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  Woman accused of laptop theft from Pelosi’s office amid riot

A caller claiming to be the woman's former romantic partner alleged she intended to send the device to a friend in Russia, but that plan fell through.

  Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

  King Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent times

  Melania Trump posts farewell message to Twitter

  Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

Census Bureau director to resign amid criticism over data

  Biden aims for unifying speech at daunting moment for US

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  Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK Day

  Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

  Trump to pardon about 100 people on Tuesday

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

  Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for ‘Big Tech’ book

  Inauguration week brings heightened security to Washington

  SC man wanted after taking selfie with John C. Calhoun statue during siege of U.S. Capitol

A photo of the man, along with his name, was sent to the FBI and an investigation was launched.

  Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

With the confluence of crises confronting Joe Biden’s administration — and an evenly divided Senate in which she would deliver the tie-breaking vote — Harris is shaping up to be a central player in addressing everything from the coronavirus pandemic to criminal justice reform.

  Republican Boebert sued after blocking critic on Twitter

Attorneys for Democrat Bri Buentello of Pueblo filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver, claiming she was blocked after calling for the Colorado Republican to be recalled in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by loyalists to President Donald Trump.

  Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot

The New Mexico county official was arrested on charges of illegally entering the U.S. Capitol.

  FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

  Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Twitter suspends US congresswoman over election fraud claims

  History-making woman kicker invited to Biden inauguration

  Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’

  In inaugural address, Biden will appeal to national unity

  Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.

  Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala

Biden’s inaugural committee announced the lineup Sunday for “Celebrating America,” a multinetwork broadcast that the committee bills as a mix of stars and everyday citizens.

  Far-right personality ‘Baked Alaska’ arrested in Capitol riot probe

Law enforcement officials across the country have been working to locate and arrest suspects who committed federal crimes. So far, they have brought nearly 100 cases in federal court and the District of Columbia Superior Court.

  Biden outlines ‘Day One’ agenda of executive actions

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday.

  Biden says his advisers will lead with ‘science and truth’

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

  Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

A single article of impeachment — for “incitement of insurrection” — was approved by the House on Wednesday, one week after a violent mob of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol.

  Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans

They were expected to be the 11 department appointees that Biden was announcing Saturday to serve under his pick for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, the official said.

  Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here’s what’s in Biden plan

President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy.

  Inauguration Day also is move in/out day at the White House

The coronavirus pandemic could be a complicating factor as the executive mansion gets ready for a new president and executes the Inauguration Day ritual of moving out one leader and settling in another.

  The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists.

  ‘No specific threats to the state of South Carolina’ ahead of Inauguration, officials say

The FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at all 50 statehouses, as well as the U.S. Capitol. State officials say the South Carolina State House and the surrounding area are secure.

  Biden’s virus plan: 100 million shots just the start

Called the “American Rescue Plan,” the legislative proposal would meet President-elect Joe Biden's goal of administering 100 million vaccines by the 100th day of his administration, and advance his objective of reopening most schools by the spring.

  Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

The FBI has been investigating whether any of the rioters had plots to kidnap members of Congress and hold them hostage, focusing particularly on the men seen carrying plastic zip tie handcuffs and pepper spray.

  Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Podcasts made available by the two Big Tech companies let you tune into the world of the QAnon conspiracy theory, wallow in President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election and bask in other extremism.

  Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden’s inauguration

President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Sen. Graham ready to work with Biden, ‘time to move on’ from Trump impeachment

Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters Friday he believes a plan to impeach President Donald Trump after he leaves office is unconstitutional.

  Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

An Associated Press review of public records, social media posts and videos shows at least 21 current or former members of the U.S. military or law enforcement have been identified as being at or near the Capitol riot, with more than a dozen others under investigation but not yet named.

  Majority of Americans want Trump removed from office

Of those asked, 54% said it would be better for the country if Trump were removed, leaving Vice President Mike Pence to finish the last few days of his term.

Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US departure

Russia announces its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty following the U.S. exit.

  Officer credited with keeping rioters from Senate chambers stays silent

Officer Eugene Goodman isn’t saying whether he thinks he saved the Senate, as many of the millions who’ve viewed the video believe. In fact, Goodman isn’t saying anything at all publicly.

  Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIA

President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator.

Franklin Graham says ‘shame’ on 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump

Franklin Graham is not pleased with the 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

  Bill restricting abortions in SC moves forward, could go before full Senate in ‘a matter of weeks’

The legislation, which was hotly debated last session, would prevent pregnant women from seeking an abortion six to seven weeks after they conceive.

  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.

Nikki Haley launches new PAC ahead of 2022 midterms

The former South Carolina governor has been rumored for a 2024 run for president.

  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.

Three S.C. representatives file bill calling for term limits for U.S. House, Senate seats

Three South Carolina representatives filed a bill calling for term limits for those who serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

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

Jaime Harrison, the failed South Carolina Senate candidate and longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, according to multiple party officials.

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

Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, the physician who once declared that Donald Trump would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” died Jan. 8. He was 73.

  NY congressman tests positive for virus, latest since Capitol breach

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat said Thursday that he has the coronavirus, making the New York Democrat the latest House member to report testing positive since dozens huddled together for protection during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

  Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins NYC mayoral race

More than two dozen people have filed with the city’s Campaign Finance Board to run in the June 22 Democratic mayoral primary, which for the first time in city history will be determined by ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank candidates in order of preference.

Horry County GOP head calls impeachment of Trump ‘political stunt,’ expresses disappointment in Rice vote

The chairperson of the Horry County Republican Party said the vote to impeach President Donald Trump will “do nothing but harm the country and our party.”

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

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she will try to impeach President-elect Joe Biden.

Rep. Joe Wilson stands by vote against Trump’s second impeachment

Wilson said the impeachment was divisive.

  Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, warns of dangerous precedent

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s ban of President Donald Trump in a philosophical Twitter thread that is his first public statement on the subject.

  Rep. Mace votes against Trump impeachment, aides say she won’t attend Biden inauguration

U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace says the way in which the House is moving to impeach President Donald Trump is unconstitutional because it bypasses due process.

  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 Amazon.com, 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.