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The former vice president was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. ABC
As Joe Biden pledges to unite a fractured nation, the incoming president faces deep divisions on the national front and widening fissures within the Democratic Party. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden cannot unite.
President Donald Trump left the White House for the final time as commander in chief shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: A sad time for the country.
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Washington, D.C., was prepared for the worst ahead of Inauguration Day. But the worst stayed home. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The big threat and massive security was a false warning.
"After 4 long years, Europe has a friend in America," said one top EU leader. But will our oldest friends ever think of us as they did before? CBS
VOA VIEW: Few believe Biden is up to the job.
President Biden signed a series of executive orders on issues including immigration and criminal justice. And he moved to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. New York Times
The moves aim to strengthen protections for young immigrants, end construction of President Donald J. Trump’s border wall, end a travel ban and prioritize racial equity. New York Times
First Black, Jewish senators from Georgia win state's runoff elections despite attempted backlash over slogan Democrats warned against.
VOA VIEW: Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Trump's military send-off at Joint Base Andrews appeared smaller than expected. He left on Air Force One as Frank Sinatra's "My Way" played.
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President Biden vowed Wednesday to fire staff "on the spot" if he catches them disrespecting or talking down to colleagues. “I’m not joking when I say this: if you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I ... Washington Times
After being sworn in, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris issued their first tweets from their official presidential accounts. ABC
The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine ABC
In a medley of political songs, Lopez slipped in her own song and also took a moment to say something in Spanish. Here's what she said. CBS
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"We are not sitting on our hands waiting for action to be taken," one activist said. "We're not afraid to put public pressure on the administration." CBS
On the campaign trail, Mr. Biden promised to address the student loan crisis and supported cancelling $10,000 in debt per borrower. CBS
Vice President Kamala Harris administered the oath of office to Jon Ossoff, Alex Padilla and Raphael Warnock Wednesday afternoon. CBS
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The third highest-ranked Republican in the House drew a primary challenge after her impeachment vote and a blistering statement about President Trump. CBS
VOA VIEW: As she should - a traitor.
President Trump told his family members and supporters present at Joint Base Andrews to "have a good life." CBS
Starbucks CEO liken the company's role in the mass vaccination effort to building a store with one product. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell if the plan will work.
"It is clear that the partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans does not serve a single American," the freshman legislators say in a letter to the new president. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden will not listen.
Former chief strategist Steve Bannon and rapper Lil Wayne were among those pardoned by Trump on his way out the White House door. CBS
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The crumbling relationship between Washington and Beijing intensified under the Trump administration. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China is being stupid.
Many U.S. lenders use one type of credit score called the "FICO score." The three-digit number helps determine how much you pay for credit. CNBC
President Joe Biden delivered an inaugural address that used the word "democracy" more times than any other inauguration speech in U.S. history. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A false statement.
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Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon's worldwide consumer business, wrote a letter to President Joe Biden offering to help with the nation's Covid-19 vaccination efforts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Amazon wants to be more important.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday plans to extend the federal ban on housing evictions through March 2021 in one of his first acts following inauguration. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Who pays the landlords?
Lawmakers, activists and consumers have been calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 for years. It could happen under President Joe Biden. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It would be hard meet the payment and cost many jobs.
President Joe Biden said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump left him a "very generous letter" before departing the White House. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good for Trump.
Frustration visibly boiled over with some Canadian leaders Tuesday as Pfizer told Canada that it would not receive any vaccine doses next week due to the continuing manufacturing disruptions at its facility in Belgium. CNN
Late-night hosts James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel poke fun at President Donald Trump on his last night in office CNN
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) says George W. Bush told him that Joe Biden was the only candidate that could have beaten former President Donald Trump. CNN
VOA VIEW: It took a fool and a radical left regular media and social media.
135 civil rights organizations signed an open letter to Congress on Tuesday urging them not to expand terrorism-related authority. FOX News
VOA VIEW: So-called civil rights fools.
Neither Homeland Security nor the FBI, both agencies in charge of spearheading the special security event in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, immediately made announcements Wednesday -- after Biden was sworn in outside the U.S. Capitol -- regarding how long a heightened militarized presence would remain in the downtown area now that the ceremony has ended. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Empty threat and waste of money.
American cities big and small have prepared for any potential unrest during Wednesday’s inaugural events amid threats of armed protests from extremist groups. FOX News
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 climbed to record highs Wednesday as President Joe Biden was sworn into office and Netflix reported strong earnings. UPI
VOA VIEW: Stocks will hit bottom soon.
North Korea's plan to develop nuclear-powered submarines and hypersonic weapons could be aspirations. UPI
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Wednesday that incoming U.S. President Joe Biden should reach out to the Kremlin to improve relations between the United States and Russia. UPI
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