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Inauguration Day anxieties dissipate, but divisions remain

Inauguration | The country remains tense after Jan. 6, but President Joe Biden’s inauguration was calm
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/20/21, 06:12 pm

Washington, D.C., was restless and anxious Wednesday morning over rumors of potential attacks leading up to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Sidewalks surrounding the Capitol were empty except for a few National Guardsmen buying coffee at a local coffee shop and a stray jogger passing. The city restricted its airspace, the Coast Guard patrolled the waters, and airlines restricted guns in checked baggage coming into the city. 

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What to expect on Biden’s Inauguration Day

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/19/21, 06:25 pm

Much of downtown Washington will be closed to the public at noon on Wednesday when Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. The president-elect will arrive at the U.S. Capitol at 11 a.m., and the inauguration program will begin a short time later with the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Singer Lady Gaga will perform the national anthem. After the ceremony, Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Seeking truth after the Capitol chaos

Politics | How colorful conversations can remind us what’s important
by Julie Spencer
Posted 1/16/21, 11:46 am

I called my Uncle Courtney the night of Jan. 8. We hadn’t talked since July and besides catching up, I wanted to hear his take on the events in Washington the day before.  We sit on different ends of the spectrum—he leans left, while I am a conservative. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I watched the news unfold, but I imagined Courtney’s reaction to be one of anger. 

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