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One day before President Biden’s inauguration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the determination that China’s treatment of Muslim Uighurs and other minority groups in the country’s western Xinjiang region should be officially recognized as attempted genocide.

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Republicans are searching for a post-Trump identity now that they are out of power in Washington, but one policy position will certainly carry on, and likely take on a renewed emphasis: opposition to federal funding of abortion.

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PITTSBURGH -- The Pennsylvania state legislature, controlled by Republicans, is on the precipice of reshaping the state’s three appellate courts by amending the state Constitution so voters will elect judges by region instead of statewide.

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Vice President Mike Pence this morning provided to Joe Biden the final report of the White House Coronavirus Task Force that he led for the past year, outlining everything that’s been done to fight the pandemic by the outgoing administration and where things stand for the incoming one. It is also a rough draft of history authored by Pence, the American who has been most responsible for fighting the once-in-a-century virus that continues to burn across the country, cripple the economy, and define the year just ended.

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Two weeks to the day after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress and the Electoral College from doing their duty, the Trump era came to a close when Joseph R. Biden Jr. took the oath of office as the 46th U.S. president. “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal,” the new president said. “We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts.”

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After descending the marble steps of the White House’s South Portico for his final time as president, Donald Trump couldn’t help himself. He stopped to chat with the press before lifting off aboard Marine One for his final farewell ceremony and unknown next chapter.