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Politics Jan 20WATCH: In first act, Biden signs official proclamations
The signings, Biden's first official presidential acts, included the Inauguration Day Proclamation, as well as nominations to Cabinet and sub-Cabinet positions in his administration.
Politics Jan 20WATCH: Congress presents Biden, Harris with gifts
The presentations to the officials and their respective spouses happened Wednesday in lieu of a congressional luncheon that typically follows the inauguration ceremony.
Politics Jan 20WATCH: Sen. Klobuchar speaks at Biden Inauguration
Klobuchar is the ranking Democrat and incoming chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee. She was the lead Senate Democrat on the congressional planning committee for the inauguration.
Politics Jan 20Read Joe Biden’s first speech as president
In his first remarks as president, Biden said Wednesday that his swearing-in marks a day of “history and hope.”…
Nation Jan 20Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks
Firefighters chased wind-driven blazes up and down the state on Tuesday, trees and trucks were toppled, Yosemite National Park was forced to close and two coronavirus vaccination centers were shut down.
Politics Jan 20Calm at state capitols
Calm prevailed outside heavily fortified state capitol buildings across the U.S. as Joe Biden was sworn in as president. The FBI had warned of the possibility for armed demonstrations leading up to the inauguration after President Donald Trump repeatedly and…
Nation Jan 20Why the U.S. accused China of genocide, and what’s next
Xinjiang, a far western region that borders central Asia, is home to the predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group. China denies human rights violations and says its actions in Xinjiang are necessary to counter a separatist and terrorist threat.
Politics Jan 20WATCH: Kamala Harris sworn in as vice president
The former U.S. senator from California is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency and becomes the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government.
Politics Jan 20Biden, Harris arrive at Capitol for inauguration
President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president. Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in ceremony. They…
Nation Jan 20Deputy charged with threats after U.S. Capitol attack, sheriff says
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced that Deputy Peter Heneen was charged Tuesday with making written threats to kill, conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism. Judd says the the deputy has been suspended pending termination.