Archive for January 20th, 2021

China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike Pompeo

US & World | | January 20 2021, 6:20 PM

In a statement released just minutes after President Biden took office, China's foreign ministry said it was sanctioning those "who have seriously violated China's sovereignty."

Pandemic Drastically Cut Emissions From Cars. The Lone Exception? SUVs | | January 20 2021, 6:20 PM

In rich countries, every sector of the economy reduced its contribution to climate change last year — with one big gas-guzzling exception.

Man Charged With Assault On Officer, As Seen In Viral Video From Capitol Riot

US & World | | January 20 2021, 5:00 PM

Investigators say Connecticut resident Patrick Edward McCaughey III pinned an officer against a door during the Capitol insurrection.

Biden Moves To Have U.S. Rejoin Climate Accord | | January 20 2021, 5:00 PM

President Biden signed an executive order to have the country reenter the Paris Climate Agreement, less than four months after formally withdrawing.

Stocks Close On Record Highs After Biden Inauguration | | January 20 2021, 5:00 PM

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all hit new records as markets closed on Wednesday. Former President Donald Trump frequently cited stock market gains as a personal accomplishment.

Brown Girls Book Club Comes Together To Celebrate And Watch Historic Inauguration

US & World | | January 20 2021, 4:40 PM

The group of women who've met for 25 years watched the event with tears and cheers. Some are, like Kamala Harris, graduates of Howard University and/or members of Harris' Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Voice of America CEO Pack, Defined By Scandal, Resigns At Biden's Request

Politics | | January 20 2021, 4:20 PM

Michael Pack's record at the parent agency for the Voice of America includes charges of bias, firings, investigations and more. He called President Biden's request for him to resign a "partisan act."

With New Georgia Senators Sworn In, Democrats Officially Control The Senate

Politics | | January 20 2021, 4:00 PM

A Democratic majority, even a thin one, allows the party to set the chamber's legislative agenda and makes it easier to confirm President Biden's Cabinet picks.

Biden To Move Quickly On Climate Change, Reversing Trump Rollbacks

Environment & Science | | January 20 2021, 3:40 PM

President Biden has set his sights on more than 100 Trump administration environmental rollbacks as well as plans to rejoin the international climate accord.

Up Next On The Inaugural Agenda: A Virtual 'Parade Across America'

Politics | | January 20 2021, 2:40 PM

The traditional inaugural parade was not an option, given security fears and the pandemic. So Inauguration Day is highlighting dancers, drumlines, singers and athletes from across the country.

President Biden Will Extend Student Loan Payment Freeze Through Sept. 30

Education | | January 20 2021, 1:40 PM

He plans to ask the Education Department to extend pandemic relief for about 41 million federal student loan borrowers.

Biden Adviser Sees Local Answers To Boosting Mask Use, Speeding Up Vaccinations

US & World | | January 20 2021, 1:20 PM

For two of the biggest obstacles to curbing the pandemic, it won't just be federal officials who will lead the way, says Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President Biden's COVID-19 advisory board.

Biden Order Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

Environment & Science | | January 20 2021, 1:00 PM

This likely means the end of the $8 billion pipeline, a years-long project that would have carried oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to the American Gulf Coast.

Studies Suggest Benefits From A Personalized Approach To Brain Stimulation

Health | | January 20 2021, 11:20 AM

Two studies find that tailoring brain stimulation to a particular patient helps in treating depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

Kamala Harris Sworn In As Vice President

Politics | | January 20 2021, 11:20 AM

Harris officially becomes the first woman, first Black person and first Asian American to be vice president.

'Not Broken But Simply Unfinished': Poet Amanda Gorman Calls For A Better America

Arts & Entertainment | | January 20 2021, 11:20 AM

The 22-year-old composed a poem, "The Hill We Climb," that acknowledges the recent insurrection attempt, but turns resolutely toward hope. "The new dawn blooms," she writes.

Officer Who Confronted Capitol Mob Is Escorting Kamala Harris To Inaugural Ceremony

Politics | | January 20 2021, 10:20 AM

On a video of the Jan. 6 attack, Officer Eugene Goodman is seen diverting a group of rioters away from the Senate chamber.

Listen Live: Inauguration Day Special Coverage

Politics | | January 20 2021, 10:00 AM

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are becoming president and vice president of the United States on Wednesday. Follow the events beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Biden To End Trump Census Policy, Ensuring All Persons Living In U.S. Are Counted

US & World | | January 20 2021, 9:40 AM

President-elect Joe Biden is set to reverse Trump's policy of excluding unauthorized immigrants from a key count that the Constitution says must include the "whole number of persons in each state."

John Legend, Garth Brooks, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake And More To Perform | | January 20 2021, 9:00 AM

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will co-headline the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wed, Jan. 20. The day features a variety of performances from other musical artists.

Biden Attends Mass Before His Swearing In As Nation's 2nd Roman Catholic President

Politics | | January 20 2021, 8:40 AM

The president-elect was joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and a bipartisan group of congressional leaders at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.

ALS Patients To Gain Quicker Access To Disability Benefits And Medicare

Health | | January 20 2021, 4:00 AM

Lou Gehrig's disease can take months to diagnose, then rapidly incapacitate patients, leaving many families bankrupt before disability payments and Medicare kick in. A recent law aims to change that.

Legacy Of President Trump's Travel Ban Will Be Hard For Biden To Erase

US & World | | January 20 2021, 4:00 AM

President-elect Biden plans to end the Trump administration's travel ban on Muslim-majority countries on Day 1. But immigrant advocates say the lasting effects of the policy will be harder to undo.

On Immigration, Biden Goes Big In Opening Bid To Congress

Politics | | January 20 2021, 4:00 AM

Biden will send Congress a proposal that that would protect millions people from deportation, marking a dramatic turn from President Trump's hardline immigration tack.

Biden's Inaugural Address, Annotated

Politics | | January 20 2021, 4:00 AM

Joe Biden gives his first address to the nation as president. NPR reporters from across the newsroom are providing live fact checks and analysis of the remarks.

Here's What Biden Plans To Do In His 1st Day As President | | January 20 2021, 4:00 AM

When he gets into the Oval Office, President- elect Joe Biden plans to sign 17 executive actions on priorities like COVID-19, climate, racial justice — and rolling back Trump rules.

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DOC AMA: New COVID-19 Strains Cause Concern In California, Vaccine Update & More

| January 20 2021, 9:06 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

| January 20 2021, 8:59 AM

It’s official. President Joe Biden has now been sworn into office.

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