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In this Jan. 14, 2021 photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden targets Trump’s legacy with first-day executive actions

(CNN) -- President-elect Joe Biden plans to take 17 executive actions during his first hours in office Wednesday, moving faster and more aggressively to dismantle his predecessor's legacy than any other...

Security being prepared during inauguration day at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC

Tight security at capitols across the country as Joe Biden prepares for his inauguration

(CNN) -- The US Capitol in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country are under tight security on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to be inaugurated. After a pro-Trump...

The Capitol building is surrounded by American flags on the National Mall on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. 

Biden to be inaugurated as 46th president as Trump leaves Washington

Maeve Reston, CNN January 20, 2021

(CNN) -- After campaigning on a promise to heal a fractured nation, President-elect Joe Biden will begin the work of uniting the country Wednesday when he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United...

US President Donald Trump (L) congratulates Senior Counselor to the President Stephen Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. 

Trump’s last-minute pardons include Bannon, Lil Wayne and scores of others

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump issued a raft of 11th-hour pardons and commutations early Wednesday that included his onetime political strategist, a former top fundraiser and two well-known rappers...

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC.

12 Army National Guard members removed from inauguration duty

(CNN) -- Twelve Army National Guard members have been removed from inauguration duty in Washington, DC, as part of the security vetting process initiated, in part, to ensure troops tasked with securing...

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to the Army versus Navy Football Game at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. 

‘Several dozen’ of Trump’s pardons pushed by criminal justice reform groups, source says

(CNN) -- Several dozen of President Donald Trump's final slate of more than 100 pardons and commutations will be doled out to individuals whose cases have been championed by criminal justice reform...

HOHENFELS, GERMANY - APRIL 09: A US flag is seen on the shoulder of a soldier during the Allied Spirit X international military exercises at the U.S. 7th Army training center on April 9, 2019 near Hohenfels, Germany. Approximately 5,600 soldiers, including around 1,300 from the U.S. and the rest from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom are taking part in the nearly three-week long exercises. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

US Army soldier allegedly attempted to help plan attack on soldiers abroad and 9/11 Memorial

Sonia Moghe and Devan Cole, CNN January 19, 2021

    (CNN) -- A US Army soldier was arrested Tuesday on terrorism charges after federal prosecutors said he allegedly attempted to assist ISIS' efforts to plan attacks on targets in New York City and...

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the United States Department of Health and Human Services who will be the first transgender federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate. Dr. Levine currently serves as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is leading the state’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden announces Rachel Levine as pick for assistant secretary at HHS, would be first transgender Senate-confirmed federal official

Chandelis Duster, CNN January 19, 2021

(CNN) -- President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant health secretary, and she would make history as the first out, transgender federal official to be confirmed by the...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner Elizabeth Liz Napoles, right, works alongside with National Guardsmen who are helping to process the COVID-19 deaths to be placed into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles. California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest daily death count, on Saturday, Jan. 16, and the nations most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus. Public health authorities in Los Angeles County confirmed its first case of the variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom. It was identified in a man who recently spent time in the county. The man has traveled to Oregon, where he is isolating. (LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP, File)

US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths

(CNN) -- As the US approaches 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, new cases have been trending down but multiple states are reporting cases of new variants of the virus.The US recorded 1.5 million...

American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) delivers his I have a dream speech to participants in the March on Washington, DC on August 28, 1963.

MLK Day encourages service

Toby Lyles and Will Mullery, CNN January 18, 2021

(CNN) -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, although Dr. King was actually born on the 15th of January 1929, 92 years ago.Mrs. Coretta Scott King and musician Stevie...

President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign roughly a dozen executive orders, including rejoining the Paris climate accord and ending the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, on his first day in office.

Biden to sign executive orders rejoining Paris climate accord and rescinding Muslim ban on first day

Dan Merica, CNN January 16, 2021

(CNN) -- President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign roughly a dozen executive orders, including rejoining the Paris climate accord and ending the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, on his first...

Smithsonian Institution, known as Castle, is seen on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The Smithsonian is gathering artifacts from the US Capitol riot

Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN January 14, 2021

(CNN) -- The National Museum of American History is collecting objects to help document last week's deadly riot at the US Capitol, the museum's director said.The museum "has an ongoing and deep commitment...

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