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Biden inauguration live updates: Virtual ‘Parade Across America’ follows somber wreath-laying ceremony

Joe Biden and Kamala D. Harris were sworn in during an inauguration unlike any other. Follow along for the latest news.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 9:31 pm

Joe Biden’s inauguration speech transcript, annotated

Joe Biden pleaded for national unity in his inaugural address Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president. Here's our analysis and the full speech.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 9:18 pm

Joe Biden’s inauguration speech transcript, annotated

Joe Biden pleaded for national unity in his inaugural address Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president. Here's our analysis and the full speech.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 9:18 pm

Trump extended Secret Service protection for 13 members of his family as he left office

According to three people briefed on the plan, Trump issued a directive to extend post-presidency Secret Service protection for six months to his adult children and their families, who were not automatically entitled to receive it.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 9:01 pm

Biden became president at noon despite taking oath early, constitutional experts say

Although the 46th president held his hand on a Bible at 11:48 a.m., it is not the oath that determines when the previous term ends.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 8:55 pm

Biden became president at noon despite taking oath early, constitutional experts say

Although the 46th president held his hand on a Bible at 11:48 a.m., it is not the oath that determines when the previous term ends.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 8:55 pm

Even Trump’s last-minute pardon of a Fox News anchor’s ex-husband will stand

A president's pardon needs very little to take effect.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 7:48 pm

Biden attends mass at St. Matthew the Apostle ahead of inauguration

It was his first stop of the day before being sworn in.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 7:45 pm

Trump grants clemency to 143 people in late-night pardon blast

In his last full day in office, President Trump pardoned former adviser Stephen K. Bannon, GOP donor Elliott Broidy and a raft of well-connected celebrities, politicians and nonviolent drug offenders, but he did not preemptively pardon himself or his family members.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 7:42 pm

Biden instructs Education Department to extend pause on federal student loan payments through September

The new administration is fulfilling a pledge to extend the moratorium on federal student loans as the pandemic continues to cripple the economy, but the pause still will not extend to all federal borrowers.

Posted: 20 January 2021 | 7:37 pm