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Science organizations were also quick to praise Lander and the promotion of the science post.

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  Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden’s inauguration

  Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

  Majority of Americans want Trump removed from office

Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US departure

  Officer credited with keeping rioters from Senate chambers stays silent

  Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIA

  Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

The trial timeline and schedule are largely set by Senate procedures and will start as soon as the House delivers the article of impeachment.

  Zello walkie-talkie app removes extremist channels

The push-to-talk walkie-talkie app made the move after it found evidence that some of its users participated in last week's riots at the Capitol.

  National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

The FBI has warned that armed protests by violent Trump supporters were being planned in all 50 state capitals as well as in Washington for the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Feds failed to manage border policy that led to family separations, IG report says

The report from the inspector general for the Justice Department found that leadership failed to prepare to implement the policy or manage the fallout, which resulted in more than 3,000 family separations and caused lasting emotional damage to children who were taken from their parents.

  Biden taps Jaime Harrison to serve as Democratic chairman

Harold Bornstein, doctor who backed Trump’s health boasts, dies at age 73

  NY congressman tests positive for virus, latest since Capitol breach

  Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins NYC mayoral race

  Ga. congresswoman says she’ll file articles of impeachment against Biden

  Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, warns of dangerous precedent

  EXPLAINER: What’s next after House impeachment vote

Even though the trial won’t happen until Trump is already out of office, it could still have the effect of preventing him from running for president again.

  Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller has been charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building.

  Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with the party to join Democrats, saying Trump violated his oath to protect and defend U.S. democracy.

  The Latest: In video, Trump condemns deadly riot he fomented

Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results.

  McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday rejected a Democratic attempt to swiftly call the Senate into emergency session to hold an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, all but assuring that those proceedings won’t occur until after Trump leaves office.

  Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn’t retreating

Experts say it was the culmination of years of increasing radicalization and partisanship, combined with a growing fascination with paramilitary groups and a global pandemic.

  Authorities: Man in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ shirt at riot arrested

Robert Keith Packer, 56, was one of two Virginia men arrested on federal charges related to their roles in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said.

  Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

The decision, announced Wednesday, was in response to various local, state and federal officials asking people not to travel to Washington, D.C.

US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that three months into the budget year, the deficit was $216.3 billion higher than the same October-December period a year ago.

  Amazon seeks to keep right-wing app Parler offline

Seattle-based, Inc. has asked a federal judge to deny a request to reinstate the cloud-service account for conservative social media network Parler, claiming Parler shrugged off police violence content on its site before and after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

  Anti-Semitism seen in Capitol insurrection raises alarms

The presence of anti-Semitic symbols and sentiment at the Capitol riot raised alarms among Jewish Americans and experts who track discrimination and see it as part of an ongoing, disturbing trend.

  Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the U.S. Agency for International Development.

  NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx.

  Google bans all political ads until Jan. 21

Google bans all political advertising until "at least" Jan. 21, the day after President-elect Biden's inauguration.

  Texas woman who posted about taking part in Capitol riot arrested

After the riot, Jenny Cudd posted about it on her Facebook page, bragging that “we” tore down the doors to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Hoping for student loan forgiveness won’t pay the bills

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Jan. 8 reaffirmed his support for $10,000 in student loan forgiveness for each federal student loan borrower as part of additional coronavirus relief, which would still need to clear Congress.

  Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

This is a “powder keg” moment, one Democrat said. It’s certainly a historic one.

  World warily watches America’s postelection aftershocks

For America’s allies and rivals alike, the chaos unfolding during Donald Trump’s final days as president is the logical result of four years of global instability brought on by the man who promised to change the way the world viewed the United States.

  YouTube suspends Trump’s channel for at least a week

The move to curtail Trump's social media activity comes after a mob of his supporters, urged on by his rhetoric, stormed the Capitol last week to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

  House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next

Democrats approved a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump — though Pence said he would not do so.

  The Latest: Michigan GOP Rep. Upton backs Trump impeachment

The report says the warning was issued internally by the FBI’s field office in Norfolk, Virginia, a day before the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.

  FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

Federal prosecutors are considering sedition charges against at least some of the Trump loyalists who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

NYT: McConnell believes Trump committed impeachable acts

According to the article, Mitch McConnell told associates that he is “pleased” Democrats are working to impeach Trump.

Official: Number of victims of Russian hack likely to grow

The hacking campaign was extraordinary in scale, with the intruders having stalked through government agencies, defense contractors and telecommunications companies for months by the time it was discovered.

  Trump takes no responsibility for riot, visits Texas

Trump is expected to deliver remarks highlighting his administration's efforts to curb illegal immigration and the progress made on his signature 2016 campaign promise: building a “big, beautiful wall” across the length of the southern border.

  Schumer calls for speedy confirmation of Biden Cabinet picks

The Jan. 6 insurrection “showed us we need qualified Senate-confirmed people (not in an acting capacity) in key national security positions” on day one, including secretary of defense, secretary of homeland security, secretary of state, attorney general and others, Schumer wrote.

