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Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol

Authorities say an organizer of the Proud Boys far-right extremist group has been arrested for taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

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Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office.

  Officer who diverted rioters escorts Harris at inauguration

When Vice President Kamala Harris stepped up to take the oath of office, she was escorted by Eugene Goodman.

  Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people.

  Bomb threat called into Supreme Court, all-clear given

The all-clear has been given after the U.S. Supreme Court received a bomb threat on Inauguration Day.

Neo-Nazi group to pay $10K to Charlottesville car attack survivor

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  Sheriff: Fla. deputy charged with threats after US Capitol attack

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Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks

  McConnell: Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol siege, mob ‘fed lies’

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly placed blame on President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was “fed lies” and that the president and others “provoked” those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden’s election.

  From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

The inaugural celebration will be pared down, distanced, and much of it virtual.

2 Ohio National Guard members flagged by FBI, removed from inauguration

Around 200 Ohio guard members are deployed in a federal capacity in Washington D.C. to help with inauguration security.

  Trump wishes new administration luck in farewell video

The White House released Trump's farewell address Tuesday afternoon, a day ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  @POTUS resets as Twitter juggles presidential accounts

It’s a Twitter user’s worst nightmare: Wake up to find most of your followers gone.

  Biden immigration plan opposed by GOP, conservative groups

President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration.

  2 Guard members made extremist statements about inauguration

U.S. Secret Service tightened security in and around the Capitol days earlier than usual in preparation, and the city center is essentially on lockdown with streets blocked, high fencing installed and tens of thousands of troops and law enforcement officers stationed around the area.

Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

Mike Lindell, the company CEO and also the face of the brand, said major retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s have dropped his products recently.

  Sales of US Constitution topped 1 million during Trump years

The U.S. Constitution has been a best-seller during the Trump years.

  Georgia certifies Democrats Warnock and Ossoff’s Senate wins

The certification by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger officially seals Warnock and Ossoff’s victories over their Republican opponents in the Jan. 5 runoffs.

  Biden’s nominees promise fresh approach on national security

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, promised Tuesday to “speak truth to power" and keep politics out of intelligence agencies to ensure their work is trusted.

  Biden picks 1st transgender person for Senate-confirmed post

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health.

Supreme Court takes on early stage of global warming case

The Supreme Court seems cautious about giving oil and gas companies a win in a case involving global warming.

  Trump expected to issue flurry of pardons on last full day

President Donald Trump was expected to spend his last full day in office issuing a flurry of pardons and bidding farewell to the American public from a near-deserted White House and surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.

  Alleged ‘Oath Keepers’ leader among self-described militia members jailed on charges from Capitol riot

Federal authorities said that Caldwell sent another message to an Oath Keepers leader encouraging them to storm Ohio’s capital, Columbus.

  Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, rejecting Republican arguments that the measure is too big given the size of U.S. budget deficits.

  An inauguration like we’ve never seen before

The COVID-19 pandemic and the violence at the Capitol earlier this month are causing big changes.

  The Latest: McConnell points finger at Trump in Capitol riot

The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday on the Senate floor, “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

  Woman accused of laptop theft from Pelosi’s office amid riot

A caller claiming to be the woman's former romantic partner alleged she intended to send the device to a friend in Russia, but that plan fell through.

  Music teacher continues class while protecting US Capitol with National Guard

A Virginia educator called to protect the Capitol in the National Guard has continued to teach his students remotely from his military Humvee.

  Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

Officials say evacuation at inaugural rehearsal was due to a fire several blocks away and not believed to be a threat.

  King Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent times

The coronavirus pandemic forced the annual King Day service at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church online during the 35th celebration of his birthday as a national holiday.

  Melania Trump posts farewell message to Twitter

First lady Melania Trump posted a farewell message to Americans on social media Monday.

  Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

Biden announced his intent to nominate Chopra on Monday, along with his intent to nominate Gary Gensler, the former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as the next chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Census Bureau director to resign amid criticism over data

U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham says he plans to resign with the change in presidential administrations.

  Biden aims for unifying speech at daunting moment for US

Joe Biden faces a fraught moment as he prepares to deliver a speech that aides say he wants to use to “call Americans to unity.”

  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.

  Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

Garth Brooks joins Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez among others performing at the inaugural celebration of President-elect Joe Biden.

  Trump to pardon about 100 people on Tuesday

The president will reportedly pardon white collar criminals, high-profile rappers and others on Tuesday.

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

A crowd of Navalny supporters outside the precinct shouted “Shame!” as the judge announced the ruling and Navalny’s allies immediately called for protests.

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

Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

  Inauguration week brings heightened security to Washington

The coronavirus pandemic and siege of the U.S. Capitol have led to a marked change in Washington's inaugural traditions.

  Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

With the confluence of crises confronting Joe Biden’s administration — and an evenly divided Senate in which she would deliver the tie-breaking vote — Harris is shaping up to be a central player in addressing everything from the coronavirus pandemic to criminal justice reform.

  Republican Boebert sued after blocking critic on Twitter

Attorneys for Democrat Bri Buentello of Pueblo filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver, claiming she was blocked after calling for the Colorado Republican to be recalled in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by loyalists to President Donald Trump.

  Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot

The New Mexico county official was arrested on charges of illegally entering the U.S. Capitol.

  FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Heavily fortified statehouses around the U.S. are seeing small and peaceful protests, despite widespread fears of another burst of right-wing violence like the attack on the Capitol in Washington.

Twitter suspends US congresswoman over election fraud claims

Twitter has temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia who has expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories online.

  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

Biden’s inaugural committee announced the lineup Sunday for “Celebrating America,” a multinetwork broadcast that the committee bills as a mix of stars and everyday citizens.

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

Law enforcement officials across the country have been working to locate and arrest suspects who committed federal crimes. So far, they have brought nearly 100 cases in federal court and the District of Columbia Superior Court.

  Biden outlines ‘Day One’ agenda of executive actions

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday.

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

Science organizations were also quick to praise Lander and the promotion of the science post.

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

A single article of impeachment — for “incitement of insurrection” — was approved by the House on Wednesday, one week after a violent mob of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol.

  Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans

They were expected to be the 11 department appointees that Biden was announcing Saturday to serve under his pick for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, the official said.

  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.