment. pic.twitter.com/WZGnkadiwo— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 19, 2021 She also noted the hard work ahead for the nation. “Our country is on a path to heal and to rebuild. Of course, that doesn’t mean the road ahead is going to be easy. Our nation continues to face challenges from the coronavirus pandemic to this economic recession, from our climate crisis to a long-overdue reckoning with racial injustice, to healing and strengthening the democracy that we all cherish.” The pandemic, the Capitol riot, and racial justice are issues she is so far not running away from. She also can’t run away from the communities in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Arizona that ushered in a Biden-Harris victory.The swearing-in of Kamala Harris remains historic, despite the smoke of white supremacy that wishes to blur the country’s groundbreaking win.
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Biden to extend student loan payment freeze
On the campaign trail, Mr. Biden promised to address the student loan crisis and supported cancelling $10,000 in debt per borrower.
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Inauguration Day parade scaled down over security, COVID-19 concerns
This year's Inauguration Day parade will look much different than years past because of security and health concerns. The new president and vice president will take a much shorter walk to the White House, while most of this year's parade will play out virtually. Jericka Duncan reports.
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How the narrow Senate majority will shape Biden's presidency
In a matter of hours, President Joe Biden will inherit a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and Senate. But the narrow majorities in both chambers will challenge his administration's agenda, his timeline and the goal Biden set to restore unity in the country after four years of tumult under President Donald Trump.
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Donald Trump departs White House for last time as president
​President Trump left the White House on Wednesday morning, the final time as president, hours before his successor President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office at noon. Trump walked out of the White House to Marine One for the short ride to Joint-base Andrews where he will make farewell remarks before boarding Air...
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Trump departs Washington a pariah as his era in power ends
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Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma Re-Emerges Following Disappearance Rumors
China's rock star entrepreneur, who co-founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, had not been seen in public since October.
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Biden's inauguration
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Biden's presidential inauguration, her thoughts on the security situation and warnings across the country, and what to expect from the new administration.
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