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Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies.
On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, virus

On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, virus

WASHINGTON — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and handling
Biden's first act: orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

Biden's first act: orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executives orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfil campaign promises.

China labels Pompeo 'doomsday clown' over genocide claims

BEIJING — China’s Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity was merely “a piece of wastepaper.
Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's leader on Wednesday assured relatives of 62 people killed in a Sriwijaya Air plane crash that they will be compensated.
Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

MAMUJU, Indonesia — Grocery stores, gas stations and other shops were reopening Wednesday in a quake-hit Indonesian city where debris still covered streets and searchers continued to dig in the rubble for more victims.
Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors
An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

WASHINGTON — Inauguration Day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of COVID-19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.
Analysis: For Biden, chance to turn crisis into opportunity

Analysis: For Biden, chance to turn crisis into opportunity

WASHINGTON — In the 11 weeks since Election Day, the collision of crises confronting President-elect Joe Biden have gone from staggering to almost unimaginable.
Vice-President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

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

WASHINGTON — For more than two centuries, the top ranks of American power have been dominated by men — almost all of them white. That ends on Wednesday.