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Women March on Washington

Wearing pink, pointy-eared "pussyhats" to mock the new president, tens of thousands of women massed in the nation's capital and other cities around the globe for marches and demonstrations aimed at showing Donald Trump they won't be silent

President Donald Trump takes the oath of office alongside his wife, Melania, at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017.

President Trump's Vision for America

When Donald John Trump stood for the first time as the 45th President of the United States in a light rain to deliver his inaugural address, he went where no president has gone in more than a century, TIME's David Von Drehle writes

Donald Trump Is Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States

Trump Set for Visit to CIA

Trump's visit comes after weeks of acrimony between Trump and the intelligence community over the investigation into Russian hacking during the 2016 election. Trump repeatedly refused to accept intelligence assessments that Russia was behind the hacking

President-elect Donald Trump embraces son in law Jared Kushner (R), as his daughter Ivanka Trump, (L), stands nearby, after his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States.

Trump Gets OK to Hire Son-in-Law

In one of the first official acts of the Trump administration, the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel released an opinion supporting the new President's decision to hire his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior advisor

Robert Capers, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, discusses the extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, to the US, during a news conference on January 20, 2017 in New York.

'El Chapo' Extradition Is Called a 'Milestone'

Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction

Inauguration Of Donald Trump As 45th President Of The United States

Trump Order Paves Way for Obamacare Repeal

In his first official act in the White House, President Trump signed an executive order directing executive agencies to begin preparing for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as his Administration ordered a freeze on all new government regulations

The snow inside the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola

8 Found Alive in Collapsed Italian Hotel Hit by Avalanche

Rescuers said ten people were found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel Friday, two days after an avalanche tore through the ski resort. "We found five people alive. We're pulling them out. Send us a helicopter," a rescuer said over firefighters' radio

Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Expanding the Black Panther Universe

Black Panther’s world keeps getting bigger thanks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and poet Yona Harvey. The duo are adding the character to a revival of “The Crew,” Marvel's influential comic book series about an all black superhero squad


Trump Signaled Some Dramatic Changes for Criminal Justice

President Trump wasted little time making clear that his administration will take a drastically different approach to criminal justice than his predecessor. The new White House issued a pledge to end the "dangerous anti-police atmosphere"

A satellite picture shows the damage in the Tetrapylon and the Roman Amphitheater in the historical city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate

ISIS Destroys Roman Monument in Syria's Palmyra

ISIS militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said. Satellite images confirmed the destruction


How Donald Trump Just Raised Many Mortgage Bills

In one of his very first substantive moves as president, Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that will reverse an Obama-era policy and result in a hike to many first-time homeowners' mortgage bills


Obama’s Farewell Letter: ‘You Made Me a Better Man’

Outgoing President Barack Obama published a thank you letter to the American people on his last day in office, encouraging them to stay active in democracy and telling them that "You made me a better President, and you made me a better man"