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How one note from Lady Gaga told the story of Joe Biden's inauguration
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In his inaugural address, Joe Biden spoke of the perennial challenges of racism and nativism that the U.S. has faced and appealed to a unity he acknowledged seemed "like a foolish fantasy these days." Moments earlier, Lady Gaga set the stage for that message by putting particular emphasis on a line in the U.S. national anthem celebrating the endurance of the republic.


Indian village cheers for Harris during swearing-in as U.S. vice-president
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With chants of "Long live Kamala Harris," fireworks and prayers, residents of a tiny Indian village celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice-president.


The youngest poet to read at a U.S. presidential inauguration had dreams of this day
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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."


World leaders welcome new U.S. president Joe Biden, with hopes of repairing frayed alliances
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World leaders welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden into their ranks Wednesday, noting that their most pressing problems — including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change — require multilateral co-operation, an approach Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, largely rejected.


From Biden's Bible to the colour purple: 5 things you may have missed during the inauguration
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There was no shortage of interesting details of historic significance during Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony, from his family Bible to Kamala Harris's choice of the colour purple.


'Anything is possible:' Women of colour inspired to dream big by Kamala Harris
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Thousands of people on both sides of the border watched history in the making on Wednesday as Kamala Harris became the first woman of colour to be vice-president of the United States.


Twitter locks account of Chinese Embassy in U.S. over 'dehumanization' of Uighurs in tweet
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Twitter has locked the account of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. for a tweet that defended China's policies in the Xinjiang region, which the U.S. social media platform said violated the firm's policy against "dehumanization" of a group of people.


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Hindus Offer Prayers For Harris In Her Grandfather's Village In Southeast India
Kamala Harris is the first woman and the first person of color to become U.S. vice president. People in India celebrated Harris as the first person of South Asian descent to hold that office.
What Europe Expects From The Biden Administration
The Biden administration has a lot of work ahead to repair alliances, particularly in Europe. NPR takes a look at what the U.K. and European Union expect from an incoming administration.
Biden Expected To Work To Repair U.S. Relations With Palestinian Leadership
The Trump administration dramatically shifted U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians in favor of Israel. President Biden is expected to try to repair U.S. relations with the Palestinians.
China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike Pompeo
In a statement released just minutes after President Biden took office, China's foreign ministry said it was sanctioning those "who have seriously violated China's sovereignty."
Biden Moves To Have U.S. Rejoin Climate Accord
President Biden signed an executive order to have the country reenter the Paris Climate Agreement, less than four months after formally withdrawing.
World Leaders Express Hope As Biden And Harris Are Sworn In
Leaders, former officials and citizens voiced optimism with the dawn of the new U.S. administration. China's state news agency tweeted: "Good Riddance, Donald Trump!"
In D.C., A Traditional South Indian Welcome Awaits Joe Biden And Kamala Harris
With 1,800 pieces submitted by the public, volunteers are putting together a kolam, a traditional South Indian art form used as a sign of welcome.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 1 million globally.
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North Korea's 'dark' fishing fleet goes quiet
The number of North Korean ships in the country's "dark fleet" fishing for squid plummeted in 2020, new data shows, depriving the impoverished country of a popular staple during a year when food supply was already dangerously low.
US accuses China of 'genocide' of Uyghurs and minority groups in Xinjiang
The US has officially determined that China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims and ethnic and religious minority groups who live in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
Inside the lab that discovered new Covid-19 variant in South Africa
Researchers warn South Africa's new coronavirus variant is highly contagious and spreads fast. Without widespread access to vaccines, the situation in the country could only get worse. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Donald Trump's money faucet is getting turned off
A growing number of businesses suddenly want very little to do with Donald Trump after he incited a mob to attack the Capitol. That could make it more difficult for the Trump Organization to do business after he leaves office.
With Trump's exit, the Fox News presidency will come to an end
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Why you won't find Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson on British TV
The insurrection at the US Capitol has sparked a political firestorm and unnerved millions of Americans. It has also unleashed a wave of criticism over the role played by pro-Trump media outlets such as Fox News, which fed lies an
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Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders
The new president starts dismantling his predecessor's legacy, signing a series of executive orders.
Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP
Kamala Harris makes history as she is sworn in as US vice-president.
UK and EU in row over bloc's diplomatic status
The EU's top representative in London is not being given the same privileges as other ambassadors.
Star-studded concert marks Joe Biden's inauguration
Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry all play the Celebrating America concert.
Biden inauguration: Trump leaves White House vowing 'we will be back'
Donald Trump tells supporters "I will fight for you, I will be watching" as he heads to Florida.
Elephants counted from space for conservation
Satellite imagery is being used to count elephants in a breakthrough that could aid conservation.
Manila police chief faces sack over rape probe
Was Christine Dacera raped and murdered? Differing accounts in the Philippines have caused outrage.
China's telecom giants ask for Wall Street relisting
The New York Stock Exchange has already changed its mind several times about delisting the companies.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Hindus Offer Prayers For Harris In Her Grandfather's Village In Southeast India
Kamala Harris is the first woman and the first person of color to become U.S. vice president. People in India celebrated Harris as the first person of South Asian descent to hold that office.
What Europe Expects From The Biden Administration
The Biden administration has a lot of work ahead to repair alliances, particularly in Europe. NPR takes a look at what the U.K. and European Union expect from an incoming administration.
Biden Expected To Work To Repair U.S. Relations With Palestinian Leadership
The Trump administration dramatically shifted U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians in favor of Israel. President Biden is expected to try to repair U.S. relations with the Palestinians.
China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike Pompeo
In a statement released just minutes after President Biden took office, China's foreign ministry said it was sanctioning those "who have seriously violated China's sovereignty."
Biden Moves To Have U.S. Rejoin Climate Accord
President Biden signed an executive order to have the country reenter the Paris Climate Agreement, less than four months after formally withdrawing.
World Leaders Express Hope As Biden And Harris Are Sworn In
Leaders, former officials and citizens voiced optimism with the dawn of the new U.S. administration. China's state news agency tweeted: "Good Riddance, Donald Trump!"
In D.C., A Traditional South Indian Welcome Awaits Joe Biden And Kamala Harris
With 1,800 pieces submitted by the public, volunteers are putting together a kolam, a traditional South Indian art form used as a sign of welcome.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 1 million globally.
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Rejecting Biden's message of unity, Portland's self-described anarchists target a Democratic Party building

About 150 demonstrators march in Portland and smash windows; police report multiple arrests.


'Grim and beautiful,' Biden's inauguration a day of jarring juxtapositions

President Biden's inauguration marked a return to a more traditional, unifying politics. But it was a surreal experience amid a pandemic and waves of political violence, which the ceremonies were forced to reflect.


For some Americans, Biden-Harris inauguration reassures: 'We're going to be OK'

Many Americans express hope and see the 'start of healing' with Biden-Harris swearing-in. Others are less than enthusiastic.


Watch and read L.A. native Amanda Gorman's inauguration day poem

The national youth poet laureate read her galvanizing poem, 'The Hill We Climb,' just after Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president.


Photos: History made as Kamala Harris is sworn in as the nation's vice president

Kamala Harris was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. vice president — the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American in the position.


Braced for clashes, Washington is mostly empty and quiet for Biden inauguration

Washington, D.C., was prepared for the worst ahead of Inauguration Day. But the worst stayed home.


In speeches and with champagne toasts, many across the world bid Trump 'good riddance'

As President Biden takes office, the rest of the world watches closely, some less focused on Biden's ascension than on Trump's departure.


Inauguration 2021: Howard University celebrates alumna Harris becoming vice president

The Howard University community celebrated one of its own, Kamala Harris, becoming vice president with a flurry of online activity.


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'Let's start afresh': Joe Biden becomes 46th US president and urges unity
Joe Biden has entered the White House as America's 46th president, and after taking his oath of office he told his country it has been "a day of victory and hope".

Three dead and six injured after explosion destroys residential building in Madrid
At least three people have died and six others were injured after an "extremely loud" explosion destroyed a residential building belonging to the Catholic Church in Madrid's city centre.

Trump greeted by supporters in Florida as he boycotts inauguration and vows 'we will be back'
Donald Trump has left the White House after four years as US president, but insisted: "We will be back in some form."

Djokovic: I am not 'selfish, difficult and ungrateful' over quarantine requests
Tennis star Novak Djokovic has insisted he was not being "selfish, difficult and ungrateful" after making a list of requests for players in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open.

US says China is committing genocide against Uighurs and other ethnic minorities
The US State Department has declared that China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity in a campaign targeting Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. 

'Real-world' analysis of COVID vaccine raises questions about UK strategy
The first real-world analysis of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine suggests it is matching its performance in clinical trials, but raises serious questions about the UK's decision to delay the second dose.

Jailed Alexei Navalny releases investigation into Vladimir Putin's '£1bn palace'
He may be behind bars, but the Kremlin has not succeeded in silencing Alexei Navalny.

Prada cuts ties with Chinese actress after surrogacy controversy
Italian designer Prada has cut ties with a popular Chinese actress engulfed in a surrogacy scandal.

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3 National Guardsmen die in New York helicopter crash
A medical evacuation helicopter conducting a routine training mission in New York has crashed, killing three National Guardsmen on board, officials said.

Chinese telecoms ask NYSE to review delisting decision
China's three telecommunications companies have requested the New York Stock Exchange to review its decision to delist their American depositary shares.

Two-drug combo may help fight meth addiction
In what may signal a seismic shift in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction, a pair of prescription drugs appears to help patients significantly reduce their stimulant use, or quit altogether.

China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials after genocide declaration
China on Wednesday imposed sanctions against high-ranking Trump administration officials including former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, blaming them for the downturn in relations between Beijing and Washington.

In photos: Inauguration Day for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris
Joe Biden is sworn in as president of the United States, with Kamala Harris as vice president on January 20, 2021. Harris makes history as the first Black and Southeast Asian woman to hold the office in the United States. They took their oaths of office on the Capitol steps amid tight security before a limited in-person audience. Here's a look at the historic day.

Lions officially hire Saints' Dan Campbell as next head coach
The Detroit Lions have officially hired former New Orleans Saints assistant coach Dan Campbell to be the team's next head coach.

COVID-19 rules enforced, Oval Office redesigned as Biden moves in to White House
The incoming Biden administration is making changes to how business as usual will be conducted in the White House, including enforcing stricter COVID-19 regulations compared to its Trump administration predecessor.

Minnesota Twins signing veteran pitcher J.A. Happ to 1-year deal
Veteran left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ has agreed to a short-term contract with the Minnesota Twins.

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Joe Biden’s Inaugural Events Made a Spectacle of Normalcy. Is That What America Needs Now?
In place of the “American carnage” that was so jarringly invoked in 2017, Biden offered his own inaugural theme: “America United”
‘We Are Undaunted.’ Kamala Harris Sounds a Note of Optimism in Her First Speech as Vice President
Harris opened her speech with a nod to the historic moment: "It is my honor to be here, to stand on the shoulders of those who came before, to speak tonight as your Vice President"
Construction of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is Halted as Biden Decides to Revoke Its Permit
The premier of the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta called the move an “insult” and called for sanctions if it is not reversed.
The World Hopes for Renewed Cooperation Under New U.S. President Joe Biden
World leaders expressed hope Wednesday that Biden would right the world’s largest democracy
Joe Biden’s Immigration Bill Aims to Address the Root Causes of Migration. Will it Work?
President Biden sent an immigration bill to Congress that includes fixing the root causes of migration, particularly from Central America.
Biden’s Pledge of Normalcy Clashes with ‘Strange Feeling’ in a City Full of Troops
The reverend could hardly recognize the streets of Washington, DC, as he drove into town on Monday night, a draft of his Inaugural prayer tucked into a three-ring binder. The city looked more like a militarized zone than a free na
Inauguration Musical Performances Are Tricky. But Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks Did Exactly What We Needed Them to Do
The performers at Joe Biden's inauguration struck a note unlike any we've previously heard

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