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How to watch Inauguration Day

President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in on Wednesday as the next president of the United States on an Inauguration Day that will look like no other in modern history. In a major break with tradition, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not welcome Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden to…MORE

Officials call for more vaccine doses as the US death toll passes 400,000

A funeral bell tolled at the Washington National Cathedral 400 times Tuesday, once for every thousand Americans who have died of Covid-19 in the United States. As the numbers climb, health experts and officials have turned their attention to mitigating the impacts of the new variant that has sparked alarm, and they are calling for…MORE

Preemies may have greater risk of premature death as adults, study suggests

One in 10 babies around the world is born prematurely, and the vastly improved survival rates of preemies is one of the most striking advances of modern health care — with the overwhelming majority of those born preterm reaching adulthood. But what are the long-term health risks of being born too early as these infants…MORE

Trump’s last-minute pardons include Bannon, Lil Wayne and scores of others

President Donald Trump issued a raft of 11th-hour pardons and commutations early Wednesday that included his onetime political strategist, a former top fundraiser and two well-known rappers but not himself or his family. The batch of clemency issued in his final day in office was expected, and is in keeping with longstanding presidential tradition. The…MORE

Today begins 1-20-21, the beginning of a string of palindrome dates

The next ten days are sure to be historic, and it’s not just because of the inauguration. Wednesday marks the beginning of a slew of palindrome dates, which are dates that can be read the same forward and backward. For 10 consecutive days, from 1/20/21 to 1/29/21, the dates are mirrored. And, according to the…MORE

An ASL interpreter for Hawaii’s Covid-19 press briefings has died of the virus

An American Sign Language interpreter who helped keep the deaf community informed during Covid-19 press briefings in Hawaii has died from the virus. Patty Sakal, 62, passed away on Friday morning at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in La Mesa, California during a trip to visit family, her sister Lorna Mouton Riff told CNN. Her health…MORE