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Texas doctor charged with stealing a vial of Covid-19 vaccine

CNN's Erica Hill reports on some of the struggles Americans are facing when trying to get the coronavirus vaccine, including low supply.

'My 81-year-old dad would have never figured this out:' Inside America's vaccine sign-up process

These senior citizens have waited on the phone for hours, driven miles, set-up work stations so they could get a Covid-19 vaccine appointment. See who was able to get one.

In Biden's Oval Office, Cesar Chavez takes his place among America's heroes

CNN's Brianna Keilar looks at how the decor President Biden chose for the Oval Office differs from Trump's.

Kamala Harris was escorted to the ceremony by the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from Senate

Eugene Goodman, the Capitol police officer who lured rioters away from the Senate chamber, was given a special welcome at the inauguration.

The Howard University marching band escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the White House

Kamala Harris is sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Harris makes history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president. See more moments from the inauguration

5 things to know for January 20: Inauguration, Covid, pardons, China, soldier arrest

Gusty winds will keep it chilly for the Presidential Inauguration, while the Southwest prepares for much needed rainfall.

Trump reportedly wants a 21-gun salute for his departure. The military honor has a fascinating history

Melania Trump released a farewell video as she prepares to leave the White House, but the Trumps declined to invite the Bidens to the White House as has been done with past presidents. CNN's Kate Bennett reports.

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Japan and IOC determined to hold Tokyo Olympics despite cancellation rumors

The Japanese government is determined that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, organizers said January 22nd, following an unconfirmed report that cancellation of the Games might be imminent.

New York Mets fire general manager Jared Porter after he reportedly sent explicit pictures to female reporter

The New York Mets have fired general manager Jared Porter after ESPN reported that he sent unsolicited, explicit texts and photos to a female reporter in 2016 when he worked for the Chicago Cubs as the team's Director of Professional Scouting and Special Assistant.

'The sky's the limit on where this can go' -- The worlds of Fortnite and football collide

Football is invading the Fortnite world in a big way - with clubs like Man City, Juventus and AC Milan joining the likes of Pelé in entering the digital space.

Australian Open turmoil raises questions for Tokyo Games

Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil talks to Patrick Snell about the hard quarantine for players are having to go through due to positive tests being found on their flights over to the Australian Open.

Australian Open: 47 players In quarantine after positive Covid-19 tests on two charter flights

The 2021 Australian Open is being surrounded by controversy as more and more players are being quarantined ahead of the tournament. Players are complaining of a lack of practice time and provisions while Australians around the world are frustrated at the preference shown to tennis players over citizens.

Premier League: The art of winning a penalty sparks debate ahead of Liverpool vs. Manchester United game

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford talks about how the United team doesn't go looking for penalties, but teams defend goals and "penalties happen."

Legacy of MLK's 'I have a dream' speech becomes a nightmare for Atlanta sports team owner

When WNBA player Elizabeth Williams and her Atlanta Dream teammates decided to support Reverend Raphael Warnock in his race for the U.S. Senate, little did they know that their actions may have altered the entire American political spectrum for generations to come.

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Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez perform at the inauguration

Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem during the inauguration of Joe Biden. See more moments from the inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez perform at the inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrive at the US Capitol with their families ahead of their inauguration. See more moments from the inauguration

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have a new baby -- and we know his name

Justin Timberlake spoke about he and Jessica Biel's second baby together in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

Dustin Diamond, 'Saved by the Bell' star, hospitalized with cancer

"Screech," played by Dustin Diamond from 1988 - 1994, was a fan-favorite geek on NBC's 90's teen sitcom, "Saved by the Bell."

'Home Alone 2' star tweets support for removing Trump's cameo

Actor Macaulay Culkin applauds editing out Trump's "Home Alone 2" cameo. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Siegfried Fischbacher, illusionist of Siegfried & Roy, dead at 81

Siegfried Fischbacher, half of the popular 90's Las Vegas duo "Siegfried & Roy" is dead. Hear from him on his career and his love of magic with Larry King in 1999.

How Betty White is celebrating her 99th birthday in quarantine

In honor of Betty White's 99th birthday, here are five things you may not know about "The Golden Girls" star.

