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Trump Baby Protest Blimp Enters Museum of London Collection

Monday Jan 18, 2021
The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House.

'Rooting Hard For You': Will Departure Notes End with Trump?

By Will Weissert | Monday Jan 18, 2021
The tradition of departing presidents leaving a handwritten note in the Oval Office for their successors may end with Donald Trump.

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 Us States Amid Winter Surge

By David Crary | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.

Sen. Josh Hawley Has New Publisher for 'Big Tech' Book

Monday Jan 18, 2021
Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months at Chicago Airport Due to Virus

Monday Jan 18, 2021
A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months.

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

Monday Jan 18, 2021
Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday.

FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

By Lolita C. Baldor | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Sunday that officials are conscious of the potential threat, and he warned commanders to be on the lookout for any problems within their ranks as the inauguration approaches.

Harris Prepares for Central Role in Biden's White House

By Alexandra Jaffe | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation's first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office.

What Biden Can and Can't Get from an Evenly Divided Senate

By Andrew Taylor | Monday Jan 18, 2021
The unexpected new balance of power giving Democrats only the barest control of Congress has big consequences for the president-elect — easy confirmation of his Cabinet most importantly — but the road ahead remains complicated.

Navalny's Arrest Adds to Tension Between Russia and the West

By Daria Litvinova | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent drew criticism from Western nations.

Portraits of U.S. Voters, Assessing this Moment in History

Monday Jan 18, 2021
After more than 1,400 days of Donald Trump's presidency -- after two bitter elections, two impeachments, more than 26,000 presidential tweets and four years of near-constant upheaval -- it is left to American voters to tally it all up.

In Inaugural Address, Biden Will Appeal to National Unity

By Zeke Miller | Monday Jan 18, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump's most controversial policies.

Biden's Long Political Evolution Leads To His Biggest Test

By Bill Barrow | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party.

Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally that Ignited Capitol Riot

By Richard Lardner and Michelle R. Smith | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Members of President Donald Trump's failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Kremlin Critic Navalny Detained after Landing in Moscow

By Mstyslav Chernov and Jim Heintz | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.

Heavy Fortified Statehouses Around the US See Small Protests

By David A. Lieb and Adam Geller | Monday Jan 18, 2021
Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police.

Chinese City Reports Coronavirus Found on Ice Cream

Sunday Jan 17, 2021
The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government.

'It Was So Frenetic.' HBO Max Follows Wolfgang Puck Catering

By Mark Kennedy | Sunday Jan 17, 2021
Usually cameras are trained on the celebrities at such shindigs but with the new HBO Max series "The Event," they have captured the cooks and servers toiling behind the scenes.

Rodin Museum Sculpture Garden Reopens to the Public

Sunday Jan 17, 2021
There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors.

Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer and Murderer, Dies at 81

By Christopher Weber, Linda Deutsch | Sunday Jan 17, 2021
Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.

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