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  1. President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national intelligence director Avril Haines listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday.
  2. 29 minutes ago• Nation & World
    Smoke rises from the Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker that is manufacturing the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine for the coronavirus, in Pune, India, on Thursday.
  3. President Joe Biden pauses as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington.
  4. People and security forces gather at the site of a deadly bomb attack in a market selling used clothes, Iraq on Thursday.
  5. From left, Bobbi Furlong, Carol Flaker, and Becky McAdams of New Jersey show the paper numbers that reserve their place in line to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at International High School in Paterson, N.J., on Wednesday. President Joe Biden's plan to battle in the virus calls for more vaccine supply and more testing.
  6. Lady Gaga performs the National Anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.
  7. Earlier today• Raptors
    Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, right, blocks a shot by Raptors guard Fred VanVleet during the first half of their game Wednesday night at Amalie Arena.
  8. Workers Justice Project director Gonzalo Cruz, left, and organizer Juan Carlos Romero watch President Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on TV from the Workers Justice Center, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. The Workers Justice Project is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that helps immigrants.
  9. FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington.
  10. Vice President Kamala Harris, center, followed by her husband Doug Emhoff, left, leaves the Senate chamber after swearing in the three newest members, Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., who replaces Harris's seat from California, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The victory by the two candidates in the pivotal Georgia runoff election this month was decisive in handing Democrats the majority in the Senate.
  11. Hammonds owned and operated a wildlife breeding and sales business called The Monkey Whisperer, LLC, in Manatee County.
  12. Two more Florida men have been arrested in connection to the Capitol riot.
  13. FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building.  U.S. stocks are rising again Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that an economic recovery is on the way.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
  14. Isaac Smith, of Boston, speaks to a reporter near the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston about the new incoming administration, Wednesday. Smith, a 21-year-old Harvard University student, said he voted for Biden and was excited for what's to come.
  15. Joe Biden's cousin Joe Blewitt speaks to the media underneath his mural painted on a wall in Ballina, Ireland, Wednesday. Joe Biden's great-great grandfather Patrick Blewitt was born in Ballina, County Mayo, in 1832. He left for the US in 1850, aged 18.
  16. Gabriel Fernandez, a registered nurse from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, injects a COVID-19 vaccine into the arm of an Emergence Health Network client with developmental disabilities at the EHN DayHab center in East El Paso on Jan. 7.
  17. Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.
  18. Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.
  19. In this 2019 photo, Robert Zangrillo departs federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. The Miami developer and investor, one of many charged with paying bribes to get their children into elite universities, was pardoned early Wednesday by Donald Trump.
  20. Firefighters work next to a damaged building at Toledo Street following an explosion in downtown Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday. A loud explosion of unknown origin has partially destroyed a six-floor-tall building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spain's capital, Madrid.
  21. American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.
  22. In this Nov. 5, 2020, photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building.
  23. Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday,