Minnesota Trump fans pack bags, head for D.C. to see history

Minnesota Trump fans pack bags, head for D.C. to see history

Among those en route to Washington to watch Donald Trump become the 45th president are some of the Minnesotans who pushed hardest for his victory.

Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day

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Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day
With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change.

Franken, Perry share awkward 'Saturday Night Live soundbite' moment

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Franken, Perry share awkward 'Saturday Night Live soundbite' moment
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is known for making verbal gaffes, and he lived up to that reputation when questioned by Sen. Al Franken during his confirmation hearing.
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Obama denies pardon request for former Alabama governor

President Barack Obama has denied a clemency petition from former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice.
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Trump sweeps in for his big day with fireworks

Donald Trump spoke at a celebratory Lincoln Memorial concert on the eve of his inauguration that culminated with a fireworks show. To his unwavering supporters who were him from the start, he promised: "You're not forgotten any more."
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Inauguration Day: Trump to become America's 45th president

Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
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The Latest: All quiet at the White House on Inauguration Day

The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times local):
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Protesters planning to disrupt Donald Trump's big day

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the nation's capital for the inauguration of Donald Trump, and while the majority of those expected in Washington on Friday will be there to celebrate, some protesters say their plan is to do their best to disrupt the day.
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President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, waves as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Analysis: Trump to take oath of office amid deep uncertainty

Just before noon, Donald Trump will stand in front of the U.S. Capitol, place his hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible and take the oath of office as the next president of the United States.
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Despite campaign to-do list, Trump team coy about his plans

Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it.
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10 promises Trump made for his first day

Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.
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President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President-elect Mike...

Another inaugural tradition -- prayer -- under fire over Trump

For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the newly sworn-in president. But keeping the tradition this year has caused an uproar among Episcopalians opposed to President-elect Donald Trump.
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Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C., after a public concert and appearance by President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday.

Timeline of inauguration events Friday

Timeline of Friday's events as Donald Trump is inaugurated president of the United States (all times EST): BEFORE THE CEREMONY — 8:30 a.m.: Donald and…
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$43M verdict upheld for duo exonerated in LI teen's slaying

A federal appeals court has upheld a $43 million jury verdict against a Long Island county after DNA evidence exonerated three men who had been convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a teenager in 1984.
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President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, walk off a militar...

Trump aides promise aggressive action, maybe on Day One

WASHINGTON – In rally after rally, and speech upon speech, Donald Trump built a verbal skyscraper of campaign promises about what he would do…
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Inauguration Day: Donald J. Trump, the 45th president

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Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.
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Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'

Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd.
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A vehicle carrying Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arri...

Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico.
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Roberts, target of Trump jabs, meeting Trump at Capitol

Donald Trump and John Roberts are not likely to rehash Trump's criticism of the chief justice when they meet outside the Capitol at noon.
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Solange Knowles headlines progressive 'Peace Ball'

The main attraction, Solange Knowles, didn't hit the stage until close to midnight, but the 3,000 or so enthusiastic guests packed into the National Museum of African American History and Culture weren't going anywhere.
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Signs at a protest rally outside the Trump International Tower on Colu...

Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration

Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.
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For many, President Obama delivered on his promise of hope

As the Obama presidency came to an end this week and with it, Barack Obama’s tenure as the nation’s first black president, a group of…