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Trump's Final Day In Office, Senate Returns, Guatemalan Troops Clash With Migrants

It is Donald Trump's last full day as president. The last full day that he can use the power to pardon. Who might Trump choose? The Senate goes back to work today for the first time since the attack on the Capitol. It will consider five of Joe Biden's cabinet nominees, prioritizing those in national security. In Guatemala, security forces fired tear gas at Honduran migrants trying to cross Guatemala's southern border. Why did they leave home, despite the danger?

Trump's Final Day In Office, Senate Returns, Guatemalan Troops Clash With Migrants

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Enhanced Security For Biden's Inauguration, COVID Vaccinations, Putin Critic Arrested

Despite months of attempts to overturn democracy, the presidential transfer of power will happen this week. Thousands of U.S. troops will guard the inauguration as Joe Biden takes the oath of office. Vaccine distribution is moving more slowly than expected. Also, what does the Kremlin plan for Alexei Navalny? The critic of Russia's Vladimir Putin returned to his home country. Officials there arrested him.

Enhanced Security For Biden's Inauguration, COVID Vaccinations, Putin Critic Arrested

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BONUS: Kamala Harris Discusses The Capitol Riot And Stimulus Package

In this bonus episode, Kamala Harris answers The NPR Politics Podcast's questions about the current moment. With days until she and Joe Biden are inaugurated as the President and Vice President of the United States, Harris talked with NPR's Scott Detrow about how she felt after the attack on the Capitol and the administration's new $1.9 trillion relief package proposal.

BONUS: Kamala Harris Discusses The Capitol Riot And Stimulus Package

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Vaccine Plan, Insurrection Investigation, State Capitols Brace For Protests

President-elect Joe Biden laid out his plans to speed up vaccinations as soon as he takes office. More than 100 people have been arrested, and many more are under investigation, following the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building. The FBI warns that they are hearing "online chatter" about possible armed protests in state capitals.

Vaccine Plan, Insurrection Investigation, State Capitols Brace For Protests

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Harris On Administration's Priorities, States Prepare For Unrests, Flint Water Crisis

The incoming Biden-Harris administration has big plans. They want $1.9 trillion in new spending to help Americans. State capitals across the United States are bracing for potential unrest. The FBI warns of scenes similar to January 6th. Are state and local law enforcement prepared? And nearly seven years after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, those responsible are now being held accountable. Nine former and current officials have been indicted.

Harris On Administration's Priorities, States Prepare For Unrests, Flint Water Crisis

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Trump Impeached For Second Time, Capitol Attack Intelligence, Arizona Vaccinations

Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. The upcoming Senate trial won't start until Joe Biden is inaugurated. What will it mean for Biden's agenda? FBI officials discovered specific threats against members of Congress leading up to the January 6 attack on the Capitol. But they didn't act on it. Why weren't proper protocols followed for the pro-Trump rally that turned deadly? And Arizona has the worst coronavirus infection rate in the world.

Trump Impeached For Second Time, Capitol Attack Intelligence, Arizona Vaccinations

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House To Vote On Impeachment, Inauguration Preparations, U.K. COVID Challenges

Today, the House will vote to impeach President Trump a second time. This time some House Republicans are on board. What about the Senate? A week from now, President-elect Biden will take the oath of office. But it will be an inauguration like no other. The pandemic and last week's insurrection have everyone on high alert. And coronavirus deaths in the U-K have now surpassed the number of civilian casualties the country suffered during World War II. How are hospitals there coping?

House To Vote On Impeachment, Inauguration Preparations, U.K. COVID Challenges

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Over 200 House Members Call For Trump's Removal, Investigations Into Capitol Riots

More than 200 House members are now calling for President Trump's removal. But how many Republicans will join their Democratic colleagues? The 25th Amendment is also still on the table. Vice President Mike Pence has stayed silent on the issue since the insurrection. Where does his loyalty stand? And investigators are looking into homemade bombs found during last week's riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Over 200 House Members Call For Trump's Removal, Investigations Into Capitol Riots

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Democrats Push For Trump's Removal, Security Concerns, Vaccination Challenges

Democrats demand accountability for President Trump's actions. If their push to invoke the 25th Amendment fails, they'll try to impeach him again. But what difference does it make if his term is up in nine days? Law enforcement officials continue to investigate and arrest rioters, but they're also preparing for next week's inauguration. Far-right extremists say they'll be back. And only about a third of the available coronavirus vaccines have been administered. The incoming Biden administration plans to make nearly all vaccines immediately available.

Democrats Push For Trump's Removal, Security Concerns, Vaccination Challenges

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BONUS: What To Tell Kids When The News Is Scary

When the headlines are terrifying, how can parents make sure kids get the facts without traumatizing them? Whether it's a school shooting, a global pandemic or an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, child development experts have some advice. In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's Life Kit, hosts Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner have answers.

BONUS: What To Tell Kids When The News Is Scary

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