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National Guard troops walk outside the Capitol as the security perimeter continues to shrink and many Guard units head home, two days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Washington.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Building on success, nonprofits aim to keep aiding electionsDemocracy, as President Joe Biden declared in his inaugural speech, survived a barrage of misinformation and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to achieve a peaceful transfer of power
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Newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greeted as he arrives for a welcome ceremony at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Washington.  (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP)
Blinken takes US diplomacy helm, vows to revamp State DeptAmerica's new top diplomat has taken the helm of the State Department with a vow to rebuild the ranks of the foreign service and rely on its expertise as the Biden administration tries to restore U.S. global standing
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Priest Who Held Voter-Fraud Exorcisms Leaves DioceseEarlier this month, the Diocese of Madison announced a "mutual" agreement between itself and one of its "freelancer" priests regarding his departure. Now, more on what prompted that. Per the Wisconsin State Journal , the Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a member of Wisconsin's clergy who also runs his own blog , apparently had...
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YouTube Delivers Bad News to Trump, GiulianiIf former President Trump had hoped to get one of his online megaphones back soon, he might have to cross YouTube off his list. As the last major social-media platform to suspend the former president, six days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the site extended that ban last...
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FILE - Lawrence Wright attends the Hulu 2017 Upfront Presentation on May 3, 2017, in New York. One of the first book-length inside accounts of the worldwide spread of COVID-19 will be coming out in June. Wright's "The Plague Year," which builds on a New Yorker story that ran earlier this month, will be published June 8. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Lawrence Wright's 'The Plague Year' to release in June One of the first book-length inside accounts of the coronavirus pandemic will be coming out in June
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Amanda Gorman Wants to Be President. But First, a Side GigInauguration poet Amanda Gorman has signed with one of the world's biggest modeling agencies, meaning she's "literally putting the model in role model," as the Los Angeles Times puts it. The first National Youth Poet Laureate completed a deal with IMG Models , the talent agency representing supermodels Kate Moss and...
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FILE - This Nov. 24, 2020, file photo Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaking at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Thomas-Greenfield, President Joe Biden's pick to be America’s ambassador to the United Nations, says if she's confirmed by the Senate she'll vigorously counter China’s authoritarian agenda and engage in “people-to-people diplomacy.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Biden's pick for UN post says US will counter China's agendaPresident Joe Biden's pick to be America’s ambassador to the United Nations says if she's confirmed by the Senate she'll vigorously counter China’s authoritarian agenda and engage in “people-to-people diplomacy.”
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FILE - In this March 10, 2011, file photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia. Russia and the United States exchanged documents Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021, to extend the New START nuclear treaty, their last remaining arms control pact, the Kremlin said. The Kremlin readout of a phone call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin said they voiced satisfaction with the move. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Russian parliament OKs New START nuclear treaty extensionRussian lawmakers have quickly approved the extension of the last remaining nuclear Russia-U.S. arms control, a fast-track action that comes just days before it’s due to expire
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Goya Censures CEO Who Said: 'There Is a War Coming'Robert Unanue, the chief executive of Goya, will no longer be allowed to speak to the news media without the approval of the company's board of directors. On Friday, the board voted to censure Unanue, CNN reports, after repeated comments supporting President Trump's unproven claims of election fraud. On Inauguration...
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European Commissioner in charge of Health Stella Kyriakides speaks during an online press conference on AstraZeneca at European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: EU bloc has slow rollout of coronavirus vaccinesThe 27-nation EU is coming under criticism for the slow rollout of its vaccination campaign
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What Senate Vote Count Says About the Impeachment TrialFormer President Trump's impeachment trial begins Feb. 9, but a vote Tuesday in the Senate revealed a mostly partisan split over the validity of having the trial in the first place. It was a win for the Democrats, only in that they, and five Republicans who joined them, quashed an...
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Map locates key cities in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Millions of Tigray residents, still largely cut off from the world, live in fear of Eritrean soldiers.
US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray immediatelyThe United States says all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region immediately
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