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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at Capitol for inauguration
WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has arrived at the US Capitol to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on a 127-year-old family bible in a historically subdued ceremony reflective of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and domestic tensions. The former vice president will take the oath of office at noon outside a...
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Surgeon General Jerome Adams Resigns at Biden's Request
"It's been the honor of my life to serve this Nation, and I will do all I can to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve and maintain health," said Adams
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Freshman Republicans Send Letter to Joe Biden: 'We Can Rise Above the Partisan Fray'
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office at the Capitol at noon on 20 January.
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Madrid blast kills 2, destroys building; cause linked to gas leak, mayor says
A loud explosion apparently caused by a gas leak has partially destroyed a residential building in the center of Spain's capital on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring at least two more, according to officials.
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2 dead, several injured in Madrid as explosion rocks Spanish capital
At least two people were killed and several injured in an explosion Wednesday in the center of the Spanish capital, Madrid, according to the city's mayor.
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US Surgeon General Jerome Adams pens farewell message: 'This has been the honor of my life'
The outgoing U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Wednesday penned a heartfelt farewell message to the American people he has served for the past three and a half years, writing that serving in the role "has been the honor of [his] life." 
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Mercedes-Benz unveils EQA, a compact electric SUV
The German luxury car maker on Wednesday unveiled a new compact electric SUV that it said will go on sale next month at "very attractive price points".
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Nation prepares for new president; 25,000+ National Guard troops in Washington
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China says Sec. Pompeo is 'doomsday clown’ following allegations of genocide in Xinjiang
China’s Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity was merely “a piece of wastepaper.”
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Why good manners are more important than ever during pandemic travel
We should set a good example for one another while dealing with unprecedented stresses.
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What a Biden presidency means for your wallet
Agenda includes more stimulus checks, student loan forgiveness and stronger protections for workers.
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Kirstie Alley slams Katie Couric over comments about needing to 'deprogram' Donald Trump's supporters
Kirstie Alley fired back at Katie Couric over comments she made on Bill Maher’s show about the need to “deprogram” Donald Trump's supporters. 
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The best sales to shop today: Leesa, Anker, Cole Haan and more
Today, you'll find a deal on a top-rated smart scale, a discounted Anker Nebula projector and savings on Leesa mattresses. All that and more below.
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Ehlers scores in OT, Jets rally past Senators 4-3
Nikolaj Ehlers scored in overtime after the Winnipeg Jets twice rallied from a two-goal deficit en route to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
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Opinionated CNN anchor Jake Tapper slams Trump’s final address as an ‘embarrassment’
CNN’s Jake Tapper, who is billed as a straight news anchor despite regularly offering his thoughts, bashed President Trump’s final remarks as president as an “embarrassment” willed with “puffery and lies.”
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Riley Williams, Capitol Rioter Accused of Stealing Nancy Pelosi's Laptop, Faces 20 Years in Jail
Williams, 22, is facing multiple charges after she allegedly intended to sell the device to a friend in Russia.
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What Twitter’s Smartest Liberals and Conservatives Are Saying About Biden’s Inauguration
Check out the instant spin room.
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Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr Among Trumps to Share Farewell Messages: 'Thanks Dad!'
Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and advisor, wrote on social media: "The last four years have been an incredible journey ... I leave D.C. in awe of the compassion, grace and grit that exists across the nation."
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‘Silence of the Lambs’ stars Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster reunite for film’s 30th anniversary
Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster have virtually reunited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Silence of the Lambs.”
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In D.C., A Traditional South Indian Welcome Awaits Joe Biden And Kamala Harris
With 1,800 pieces submitted by the public, volunteers are putting together a kolam, a traditional South Indian art form used as a sign of welcome.
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Inauguration Day like no other: Dignitaries arrive at the U.S. Capitol
Former presidents and other VIPs take their places at the U.S. Capitol ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden.        
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Redfield defends CDC's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, warns 'worst is yet to come' in pandemic
Outgoing CDC Director Robert Redfield said that leaving his post while the coronavirus ravages the country is “hard,” but he does “feel proud” of the work the agency did.  
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These Six Republicans Will Not Attend Biden's Inauguration
The half-dozen GOP members won't be attending Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony for various reasons.
