Democracy Dies in Darkness
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Aspects of the plan are intended to steer more money to states and make travel safe.
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All incoming presidents change the decor of the largely symbolic room to offer a sense of their personality and the type of presidency they hope to have. President Biden’s is notable for the sheer number of portraits and busts of well-known American historical figures.
At state capitols across the nation, the National Guard stood watch over pro-Trump demonstrators. In Portland, far-left activists smashed windows at the local Democratic Party office.
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Inauguration
President Biden's inaugural prime-time special featured celebrities including Katy Perry, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen performing in D.C. and around the country.
George Washington could really cut a rug. Abraham Lincoln absolutely could not. How all 45 presidents fared on the dance floor.
The public was barred from entering the National Mall, where troops clad in camouflage and gripping M4 rifles peered up from Constitution Avenue.
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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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. leads fellow Supreme Court justices at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
Only six of the nine showed up for the ceremony. Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito skipped it. It was the first time in more than 20 years that not all of the justices witnessed the ceremony.
In cinema and literature, the Bechdel test judged artistic works based on whether there were scenes in which two or more women talked about something other than a man. Vice President Harris’s swearing in was a Bechdel test of American democracy, and after nearly 250 years, we finally passed it.
Over 24 hours, the country went through its own peaceful transition — of emotion, of memory, of pain and hope.
The site of a suicide attack in Baghdad on Thursday. (Reuters)
Although Iraqi security forces continue to fight ISIS militants in rural areas, attacks in the capital have been rare.
The sanctions prohibit former secretary of state Mike Pompeo and the 27 other named individuals and their families from traveling to China — including Hong Kong and Macao — or conducting business with the country.
Immigration attorneys and advocates say chartered deportation flights continued uninterrupted until the last hours of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“The Dissident” had received favorable audience scores on the popular film-rating sites — until last week.
The video shows a Black Sea palace with an ice rink and “aquadisco.” It was built for Putin, the Russian opposition leader claimed. The Kremlin denies it.
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The FBI alleged that Biggs and other members of the far-right nationalist group appeared equipped with walkie-talkie-style communication devices and earpieces during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
As President Biden and Vice President Harris took their oaths of office, African Americans held hope for change.
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Lincoln, who guided the nation through the Civil War, received an extraordinary number of references Wednesday as President Biden vowed to unify a divided nation.
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.
As the pandemic intensifies, many colleges are starting classes online.
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Unlike his predecessor, who inherited a booming economy and a world at peace but could only see “carnage,” President Biden looked out from a ransacked Capitol to a country reeling from pandemic and riven with injustice and saw the possibility for renewal and rebuilding.
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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