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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

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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


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"

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


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

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

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Senate Confirms James Mattis as Defense Secretary

The Republican-led Senate has voted to confirm James Mattis to be President Donald Trump's defense secretary. Mattis will replace Ash Carter, who has been former President Barack Obama's defense secretary since February 2015

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


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"