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Inauguration Day has been quiet so far in Washington, D.C. Some 25,000 National Guard members are in the city, where insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol just two weeks ago.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks last week at the National Press Club in Washington. He said on Tuesday that China has committed genocide against its Muslim Uighur population.
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American and Mexican families play with a seesaw installation at the border near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in July 2019. London's Design Museum recognized the project with an award for best design of 2020.
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Dr. Rachel Levine has previously won state Senate confirmation in Pennsylvania, including a unanimous vote in 2015 to endorse her as Pennsylvania's physician general.
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Former Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones turned herself in to authorities Sunday night. She accuses the state of retaliating against her for speaking out about its COVID-19 policies and officials' decisions related to the pandemic.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., yells at journalists after setting off the metal detector outside the doors to the House of Representatives Chamber on Jan. 12. Twitter suspended the newly elected lawmaker's account temporarily on Sunday.
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U.S. park rangers look at the spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Security threats have prompted officials to shut down the National Mall and much of downtown Washington, D.C.
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Jacob Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman" known for his painted face and horned hat, was taken into custody in Arizona in connection with the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6.
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Shouting protesters face NYPD officers during a Black Lives Matter demonstration last summer in New York City, in outrage over the death of a Black man in Minnesota who died after a white policeman knelt on his neck for several minutes.
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A bus carrying members of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves Wuhan's airport following their arrival at a cordoned-off section in the international arrivals area on Thursday.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that impeaching President Trump is "a constitutional remedy that will ensure that the republic will be safe from this man." She's seen here walking to the House floor Wednesday ahead of the vote.
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"We are coming off a horrific event that resulted in six deaths," Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said in his opening statement as House lawmakers began to debate a resolution to impeach President Trump.
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"This was a well-organized attack on our country that was incited by Donald Trump," Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said as he opened debate on a resolution to impeach the president.
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