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Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — His presidency over, Donald Trump bid farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted at a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter division in the country he led for four years. “Goodbye. We love you.
Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban

Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, in one of his final acts as president, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, a move that once again laid bare his failure to fulfil his 2016 campaign promise to “dr
Biden's Bible puts him in line with inaugural tradition

Biden's Bible puts him in line with inaugural tradition

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took their oaths of office on Wednesday using Bibles that are laden with personal meaning, writing new chapters in a long-running American tradition — and one that appears nowhere in the law.
Football great Brian Urlacher's brother pardoned by Trump

Football great Brian Urlacher's brother pardoned by Trump

CHICAGO — The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multimillion-dollar illegal offshore gambling ring, Casey Urlacher, the mayor of the tiny Chicago suburb of Met
Biden's inauguration goes off with no security issues

Biden's inauguration goes off with no security issues

WASHINGTON — Troops in riot gear lined the sidewalks, but there were no crowds. Armored vehicles and concrete barriers blocked empty streets. Miles of fencing cordoned off many of the nation's most familiar landmarks.
Gas explosion rips through Madrid building, killing 3

Gas explosion rips through Madrid building, killing 3

MADRID — A powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing at least three people and ripping the facade off the structure.
Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress

UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off Libya

CAIRO — A boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, drowning at least 43 people, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday.
Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks

Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Months-old embers from a deadly California fire were blown back to life Tuesday by powerful winds that raked the state and prompted safety blackouts to tens of thousands of people.
EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years of Donald Trump and that trans-Atla