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Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark with 755 homers and a legacy as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer January 22, 2021
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot.

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press January 22, 2021
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On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press January 22, 2021
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In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press January 21, 2021
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took their oaths of office on Wednesday using Bibles that are laden with personal meaning, writing new chapters in a long-running American tradition – and one that appears nowhere in the law.

By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press January 21, 2021
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Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed."

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press January 20, 2021
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His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted about a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country he led for four years.

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press January 20, 2021
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President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him and his family.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ERIC TUCKER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press January 20, 2021
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Trying to repair his tarnished legacy, President Donald Trump trumpeted his administration's accomplishments and wished his successor luck in a farewell video as he spent his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press January 19, 2021
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Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views online, according to two U.S. officials.

By JAMES LAPORTA and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press January 19, 2021
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Presidential traditions are usually known for their solemnity and carry the weight of future historical significance.

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press January 19, 2021
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President-elect Joe Biden predicted he would take office amid a “dark winter,” and the outlook is only getting bleaker.

By Associated Press January 19, 2021
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U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press January 18, 2021
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Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff.

By Associated Press January 18, 2021
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President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to start after Joe Biden's inauguration, and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling senators their decision on whether to convict the outgoing president over the Capitol riot will be a “vote of conscience.”

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press January 16, 2021
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The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put the organization out of business.

By PAUL J. WEBER and MICHAEL SISAK, Associated Press January 16, 2021
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Moving from house to house is challenging under the best of circumstances, and even with movers as first rate as the housekeepers and other staff who work in the White House.

By Associated Press January 16, 2021
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The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden – an opponent of the federal death penalty.

By MICHAEL TARM and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press January 16, 2021
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned “lawless behavior” and the violence of rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol in a statement Friday that marked the faith's first public comments since the Jan. 6 attack by pro-Trump loyalists.

By Associated Press January 16, 2021
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Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard troops, declaring states of emergency and closing their capitols to the public ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week.

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press January 16, 2021
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President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout.

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BILL BARROW, Associated Press January 15, 2021
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The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press January 15, 2021
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The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon in 2018, killing five British tourists, told investigators that he wasn't able to control the aircraft after a “violent gust of wind” sent it spinning, according to a new report.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press January 15, 2021
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All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing.

By ASHRAF KHALIL and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press January 14, 2021
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The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer January 14, 2021

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