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 2021-01-16 21:00 

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Here's what Biden reportedly plans to do his 1st day in office...

President-elect Joe Biden is planning to spend his first 10 days in the Oval Office issuing dozens of executive orders, a memo circulated by incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain on Saturday and obtained by The New York Times revealed. The memo ap...

 2021-01-16 20:24 

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Biden introduces new science team, says it's 'most exciting' announcement so far...

President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday officially introduced members of his administration's Office of Science and Technology Policy, headlined by his nominee to lead the team, Eric Lander, who will serve as a presidential science adviser, a position B...

 2021-01-16 19:30 

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Why historians may 'suffer far from more holes' than usual while researching the Trump administration...

You may have heard the tales of President Trump tearing up documents after reading them, leaving aides to try to glue them back together. Well, that flippant attitude toward record breaking has left historians frustrated, as Trump's papers begin their...

 2021-01-16 18:14 

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Trump reportedly began 'choreographing' premature victory speech weeks before election...

President Trump is known for going off script, but his premature presidential election victory declaration in the early hours of the morning on Nov. 4 wasn't a completely spur-of-the-moment decision, Axios' Jonathan Swan reports . In the first ins...

 2021-01-16 16:57 

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GOP officials are reportedly worried controversial pro-Trump House members could run for Senate, governor...

Georgia and Arizona were two of the most crucial states in this election cycle, and it looks like they'll remain at the forefront of the coming battle within the Republican Party, The New York Times reports . Things have grown tense in the Sun Belt st...

 2021-01-16 16:11 

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India launches massive vaccination campaign...

India on Saturday began what is likely the world's largest coronavirus vaccination rollout when the country's first dose was administered to a sanitation worker at the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. All told, more than 190,...

 2021-01-16 15:52 

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HHS Secretary Azar latest White House official to criticize Trump, plans to stick around to aid Biden transition...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is the latest Trump administration official revealed to have criticized the president's post-election actions. Azar sent the White House a departure letter earlier this week, and while he clarified he'...

 2021-01-16 15:12 

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10 things you need to know today: January 16, 2021...

1. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday doubled down on his plan to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots to Americans within his first 100 days in office, calling the rollout so far a "dismal failure." So far just 10 million Americans have gotten...

 2021-01-16 13:27 

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U.S. carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration...

The United States government on Friday night executed Dustin Higgs — the 13th federal death row inmate to be executed since the Justice Department resumed federal capital punishment in July 2019 after a 17-year gap — at the federal penitentiar...

 2021-01-16 11:40 

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5 more scathing cartoons about Trump's 2nd impeachment...

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 2021-01-16 11:35 

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Where do riots come from?...

Where do riots come from? This is not a facile question. But it is one in which we have become curiously uninterested. Not so long ago this was because political violence was accepted by our opinion-making classes and the older of our two major political ...

 2021-01-16 11:30 

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Joe Biden's coronavirus rescue plan isn't bad. But it could be better....

President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday night his plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic and repair the economy. The proposal would cost $1.9 trillion — a giant package, more than twice the size of President Obama's Recovery Act. It would ...

 2021-01-16 10:55 

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The ongoing Bitcoin frenzy...

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial insight, gathered from around the web: Don't overlook traditional mutual funds Some of the year's best-performing mutual funds are still losing customers at a record pace, said Michael McDon...

 2021-01-15 22:29 

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Biden doubles down on promise to distribute 100 million vaccines in 1st 100 days...

President-elect Joe Biden has an ambitious — and potentially impossible — plan to ramp up coronavirus vaccine production and distribution. Biden has been promising to get 100 million shots to Americans within his first 100 days in office, and ...

 2021-01-15 22:02 

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The week's best photojournalism...

Officers stand guard before a legislative session in Olympia, Washington. | ( REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson ) Troops rest inside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. | ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon ) A rocket case in a field outside Stepanakert in the disputed Nagorno-Kara...

 2021-01-15 21:30 

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The daily gossip: Tom Cruise unleashed robots on the Mission: Impossible 7 crew, there's a Full House Easter egg in WandaVision, and more...

1. As if being screamed at by Tom Cruise wasn't bad enough , the cast and crew of Mission: Impossible 7 are now reportedly working under the watchful, unblinking eyes of a pair of robots tasked with making sure they don't break any COVID-19 safety...

 2021-01-15 21:14 

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NBA fines Kyrie Irving $50,000 over indoor party...

After violating the NBA's COVID-19 protocols, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been hit with a $50,000 fine. Irving was fined after video apparently showed the NBA star maskless at an indoor birthday party, The New York Times reports . NBA players...

 2021-01-15 20:29 

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The Week contest: Pandemic word...

