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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Bernie Sanders' mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity

Jan. 27, 2021 8:26 PM EST

About those wooly mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media? They've helped to raise $1.8 million in the last five days for charitable organizations in Sanders' home state of Vermont, the independent senator announced Wednesday....

National Guard troops walk outside the Capitol as the security perimeter continues to shrink and many Guard units head home, two days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Washington.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Foundations focus their attentions on saving democracy

Jan. 27, 2021 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democracy, as President Joe Biden declared in his inaugural speech, survived a barrage of misinformation and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to achieve a peaceful transfer of power. Yet the threats to democracy remain alarming in the view of most experts. And many major U.S. nonprofits...

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

NFL picks 3 honorary captains, Amanda Gorman for coin toss

Jan. 27, 2021 3:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has selected three people who have served during the coronavirus pandemic as honorary captains for the Super Bowl along with inaugural poet Amanda Gorman for an original poem. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that educator Trimaine Davis, nurse manager Suzie Dorner and...

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as their children Ashley and Hunter watch.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers

Jan. 26, 2021 6:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden's in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years. The Nielsen company said that 33.8 million people watched Biden's inauguration over 17 television networks between 10...

Some Pennsylvania Guard will be in Washington until March

Jan. 26, 2021 9:54 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of members of the Pennsylvania National Guard will be in Washington for the next two months to help with crowd management, assist with traffic control and perform other duties. A state Guard spokeswoman said Tuesday about 2,350 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard were...

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Jill Biden signals she'll be more active as first lady

Jan. 25, 2021 6:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five days into her new role, Jill Biden signaled Monday that she'll be a more active first lady, with a trio of virtual appearances before governors' spouses, young Latinos and library officials. She also used the meetings to promote President Joe Biden's call for national unity and his...

Democrat Jim Carpenter, left, and Republican Natalie Abbas watch the inauguration of President Joe Biden in Carpenter's apartment in Frederick, Md., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The two are local ambassadors for a program designed to bridge the nation's extraordinary political divide. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

One county, worlds apart: Bridging the political divide

Jan. 25, 2021 12:30 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — She fired up her laptop to scour the internet for bits from right-wing websites and conspiratorial YouTube channels. The inauguration of Joe Biden was just days away, and Natalie Abbas was feverishly searching for 11th-hour interventions that could prevent the swearing-in of a...

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

Jan. 23, 2021 1:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever. Biden was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years, two months and one day old...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 file photo former President George W. Bush greets President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter during a State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club' — and the feeling is mutual

Jan. 23, 2021 11:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders in chief who revere the presidency enough to put aside often bitter political differences and even join together in common cause. Members of the ex-presidents club...

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Jill Biden thanks Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

Jan. 22, 2021 6:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to deliver baskets of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, thanking them “for keeping me and my family safe” during President Joe Biden's inauguration. “I just want to say...