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    BREAKING | Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

    U.S. President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him and his family.

    In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, speaks with reporters in New York after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

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Indian village cheers for Harris before swearing-in as U.S. VP

Harris is set to make history as the first woman, first woman of colour and first person of South Asian descent to hold the vice presidency. In her maternal grandfather's hometown of Thulasendrapuram, about 350 kilometres from the southern coastal city of Chennai, people were jubilant and gearing up for celebrations.

Village children hold placards featuring U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after participating in special prayers ahead of her inauguration, at a Hindu temple in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Biden marks nation's COVID-19 grief before inauguration pomp

Hours from inauguration, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost.

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Shoppers walk wearing face masks and carrying shopping bags in Regent Street, after coronavirus restrictions were eased following the end of the second national lockdown in England, in London, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Mother putting a face mask on her daughter. (August de Richelieu/ Pexels)

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