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Biden orders about-face on immigration

Politics | Conservatives raise concerns about possible blanket amnesty
by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/21/21, 05:03 pm

WASHINGTON—After taking the oath of office Wednesday, President Joe Biden wasted no time repudiating the Trump administration’s policies—particularly on immigration. By the end of Day One, Biden released executive orders to reverse travel and immigration bans on some Muslim-majority countries and others hostile to the United States such as North Korea.

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Forces lock down D.C. for Inauguration Day

Politics | Threats of unrest on top of COVID-19 precautions cancel most celebrations
by Joshua Raimundo
Posted 1/20/21, 08:51 am

In northern Virginia, the signs along the highway warn, “Stay Safe! Avoid D.C. January 19-21.” The lighted signs usually remind drivers to buckle up or not to text and drive. This week, they told residents not to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration as 46th president of the United States.

Police blockades and checkpoints surrounded the nation’s capital, where the National Guard has deployed about 25,000 armed troops—five times the official number of U.S. forces stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

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Free speech experiences technical difficulties

Politics | Amazon’s takedown of Parler could spur a public reckoning for Big Tech
by Megan Basham & Steve West
Posted 1/14/21, 02:23 pm

When a group of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol last week, the nation’s attention immediately turned to social media—and not just to find information or share opinions. Those who blame President Donald Trump for inciting the violence demanded an accounting from the industry credited for much of his political success. In response, Facebook, Twitter, and several smaller social media platforms suspended or banned the president.

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