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    Read the full text of President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day speech

    WASHINGTON — After being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, President Donald Trump delivered his Inaugural Address. Here is the text of the speech: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the […]

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    Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday during a time-honored inauguration ceremony that encapsulated the peaceful transfer of power that is a hallmark of American democracy. On a raised platform on the flag-draped West Front of the Capitol, Trump placed his left hand on one Bible that dates from his childhood and another that belonged to Abraham Lincoln and raised his right hand in the air as he promised to preserve, protect and defend the […]

  • Donald Trump and Melania attending church service. Trump began a day of ceremony Friday morning by attending a traditional inauguration day service at Saint John's Church, across Lafayette Square from the White House.

    Melania Trump channels Jackie Kennedy in Ralph Lauren outfit

    WASHINGTON — Melania Trump stepped out in a powder blue Ralph Lauren outfit that harkened back to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ iconic style. She also wore matching shoes and gloves. Her look drew comparisons to the powder blue outfit Jackie Kennedy wore to her husband’s inauguration in 1961. Ralph Lauren also did many of former first lady Hillary Clinton’s suits. The brand declined to comment on how the Ralph Lauren Collection came together, whether they offered the powder blue skirt ensemble […]

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    Obama tweets final message from White House: ‘It’s been the honor of my life to serve you’

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours as head of state promising to continue his work with them and unveiling a new website. “It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man,” he said. It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man. — President Obama (@POTUS) January 20, 2017 His post-White House […]

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    Trump’s historic moment arrives: Everything you need to know about Inauguration Day

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is hours away from being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States during a historic transfer of power that encapsulates American democracy even in politically divisive times. The 70-year-old Republican will take the oath of office on the West Front of the Capitol just before noon, swearing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. That moment will mark the culmination of a victory in last year’s bitter presidential election. The real estate tycoon […]

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    Donald Trump: Make America great again ‘includes everybody’

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has arrived in Washington — and he’s going to be here for at least four years. The reality of the moment, that the real estate mogul and reality show star will recite the oath of office Friday, is finally taking hold. At noon Friday, the most divisive campaign in recent history — and a similarly contentious transition period, marked by Trump’s attacks on Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, and dozens of House Democrats saying […]

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    After 10-year effort, Army selects new pistol maker

    After a long and much-criticized search, the U.S. Army has chosen Sig Sauer to produce its next generation of handgun, eventually replacing the current standard issue sidearm, the Beretta M9 pistol. “Following a thorough operational test, fielding of the modular handgun is expected to begin in 2017,” the Army said in a statement announcing the decision Thursday. The M9’s three decades of service since 1985 has occasionally made it the subject of derision among members of the armed forces. “The […]

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    Man accused of stealing $1.6M bucket of gold flakes caught in Ecuador

    NEW YORK — A man accused of stealing an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan has been captured, authorities confirmed. Julio Nivelo, 53, was caught in Ecuador Thursday, police told WPIX. Video of the alleged theft, which shows the man grabbing the 86-pound bucket of gold flakes out of the back of an armored truck on Sept. 29, 2016, circulated widely online. That footage led to multiple tips identifying Nivelo as the […]

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    Fun facts from past presidential inaugurations

    WASHINGTON – Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet? Whether you’re stoked or bummed about the way the election turned out, here are some fun facts to make you look like a history buff to your friends as the inauguration festivities near. Yes, this stuff really happened. When William Henry Harrison was too proud to wear a coat. What, you don’t […]

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    ‘El Chapo’ Guzman turned over to US

    Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States, according to a statement by the Mexican Foreign Ministry. Mexican authorities had planned to turn Guzman, head of the Sinaloa cartel, over before Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a US official told CNN’s Evan Perez. Guzman and other cartel leaders were indicted in 2009 in US District Court in Brooklyn, New York, on charges of conspiring to import more than 264,000 pounds of cocaine into […]

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    Steve Harvey in ‘Family Feud’ with fans

    Name something Steve Harvey has done recently that is upsetting fans? Survey says … it’s more than one thing. The normally beloved host has run afoul of a few with his recent actions. Harvey tweeted an apology on Tuesday morning — his 60th birthday. “I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week,” Harvey tweeted. “It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever.” The […]

  • Nina Simone was born in Polk County, North Carolina, in 1933, and the home where she grew up is now for sale. According to real estate agent Cindy Viehman of Tryon Foothills Realty, the house is listed at $95,000 cash, and is just under 665 square feet.

    Music legend Nina Simone’s North Carolina childhood home for sale

    TRYON, N.C. — Nina Simone was called the “High Priestess of Soul.” She was a civil rights activist, and an outspoken woman. For many in the City of Tyron, she was an inspiration. Simone was born in Polk County, North Carolina, in 1933, and the home where she grew up is now for sale. The house is listed at $95,000 cash, and is just under 665 square feet, according to real estate agent Cindy Viehman of Tryon Foothills Realty. Angela […]