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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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Life and leaders

Books | Of infants, judges, and presidents
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/14/21, 04:34 pm

Randy Alcorn’s Pro-Choice or Pro-Life (EPM, 2020; Kindle price 99 cents) is my new inexpensive go-to book for—here comes the subtitle—Examining 15 Pro-Choice Claims: What Do Facts & Common Sense Tell Us? Among the claims he swats away: The unborn child is not a person, has no right to live off the body of another person, and should be killable when rape, incest, or disability are factors. Alcorn also deals with adoption fears, overpopulation concerns, and “personally pro-life” and “wanted child” excuses.

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PHOTOS: Mobs overrun the Capitol

Congress | A photo essay of a historic day
by The Editors
Posted 1/06/21, 10:15 pm

After a rally to protest the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election in which President Donald Trump spoke, mobs stormed the United States Capitol, delaying proceedings to tally Electoral College votes Wednesday. After members of Congress, staffers, and media members evacuated and sheltered in place for hours, Capitol Police and federal troops cleared the building. At least one person died in the melee. Here are photos from the historic day.

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