The number of people who turned out for the midday swearing-in ceremony in the rain appeared to be significantly smaller than the estimated two million who attended Democrat Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009. Overhead video of the National Mall showed sections of the white matting laid down to protect the grass were largely empty.
“These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process,” the joint agency statement said. “However, we are not now in a position to attribute this activity to the Russian Government.”
“I’ve tapped into something and I’ve tapped into illegal immigration,” boasted the Republican nominee in testimony for his lawsuit against a celebrity chef.
“The current D.C. government needs to be reined in,” said House Majority Leader Paul Ryan in a statement highlighting Republican arguments in support of the bill. “We will not allow Congress and the Constitution to be undermined.”
Since April 11, hundreds of protesters have stood outside the U.S. Capitol, protesting political corruption and getting arrested in scores. Over the past week, over 1,000 protesters were arrested not far from the steps of the Capitol.
Washington will have its Democratic caucuses later this month, its Republican primary in May. Oregon doesn’t hold its primaries until May, and California’s are in early June.
Rachel Dolezal, whose parents say she is white, did not directly address allegations that she lied about being a black woman.
Spurred by Republican criticism and a “Vice News” lawsuit, the State Department is reviewing Hillary’s emails before releasing them in January.
Heroin is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent drugs among young adults, and it is the leading reason people 18-29 sought treatment for substance abuse last year.
In China, Obama defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq and applauded the protesters in Hong Kong.
The day of the shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Superintendent Becky Berg was discussing a $10 million grant for mental health services in her school’s district.
An American physician who was volunteering in a unit treating people exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone was flown to Washington to be treated at a clinic at the National Institute of Health.
The U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice says that it is possible that the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes killed Kohrasan’s alleged leader and long-standing al-Qaeda operative Muhsin al-Fadhi.