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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Inside Trump’s final days: Aides struggle to contain an angry, isolated president
Trump had wanted to join the thousands of hardcore followers who assembled at Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. He told aides in the days leading up to the rally that he planned to accompany them to demonstrate his ire at Congress as it moved to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s November election victory.

As New York dumps Trump, a Trump exodus to Florida is underway
Senate GOP torn over convicting Trump: 'There's no love lost'
Pro-Trump rioters plan second act — but not just in Washington
Ahead of Biden inauguration, FBI Director Wray warns of 'concerning online chatter'
Biden's chief aide says president wants teams, no rivals
Far-right extremists plan to steer clear of Inauguration Day protests
Biden to put $2,000 stimulus payments back in play
The Latest: 21,000 National Guard troops approved for DC
FBI director says 100 arrests to date from Capitol riots
Dozens on FBI terrorist watchlist were in DC during Capitol riot: Report
White House set to receive deep cleaning ahead of inauguration
Biden to introduce $1.9 trillion COVID relief package
Arizona GOP Gov. Ducey says Biden 'a good man' who 'wants to serve his country'
Pentagon watchdog to launch probe of white supremacists in the military
DC attorney general wants to interview Donald Trump Jr. as part of Trump inaugural funds abuse probe
Flint mayor says "no one is above the law" after former governor charged in water crisis
Business as usual for high court, despite riot, impeachment
Wyoming GOP rips Rep. Liz Cheney for voting to impeach Trump
Dershowitz says he won't be part of Trump's legal team
Justice Department launches webpage tracking individuals charged in Capitol riot
Biden to call for vast federal expansion of pandemic response
Trump impeachment: Republicans clash as Senate trial looms
Uncertain path of Senate trial underscored by chamber's rules and precedent...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

10 House Republicans join Democrats in voting to impeach Trump
The Latest: Schumer says trial likely to begin after Jan. 19
Trump impeached by House over Capitol riots, becomes first president to face rebuke twice
House impeaches Trump for second time; Senate must now weigh conviction
Trump impeachment affirms power of words and consequences: ANALYSIS
Here are the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump
McConnell rebuffs Democrats' call for speedy impeachment trial, allowing Trump to serve out his final days
Trump impeachment live updates: House impeaches Trump for Capitol riot
House votes to impeach Trump for second time – here's how the vote breaks down
5 takeaways as the House impeaches Trump for second time
QAnon believer who plotted to kill Nancy Pelosi came to D.C. ready for war
Federal prosecutors announce more Capitol siege charges
Kinzinger says he is 'in total peace' after impeachment vote
Hawley Defends Decision To Object To Electoral Votes
Trump impeachment updates: McConnell says ‘no chance’ of Senate verdict before Biden takes office
NYC cancels all contracts with Trump Organization
Biden briefed about 'threat picture,' inauguration prep
Biden looks to Obama alums for help selecting temporary Cabinet secretaries
17 states sue EPA for declining to tighten air pollution standards
Investigators pursuing signs US Capitol riot was planned
Pelosi uses slew of gendered terms despite introducing resolution opposing them...

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Afghanistan conflict: Female judges shot dead in Kabul

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The two women were targeted by gunmen while travelling to their office in a vehicle, officials say.
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweets photo after skin cancer removal: 'No pain, no gain'

  • News source: Brie Stimson
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't letting his latest battle with cancer get him down.

"No pain, no gain. Play like a Raven," Hogan tweeted Saturday following a procedure to remove cancerous cells from his face.

The tweet included a photo of himself with a bandage on one side of his face, giving a thumbs up while donning Baltimore Ravens gear ahead of the NFL team's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills (which Buffalo won 17-3).

Hogan, who celebrated five years of being cancer-free last summer following a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015...
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LIVE UPDATES: Trump approval rating hits record low following Capitol riots, impeachment

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President Trump's approval rating plunged to an all-time low of 29%, or 9 points lower than it was in August 2020, according to a Pew Research poll released Friday.

Growing GOP disenchantment is driving the decline, with just 60% of Republicans now rating Trump's job performance positively, down from 77% in August.

The deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 appears to be tarnishing the president politically as he prepares to leaves office, still refusing to acknowledge that Joe Biden won the election.

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LIVE UPDATES: What to know as DC locks down for Biden's inauguration

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Washington, D.C. is taking a defensive posture in the lead-up to Inauguration Day. Some 25,000 National Guard troops have been OK'd to descend on the city at the behest of the Secret Service.

Here's what you need to know about the city's security plan:

Every year, the Presidential Inauguration is designated a recurring National Special Security Event (NSSE). When an event is given this designation, the Secret Service becomes the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating security for the event.

The 59th Presidential Inauguration to swear...
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Covid-19 cases force Australian Open players into lockdown

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Dozens of top players are forced to isolate for 14 days, throwing their preparations into disarray.
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A nation on edge braces for this week's transfer of power

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)The nation is entering inauguration week with an unnerving police and military presence guarding the vestiges of democracy -- with Americans holding their breath as federal officials warn about threats of violence and potential unrest that have clouded preparations for the ceremonies that will usher President-elect Joe Biden into the White House and send President Donald Trump back to private life.

Determined to stave off the terrifying scene that unfolded during the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, Washington, DC -- once the...
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G7: UK to host Cornwall seaside summit in summer

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The leaders of the US, France, Germany and other leading economies will meet in Cornwall in June.
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Biden inauguration security: What to know as DC locks down

  • News source: Vandana Rambaran
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Washington, D.C. is taking a defensive posture in the lead-up to Inauguration Day. Some 25,000 National Guard troops have been OK'd to descend on the city at the behest of the Secret Service.

Here's everything you need to know about the city's security plan:

Every year, the Presidential Inauguration is designated a recurring National Special Security Event (NSSE). When an event is given this designation, the Secret Service becomes the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating security for the event.

Matt Miller, the special agent in...
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Acting secretary of defense orders NSA chief to install Trump loyalist as agency's general counsel

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)The acting secretary of defense is trying to install a Trump loyalist as the top lawyer at the National Security Agency, according to three sources familiar.

Christopher Miller, who just two days earlier said he couldn't wait to leave his job, ordered the head of the NSA to install Michael Ellis as general counsel by 6 p.m., Saturday, but NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone did not act by the given deadline, leaving it unclear what Miller or the White House would do.

Ellis was first tapped for the position in early November, just two days after...
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Dr Dre: Rap legend returns home after brain aneurysm

  • News source: BBC News - World
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In a tweet, fellow rapper Ice-T said he had spoken to Dr Dre, who was "safe and looking good".
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Giuliani says he's on Trump's impeachment team, would argue voter fraud claims

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tells ABC News he's working as part of the president's defense team in his upcoming second impeachment trial.
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How Gambia is grappling with gruesome past under Yahya Jammeh

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Gambia's truth commission has revealed tales of murder and torture that jar with Gambians' self image.
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Inside look at how 25,000 National Guardsmen are arriving in Washington, DC

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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An inside look at how 25,000 guardsmen are arriving in Washington, D.C., from all across the country.
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Pence urges Biden administration to have ‘eternal vigilance’ in standing up to China

  • News source: Caitlin McFall
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In one of his final public appearances before leaving the White House next week, Vice President Mike Pence urged the Biden administration to exercise "eternal vigilance," especially when it comes to U.S.-China relations.

"As a new American administration prepares to take office, we do well to remember as Americans that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance," Pence told sailors from Naval Air Station Lemoore Saturday. "And a free and open Indo-Pacific is essential to our prosperity, our security and the vitality of freedom in the world."

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Federal Prisons On Lockdown Because Of 'Current Events'

  • News source: Jason Slotkin
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Authorities are locking down all federal prisons as the country braces for potential violence leading into Wednesday's swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden.

The lockdown was announced early Saturday morning. A statement from the Bureau of Prisons does not specify the length of the lockdown but says the agency was securing all of its facilities as a precautionary measure brought on by "current events occurring around the country."

"In securing the facilities, the hope is that this prudent measure is for a short period and that operations will be...
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