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Judge turns down Parler’s request to reboot service

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/21/21, 05:28 pm

A conservative-friendly social media platform claimed Amazon Web Services breached its contract by shutting it down without fair warning. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle on Thursday found Parler seemed unlikely to win its lawsuit and denied its request to order Amazon to put the site back up while the case goes to trial.

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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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Joe Biden takes oath of office, becoming 46th president

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/20/21, 12:53 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday swore in the oldest president to take office in American history. A security force more than 25,000 strong guarded the U.S. capital as Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris became the first female and first African and Asian American vice president. They took their oaths in front of a scaled-down, mask-wearing audience, and an aide wiped down the podium between speakers to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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