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COVID Spread More Indoors by Talking Than Coughing, Study Suggests
Scientists also found staying 6 feet from an infected person in a poorly ventilated room was unlikely to protect others.
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Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s history making performance
Amanda Gorman was named the nation's First Youth Poet Laureate at 19. Now at 22, she is delivering her original composition, "The Hill We Climb" at the 59th presidential inauguration as the youngest known inaugural poet. Gorman, who has performed five commissioned poems for “CBS This Morning” in the past, tells Anthony Mason about writing a poem for this moment, her preparation for big performances and how poetry helped her overcome a speech impediment.
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Why The Donald Pardoned Lil Wayne and Other Hip-Hop Notables
Tim Mosenfelder/GettyLong before Donald Trump got into politics and struck a hard bargain with U.S. voters to enable their racism, sexism, and xenophobia in exchange for a brand boost to save his bumbling empire, he’s been cutting deals and playing shell games with Black entertainers to profit off of their celebrity and, after his hustle somehow landed him in the Oval Office, rappers have come before his clown court jury of one in the hopes that they, too, could taste ungainly power. That’s how Lil Wayne and the Donald ended up side-by-side in October, American flags behind them,beside Trump in October, thumbs up and smiling.And on Wednesday, the last day of his presidency, Trump pardoned the rapper, who’d pleaded guilty to felony possession of a firearm after trying to take a gold-plated handgun onto a private jet. It was Lil Wayne’s second gun offense and, before his pardon, he’d been due back in court at the end of the month and was facing as long as a decade in prison. Trump also commuted the sentence of the rapper Kodak Black, who’d been in prison for making a false statement to purchase a gun and has detailed the abusive conditions he’s faced there, and, after Snoop Dogg lobbied for it, the sentence of Michael "Harry-O" Harris, the Death Row co-founder who’d been locked up for 32 years, spending many of them as a prison reform activist.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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DC inauguration security at Capitol includes National Guard medics trained in 'battlefield trauma,' explosives
More than 25,000 National Guard members from all 50 states, three territories and Washington, D.C., are supporting federal and district authorities at the 59th presidential inauguration Wednesday, according to the latest figures from the National Guard Bureau.
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Philip Rivers retires from NFL, finishing fifth all-time in passing yards and touchdowns
"Thank you God for allowing me to live out my childhood dream of playing quarterback in the NFL,” said Philip Rivers, 39, who played 17 seasons for the Chargers and Colts.
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Dale Moss says split with Clare Crawley is ‘not the greatest situation’
The former NFL star also shared whether he would consider being the next "Bachelor."
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At least 2 dead in building collapse after massive explosion rocks Madrid
La Sexta TV quoted government sources saying the cause may have been a gas leak, but officials could not immediately confirm, Reuters reported.
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Biden To End Trump Census Policy, Ensuring All Persons Living In U.S. Are Counted
President-elect Joe Biden is set to reverse Trump's policy of excluding unauthorized immigrants from a key count that the Constitution says must include the "whole number of persons in each state."
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Chrissy Teigen slammed for ‘tone deaf’ inauguration tweet
"It’s all privilege and really minimizes what DC is going thru," one critic said. 
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Trump's acting attorney general leaves without creating controversial special counsels
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is resigning Wednesday at noon, ending a tenure marked by the things that didn't happen, including no special counsels appointed despite pressure from the White House.
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‘High School Musical’ Walked So ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Could Run
Thirty years after High School Musical's release, Disney+'s series has delivered on an impossible promise. It made musicals cool.
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Is Sean Murray’s McGee Leaving ‘NCIS’?
McGee's shooting has left viewers with plenty of questions.
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'This is your time': Obama congratulates Biden before his inauguration
Biden served as Obama’s vice president from 2009 to 2017. The two have enjoyed a friendship — albeit a complicated one at times — over the years.
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Exclusive: Kevin McCarthy Rips Biden's Push for Amnesty While Americans Struggle in Pandemic
House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday morning that Democrat President-elect Joe Biden should drop his push to grant amnesty to every illegal alien in America and instead focus his incoming administration on getting Americans back to work with millions still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Meet the flamboyant D.C. developer who got a last-minute pardon from Trump
Douglas Jemal, convicted of wire fraud in 2007, has long ties to Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.