  COVID fears grow in Capitol as three lawmakers test positive

A third lawmaker, Rep. Brad Schneider, has tested positive for COVID-19 after Wednesday’s lockdown, he announced via Twitter.

  Early warning signs emerge for GOP after US Capitol riots

Party-switchers offer an early sign of the volatility ahead for the GOP as the party braces for political fallout of the riots that Trump incited.

  Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness.

  After frosty few days, Pence, Trump appear to reach détente

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appear to have come to a détente after nearly a week of silence, anger and finger-pointing.

  Twitter bans more than 70,000 QAnon-linked accounts

The social media company considers the messages posted to these accounts violations of its terms of service because they can spread violence.

  Biden gets 2nd dose of vaccine as team readies COVID-19 plan

Biden pulled off his sport jacket to reveal a dark, short-sleeve T-shirt underneath and said, “Ready, set, go.” Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cumin administered the Pfizer vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, close to the president-elect’s home.

  Law enforcement: We’ll be ready for Joe Biden’s inauguration

The Presidential Inaugural Committee said that the theme “reflects the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future.

  House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

Trump faces a single charge -- “incitement of insurrection” - in an impeachment resolution that could go to a vote by mid-week.

Belichick won’t get Presidential Medal of Freedom after all

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Monday night that he will not receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  The Latest: Trump issues emergency declaration for inaugural

Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of Wednesday’s rioting.

  Trump Homeland Security chief abruptly quits at tense time

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is resigning.

  2 Capitol Police officers suspended after attack

Two U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended as a result of their actions during last week’s attack on the Capitol.

  Business grows skittish about Trump and GOP after riots

Goldman Sachs, Coca Cola, Ford, and Blue Cross Blue Shield are suspending political donations after a Trump-inspired mob ransacked the U.S. Capitol.

  FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

An internal FBI bulletin warned that, as of Sunday, the nationwide protests may start later this week and extend through Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration, according to two law enforcement officials who read details of the memo.

  Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning days

The re-designation of Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” is one of the latest in a series of last-minute moves that the Trump administration is making before President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

  State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns

State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.

  Harris team says it was blindsided by VP-elect’s Vogue cover

Instead of the powder blue power suit, Harris wore for her cover shoot, the first African American woman elected vice president is instead seen in more casual attire and wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, which she sometimes wore on the campaign trail.

  State Dept. website bio for Trump changed to say his term ends Monday

The page was taken down soon after it started to be spread on social media. It updated with an error message that it was currently experiencing technical difficulties.

  NY bar association seeks Giuliani ban over ‘combat’ remarks

The bar association said it has received hundreds of complaints about Giuliani’s work to perpetuate Trump’s baseless voter fraud claims, which culminated in fiery remarks last Wednesday in Washington as Congress met to count Biden’s Electoral College win.

  Michigan bans open carry of guns inside state Capitol

Moves to ban weapons at the statehouse have been pushed since April, when protesters opposed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 restrictions, some armed with long rifles and other weapons, entered the Michigan State Capitol.

  Trump rewards GOP ally Rep. Jim Jordan with Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump on Monday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the outgoing president’s fiercest GOP allies.

  Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally

The Army is investigating a psychological operations officer who led a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led up to the deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Future first dog Major Biden is a rescue, will get own ‘indoguration’

The Delaware Humane Association is hosting a virtual ceremony celebrating the nation's first shelter dog to step into the role of first dog.

  Washington Monument access shut down, citing threats surrounding inauguration

Park officials say that groups involved in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol are continuing to “threaten to disrupt” Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Nancy Bush Ellis, sister and aunt of presidents, dies

Nancy Bush Ellis, a longtime Democrat who helped her Republican brother and nephew get elected president, has died of complications of the coronavirus. She was 94.

  Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director

President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he has chosen veteran diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director.

  Who were they? Records reveal Trump fans who stormed Capitol

The insurrectionist mob was overwhelmingly made up of longtime Trump supporters, including Republican Party officials, GOP political donors, far-right militants, white supremacists, members of the military and adherents of the QAnon myth.

  Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared

The sinister nature of the assault has become evident, betraying the crowd as a force determined to occupy the inner sanctums of Congress and run down leaders — Trump’s vice president and the Democratic House speaker among them.

  Biden faces challenge in guiding America past Trump era

Many Democrats say the best way for President-elect Joe Biden to unify the nation and restore faith in government is to achieve tangible results on issues that matter to all Americans, including the coronavirus pandemic and the economy.

  Supreme Court rejects fast track for Trump election cases

The Supreme Court on Monday formally refused to put on a fast track election challenges filed by President Donald Trump and his allies.

  Parler goes offline as Trump seeks new online megaphone

Google and Apple removed the far right-friendly Parler from their app stores and Amazon booted it off its web hosting service just after midnight Pacific time early Monday.

  Lawmakers who voted against certification of Biden’s victory are denounced back home

Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are being denounced by critics in their home districts who demand that they resign or be ousted.