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President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden walk in a parade during the Presidential Escort, part of Inauguration Day ceremonies, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Biden inaugural: Abrupt pivot to civility in post-Trump era

Jan. 21, 2021 12:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington couldn’t turn the page quickly enough from Donald Trump to President Joe Biden. Trump's voice faded from the capital he had animated and antagonized since 2017 as he flew to private life in Florida, with his last trip on Air Force One tuned in to Biden's inauguration on...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden marks nation's Covid grief before inauguration pomp

Jan. 19, 2021 8:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the...

Flags are placed on the National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Correction: Biden-Inauguration story

Jan. 19, 2021 3:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story January 18, 2021, about the inauguration, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 200,000 small flags displayed on the National Mall were placed there to honor the nearly 400,000 Americans killed in the coronavirus pandemic. The flag were designed to represent people...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 16, 2021 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Kate Bedingfield, incoming White House communications director; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Peter Meijer, R-Mich. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr. Anthony Fauci,...

A view down Pennsylvania Avenue shows the security around the Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Between the still-raging pandemic and suddenly very real threat of violence from supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, Jan. 20 promises to be one of the most unusual presidential inaugurations in American history. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take the oath of office outside the Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

INAUGURATION EXPLAINER: Biden's event will be very different

Jan. 16, 2021 12:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Between the still-raging pandemic and suddenly very real threat of violence, the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris next Wednesday promises to be one of the most unusual in American history. Here's what we know: —- CAN I ATTEND? Probably not. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is...

Danish Rozario, left, of Silver Spring, Md., wheels baggage down Pennsylvania Avenue for a guest at the Trump Hotel in Washington, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits

Jan. 15, 2021 6:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump are among a handful of groups that have applied for permits to hold protests during Joe Biden's inauguration. But it appears unlikely their application will be approved as the National Park Service greatly curtails protests as part of a major security...

Members of the National Guard walk past the Dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

Jan. 14, 2021 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews at work. The U.S. Capitol, which...

Hogan: National Guard boost from 500 to 1,000 for Washington

Jan. 12, 2021 3:10 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is doubling the number of Maryland National Guard troops available to help protect Washington ahead of the presidential inauguration to 1,000, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday. Hogan said there are ongoing discussions about securing the nation's capital after last week's...

Member of the DC National Guard walk around the U.S. Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington. In the aftermath of the deadly riot at the Capitol last week, questions are being raised about why the District of Columbia National Guard played such a limited role as civilian law enforcement officers were outnumbered and overrun.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

EXPLAINER: Why National Guard's role was limited during riot

Jan. 12, 2021 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, questions are being raised about why the District of Columbia National Guard played such a limited role as civilian law enforcement officers were outnumbered and overrun. The questions also highlight concern about the...

Members of the National Guard stand inside anti-scaling fencing that surrounds the Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Washington. Last week’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol starkly highlighted a longstanding local security paradox: The District of Columbia government lacks authority over much of the area within its borders.  (AP Photo/Alan Fram)

DC seeks security boost and eyes National Guard authority

Jan. 12, 2021 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol starkly highlighted a longstanding local security paradox: The District of Columbia government lacks authority over much of the area within its borders. When violent backers of President Donald Trump overran the undermanned and...