This week's question: Danes have created a lexicon of new pandemic-inspired words, including albuehilsen , or elbow greeting, coronakilos , or weight gained during lockdown, and bodegavirolog , an unqualified bigmouth who now considers himself an expe...

 2021-01-15 20:05 

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5 scathing cartoons about Trump's second impeachment...

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 2021-01-15 19:47 

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More transmissible coronavirus variant may be dominant strain by March — a bad sign for already overwhelmed hospitals...

The fast-spreading COVID-19 variant is set to become the dominant strain circulating in the U.S. as early as March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday . While the U.S. only has less than 100 known cases of the fast-spreading vari...

 2021-01-15 19:18 

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Pence has reportedly called Harris to offer congratulations for the 1st time...

Less than a week before the inauguration, Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations. Pence and Harris spoke over the phone Thursday, with Pence congratulating the incoming vice presiden...

 2021-01-15 18:54 

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FBI reportedly investigating 37 suspects in killing of Capitol Police officer...

The FBI is investigating 37 people in the killing of a Capitol police officer last week, an FBI memo sent to the private sector and obtained by The New York Times reveals . Brian Sicknick, the officer, died last week from injuries he sustained in the pro-...

 2021-01-15 18:54 

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FBI reportedly questioning dozens over killing of Capitol Police officer...

The FBI has conducted dozens of interviews as it investigates the killing of a Capitol police officer last week, The New York Times reports. Brian Sicknick, the officer, died last week from injuries he sustained in the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol ...

 2021-01-15 18:27 

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Trump's approval rating plunges to all-time low of 29 percent in new Pew poll...

President Trump's approval rating has fallen to the lowest level of his presidency, with a significant drop among Republicans. In the latest Pew Research Center poll released Friday , Trump received a job approval rating of 29 percent, which is his lo...

 2021-01-15 18:24 

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WandaVision is a delightfully weird turn for Marvel...

After a year-and-a-half hiatus, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is back — and stranger than ever. Marvel on Friday officially commenced its fourth phase of stories with WandaVision , the MCU's first Disney+ original series. The show's two prem...

 2021-01-15 17:00 

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The White House said it was unlocking a vaccine reserve — but it was reportedly already empty...

A reserve of second-dose COVID-19 vaccines set to be repurposed as first doses is already empty, state and federal officials briefed on distribution plans tell The Washington Post . Both the coronavirus vaccines currently authorized in the U.S. require tw...

 2021-01-15 16:15 

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The week's big question: What will be the fallout of Trump's 2nd impeachment?...

1. This was an historic week in Washington, as President Trump became the first president in American history to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives, this time for "incitement of insurrection" after his supporters attacked the Capit...

 2021-01-15 15:50 

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How 'Stop the Steal' organizers are still outsmarting Facebook's content moderators...

Facebook may have banned President Trump, but his followers are still gaming the site to spread election fraud conspiracies and downright dangerous disinformation. Despite Facebook officials' attempts to play down the site's role in organizing las...

 2021-01-15 15:42 

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Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, and Foo Fighters set for Biden inauguration special...

President-elect Joe Biden has recruited a few more stars for his primetime inauguration TV special — including The Boss. Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, and Foo Fighters will perform at a primetime TV special for Biden's inauguration next week, ...

 2021-01-15 14:34 

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Biden reportedly taps former FDA chief David Kessler to lead vaccine efforts...

President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly tapped Dr. David Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to lead the U.S. government's COVID-19 vaccine efforts. Biden selected Kessler to help lead Operation Warp Speed, replacing Dr....

 2021-01-15 13:46 

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FBI says over 100 people arrested for Capitol siege, including 'liberal activist,' Confederate flag bearer...

FBI Director Christopher Wray, in his first public comments since the Jan. 6 violent siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump, said Thursday that law enforcement has arrested more than 100 people in connection with the assault and is awa...

 2021-01-15 13:25 

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Capitol rioters intended to 'capture and assassinate elected officials,' prosecutors say...

Federal prosecutors in a new court filing reportedly point to "strong evidence" that rioters who stormed the Capitol building last week aimed to "capture and assassinate elected officials." The prosecutors included this assessment while as...

 2021-01-15 12:26 

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The daily business briefing: January 15, 2021...

1. President-elect Joe Biden released details on his $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan on Thursday. He said the cost was high, but, "The very health of our nation is at stake." The proposal includes several key Democratic priorities, includi...

 2021-01-15 11:46 

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10 things you need to know today: January 15, 2021...

1. President-elect Joe Biden released details on his $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan on Thursday. He said the cost was high, but, "The very health of our nation is at stake." The proposal includes several key Democratic priorities, includi...

