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Harris also wore an outfit designed by Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson, both of whom are Black and from the South, a region pivotal to the Biden-Harris ticket's win. Her fashion choice tracks with the value that Harris said her mother instilled in her: “You may be the first to do many things. "To the woman most responsible for my presence here today: my mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who is always in our hearts," Harris is heard saying in the video. Harris’ political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, such as serving as California's first Black female attorney general and being the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate. pic.twitter.com/ctB9qGJqqp — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 20, 2021Shyamala Gopalan met Donald Harris, also a graduate student at Berkeley and now a retired economics professor, at civil rights protests.
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“Biggs informed the interviewing agent that the doors of the Capitol were wide open when he made entry into the building,” the complaint said. The agent, whose name was redacted, also noted that Biggs wore what appeared to be a walkie-talkie style device, along with several other suspected Proud Boys members. Biggs faces charges of obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding; knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority; and willfully and knowingly engaging in disorderly conduct to impede a session of Congress. Tarrio was arrested upon entering the city just ahead of the march in support of President Donald Trump that led up to the mob attack on the Capitol. Tarrio was found to have two high-capacity magazines and faces an additional gun charge.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in as Joe Biden’s vice president, becoming the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the second highest U.S. office. Kamala Harris is sworn in as U.S. Vice President during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. The U.S. vice president serves as Senate president, casting any tie-breaking votes in the 100-member chamber. “Joe and I were raised in a very similar way,” Harris said of Biden at her October debate against then-Vice President Mike Pence. As the Senate’s only Black woman, Harris emerged as a leading voice on racial justice and police reform after Minneapolis police killed African-American man George Floyd in May.
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President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday at noon, amid a devastating global pandemic and the threat of possible domestic terrorism. President Donald Trump won't be in attendance, making him the first president to skip his successor's inauguration in more than 150 years. The inaugural theme is "America United," a theme Biden campaigned on and which he is expected to focus on in his speech. As is tradition, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, will administer the oath of office to Biden just after the clock strikes 12. Biden will take the oath with his hand on top of his 127-year-old, 5-inch-thick family Bible, which will be held by his wife, Jill Biden.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Donilon, John Roberts, Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, Justice Sonia Sotomayor Organizations: United, U.S . Capitol, Supreme, Air Force, America, Black American, South Asian, Latina, National Guard, White House Locations: U.S, Lago, Florida
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is set to issue several measures on Wednesday aimed at rolling back some of the restrictive immigration policies put in place by his predecessor President Donald Trump. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezIMMIGRATION REFORM AND ‘DREAMERS’Biden plans to immediately propose an immigration bill, officials told reporters on Tuesday. CENSUS COUNTSBiden will immediately revoke Trump administration orders that sought to exclude noncitizens from being counted in the census and when U.S. congressional voting districts are next redrawn, the factsheet said. BORDER WALLBiden will immediately pause construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and end an emergency declaration that helped authorize funding for it, according to the factsheet. RESTORING ASYLUM AND REFUGEESOne Trump program called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country beset by deep political divides and battered by a raging coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony will unfold in front of a heavily fortified U.S. Capitol, where a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building two weeks ago, enraged by his false claims that November’s election was stolen with millions of fraudulent votes. The violence prompted the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Trump last week for an unprecedented second time. It will require approval from a deeply divided Congress, where Democrats will hold slim advantages in both the House and Senate. The trial could serve as an early test of Biden’s promise to foster a renewed sense of bipartisanship in Washington.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country beset by deep political divides and battered by a raging coronavirus pandemic. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at Major Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center at New Castle County Airport in New Castle, Delaware, U.S. January 19, 2021. The violence prompted the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Trump last week for an unprecedented second time. His top priority is a $1.9 trillion plan that would enhance jobless benefits and provide direct cash payments to households. The trial could serve as an early test of Biden’s promise to foster a renewed sense of bipartisanship in Washington.
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U.S. President Joe Biden reacts after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity,” Biden, a Democrat, said after taking the oath of office. “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and the party’s congressional leaders, skipped Trump’s send-off and attended Biden’s inauguration instead. World leaders issued congratulatory statements, with several U.S. allies expressing relief at Biden’s inauguration after Trump’s unpredictable tenure.
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It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity,” Biden, a Democrat, said after taking the oath of office. “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and the party’s congressional leaders, skipped Trump’s send-off and attended Biden’s inauguration instead. World leaders issued congratulatory statements, with several U.S. allies expressing relief at Biden’s inauguration after Trump’s unpredictable tenure. Biden has vowed to bring the full weight of the federal government to bear on the crisis.
