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Vice-President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

WASHINGTON — Vice-President Kamala Harris broke the barrier that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath Wednesday to hold the nation's second-highest office.

Immigrants cheered by possible citizenship path under Biden

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Immigrants cheered President Joe Biden's plan to provide a path to U.S.

Inauguration sows doubt among QAnon conspiracy theorists

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EXPLAINER: What's next after US accused China of genocide

EXPLAINER: What's next after US accused China of genocide

BEIJING — The U.S.'s accusation of genocide against China touches on a hot-button human rights issue between China and the West.
Biden to review Trump's changes to national monuments

Biden to review Trump's changes to national monuments

SALT LAKE CITY — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of two sprawling national monuments in the American Southwest, including one on lands considered sacred to Native Americans who joined enviro
For a splintered nation, a delicate moment of continuity

For a splintered nation, a delicate moment of continuity

When it gazes into the mirror, the United States does not generally see a land of process and procedure. It sees what it has wanted to see since the beginning — a place of action and results and volume.
Trump's pardon largesse a boon for well-connected fraudsters

Trump's pardon largesse a boon for well-connected fraudsters

WASHINGTON — A former congressman who pocketed millions of dollars in bribes from defence contractors. A Republican fundraiser who was paid handsome sums to illicitly lobby a presidential administration.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

NEW YORK — The country has a new president and a new literary star. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.
Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

NEW YORK — After Air Force One took Donald Trump out of Washington, an unusual Inauguration Day quickly felt more traditional — even comforting — for people watching at home.
Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

ROME — Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.