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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president, pleads for unity in inaugural address to a divided nation
Trump skipped the inauguration — themed “America United” — two weeks after inciting a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Kamala Harris sworn into history with vice-presidential oath
Harris becomes the first woman, Black woman and Asian American to serve as vice president.
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Who was at Biden’s inauguration
New presidential families, past commanders in chief and government members of both parties were in attendance as a new era was marked in American democracy.
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On his first day, Biden signs executive orders to reverse Trump’s policies
Biden signed executive actions to require masks on all federal grounds and ask agencies to extend eviction moratoriums.
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Joe Biden’s inauguration speech transcript, annotated
Joe Biden pleaded for national unity in his inaugural address Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president. Here's our analysis and the full speech.
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President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president on Wednesday at an inauguration like no other.
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