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Live updates: In first call with Putin, Biden pressed Russian president on several issues, White House says

The president also signed more executive actions Tuesday, including orders on housing and prisons, as he outlined what the White House is calling his “racial equity agenda.”
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Live updates: In first call with Putin, Biden pressed Russian president on several issues, White House says

The president also signed more executive actions Tuesday, including orders on housing and prisons, as he outlined what the White House is calling his “racial equity agenda.”

Senate impeachment whip count: Where Democrats and Republicans stand

This is where Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stand on convicting President Trump. He was impeached by the House on Jan. 13, making him the first president in history to have been impeached twice.
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Senate impeachment whip count: Where Democrats and Republicans stand

This is where Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stand on convicting President Trump. He was impeached by the House on Jan. 13, making him the first president in history to have been impeached twice.

Biden signs orders on racial equity, and civil rights groups press for more

The president took executive actions Tuesday to combat racism and discrimination, an early move to fulfill his pledges on equity. They fall short of the sweeping actions civil rights groups are demanding, but the administration says there is more to come.
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Biden signs orders on racial equity, and civil rights groups press for more

The president took executive actions Tuesday to combat racism and discrimination, an early move to fulfill his pledges on equity. They fall short of the sweeping actions civil rights groups are demanding, but the administration says there is more to come.

Move on or fight on: Americans remain sorely divided as Biden’s quest for unity begins

Voters are exhausted, eager for Biden’s quiet style and yet still have plenty of fight left.
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Move on or fight on: Americans remain sorely divided as Biden’s quest for unity begins

Voters are exhausted, eager for Biden’s quiet style and yet still have plenty of fight left.

With a conflict over Iran looming, Israel sends a new envoy for the post-Trump era

Israel’s new ambassador takes over as the Biden administration seeks a renewed nuclear agreement with Iran over Israeli objections.
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With a conflict over Iran looming, Israel sends a new envoy for the post-Trump era

Israel’s new ambassador takes over as the Biden administration seeks a renewed nuclear agreement with Iran over Israeli objections.

Return of the technocrats: Biden aims for ‘normal’ after four years of tumult

The first few days of Biden’s administration have produced a blizzard of fact sheets and memorandums — a veritable redwood worth of paperwork — with aspirations of a return to regular order.
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Return of the technocrats: Biden aims for ‘normal’ after four years of tumult

The first few days of Biden’s administration have produced a blizzard of fact sheets and memorandums — a veritable redwood worth of paperwork — with aspirations of a return to regular order.

Biden signs executive orders to boost economic relief for Americans struggling amid pandemic

The president plans an address from the White House on his administration's efforts to address an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Biden signs executive orders to boost economic relief for Americans struggling amid pandemic

The president plans an address from the White House on his administration's efforts to address an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

To fight impeachment, Trump turns to ‘Butch’ Bowers, a South Carolina lawyer at a small firm who has defended state Republicans

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham recommended Bowers for a job many prominent Washington lawyers did not want.
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To fight impeachment, Trump turns to ‘Butch’ Bowers, a South Carolina lawyer at a small firm who has defended state Republicans

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham recommended Bowers for a job many prominent Washington lawyers did not want.

Senate ends standoff, agrees to start Trump’s impeachment trial Feb. 9

The delay is in the mutual interest of the former and current presidents: Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team, and Biden has seen scant progress on confirming his Cabinet.
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Senate ends standoff, agrees to start Trump’s impeachment trial Feb. 9

The delay is in the mutual interest of the former and current presidents: Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team, and Biden has seen scant progress on confirming his Cabinet.

Trump impeachment trial will start week of Feb. 8, Schumer says

Negotiations over the structure of the trial are expected to continue through the weekend, aides said, but if there is no agreement, opening statements will begin Tuesday.
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Trump impeachment trial will start week of Feb. 8, Schumer says

Negotiations over the structure of the trial are expected to continue through the weekend, aides said, but if there is no agreement, opening statements will begin Tuesday.

President Biden signs order to increase federal food benefits, among executive actions to stabilize the U.S. economy

Biden is asking the Department of Agriculture to allow states to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — food assistance formerly called food stamps, and to increase by 15 percent benefits awarded through a school meals program
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President Biden signs order to increase federal food benefits, among executive actions to stabilize the U.S. economy

Biden is asking the Department of Agriculture to allow states to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — food assistance formerly called food stamps, and to increase by 15 percent benefits awarded through a school meals programs for low-income schools started during the pandemic, according to Biden officials. That could give a family of three children more than $100 in extra benefits every two months, according to tktktk.

Live updates: Biden signs executive orders to boost economic relief for Americans struggling amid pandemic

The president plans an address from the White House on his administration's efforts to address an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Live updates: Biden signs executive orders to boost economic relief for Americans struggling amid pandemic

The president plans an address from the White House on his administration's efforts to address an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump’s article of impeachment will be sent to Senate on Monday, setting up high-stakes trial

Negotiations over the structure of the trial are expected to continue through the weekend, aides said, but if there is no agreement, opening statements will begin Tuesday.
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Trump’s article of impeachment will be sent to Senate on Monday, setting up high-stakes trial

Negotiations over the structure of the trial are expected to continue through the weekend, aides said, but if there is no agreement, opening statements will begin Tuesday.

Biden says death toll from pandemic likely will top 500,000 next month, says it will take months ‘for us to turn things around’

President Biden, who laid out his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, offered a sober assessment about the crisis.
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Biden says death toll from pandemic likely will top 500,000 next month, says it will take months ‘for us to turn things around’

President Biden, who laid out his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, offered a sober assessment about the crisis.

