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Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India — With chants of “Long live Kamala Harris,” fireworks and prayers, residents of a tiny Indian village celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice-president .

Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden returned the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts Wednesday and immediately launched a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans dri

On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, virus

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump's legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavi

Biden plans temporary halt of oil activity in Arctic refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska — President Joe Biden's administration announced plans Wednesday for a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Trump administration issued leases in a part of the refuge conside

Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises.

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