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Hughes has 3 points in 2nd period as Devils beat Rangers 4-3
Jack Hughes had two goals and an assist in New Jersey’s three-goal second period, Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 47 shots and the Devils beat the New York Rangers 4-3 Tuesday night.
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Tom Holland previews Disney's 'Spider-Man' ride at Avengers Campus: 'Most I've ever felt like Spider-Man'
In a new teaser video for the attraction, Holland gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the latest addition to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park.
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No Large Protests In D.C., On Morning Of Biden's Inauguration
Some 25,000 National Guard members are in the city where insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol just two weeks ago.
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Biden Is About to Fulfill His Life’s Dream. What He Inherits Is More Like a Nightmare
This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. Good morning from a chilly Washington. We’re coming to you early on this Inauguration Day. The U.S. capital city looks like a city at war. Military equipment is parked…
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Chrissy Teigen: 'Today Our Great National F**kup Is Over, But the Shame Will Last Forever'
Chrissy Teigen, the left-wing model, kitchen and tabletop collection mogul, and wife of NBC's "The Voice" star John legend, bashed President Donald Trump as he left office and Washington on Wednesday, trashing him as an "absolute psychopath" and calling him "the greatest at being the f**king worst."
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North Carolina cities OK ban on hairstyle discrimination
Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros
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Joe Exotic, with limo waiting outside prison, fails to get Trump pardon
Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was not on the list of the more than 100 pardons and commutations that Trump issued early Wednesday.
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The moment Trump officially left Washington
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they board Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20. | Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images “Goodbye. We love you.” After four raucous years — President Donald Trump has left Washington. “Goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form,” he told his assembled supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, shortly after departing from the White House. Wednesday, Trump took the extraordinary, but not unexpected, step of skipping President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, breaking with 152 years of tradition by heading home instead of welcoming the new administration (the last president to do so was Andrew Johnson, who also had the dubious honor of being impeached). As he walked off the stage and up the plane steps, Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.” — which has become a Trump rally standard, much to the group’s chagrin — played in the background: “Young man there’s no need to feel down / I said young man pick yourself off the ground / I said young man ’cause your in a new town / There’s no need to be unhappy.” It’s yet to be seen if the “young man” is Trump or the country. there they go pic.twitter.com/F8u14NBs3n— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 20, 2021 Both Trump and the United States are in a radically new place — Trump, now out of office, is struggling to maintain hold of power and relevance in a Republican Party fractured by his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, and the insurrection that campaignculminated in. As the president travels to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, he faces a suite of legal problems, and an uncertain political future. And the United States, is preparing for a new administration with a starkly different vision for the country:Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated in an untraditional ceremony — instead of encouraging thousands of Americans to travel for the inauguration and the traditional balls as well as other festivities, officials have actively pleaded with people not to come to Washington, DC, reflecting the seriousness of the security concerns following the insurrection, and the country’s tragically high Covid-19 death toll. Instead, buoyed by their success at pulling off a virtual convention, Democrats have worked to create a virtual experience including virtual balls which occurred last night and a primetime special with celebrity performers hosted by Tom Hanks. There are several ways to watch the inauguration and its associated events. In addition to Vox’s livestreamof the main event, you can also watch on the Biden team’s official channels as well as any of their social media channels: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. Biden’s team has announced that the theme of the event will be “America United.” And last night he led a memorial to those lost to Covid-19. In his inaugural speech, Biden is likely to make the case for Congress to quickly pass his $1.9 trillionrelief plan which, as Vox’s Emily Stewart has reported, is “a big deal ... more than double the $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Democrats passed in 2009 in the wake of the Great Recession.” It’s a complete change in both style and substance as the former occupant of the White House departs. Follow along with Vox’s coverage here.
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U.S. allies "relieved," but wary as Biden takes over
Most of America's oldest allies on the world stage are embracing the incoming Biden administration as a chance to reengage, but as CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports, they're under no illusion that a sudden 180 in relations is coming immediately, and they're wary that a new Trump, or even the old one, could be coming down the road.
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How Do the Musical Performers at Joe Biden's Inauguration Compare to Those at Donald Trump's?
Biden's big day will feature performances from artists like Lady Gaga and John Legend—a stark contrast from the performers who took part in Trump's inauguration four years ago.
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