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Katy Perry performs during the Celebrating America event on Wednesday, following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden Inaugural Committee/AP hide caption

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President Joe Biden signs three documents including an inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet nominations in the President's Room at the US Capitol after the inauguration ceremony, Wednesday. Jim Lo Scalzo/AP hide caption

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An ongoing investigation found the temperature problem "is not something on the Maine CDC or state of Maine side," Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has a new publisher for his book The Tyranny of Big Tech. Simon & Schuster dropped the title after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, saying Hawley played a role in fomenting the mob attack that threatened House and Senate members. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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On Aug. 2, Officers Darian Dasko and Madisen Moen misidentified Brittney Gilliam's SUV license plate as one that matched that of a stolen out-of-state motorcycle. The incident, coupled with growing outrage over the killing of Elijah McClain, was one of several encounters between white officers and Black individuals that lead to mass demonstrations in Aurora, Colo., over the summer. Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The D/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The families and legal beneficiaries of the 346 passenger victims who died in the Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia in October 2018 and the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in Ethiopia five months later, will be paid $500 million. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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National Guard troops stand behind shields outside the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday evening. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In the Tuesday order, President Trump suggested such software poses "an unacceptable risk to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States." Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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By the end of the day, more people received an injection on Monday than have been vaccinated since the start of the vaccine program on Dec. 18, Judson Howe, president of Adventist Health said. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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The FDA has learned of reports that some health care facilities are trying to stretch the number of limited doses by cutting them in half, extending the length of time between doses, or mixing and matching vaccines in order to immunize more people against COVID-19. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Steven Brandenburg, who worked as a pharmacist with the Advocate Aurora Health hospital system, has admitted he deliberately removed 57 vials of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine from refrigeration and left them out overnight on Dec. 24 and again on Dec. 25. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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The Florida Department of Health said officials are working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to figure out how a 20-something-year-old man contracted the new, more contagious coronavirus strain that was first discovered in the U.K. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Grafton, Wis., police officials said the now-fired pharmacist admitted he removed the vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from refrigeration to render them useless. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine must be kept between 36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. The vials can remain at room temperature for up to 12 hours. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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