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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...

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...

With the Washington Monument in the background, people attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Latest: No public access to Capitol grounds Jan. 20

Jan. 11, 2021 9:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Police say there will be no public access to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden after a violent riot at the Capitol last...

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb on an inauguration platform on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Capitol police were overrun, little defense against rioters

Jan. 11, 2021 8:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that the planned protests could escalate into massive violent riots, according to several people briefed on law...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference in Washington. Bowser is seeking increased security around President-elect Joe Biden’s Jan. 20, 2021, inauguration in the wake of the mob insurrection at the Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

DC mayor pushes for increased security around inauguration

Jan. 10, 2021 11:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is seeking increased security around President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration in the wake of the mob insurrection at the Capitol. “We believe strongly that the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20 will require a very different...

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb on an inauguration platform on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Capitol police were overrun, 'left naked' against rioters

Jan. 10, 2021 9:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that the planned protests could escalate into massive violent riots, according to several people briefed on law...