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In Pictures: National Guard troops arrive before US inauguration

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Washington, DC, is on high alert after the storming of the US Capitol and with a week left of Trump's term.
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Photos show National Guard in halls, surrounding US Capitol ahead of impeachment hearing, inauguration

Photos show National Guard in halls, surrounding US Capitol ahead of impeachment hearing, inauguration

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Following a rally turned violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, security was at an all-time high ahead of Wednesday's impeachment hearings and will remain that way until President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.
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Threat level at Capitol ‘very high' one week after rioting by Trump-incited MAGA supporters: U.S. Defense Dept

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U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy on Tuesday approved the request by federal and local authorities for armed Guardsmen to support law enforcement protecting the Capitol.
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Five-time Olympic medalist swimmer Klete Keller deletes social media accounts amid uproar after being spotted at US Capitol riots

Five-time Olympic medalist swimmer Klete Keller deletes social media accounts amid uproar after being spotted at US Capitol riots

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US Olympian Klete Keller has deleted social media accounts in which he regularly posted in support of Donald Trump, reacting after he was spotted participating in online video footage from last week's deadly riots at the Capitol.
Keller, who represented the United States at three successive Olympic Games between 2000 and 2008, was identified inside the Capitol Rotunda alongside throngs of other Trump supporters in the scenes which have drawn widespread criticism from both the domestic and international communities.
The 6ft 6in athlete was partially identified by the 'Team USA' jacket he...
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Explainer: Where does the US stand one week after Capitol riot?

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Biden assumes office in one week and authorities are increasing security in the US ahead of planned armed protests.
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Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

President-elect Joe Biden will announce legislation his first day in office that provides a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Read more ...

House leaders ask for FBI docs to assess any widespread failures leading up...

House leaders ask for FBI docs to assess any widespread failures leading up to Capitol mob

Committee leaders said they're seeking to know how security intelligence was shared and whether it was paused, delayed or withheld. Read more ...

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol...

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol rioters on the app to FBI

A tweet by attorney Allison Norris about men who were at the Jan. 6 riots - and information relayed to the FBI - caught traction online. Read more ...

Police arrest man in DC who had loaded handgun, fake inaugural credentials

Police arrest man in DC who had loaded handgun, fake inaugural credentials

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in downtown D.C. with fake inaugural credentials and a loaded handgun. Read more ...

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for $2 million

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for $2 million

If you're fascinated by unsolved 19th century murders and have $2 million burning a hole in your pocket, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Read more ...

Statehouses Brace For Potential Violence As Biden's Inauguration Approaches

Statehouses Brace For Potential Violence As Biden's Inauguration Approaches

Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, states are fortifying their legislative buildings and calling in the National Guard in anticipation of potentially... Read more ...

Friday was the last day for the IRS to send $600 stimulus payment

Friday was the last day for the IRS to send $600 stimulus payment

A financial advisor explains what you should do if you didn't receive your $600 stimulus payment by Friday's deadline. Read more ...

Smokers in some states eligible for COVID-19 vaccine sooner, sparking...

Smokers in some states eligible for COVID-19 vaccine sooner, sparking frustration among others

Federal guidelines recommend that smokers under the age of 65 be eligible for the vaccine in early phases of distribution, frustrating essential workers lower in the priority line. Read more ...

Reports that Brazil rejected Russian Covid-19 vaccine are ‘inaccurate'...

Reports that Brazil rejected Russian Covid-19 vaccine are ‘inaccurate', Sputnik V sponsor says, after approval hiccup

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has hit a stumbling block in Brazil, where the regulator has demanded additional paperwork for its emergency use. Moscow has assured that the vaccine... Read more ...

Gunmen kill 2 female Afghan judges in targeted attack in Kabul

Gunmen kill 2 female Afghan judges in targeted attack in Kabul

Two female judges have been gunned down by unidentified assailants in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked Afghanistan's capital amid peace talks with the... Read more ...