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Military & Defense 2021-01-21T06:07:26Z
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Michael Flynn's brother was present on a call discussing the military response to the Capitol siege, despite the Army denying it for days: WaPo

An Army official told The Post on January 12 that Charles Flynn "WAS NOT IN ANY OF THE MEETINGS" discussing the military response to the Capitol siege.
Science 2021-01-21T05:39:17Z
rochelle walensky

New CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says that 'better, healthier days' are ahead and that agency will review all previous COVID-19 guidelines

"Better, healthier days lie ahead. But to get there, COVID-19 testing, surveillance, and vaccination must accelerate rapidly," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said.
Politics 2021-01-21T04:55:43Z
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The Trump-appointed NSA general counsel installed the day before Biden took office is now on leave due to a Department of Defense probe

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller demanding Ellis's installation "immediately cease."
Politics 2021-01-21T04:29:39Z

China has imposed sanctions on Mike Pompeo, Alex Azar, and Steve Bannon, along with more than 2 dozen other former Trump officials

In a statement, the foreign ministry chastened the Trump campaign for promoting and executing "a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs" and damaged US-China relations.
Politics 2021-01-21T04:03:15Z

A 100-day moratorium on deportations starts on Friday, Biden administration announces

The US government will temporarily halt most removal proceedings "to ensure we have a fair and effective immigration enforcement system."

Corporate America is pausing its financial support for the 147 GOP lawmakers who challenged Biden's victory. Here are all the S&P 500 companies who gave them money — and then stopped.

S&P 500 companies gave $23 million to Republicans who voted to overturn Electoral College results. See how much they gave and who's reversing course.
Politics 2021-01-21T03:28:33Z

Proud Boys are ditching Trump hours after he left the White House for good, calling him a 'shill' and 'extraordinarily weak'

The group had supported the former president for years and was especially energized in September when he said: "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by."
Politics 2021-01-21T02:15:32Z

Trump reportedly granted Secret Service protections to all his adult children and 3 top officials before he left the White House. It will cost US taxpayers millions.

The taxpayer-funded security will be extended to Trump's four adult children and their spouses, as well as three former administration officials.
Politics 2021-01-21T02:04:54Z

9 American greats Amanda Gorman referenced in her poem performed during Joe Biden's inauguration, from Maya Angelou to Barack Obama

During a reading of her poem "The Hill We Climb," 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman paid homage to Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Barack Obama.
Premium Politics 2021-01-21T02:04:10Z

I went inside the US Capitol's immense security bubble to cover the most surreal presidential inauguration of my lifetime. Here's what I saw.

An Insider reporter's first person account about the lengths to which the US government went to secure President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony.
Politics 2021-01-21T01:33:32Z

Biden's White House press secretary Jen Psaki promises to bring 'transparency and truth' back to the briefing room

Psaki said the administration will restore daily weekday press briefings and regular briefings with public health officials to discuss the pandemic.
Politics 2021-01-21T01:08:48Z

Evangelical leaders praise Joe Biden's efforts on immigration reform

Christian leaders applauded President Biden's day-one efforts to fix "our nation's broken immigration system."
Politics 2021-01-21T01:07:07Z

Biden demands decency, promising staff 'I will fire you on the spot' if they disrespect others

President Biden conducted a swearing-in ceremony by video conference with hundreds of new government staff members.

Trump-ally media outlet OAN quietly deleted articles about Dominion despite publicly doubling down on election conspiracy theories

One America News Network hasn't issued a retraction notice after taking down articles about Dominion, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and others.
News 2021-01-21T00:39:11Z

How a participant in the Capitol riot allegedly stole Nancy Pelosi's laptop

A former romantic partner said Riley Williams took a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office and planned to sell it to Russia's equivalent of the CIA.
Science 2021-01-21T00:38:41Z

How Biden plans to fight the pandemic: 100 million shots, large-scale vaccination sites, and the reopening of K-8 schools

President Joe Biden issued three executive orders related to the pandemic on his first day in office.
Politics 2021-01-21T00:12:29Z

Senate confirms Biden's pick for spy chief hours after he's sworn into office

Avril Haines is the first Biden nominee to be confirmed and previously served as the deputy CIA director and deputy national security advisor.
Politics 2021-01-20T23:53:54Z

More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than the number of US troops killed during World War II

The death toll from 12 months of COVID-19 in the US has now surpassed that of four years of one of the bloodiest conflicts in US history.
Politics 2021-01-20T23:07:58Z

World leaders congratulate Biden after he's sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

President Joe Biden during his inaugural address pledged to "repair our alliances and engage with the world once again."

Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures from his 1-term presidency

Though his accomplishments are not popular with his critics, Trump, for better or worse, has been a consequential president.
Politics 2021-01-20T22:59:25Z

George W. Bush privately says that Rep. Jim Clyburn is the country's 'savior' for helping Biden beat Trump

Clyburn played an instrumental role in resurrecting Biden's campaign with his coveted endorsement ahead of the South Carolina primary.
Politics 2021-01-20T22:38:53Z

Biden enters White House for first time since being sworn in as 46th US president

"At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," said Biden, whose inauguration marks an end to a tumultous transition period.
Politics 2021-01-20T22:30:47Z

Biden reverses Trump's major environmental rollbacks with executive orders rejoining the Paris accord, cancelling the Keystone pipeline, and ending drilling in the Arctic wildlife refuge

Biden made action on climate one of his central campaign promises and proposed a $2 trillion plan that calls for 100 percent clean energy by 2035.
Politics 2021-01-20T22:25:23Z

Biden extends a hand to the world on first day as president by rejoining Paris climate accord and WHO, while revoking Trump's travel ban

Biden's day-one actions are part of his pledge to repair America's alliances and reestablish the US as a leader in global affairs.
Tech 2021-01-20T22:12:35Z

Amazon-owned Twitch has 'indefinitely' banned former President Trump from using its platform

Twitch's suspension of Trump comes after Facebook and Twitter took similar action against the former president following the Capitol siege.
Premium Opinion 2021-01-20T22:10:30Z

Biden promised a return to 'normalcy,' but it's clear that's not happening anytime soon.

A surreal and desolate DC on Biden's Inauguration Day shows that the US is a real long way from the "normal" that the new president has promised.
Politics 2021-01-20T21:58:52Z

Donald Trump's historic and chaotic presidency, by the numbers

Looking at the numbers surrounding Trump's tenure provides important context and perspective on his accomplishments and failures.
Politics 2021-01-20T21:56:21Z

Photos show residents of the Indian village where Kamala Harris' grandfather was born celebrating her swearing in as vice president

Indians in the village of Thulasendrapuram, where Harris' grandfather was born, celebrated her swearing in ceremony with firecrackers and prayers.
Politics 2021-01-20T21:51:33Z

Warnock and Ossoff are sworn into office, officially handing Democrats control of the Senate for the first time since 2015

Warnock and Ossoff, the first Black and Jewish senators to represent Georgia, respectively, were sworn into office by Vice President Kamala Harris.
Premium Politics 2021-01-20T21:50:39Z

Joe Biden is hiring about 4,000 political staffers to work in his administration. Here's how 3 experts say you can boost your chances of getting one of those jobs.

Government hiring experts share their tips for snagging one of the 4,000 jobs Joe Biden and his team will be doling out as they build a new administration.
Premium Politics 2021-01-20T21:50:34Z

What the Democratic-majority Senate means for climate change, gun control, and stimulus checks

Georgia Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were just sworn in, solidifying the Senate Democratic majority. That gives Biden more leeway to pursue ambitious policies on issues like criminal justice reform, stimulus, and infrastructure.
Premium Tech 2021-01-20T21:37:35Z

Peter Thiel and his Silicon Valley allies advised Trump to pardon Anthony Levandowski, the ex-Google engineer who pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets and faced 18 months in prison

Founders Fund partner Trae Stephens, Anduril cofounder Palmer Luckey, and Thiel foundation president Blake Masters also advised Trump on the decision.
Politics 2021-01-20T21:34:05Z

Read National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's poignant poem 'The Hill We Climb'

The 22-year-old Harvard University graduate captured the imagination of Americans with a poem shared at Biden's inauguration.
Military & Defense 2021-01-20T21:22:53Z