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An officer of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., stands guard in front of the White House, ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as U.S. President in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 20, 2021. Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence, were not there to see Trump depart. Shortly after Trump finished his remarks, Biden left the presidential guest house in Washington on his way to church, where he was joined by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. The violence prompted the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Trump last week for an unprecedented second time. The trial could serve as an early test of Biden’s promise to foster a renewed sense of bipartisanship in Washington.
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An officer of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., stands guard in front of the White House, ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as U.S. President in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 20, 2021. The violence prompted the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Trump last week for an unprecedented second time. Trump, who has grown increasingly isolated in the waning days of his tenure, has still not formally conceded the Nov. 3 election. But Trump did not issue preemptive pardons for himself or members of his family, after speculation that he might do so. The trial could serve as an early test of Biden’s promise to foster a renewed sense of bipartisanship in Washington.
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Shortly after Trump finished his remarks, Biden left the presidential guest house in Washington on his way to church, where he was joined by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. The president did, however, leave a customary note for Biden in the Oval Office, according to a White House official, though it was not yet known what it said. The violence prompted the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Trump last week for an unprecedented second time. Trump, who has grown increasingly isolated in the waning days of his tenure, has still not formally conceded the election. The trial could serve as an early test of Biden’s promise to foster a renewed sense of bipartisanship in Washington.
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Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence, were not there to see him go. The president did, however, leave a customary note for Biden in the Oval Office, according to a White House official, though it was not yet known what it said. The violence, which left five dead, prompted the Democratic-controlled U.S. House to impeach Trump last week for an unprecedented second time. GRIM MILESTONESBiden’s inauguration caps a five-decade career in public service that included more than three decades in the U.S. Senate and two terms as vice president under former President Barack Obama. It will require approval from a deeply divided Congress, where Democrats will hold slim advantages in both the House and Senate.
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Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and the party’s congressional leaders, attended Biden’s inauguration, along with former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. His inauguration is the zenith of a five-decade career in public service that included more than three decades in the U.S. Senate and two terms as vice president under former President Barack Obama. Biden has vowed to bring the full weight of the federal government to bear on the crisis. But it will require approval from a deeply divided Congress, where Democrats hold slim advantages in both the House and Senate. Full coverage for Eikon readers of the U.S. presidential transition hereFor multimedia coverage please open in a separate browser www.reuters.com/world/us
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Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and the party’s congressional leaders, attended Biden’s inauguration, along with former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. Biden has vowed to bring the full weight of the federal government to bear on the crisis. The trial could serve as an early test of Biden’s promise to foster a renewed sense of bipartisanship in Washington. Full coverage for Eikon readers of the U.S. presidential transition hereFor multimedia coverage please open in a separate browser www.reuters.com/world/us
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The Supreme Court received a bomb threat on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony was underway. "The Court received a bomb threat, the building and grounds were checked out, and the building is not being evacuated," a Supreme Court spokesperson said. There's increased security in Washington, DC, for Biden's inauguration following the Capitol riot on January 6. The Supreme Court faced a bomb threat on Wednesday as congressional lawmakers and prominent political figures gathered in Washington, DC, for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. "The Court received a bomb threat, the building and grounds were checked out, and the building is not being evacuated," a spokesperson for the Supreme Court said in a statement.
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6 Supreme Court justices are in attendance
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
Only about 1,000 socially distanced guests, including former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, will attend. Donald Trump will not be present, making him the first president to skip a successor's inauguration since Andrew Johnson. Performers throughout the day will include Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and others. Read the highlights:— Twelve National Guard members were removed from inauguration duty, including two for 'inappropriate' comments. — Viewers' guide to Biden's Inauguration Day: Everything you need to know.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Andrew Johnson, Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Trump Organizations: Capitol, National Guard Locations: Washington
Supreme Court receives bomb threat, building and grounds checked
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Only about 1,000 socially distanced guests, including former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, will attend. Donald Trump will not be present, making him the first president to skip a successor's inauguration since Andrew Johnson. Performers throughout the day will include Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and others. Read the highlights:— Twelve National Guard members were removed from inauguration duty, including two for 'inappropriate' comments. — Viewers' guide to Biden's Inauguration Day: Everything you need to know.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Andrew Johnson, Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Trump Organizations: Capitol, National Guard Locations: Washington
Joe Biden is sworn in as president: 'Democracy has prevailed'
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( Jacob Pramuk | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Biden took the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, with his left hand on a family Bible. Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | ReutersBiden, the oldest American president, faces swirling crises as he and Vice President Kamala Harris take power. At 56, she becomes the first woman, first Black American and first South Asian American to become vice president. Biden served two terms as Obama's vice president from 2009 to 2017.