 2021-01-15 11:12 

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Late night hosts break out the popcorn for Trump's predictable refusal to pay Rudy Giuliani...

"As if there wasn't enough drama in Washington, there are now reports that President Trump's relationship with Rudy Giuliani is in trouble," Jimmy Fallon said on Tuesday's Tonight Show . "Things are so bad that Trump is telling his...

 2021-01-15 10:55 

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Statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico only needs 50 votes...

Many journalists and political commentators have been pessimistic about the possibility of statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This seems to be primarily because, despite the recent Democratic victories in Georgia, moderate senators li...

 2021-01-15 10:55 

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The worst-case scenario for America's immediate future...

One of the most unnerving things about analyzing American politics in recent years has been the need to start thinking in terms what financial analysts call " tail risk " — the likelihood that events normally considered rare or unlikely will...

 2021-01-15 10:50 

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The conservative case for Trump's Twitter ban...

If your Twitter interaction with President Trump over the past two months was through his official presidential account rather than through his personal account, it was like visiting a rather tranquil alternate reality. No talk of a stolen election. No re...

 2021-01-15 10:50 

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Who were the Capitol rioters?...

President Trump "was annoyed by the violent siege on the Capitol Wednesday — which left several dead — because it looked 'low class,'" reported New York magazine's Olivia Nuzzi last week, citing an unnamed Trump adviser. Wa...

 2021-01-15 10:45 

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Trump's vaccine delay is getting suspicious...

This was supposed to be President Trump's big moment. The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out by the millions across the country — something that had seemed like an impossibility when the president boasted back in May that "we are very confident...

 2021-01-15 08:52 

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U.S. carries out Trump's 12th federal execution...

The Trump administration executed Corey Johnson on Thursday night, after the Supreme Court lifted stays on both Johnson's execution and another one scheduled for Friday. Both Johnson and the other inmate, Dustin Higgs, tested positive for COVID-19, an...

 2021-01-15 08:03 

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Congress may award its highest honor to Capitol cop Eugene Goodman. But he wasn't the only 'hero.'...

A bipartisan group of three House members said Thursday that they will nominated Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman for the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress, for facing off against a mob of rioters in the Capitol...

 2021-01-15 07:00 

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California artist creates custom portraits to show his gratitude to frontline workers...

Artist John Deckert has found a way to honor frontline workers, one portrait at a time. While working from his home in Santa Rosa, California, he started thinking about the essential workers who did not have this same luxury. Deckert got out his paint, br...

 2021-01-15 06:22 

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Rare Indian rhinoceros born at Polish zoo...

A new year brought new life with the birth of an endangered Indian rhinoceros at Poland's Wroclaw Zoo. The calf, a female, was born Jan. 6 to Maruska, 7, and Manas, 11. "Maruska, a first-time mom, behaves wonderfully," Wroclaw Zoo President Ra...

 2021-01-15 05:34 

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Report: Inauguration rehearsal postponed due to threats...

Due to security concerns, an inauguration rehearsal scheduled for Sunday has been postponed, two people with knowledge of the matter told Politico . Additionally, President-elect Joe Biden canceled a Monday Amtrak trip from Wilmington, Delaware, to Washin...

 2021-01-15 05:24 

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Trump's team is reportedly trying to assemble a crowd for a 'major send-off' hours before Biden's inauguration...

President Trump is planning to exit the White House on the morning of Jan. 20, a few hours before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in a short distance away, CNN reports . "Eager for a final taste of the pomp of being president, Trump has asked for a...

 2021-01-15 04:25 

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Melania Trump is reportedly more than ready to leave the White House...

First lady Melania Trump is spending her final days in the White House packing, making photo albums, and counting down the minutes until she can move out, CNN reports. She is "not sad to be leaving," one White House official said. Since November, ...

 2021-01-15 02:54 

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FBI reportedly looking into whether any Proud Boys played a role in organizing Capitol violence...

FBI agents know that Proud Boys members were part of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol last week, and now they are investigating whether they had a role in planning the violence, people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post . The lead...

 2021-01-15 02:05 

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Classical pianist Joanne Rogers, widow of Mister Rogers, dies at 92...

Joanne Rogers, a classical pianist and the widow of children's television icon Fred Rogers, has died. She was 92. Rogers served as chair of the board of Fred Rogers Productions, and in a statement, the nonprofit praised her as a "brilliant and acc...

 2021-01-15 01:15 

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Biden unveils $1.9 trillion pandemic response package: 'We have to act now'...

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday outlined his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending package, saying his two-step plan of "rescue and recovery" will "build a bridge to the other side of the crisis we face, to a better, stronger, and more secure ...

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