A notorious prison called 'Sailor's Silence' is being used to jail Putin critic Alexei Navalny

He is being held in a three-person cell for VIPs in Sailor's Silence in Moscow, where high-profile prisoners were previously jailed.
Politics 2021-01-20T21:05:03Z

On the ground in D.C. on Inauguration Day: How people marked an historic, and weird, 'once in a lifetime opportunity' to see Trump leave office'

Despite the National Guard presence, the closed Mall, and Covid-19, people found a way to mark the transfer of power in Washington.
Premium Politics 2021-01-20T20:55:04Z

How the government will 'thoroughly clean and disinfect' White House furniture, door knobs, and light switches after Trump leaves and before Biden moves in

The Trump White House has been a hot spot for coronavirus infections. Joe Biden and his team will want to clean up before moving in.
Premium Opinion 2021-01-20T20:22:39Z

Biden's inauguration was a Frederick Douglass dream made real. We should be proud.

Frederick Douglass dreamed of a multiracial America, one that would overcome its history and unite under a love of democracy. Today we got it right.
Politics 2021-01-20T20:04:38Z

Biden faces a set of massive economic and health crises — and his stimulus plan will test a vow to work with Republicans in Congress

"Biden is inheriting among the worst crises a president has stepped into," a former top economic advisor to Obama said.
Politics 2021-01-20T19:33:31Z

READ: The full text of President Biden's inaugural address

Biden pledged unity and healing in a ceremony dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic in a heavily fortified Washington, DC.
Politics 2021-01-20T19:00:27Z

Melania Trump reportedly asked a staffer to write her thank you notes to White House residence employees

Melania Trump reportedly asked an employee, who worked in the East Wing, to type out about 80 thank you cards before signing them herself.
Transportation 2021-01-20T18:50:15Z

Biden flew to DC on a luxurious Boeing 737 private jet with its own master bedroom and shower — see inside

Biden wanted to take Amtrak from Delaware to Washington, DC, as he did during his Senate days, but security concerns scrubbed the short-lived plan.
Politics 2021-01-20T18:39:24Z

Striking photo shows Barack Obama greeting Vice President Kamala Harris at the inauguration

Obama and Harris made history as the only two Black Americans to serve in national office in United States history.
Premium Politics 2021-01-20T18:34:40Z

Joe Biden said his Cabinet would be 'the most diverse in history.' We ran the numbers on 7 different metrics to see how diverse his staff really is.

Insider dug into race, age, gender, educational background, and more to find out how the Biden administration's diversity compared to that of America.
Politics 2021-01-20T18:33:54Z

Tell us what Kamala Harris making history as vice president means to you — and the country

Insider is collecting your memories and reflections on a historic day in American history.
Premium Politics 2021-01-20T18:26:51Z

Meet Donald Trump's next nemeses: The 15 prosecutors and investigators from New York who are primed to pepper the ex-president with history-making civil and criminal probes

New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance have built teams to probe Trump, his businesses, and his taxes.
Politics 2021-01-20T18:25:12Z

Amanda Gorman stole the show at Biden's inauguration: Meet the 22-year-old poet laureate who gave a historic 5-minute speech that's gone viral

Amanda Gorman, 22, performed her work "The Hill We Climb" at the presidential inauguration on Wednesday. She's the youngest inaugural poet in history.

The ultimate guide to US marijuana legalization: The key dates to know, and which stocks could benefit the most.

A Democratic Senate coupled with Biden's victory has the potential to provide the biggest catalyst for the cannabis industry, according to analysts.
Politics 2021-01-20T17:52:52Z

'Democracy has prevailed': President Biden says 'unity is the path forward' in inaugural address

President Joe Biden said that solving the challenges facing the United States "requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity."

Here's why Biden's presidency will be good for the US cannabis industry, even though it's unlikely he'll legalize marijuana federally

Biden supports decriminalizing cannabis, broadening access to medical marijuana, and allowing states to determine their own policies.
Tech 2021-01-20T17:37:17Z

Joe Biden and his administration have officially taken over the presidential Twitter accounts, and he just posted his first tweet from @POTUS

President Biden has officially taken ownership of the @POTUS account after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
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