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Trump on Wednesday morning issued a full pardon to Al Pirro Jr., the ex-husband of one of Trump's most slavishly loyal supporters in the media, Jeanine Pirro, the host of Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine." Al Pirro did not immediately respond to a request for comment left at his office. Less than 12 hours before the Al Pirro pardon was revealed, the White House announced Trump had pardoned 73 other people, and commuted the criminal sentences of 70 individuals. Al Pirro had been hit by a paternity lawsuit while serving his prison sentence for the tax case conviction. "This fraud will continue and America will be doomed for the next 20 years," Jeanine Pirro said.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Al Pirro Jr, Jeanine Pirro, Judge Jeanine, Joe Biden, Al Pirro, Steve Bannon, Elliot Broidy, Donald J, Albert J, Pirro, Judd Deere, Jeanine, Bernie Kerik, Kerik, Al, Bernie, Rudy Giuliani —, Andrew Cuomo, Giuliani, Sean Hannity's Organizations: York, Fox News, White House, Republican, Trump Organization, Manhattan District, U.S, Supreme, New York Times, Times, Internal Revenue Service, New, New York, New York City Police, WNBC, New York City, Biden, Electoral College, Sean Hannity's Fox Locations: Mexico, New York, Westchester County , New York, Trump's, New York City, Al Pirro's, United States, America
A striking photo captured Barack Obama joyfully greeting VP Kamala Harris. Reuters photojournalist Jonathan Ernst captured a striking photo of former President Barack Obama passing on the torch of national office to newly sworn-in Vice President Kamala Harris. Obama joyfully greeted Harris with a COVID-19 appropriate fist bump at Wednesday's inauguration of President Joe Biden, who served as Obama's vice president, and Harris, on Capitol Hill. Like Obama 12 years ago today, Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian heritage, made history when she was sworn in as the first female, Black, and Asian vice president. Obama, born to a Kenyan father and American mother, was the United States' first Black president.
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Watch Kamala Harris' swearing-in at inauguration ceremony
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( ) edition.cnn.com + 1.00   time to read: 1 min
Kamala Harris is sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Harris makes history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Sonia Sotomayor, Harris Organizations: Supreme, South Locations: United States, South Asian
(Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled sympathy on Tuesday toward a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration, backed by broadcast companies, to loosen regulations that critics have said promote a diversity of views in local broadcast media and ownership by racial minorities and women. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File PhotoDuring arguments by teleconference in the case, conservative justices asked questions that appeared to indicate they believe the Federal Communications Commission did not overstep its authority in repealing certain media ownership regulations in 2017. But critics of the FCC’s action have said loosening ownership rules as the agency did could jeopardize a wider array of news and information sources at the local level. Circuit Court of Appeals has thwarted the FCC’s efforts to revise the rules since 2003 in a series of decisions. Chief Justice John Roberts and other conservative justices focused during the arguments on the FCC’s obligation to extensively analyze potential impacts on women and minorities.
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The second impeachment of President Donald Trump has concluded, not with a bang, but with a whimper. What is needed, rather, is criminal prosecution. Trump previously suffered impeachment for deploying unlawful means to remain in power — using his office to leverage Ukraine to investigate then-Democratic opponent Joe Biden’s family. That impeachment did not deter Trump from abusing his power again, nor should we believe that this one will deter anyone else. By imposing a personal and direct punishment upon Trump, criminal prosecution will force future leaders to think twice about threatening that essential precondition of any functional republic: the peaceful transfer of power.
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Meet Joe Biden: America's imperfect leader
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Marguerite Ward | May Teng | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +33 min
Over the course of his career in the Senate, Biden consistently voted for minimum-wage increases. Becoming a man known for compromiseIn the Senate, Biden developed a reputation for connecting with a variety of politicians, regardless of their political party. AP Photo/Zach Gibson"Here's the one thing about Joe Biden: Joe Biden is a person who understands the word 'compromise.' Both as a senator and as Obama's vice president, Biden was known to talk and talk with people, pushing back his schedule with every conversation. By sharing his story of grief, Biden has the potential to change the discourse on mourning, sociologists said.
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