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Washington gets whiplash in shift from Trump to Biden

Changes at 1600: Days don't begin and end with tweets. The press secretary hasn't lied or insulted media. Policy papers are back. The president stays on message.

Russia arrests 350 protesters demanding Alexei Navalny's release

Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-58degrees to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure.

Arizona surpasses California as state with the worst coronavirus infection rate

Arizona, which has not mandated masks and shutdowns, has surpassed California as the state with the worst rate of coronavirus infections.

Family, co-workers, old FB friends helped catch Capitol intruders, records show

While bold admissions and digital forensics played a key role in the fast effort to bring Capitol rioters to justice, so too has an army of tipsters.

COVID-19 patients struggle to get highly touted yet elusive antibody treatments

Monoclonal antibody treatment is now available to COVID-19 patients, but only about 30% of the delivered doses have been administered.

Twin suicide bombings hit Baghdad, killing 28 and sparking fears of Islamic State comeback

The bombings, thought to be the work of the Islamic State terrorist group, was the first such attack to hit Baghdad in years.

Biden inherits border chaos from Trump but begets uncertainty and false hope

Hate from Trump gives way to hope in Biden at the border, but caravans, ongoing wall construction and thousands of asylum seekers already there collide for an early test of his resolve.

Biden becomes the 46th president, vowing to heal and unite a nation in crisis

After half a century as a senator and vice president, Biden assumes the presidency at a time when the country faces health, economic and societal crises.

'Grim and beautiful,' Biden's inauguration a day of jarring juxtapositions

President Joe Biden's inauguration marked a return to a more traditional, unifying politics. But it was a surreal experience amid a pandemic and waves of political violence, which the ceremonies were forced to reflect.

For some Americans, Biden-Harris inauguration reassures: 'We're going to be OK'

Many Americans express hope and see the 'start of healing' with Biden-Harris swearing-in. Others are less than enthusiastic.

Biden to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants, plans to stop border wall construction

The proposed overhaul would prioritize three categories of people to immediately receive green cards: farm workers, those with temporary protected status and beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. as children.

Watch and read L.A. native Amanda Gorman's inauguration day poem

The national youth poet laureate read her galvanizing poem, 'The Hill We Climb,' just after Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president.

Photos: History made as Kamala Harris is sworn in as the nation's vice president

Kamala Harris was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. vice president — the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American in the position.
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