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Taxi drivers and airline workers forced to brink of starvation as travel is at a standstill

CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich talks with two transportation industry workers who have had their careers, and lives, rocked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden's Covid plan has to work. The economy depends on it

Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi discusses why he believes Biden's executive orders on the covid-19 response will bring the economy back up to speed.

Woman who made Bernie Sanders' mittens says she has no more to sell

Sen. Bernie Sanders' mittens leave viewers smitten. Check out some of the best memes from his "grumpy chic" inauguration look. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

From Keystone XL to Paris Agreement, Joe Biden signals a shift away from fossil fuels

On his first day of office, President Biden took a series of executive actions that included revoking a permit that former President Trump granted to the Keystone XL pipeline. CNN's Paula Newton explains why this is so controversial.

Shep Smith breaks his silence about why he left Fox News

CNBC host Shepard Smith discusses his time at Fox News and why he eventually left.

A big infrastructure spending bill might finally be in the cards

President Joe Biden's plan for the economy includes federal aid to families and businesses suffering from effects of the coronavirus pandemic, raising the minimum wage and reversing some of the Trump administration's tax cuts.

Late-night hosts say goodbye to President Trump: 'The end of an error'

Late-night hosts James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel poke fun at President Donald Trump on his last night in office.

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US Politics

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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Trump administration leaves Biden with 'confusing' Covid-19 vaccine numbers and states in limbo

CNN's Sara Murray reports a lack of cooperation of the Trump administration has contributed to a sense of nervousness among Joe Biden's incoming team as they take on the challenge of distributing the coronavirus vaccine.

These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night

Researchers warn South Africa's new coronavirus variant is highly contagious and spreads fast. Without widespread access to vaccines, the situation in the country could only get worse. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

More than 60% of all US Covid-19 cases were reported since Election Day. Now experts warn a variant could further fuel spread

CNN's Erica Hill reports on confusion around the amount of second doses of the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer as the CDC warns the new Covid-19 variants could accelerate the spread of Covid-19 in the US.

Expert sees 'a ray of sunshine' in Covid-19 battle, but deaths and variant cases are growing in the US

As President-elect Biden prepares to take office amid the pandemic, CNN's John King reviews the increasing Covid-19 case count in the US compared to vaccine doses administered.

How people of color can cope with Capitol riot hypocrisy

Vice President Mike Pence was closer than initially known to the violent mob at the US Capitol, according to new reporting from the Washington Post. New video from that day shows an alternate angle of rioters chasing Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman as he led them away from the Senate chambers. CNN's Evan Perez reports.

More than 90,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in next three weeks, CDC forecast shows

About 92,000 Americans are projected to die from the coronavirus over roughly the next three weeks, according to an ensemble forecast published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CNN's Erica Hill has more.

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Social Media-Technology

Instacart is cutting more than 1,800 jobs, including its only unionized workers

The jobs crisis roared on during Donald Trump's last full week as president, with 900,000 Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Jack Ma makes his first public appearance in months

Jack Ma, the billionaire co-founder of Alibaba, resurfaced in a video published online by Chinese state media. Ma had not made a public appearance or social media post since late October. CNN's Selina Wang reports.

QAnon believers are in disarray after Biden is inaugurated

CNN's John Avlon says QAnon conspiracy theory believers have been left desperate and disillusioned now that President Joe Biden's has been inaugurated and their grand plan to re-elect Trump failed.

Trump has left, but some of his supporters still think he's about to declare martial law -- and they're excited

President Donald Trump departs the White House one last time before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Biden becomes @POTUS: How the social media transition of power unfolded

Donald Trump has been kicked off of most major social media platforms. What effect does deplatforming tend to have on the spread of misinformation?

Facebook posts promoting violence still circulated even after insurrection

CNN's Sara Sidner reports on the use of social media by far-right extremists as experts fear the attack on the US Capitol may just be the beginning.

Facebook posts promoting violence still circulated even after insurrection

Posts promoting violence during inauguration week, identified by a nonprofit watchdog group, have circulated on Facebook over the past week despite a crackdown by the social media giant since the January 6 insurrection. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports.

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