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President Trump is expected to pardon his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as part of a flurry of last-minute clemency action that appears to be still in flux, according to a person familiar with his thinking.

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Replying to @APFactCheck: President Trump has delivered farewell remarks to the nation as he prepares for Wednesday's transfer of power to Joe Biden…

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President Trump has delivered farewell remarks to the nation as he prepares for Wednesday's transfer of power to Joe Biden. An @APFactcheck finds that Trump twisted his record and claimed credit for things he didn’t do.

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Replying to @AP: Even as Joe Biden is poised to be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, some of Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters - encourag…

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Even as Joe Biden is poised to be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, some of Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters - encouraged by Trump - still believe the Democrat was not legitimately elected. Here's why the 2020 vote was valid.

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Replying to @AP: "It's how we heal." President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Americans to remember lives lost to the coronavirus. He spoke at a cere…

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"It's how we heal." President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Americans to remember lives lost to the coronavirus. He spoke at a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial’s reflecting pool, which was lit with 400 lights in honor of the 400,000 U.S. dead.

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President-elect Joe Biden flew into the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.

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A federal appeals court says Trump administration officials acted illegally in issuing a new rule easing federal regulation of air pollution from power plants. That's likely to give the Biden administration a freer hand to regulate power plant emissions.

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In a farewell video address, President Trump says he will pray for the success of the next administration, while highlighting what he sees as his top achievements. "We did what we came here to do — and so much more," he says.

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Replying to @AP: Two U.S. Army National Guard members who were removed from the inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties wit…

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Two U.S. Army National Guard members who were removed from the inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups posed no threat to President-elect Joe Biden, two U.S. Army officials say.

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Georgia has certified the victories of two Democrats in the state's U.S. Senate runoff election. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff will give Democrats a working majority in the 50-50 Senate, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris able to break ties.

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Replying to @AP: McConnell's remarks are his most severe and public rebuke of outgoing President Trump. The Senate Republican leader vowed a "safe a…

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Replying to @AP: BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the pro-Trump mob that attacked Capitol was "fed lies" and "provoked by the p…

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McConnell's remarks are his most severe and public rebuke of outgoing President Trump. The Senate Republican leader vowed a "safe and successful" inauguration of Joe Biden at the Capitol, which is under extremely tight security.

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BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the pro-Trump mob that attacked Capitol was "fed lies" and "provoked by the president." McConnell spoke six days after the Democratic-led House impeached Trump on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 riot.

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Replying to @AP: President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, is promising to “speak truth to power,” insis…

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President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, is promising to “speak truth to power,” insisting that she would keep politics out of the intelligence agencies to ensure their work is trusted.

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Democrats will take control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday when the winners of the Georgia runoff are sworn in, a source says. Kamala Harris will administer the oaths after she becomes vice president, and will also swear in her replacement.

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Replying to @AP: Two U.S. Army National Guard members with ties to fringe right group militias are being removed from the security mission to secure…

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Replying to @AP: The Senate Finance Committee has begun its confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary-nominee Janet Yellen with Democrats and Repu…

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The Senate Finance Committee has begun its confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary-nominee Janet Yellen with Democrats and Republicans squaring off immediately over how much more support the economy, hammered during the pandemic, requires.

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Two U.S. Army National Guard members with ties to fringe right group militias are being removed from the security mission to secure Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, an Army official and a senior intelligence official say.

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Ever wondered how the White House moves out one president and settles in a new leader all on the same day? Read on.

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Joe Biden has evoked Franklin Delano Roosevelt in promising a remaking of America unseen since the New Deal. Pledging to emulate some of the loftiest reforms in history has left him with towering promises to keep. Can he meet them?

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President-elect Joe Biden’s national security Cabinet may be bare on Day One of his presidency. His nominees to head the State Department, the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security and intelligence face a series of confirmation hearings.

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AP-NORC poll: In an open-ended question, 53% of Americans named COVID-19 as a priority for 2021, and 68% mentioned the economy. More also mentioned racism than did a year before, a reflection of the reckoning on racial injustice in the U.S. in 2020.

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