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'Your Land'? Some Native Americans Question Inaugural Song

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans Question Inaugural Song

NATIONAL | By Felicia Fonseca | Jan 22, 2021

On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted construction of the border wall that threatened to physically separate Indigenous people living on both sides.

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

NATIONAL | By Josh Boak | Jan 22, 2021

President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes 'Liberating' Turn at Center Stage

Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes 'Liberating' Turn at Center Stage

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire | Jan 22, 2021

In truth, the nation's leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away. But after enduring nearly a year of darts and undermining comments from former President Donald Trump, Fauci now speaks with the authority of the White House again.

Move Over 'YMCA' — 22-Year Old Alt-Rock Hit Is Biden Family Anthem

Move Over 'YMCA' — 22-Year Old Alt-Rock Hit Is Biden Family Anthem

NATIONAL | Jan 21, 2021

One of the Inauguration surprises on Wednesday was the appearance of The New Radicals, the 1990s alt-rock group who flashed on the scene with the song "You Get What You Give," then disbanded.

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

The new owners of Amsterdam's oldest gay bar have made a surprising change: The sign that used to read "Spijkerbar" now sports the name and logo of the furniture store Ikea.

The Story Behind Biden's Switch to Supporting Marriage Equality

The Story Behind Biden's Switch to Supporting Marriage Equality

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

Biden's 2012 announcement of support of marriage rights for same-sex couples surprised everyone. It turns out there's a story behind his sudden advocacy: He sat down and talked with a gay family.

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

CRIME | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

The apartment of the "Adorable Deplorable" — far-right gay hairstylist and Trump supporter Kristopher Dreww — was raided and searched by the FBI on Monday

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

CRIME | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

Therese Duke, a far-right Trump supporter who took part in the January 6 insurrection, has been fired from her position at UMass Hospital.

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

FAMILY | Jan 21, 2021

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the cranky Christian group One Million Moms are not fond of the Cadbury Creme Egg ad campaign featuring two men sharing one of the seasonal treats.

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.

'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Says He Didn't Get Trump Pardon Because He's 'Too Gay'

'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Says He Didn't Get Trump Pardon Because He's 'Too Gay'

NATIONAL | Jan 21, 2021

"Tiger King" star Joe Maldonado-Passage (a.k.a Joe Exotic) is reacting to news that he did not get a pardon from Donald Trump on his last day as the 45th president of the United States.

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

POLITICS | By Hope Yen | Jan 21, 2021

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 21, 2021

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

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

POLITICS | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jan 21, 2021

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future

'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples | Jan 21, 2021

For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding.

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

POLITICS | By Leanne Italie | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.

Biden's COVID Challenge: 100 Million Vaccinations in the First 100 Days. It Won't Be Easy.

Biden's COVID Challenge: 100 Million Vaccinations in the First 100 Days. It Won't Be Easy.

NATIONAL | By Victoria Knight, PolitiFact | Jan 20, 2021

Sluggish vaccine distribution has been attributed to a lack of communication between federal and local departments, not enough funding for large-scale efforts, and confusing federal guidance, but the same problems could plague the Biden administration.

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

POLITICS | By Kathleen Ronayne and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 20, 2021

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

Watch: With Passion and Fashion, Lady Gaga Delivers Powerful Anthem

Watch: With Passion and Fashion, Lady Gaga Delivers Powerful Anthem

NATIONAL | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jan 20, 2021

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem Wednesday in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

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