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In inaugural address, Biden will appeal to national unity

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump's most controversial policies, his incoming chief of staff said Sunday.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden departs the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties.

Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor at inauguration

U.S. Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice-president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice.

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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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Forests may flip from CO2 'sink' to 'source' by 2050

Forests and other land ecosystems today absorb 30 per cent of humanity's CO2 pollution, but rapid global warming could transform these natural 'sinks' into carbon 'sources' within a few decades, opening another daunting front in the fight against climate change.

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