Live updates: Biden to keep Wray as FBI director, plans remarks on new coronavirus strategy

On his first full day in office, the president plans to focus on the top priority of his new administration: dealing with many aspects of the public health crisis.
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Live updates: Biden to keep Wray as FBI director, plans remarks on new coronavirus strategy

On his first full day in office, the president plans to focus on the top priority of his new administration: dealing with many aspects of the public health crisis.

Biden issuing pandemic plan that aims to expand access to testing and vaccines, reopen schools

Aspects of the plan are intended to steer more money to states and make travel safe.
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Biden issuing pandemic plan that aims to expand access to testing and vaccines, reopen schools

Aspects of the plan are intended to steer more money to states and make travel safe.

Biden inauguration live updates: President’s speech emphasizes unity; ‘Parade Across America’ to begin soon

Joe Biden and Kamala D. Harris were sworn in during an inauguration unlike any other. Follow along for the latest news.
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Biden inauguration live updates: President’s speech emphasizes unity; ‘Parade Across America’ to begin soon

Joe Biden and Kamala D. Harris were sworn in during an inauguration unlike any other. Follow along for the latest news.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president, pleads for unity in inaugural address to a divided nation

Trump skipped the inauguration — themed ‘America United’ — two weeks after inciting a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.
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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president, pleads for unity in inaugural address to a divided nation

Trump skipped the inauguration — themed ‘America United’ — two weeks after inciting a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.

Biden, frequent commenter on inaugural addresses, finally gets his own

Biden, never shy about commenting on inaugural addresses, called Reagan’s ‘brilliant.’ Bush’s was ‘incredibly good.’ Now he gets to deliver his own.
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Biden, frequent commenter on inaugural addresses, finally gets his own

Biden, never shy about commenting on inaugural addresses, called Reagan’s ‘brilliant.’ Bush’s was ‘incredibly good.’ Now he gets to deliver his own.

Trump went to war with his own government. Biden now has to repair it.

As Joe Biden enters the White House and Trump exits, differences in their approach to the federal workforce are evident in their campaign rhetoric.
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Trump went to war with his own government. Biden now has to repair it.

As Joe Biden enters the White House and Trump exits, differences in their approach to the federal workforce are evident in their campaign rhetoric.

Uncertainty reigns in Senate as Schumer pushes fast agenda and McConnell calls out Trump

Less than a day before Biden’s inauguration, it remains unclear when his nominees will be confirmed, when President Trump’s impeachment trial will begin, or how the Senate will manage a 50-50 divide.
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Uncertainty reigns in Senate as Schumer pushes fast agenda and McConnell calls out Trump

Less than a day before Biden’s inauguration, it remains unclear when his nominees will be confirmed, when President Trump’s impeachment trial will begin, or how the Senate will manage a 50-50 divide.

Live updates: McConnell blames Trump for having ‘provoked’ mob; Senate holding five confirmation hearings

The president-elect will hold an event in Wilmington, Del., where he has been conducting his transition, before arriving in Washington for a somber inaugural ceremony honoring Americans who have lost their lives to covid-19.
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Live updates: McConnell blames Trump for having ‘provoked’ mob; Senate holding five confirmation hearings

The president-elect will hold an event in Wilmington, Del., where he has been conducting his transition, before arriving in Washington for a somber inaugural ceremony honoring Americans who have lost their lives to covid-19.

Georgia certifies Ossoff and Warnock victories, paving way for Democratic control of Senate

Newly inaugurated vice president Kamala D. Harris is expected to swear in the new senators Wednesday, along with her successor.
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Georgia certifies Ossoff and Warnock victories, paving way for Democratic control of Senate

Newly inaugurated vice president Kamala D. Harris is expected to swear in the new senators Wednesday, along with her successor.

Biden choices for CFPB, SEC signal pivot to robust enforcement

The choice of the Obama-era regulators to lead two key agencies overseeing the financial sector signals the incoming Biden team’s intent to provide an aggressive check on industry after four years of deregulation.
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Biden choices for CFPB, SEC signal pivot to robust enforcement

The choice of the Obama-era regulators to lead two key agencies overseeing the financial sector signals the incoming Biden team’s intent to provide an aggressive check on industry after four years of deregulation.

Trump prepares to offer clemency to more than 100 people in his final hours in office

The president has been consumed with the question of whether to issue preemptive pardons to his children, top aides and himself, but it remains unclear whether he will do so.
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Trump prepares to offer clemency to more than 100 people in his final hours in office

The president has been consumed with the question of whether to issue preemptive pardons to his children, top aides and himself, but it remains unclear whether he will do so.

Republicans call for unity but won’t acknowledge Biden won fairly

Many Congressional Republicans have refused to acknowledge the election was not stolen, the baseless claim that drove thousands to take part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Republicans call for unity but won’t acknowledge Biden won fairly

Many Congressional Republicans have refused to acknowledge the election was not stolen, the baseless claim that drove thousands to take part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Biden wins wide approval for handling of transition, but persistent GOP skepticism on issues will cloud the opening of his presidency, Post-ABC poll finds

Americans trust the president-elect’s decisions more than Trump’s four years ago, but less than Obama’s in 2009.
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Biden wins wide approval for handling of transition, but persistent GOP skepticism on issues will cloud the opening of his presidency, Post-ABC poll finds

Americans trust the president-elect’s decisions more than Trump’s four years ago, but less than Obama’s in 2009.

Biden plans a flurry of executive orders, new legislation for first days as president

The president-elect has laid out a long list of priorities on immigration, climate change and coronavirus for the beginning of his term.
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Biden plans a flurry of executive orders, new legislation for first days as president

The president-elect has laid out a long list of priorities on immigration, climate change and coronavirus for the beginning of his term.

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