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How will Biden family, including President-elect Joe Biden's brother, spend Inauguration Day?

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PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Biden family is no stranger to presidential inaugurations. But the scene will be unlike any they, or any American alive today, has seen in Washington next week.

The clan will first gather together Jan. 19 for an inauguration event at the Lincoln Memorial, according to Palm Beach County resident Frank Biden, the ...Read more

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NY prosecutors subpoena records on Trump's Seven Springs estate

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New York City prosecutors, who are investigating President Donald Trump’s company for possible tax, bank and insurance fraud, have broadened their probe to include a sprawling property in Westchester County.

A lawyer for the town of Bedford said Friday the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. last month served the town with a...Read more

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Pelosi leaves Congress guessing on Trump Senate trial timing

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the impeachment of President Donald Trump as “urgent” but declined to say Friday when the House will send the single charge for inciting insurrection to the Senate to begin his trial.

Speaking to reporters two days after the House impeached Trump for encouraging his supporters who stormed ...Read more

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What will become of the Trump brand after he leaves office?

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For Donald Trump, the cost of an incendiary presidential career started adding up on Day One: Macy's department stores stopped selling his menswear collection after he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" during his first campaign event.

A few months later, after Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United ...Read more

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Biden to mount federal vaccination campaign, breaking with Trump approach

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden, inheriting responsibility for a pandemic that is unchecked and worsening after nearly a year, Friday detailed his plan to throw the weight of the federal government behind getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.

Biden, in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, five days before his inauguration, ...Read more

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Kim Jong Un's missile tests may welcome Biden to White House

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Kim Jong Un has rolled out a lot of new missiles in recent months, including at least one more this week. The next step is for him to fire them into the air to get President-elect Joe Biden’s attention.

The North Korean leader paraded a new submarine-launched ballistic missile through central Pyongyang Thursday as part of a military pageant ...Read more

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Biden plans fewer rules, more shots in revised vaccination drive

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WASHINGTON — President-Elect Joe Biden proposed to overhaul eligibility rules for coronavirus vaccines and open more sites to receive shots, but his plan to rev up U.S. inoculations largely retains the bones of the Trump administration’s system.

Biden’s pledges are vague about timelines, reinforcing his previous warnings that there’ll ...Read more

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Hundreds in publishing sign letter objecting to book deals for the Trump administration

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More than 250 authors, editors, agents, professors and others in the American literary community signed an open letter this week opposing any publisher that signs book deals with President Donald Trump or members of his administration.

Former DC Comics President Paul Levitz, journalist Sarah Weinman and “Little Fires Everywhere” author ...Read more

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Poll: Two-thirds of Americans want Trump to disappear from politics

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WASHINGTON — The tumultuous final weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have damaged his already low public standing, with 68% of Americans saying they want Trump’s political career to end.

A Pew Research Center survey released Friday shows Trump with the lowest approval number of his presidency at 29%, driven by last week’s assault on the...Read more

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Former FDA official to help lead vaccine oversight for Biden

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WASHINGTON — Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler will serve as chief science officer of the COVID-19 response under the Biden administration.

Kessler will help lead Operation Warp Speed, the joint Pentagon and Department of Health and Human Services project to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines and other ...Read more

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Refugee resettlement agency releases proposal for Biden to end 'Remain in Mexico' program

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A refugee resettlement agency published a logistical outline Friday morning for the Biden administration to end President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" program.

The heavily criticized program, known officially as Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, requires asylum seekers from Latin American countries other than Mexico to wait in Mexico ...Read more

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Biden expected to push for heavy investment in Ukraine aid

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WASHINGTON — As vice president, Joe Biden ran point for the Obama administration on Ukraine, pushing to assist the beleaguered ally in ways President Barack Obama was not always comfortable with. Now, as the next president, Biden will call the shots.

Biden will face ongoing war in eastern Ukraine and worsening corruption that threaten to give...Read more

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Commentary: Can a new spymaster turn around the embattled CIA?

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Abused, insulted and threatened for four years by Donald Trump, who once compared the intelligence community to "Nazi Germany," the Central Intelligence Agency is the institutional version of a battered child.

William Burns, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be the next CIA director, will take over an agency with an unfocused mission, low ...Read more

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Editorial: An unavoidable impeachment requires prompt resolution

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There is no joy in impeaching a sitting president for a second time, or at least there shouldn’t be. There likely is not much personal or political gain for those who made that historic choice, especially for the stalwart 10 House Republican members who Wednesday voted to impeach Donald Trump. Yet one by one, most of the Republican members on ...Read more

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Trump reconciles with ex-strategist Bannon in talks on election

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has repeatedly spoken by phone in recent weeks with once-estranged White House adviser Steve Bannon, who’s facing federal criminal charges, for counsel on his campaign to overturn his reelection defeat, according to people familiar with the matter.

One person familiar with the matter said the president ...Read more

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Donald Trump Jr. sought for questioning by prosecutors in DC

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. was asked by the Attorney General’s office in the District of Columbia to sit down for questioning in relation to a lawsuit claiming President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee illegally overpaid for events at a Washington hotel owned by his family business.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sent a formal ...Read more

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Broad cross-section of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, arrests show. Now what?

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Early images of the U.S. Capitol siege captured the extremism of intruders as the insurrection was broadcast live. There was a bare-chested man in a furry headdress, another wearing an anti-Semitic sweatshirt, a third carrying a Confederate flag.

But the reality of the Jan. 6 attack, captured in affidavits and court filings in dozens of ...Read more

Biden nominates Atlanta mayor for Democratic National Committee post

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ATLANTA — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for a position with the Democratic National Committee that would place her in charge of civic engagement and voter protection, according to a Thursday evening news release from the campaign.

“Mayor Bottoms is the only Mayor in Atlanta’s history to have ...Read more

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President Trump's impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day

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WASHINGTON — A mere 60 minutes after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday, his predecessor is slated to stand trial in the Senate on a charge of inciting a riot in the same building.

The remarkable timing of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is driven in part by Senate rules. A trial must begin at 1 p.m. the day after ...Read more

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Trump plans to live at Mar-a-Lago and employ some current aides

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump plans to fly to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida sometime before Joe Biden’s inauguration, where several current White House staff will work for him or his son-in-law Jared Kushner after his presidency, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump intends to live at the Palm Beach resort, the people said, ...Read more