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  Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK day

Two days out from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were joining Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects on Monday as a militarized and jittery Washington prepared for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security.

  Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for ‘Big Tech’ book

  Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

  Biden aims for unifying speech at daunting moment for US

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

  Inauguration week brings heightened security to Washington

  Trump to pardon about 100 people on Tuesday

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  Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

  Republican Boebert sued after blocking critic on Twitter

  Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot

  FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

  Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Twitter suspends US congresswoman over election fraud claims

  History-making woman kicker invited to Biden inauguration

Sarah Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she’s been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

  Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’

Democrats are building their case for convicting President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.

  In inaugural address, Biden will appeal to national unity

President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial policies, his incoming chief of staff said Sunday.

  Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.

  Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala

  Far-right personality ‘Baked Alaska’ arrested in Capitol riot probe

  Biden outlines ‘Day One’ agenda of executive actions

  Biden says his advisers will lead with ‘science and truth’

  Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

  Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans

  Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here’s what’s in Biden plan

President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy.

  Inauguration Day also is move in/out day at the White House

The coronavirus pandemic could be a complicating factor as the executive mansion gets ready for a new president and executes the Inauguration Day ritual of moving out one leader and settling in another.

  The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists.

  Biden’s virus plan: 100 million shots just the start

Called the “American Rescue Plan,” the legislative proposal would meet President-elect Joe Biden's goal of administering 100 million vaccines by the 100th day of his administration, and advance his objective of reopening most schools by the spring.

  Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

The FBI has been investigating whether any of the rioters had plots to kidnap members of Congress and hold them hostage, focusing particularly on the men seen carrying plastic zip tie handcuffs and pepper spray.

  Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Podcasts made available by the two Big Tech companies let you tune into the world of the QAnon conspiracy theory, wallow in President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election and bask in other extremism.

  Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden’s inauguration

President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

An Associated Press review of public records, social media posts and videos shows at least 21 current or former members of the U.S. military or law enforcement have been identified as being at or near the Capitol riot, with more than a dozen others under investigation but not yet named.

  Majority of Americans want Trump removed from office

Of those asked, 54% said it would be better for the country if Trump were removed, leaving Vice President Mike Pence to finish the last few days of his term.

Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US departure

Russia announces its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty following the U.S. exit.

  Officer credited with keeping rioters from Senate chambers stays silent

Officer Eugene Goodman isn’t saying whether he thinks he saved the Senate, as many of the millions who’ve viewed the video believe. In fact, Goodman isn’t saying anything at all publicly.

  Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIA

President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator.

  Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

The trial timeline and schedule are largely set by Senate procedures and will start as soon as the House delivers the article of impeachment.

  Zello walkie-talkie app removes extremist channels

The push-to-talk walkie-talkie app made the move after it found evidence that some of its users participated in last week's riots at the Capitol.

  National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

The FBI has warned that armed protests by violent Trump supporters were being planned in all 50 state capitals as well as in Washington for the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Feds failed to manage border policy that led to family separations, IG report says

The report from the inspector general for the Justice Department found that leadership failed to prepare to implement the policy or manage the fallout, which resulted in more than 3,000 family separations and caused lasting emotional damage to children who were taken from their parents.

  Biden taps Jaime Harrison to serve as Democratic chairman

Jaime Harrison, the failed South Carolina Senate candidate and longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, according to multiple party officials.

Harold Bornstein, doctor who backed Trump’s health boasts, dies at age 73

Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, the physician who once declared that Donald Trump would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” died Jan. 8. He was 73.

  NY congressman tests positive for virus, latest since Capitol breach

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat said Thursday that he has the coronavirus, making the New York Democrat the latest House member to report testing positive since dozens huddled together for protection during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

  Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins NYC mayoral race

More than two dozen people have filed with the city’s Campaign Finance Board to run in the June 22 Democratic mayoral primary, which for the first time in city history will be determined by ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank candidates in order of preference.

  Ga. congresswoman says she’ll file articles of impeachment against Biden

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she will try to impeach President-elect Joe Biden.

  Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, warns of dangerous precedent

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s ban of President Donald Trump in a philosophical Twitter thread that is his first public statement on the subject.

  EXPLAINER: What’s next after House impeachment vote

Even though the trial won’t happen until Trump is already out of office, it could still have the effect of preventing him from running for president again.

  Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller has been charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building.

  Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with the party to join Democrats, saying Trump violated his oath to protect and defend U.S. democracy.

  The Latest: In video, Trump condemns deadly riot he fomented

Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results.

  McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday rejected a Democratic attempt to swiftly call the Senate into emergency session to hold an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, all but assuring that those proceedings won’t occur until after Trump leaves office.

  Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn’t retreating

Experts say it was the culmination of years of increasing radicalization and partisanship, combined with a growing fascination with paramilitary groups and a global pandemic.

  Authorities: Man in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ shirt at riot arrested

Robert Keith Packer, 56, was one of two Virginia men arrested on federal charges related to their roles in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said.

  Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

The decision, announced Wednesday, was in response to various local, state and federal officials asking people not to travel to Washington, D.C.

US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that three months into the budget year, the deficit was $216.3 billion higher than the same October-December period a year ago.

  Amazon seeks to keep right-wing app Parler offline

Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. has asked a federal judge to deny a request to reinstate the cloud-service account for conservative social media network Parler, claiming Parler shrugged off police violence content on its site before and after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

  Anti-Semitism seen in Capitol insurrection raises alarms

The presence of anti-Semitic symbols and sentiment at the Capitol riot raised alarms among Jewish Americans and experts who track discrimination and see it as part of an ongoing, disturbing trend.

  Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the U.S. Agency for International Development.

  NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx.

  Google bans all political ads until Jan. 21

Google bans all political advertising until "at least" Jan. 21, the day after President-elect Biden's inauguration.

  Texas woman who posted about taking part in Capitol riot arrested

After the riot, Jenny Cudd posted about it on her Facebook page, bragging that “we” tore down the doors to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Hoping for student loan forgiveness won’t pay the bills

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Jan. 8 reaffirmed his support for $10,000 in student loan forgiveness for each federal student loan borrower as part of additional coronavirus relief, which would still need to clear Congress.

  Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

This is a “powder keg” moment, one Democrat said. It’s certainly a historic one.

  World warily watches America’s postelection aftershocks

For America’s allies and rivals alike, the chaos unfolding during Donald Trump’s final days as president is the logical result of four years of global instability brought on by the man who promised to change the way the world viewed the United States.

  YouTube suspends Trump’s channel for at least a week

The move to curtail Trump's social media activity comes after a mob of his supporters, urged on by his rhetoric, stormed the Capitol last week to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

  House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next

Democrats approved a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump — though Pence said he would not do so.

  The Latest: Michigan GOP Rep. Upton backs Trump impeachment

The report says the warning was issued internally by the FBI’s field office in Norfolk, Virginia, a day before the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.

  FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

Federal prosecutors are considering sedition charges against at least some of the Trump loyalists who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

NYT: McConnell believes Trump committed impeachable acts

According to the article, Mitch McConnell told associates that he is “pleased” Democrats are working to impeach Trump.

Official: Number of victims of Russian hack likely to grow

The hacking campaign was extraordinary in scale, with the intruders having stalked through government agencies, defense contractors and telecommunications companies for months by the time it was discovered.

  Trump takes no responsibility for riot, visits Texas

Trump is expected to deliver remarks highlighting his administration's efforts to curb illegal immigration and the progress made on his signature 2016 campaign promise: building a “big, beautiful wall” across the length of the southern border.

  Schumer calls for speedy confirmation of Biden Cabinet picks

The Jan. 6 insurrection “showed us we need qualified Senate-confirmed people (not in an acting capacity) in key national security positions” on day one, including secretary of defense, secretary of homeland security, secretary of state, attorney general and others, Schumer wrote.

  COVID fears grow in Capitol as three lawmakers test positive

A third lawmaker, Rep. Brad Schneider, has tested positive for COVID-19 after Wednesday’s lockdown, he announced via Twitter.

  Early warning signs emerge for GOP after US Capitol riots

Party-switchers offer an early sign of the volatility ahead for the GOP as the party braces for political fallout of the riots that Trump incited.

  Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness.

  After frosty few days, Pence, Trump appear to reach détente

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appear to have come to a détente after nearly a week of silence, anger and finger-pointing.

  Twitter bans more than 70,000 QAnon-linked accounts

The social media company considers the messages posted to these accounts violations of its terms of service because they can spread violence.

  Biden gets 2nd dose of vaccine as team readies COVID-19 plan

Biden pulled off his sport jacket to reveal a dark, short-sleeve T-shirt underneath and said, “Ready, set, go.” Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cumin administered the Pfizer vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, close to the president-elect’s home.

  Law enforcement: We’ll be ready for Joe Biden’s inauguration

The Presidential Inaugural Committee said that the theme “reflects the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future.

  House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

Trump faces a single charge -- “incitement of insurrection” - in an impeachment resolution that could go to a vote by mid-week.

Belichick won’t get Presidential Medal of Freedom after all

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Monday night that he will not receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  The Latest: Trump issues emergency declaration for inaugural

Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of Wednesday’s rioting.