Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president; Kamala Harris takes oath as first female vice president

St. Louis Dispatch

"The will of the people has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded. We've learned again that democracy is precious and democracy is fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden said. "This is…

Trump has left the White House, but he still has the nuclear football

Business Insider | rpickrell@businessinsider.com (Ryan Pickrell)

Trump pardons Steve Bannon, 72 others, and commutes 70 sentences

CBS

Former chief strategist Steve Bannon and rapper Lil Wayne were among those pardoned by Trump on his way out the White House door.

Amanda Gorman Recites Poem at Biden Inauguration

NY Times | Alexandra Alter

Gorman set out to craft a poem that was both hopeful and realistic, one that reflected the political divisions that have fractured the country, but also the promise of greater unity.

Biden takes oath, 'democracy has prevailed'

USA Today | AP

Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States, declaring "democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. (Jan. 20)