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After taking the oath of office, Joe Biden called on the nation to end its “uncivil war” and embrace a united front amid daunting problems.
The Senate stands at 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, with Vice President Harris the tie-breaking vote. Democrats will control both the White House and Congress for the first time since 2011, albeit narrowly.
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Michael Pack, a Trump appointee, who left a trail of criticism during his short term as head of agency that supervises government-funded news networks, said his resignation had been requested by President Biden.
Austrian flags and a QAnon flag are waved during a protest against government restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Vienna on Saturday. (Ronald Zak/AP)
While some QAnon disciples gave way to doubt as Trump's term ended, others doubled down on blind belief or strained to see new coded messages in the Inauguration Day’s events.
Immigration attorneys and advocates say chartered deportation flights continued uninterrupted until the last hours of Donald Trump’s presidency.
So confident was Team Tiger of Exotic’s imminent release that it hired a “super-stretch turbo diesel” limousine to pick him up from prison, along with a hairdresser waiting in the vehicle to coif his signature platinum-blonde mullet.
An inauguration like no other. And how the White House residence staff say goodbye to one first family and hello to another.
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Amanda Gorman and poetry's short history at presidential inaugurations
President Joe Biden on Jan. 20 became the fourth president ever to have a poet recite their work at a presidential inauguration.
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People walk in Tehran on Jan. 9, after Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered a ban on the import of U.S. and British coronavirus vaccines, claiming they are not to be trusted. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
“If they return to their commitments, we will also fulfill our commitments,” President Hassan Rouhani said on the day of Biden’s inauguration.
As President Biden took his oath of office Wednesday, world leaders and top officials, along with ordinary people across the globe, looked on with rapt attention — and in many cases optimism.
He often broke with tradition, shaking up an otherwise staid ethic of hobnobbing, handshakes and scripted remarks and showing little fear of snubbing U.S. allies or appearing to cozy up to adversaries.
With a WHO team probing the pandemic’s origins, officials are propagating the fringe view that the virus came from elsewhere.
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In his second inauguration on March 4, 1865, President Lincoln sought to begin the healing of a divided country emerging from a bloody Civil War.
Millions of renters are at risk of eviction if the current moratorium is allowed to lapse. President Biden will extend it through March.
Joe Biden during a sending-off event in Wilmington, Del. (Demetrius Freeman/The Post)
President Biden’s administration takes over the official White House social media accounts Wednesday. But Twitter won’t transfer followers, unlike with the previous administration.
The rule forces the Biden administration into a politically sensitive debate that raises questions about separation of church and state.
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Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov were placed on the list. What’s more, the NHL fined the Capitals $100,000 for player violations related to the health protocols.
Patrick Mahomes is helped off the field during the Chiefs' victory Sunday over the Browns in an AFC divisional-round playoff game. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
It's unclear the exact role Mayhew, a former cornerback who played for Washington and has many years of front-office experience, would take on in Washington.
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In addition to pardoning rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, President Trump commuted the sentence of Death Row Records co-founder Michael “Harry-O” Harris and pardoned Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez.