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Biden's inauguration is unlike any before. Photos show how his ceremony compares to those of previous presidents.

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration. Win McNamee/Getty Images Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in Wednesday as President and Vice President. Due to COVID-19 and threat of violence from far-right groups, the inauguration is unlike past ceremonies. Photos tell the story of how Biden's inauguration compares to that of previous presidents. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kama...
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Biden's pick for assistant health secretary would be the first transgender person confirmed by the Senate

Biden on Tuesday tapped Dr. Rachel Levine, seen here in 2015, for a key health role in a historic pick of a transgender person. REUTERS/Daniel Shanken President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday selected Dr. Rachel Levine as his nominee for assistant health secretary. Levine is a physician who is currently serving as Pennsylvania's secretary of health.  If confirmed, Levine would be the first transgender person confirmed by the US Senate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presi...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, US Senate, Biden, Justice Department, Cabinet, Kamala Harris, Tom Wolf, Levine, Trump White House


Fox News required its settlement with the family of killed DNC staffer Seth Rich remain undisclosed until after the 2020 election

A close-up of the Fox News Channel website with a picture of President Donald Trump displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In settling a lawsuit with the parents of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer murdered in 2016, Fox News stipulated the settlement remain private until after the 2020 election, reported.  The multi-million dollar settlement was announced at the end of November, more than a month after it was reached on October 12, according to the ...
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The Florida data scientist who accused the state of firing her for refusing to alter COVID-19 data was arrested after she said she'd turn herself in

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida at a news conference in December at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist fired last year by the state's health department, has been arrested in Florida after she turned herself in. Jones, who worked on the state's COVID-19 dashboard, was fired over what she alleges was a refusal to alter data related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. State officials say she was fired for insubordinat...
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Coronavirus cases in Israel are finally beginning to decline from record highs after it vaccinated 27% of its population

A woman prepares to receive a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine from medical personnel at a vaccination center in Jerusalem Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images Israel has vaccinated approximately 27% of its citizens — about 2.43 million people of its population of 9 million.  More than 550,000 people in the country have already had COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Israel is nowhere near COVID-19 free, but both the seven-day and three-day moving averages...
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The US Capitol complex was briefly locked down after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
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The US Capitol complex was reportedly sent into lockdown after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
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The US Capitol complex was briefly sent into lockdown after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, EMS, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Metropolitan Police Department, PITTMAN, US Capitol, Breaking, US Capitol Police


Photos show ramped-up troops and barriers locking down Washington, DC, ahead of Biden's inauguration

National Guard Citizen-soldiers stand guard downtown on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Local and federal officials in the city of Washington, DC, are on high alert ahead of this week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Fears stem following the deadly insurrection earlier this month at the US Capitol led by supporters of President Donald Trump. From non-scalable fencing around the US Capitol to the closure of the National Mall and streets in downtown ...
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended by Twitter for 12 hours not long after she told Trump supporters to 'mobilize' in a deleted tweet

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene seen here on the floor of the US House wearing a mask that incorrectly states "Trump won." Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia known for her promotion of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, was suspended by Twitter for 12 hours, her office said in a statement. Twitter confirmed to Insider that Greene had been temporarily "locked out" from the account, citing violations of its civic integrity policy. On Saturday, ...
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The Florida data scientist who claims she was fired by the health department for refusing to alter COVID-19 data said she'll turn herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in December 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist, last year fired by the Department of Health, said Saturday she would turn herself in to authorities Sunday after they last week issued a warrant for her arrest.  Jones, who worked on the state's COVID-19 dashboard, was fired in May after she said she refused to alter data related to the COVID-19 pandemi...
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Photos show increased security measures at the US Capitol in the days following the deadly insurrection by Trump supporters

Workers erect a security fence around the U.S. Capitol in Washington on January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Photos show new security measures put in place to avoid a repeat of last week's deadly insurrection at the US Capitol. The increased security measures come just over a week before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, which is still expected to take place on the steps of the building, as is custom. A mob of Trump supporters stormed the building last week while lawmakers ...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, National Mall, Biden


The Capitol Hill physician is warning lawmakers they may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the siege on the building

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus while they sheltered during Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol.  In a letter to lawmakers, Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol's attending physician, wrote that sheltering House members "may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection." Some Ho...
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President George H.W. Bush's sister, Nancy Bush Ellis, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 94

Nancy Walker Bush Ellis attends the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award Ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Nancy Bush Ellis, the sister of former President George H.W. Bush, has died, the George and Barbara Bush foundation confirmed Sunday. Bush Ellis died at the age of 94 at an assisted living facility in Massachusetts due to complications from COVID-19, The New York Times reported. A...
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President George H.W. Bush's sister, Nancy Bush Ellis, has died at the age of 94 died from COVID-19 complications

Nancy Walker Bush Ellis attends the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award Ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on May 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Nancy Bush Ellis, the sister of former President George H.W. Bush, has died, the George and Barbara Bush foundation confirmed Sunday. Bush Ellis died at the age of 94 at an assisted living facility in Massachusetts due to complications from COVID-19, The New York Times reported. A...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger called Republicans 'spineless' in a video comparing the attack on the US Capitol to the rise of Nazi Germany

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the European Premiere of "The Last Stand" at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Former California GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday called members of the Republican Party "spineless" following the siege of the US Capitol last week.  In a lengthy video posted on Twitter, the actor and politician compared the insurrection in Washington, DC, to the rise of Nazi Germany, blasting Republicans who enabl...
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The FBI plastered DC bus stops with photos of people involved in the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol so the public can help identify them

A billboard on a bus stop on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest advertises a message from the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking information related to violence at the U.S. Capitol, on January 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Al Drago/Getty Images The Federal Bureau of Investigation is using digital posters at bus stops in Washington, DC, as part of its investigations into the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photos of the posters, shown on large monitors at DC bus stops, were...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump


Trump reportedly asked a Georgia elections investigator to 'find the fraud' in the 2020 election in lengthy phone call in December

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Georgia Senate Republican candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue in December 2020. Evan Vucci/The Associated Press President Donald Trump in December pressured the lead elections investigator in the state of Georgia to "find the fraud" responsible for his election loss, The Washington Post reported Saturday. There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, but Trump has repeatedly spread the baseless cons...
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Donald Trump Jr. says 'the world is laughing at America' as he rails against his dad's Twitter ban, saying 'free speech is dead'

Donald Trump Jr. speaks Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC, prior to the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on Saturday, complained about his father's being banned on Twitter, inviting his followers to sign up for his email blasts in case Twitter were to ban him, too. "Big tech is able to censor the President?" he wrote. "Free speech is dead & controlled by leftist overlords." For the vast major...
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16 states recorded their highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations this week as new cases reach an all-time high

A nurse dons personal protective equipment (PPE) to attend to a patients in a Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Community Hospital on January 6, 2021 in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images 16 states across the US on Friday reported their highest total of people hospitalized for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Since last fall, cases of COVID-19 have surged across the US, with numbers worsening in...
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Trump supporters who broke into Nancy Pelosi's office during their siege of the US Capitol left her a note warning they 'will not back down'

A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A pro-Trump mob on Wednesday stormed the US Capitol as part of their "Stop the Steal" protest that baselessly alleges President-elect Joe Biden's win was the result of widespread voter fraud. Some rioters entered the office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic representative who was elected this week...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, House, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi


Video shows chaos unfolding at the US Capitol as Trump supporters storm offices

A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images The US Capitol is under siege Wednesday as pro-Trump demonstrators stormed into the building while lawmakers were inside discussing the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Demonstrators, encouraged by Trump, took to Washington, DC, on Wednesday to protest Congress' certification of December's Electoral College vote that c...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Pbs, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Electoral College, US Capitol, US Capitol Building, Connor Perrett


Trump's former White House communications director called on the president to stop his supporters' siege on the US Capitol: 'you are the only one they will listen to'

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud Julio Cortez/AP Alyssa Farah, a former White House official who last year served as communications director, urged President Donald Trump to call his supporters off from their siege of the US Cap...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Mike Pence


Photos show Trump and his supporters pack DC streets as they rail against Biden's election victory

People attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday took to the streets of downtown Washington, DC, in protest of Congress' certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win in the 2020 election. Biden won 306 votes compared to Trump's 232 during the Electoral College vote in December.  For the past two months, Trump has refused to accept his loss, and instead launch...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Superman, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc


Sen. Josh Hawley claimed his DC home was vandalized by 'Antifa scumbags,' but activists say he mischaracterized their 'peaceful' protest

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri). Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican, said in a tweet his home near Washington, DC, had been "vandalized" and his wife and child had been "threatened" by people he called "Antifa scumbags."  But ShutDownDC, the group that organized the protest, said they organized a peaceful vigil outside his home. A 50-minute video shared by the group on YouTube shows about 15 organizers taking part, holding signs, chanting, and yelling into a...
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In a scathing statement, former GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republican attempts to reject Electoral College vote were 'anti-democratic and anti-conservative'

In this March 20, 2018 file photo, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., greets President Donald Trump to speak to the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican who represented Wisconsin in Congress from 1999 to 2019, spoke out against members of his own party attempting to reject to the certification of the Electoral College vote. About a dozen GOP senators have said publicly they plan to reject the ce...
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In scathing statement, former GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republican attempts to reject Electoral College vote were 'antidemocratic and anti-conservative'

Then-House Speaker Paul Ryan with President Donald Trump on March 20, 2018. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican who represented Wisconsin in Congress from 1999 to 2019, spoke out Sunday against members of his party who were planning to object to congressional certification of the 2020 US presidential election. About a dozen GOP senators have said they plan to reject the certification of December's Electoral College vote, and many House Republicans are expected ...
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Maryland's GOP governor criticized Republicans attempting to subvert the election results as a 'mockery of our system and who we are as Americans'

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at BD Life Sciences on the news of Maryland's purchase of rapid Covid screening tests on September 10, 2020 in Sparks, Md. Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images In a statement released Sunday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, criticized members of Congress planning to reject the certification of the Electoral College vote on Wednesday.  Despite Biden's winning the race in November, and the Electoral College affirming such i...
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US Surgeon General says he has 'no reason to doubt' the 350,000 COVID-19 death toll in the US after Trump baselessly questioned its accuracy

FILE: President Donald Trump watches as Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a news conference on March 22, 2020. Yuri Gripas/Reuters US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday expressed confidence in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's handing of COVID-19 data after it was baselessly criticized by President Donald Trump. "From a public health perspective, I have no reason to doubt those numbers," Adams said during an appearance Sunday on CNN.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the dire...
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A Florida lawmaker is calling for Mar-a-Lago to be fined and shut down after video showed a ballroom packed with maskless partiers on New Year's Eve

Felix Mizioznikov/Shutterstock Florida state Rep. Omari Hardy on Saturday called for President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, to face fines and closure. His calls came following footage from a Mar-a-Lago on New Year's Eve showed a packed ballroom of maskless partygoers bringing in the new year in violation of a county order requiring masks. "We cannot allow businesses and business owners to openly flout our mask order," Hardy wrote, adding: "This kind of open nonco...
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