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Proud Boys Leader: 'We're Going to Take a Chill Pill'

Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio says group will stay away from DC on Inauguration Day

(Newser) - The leader of the Proud Boys has been banned from the nation's capital , and now he says the rest of the group is likely to stay away from Washington, DC, as well on Jan. 20. "We’re going to take a chill pill," Henry "Enrique" Tarrio,...

These Are Your Inauguration Performers

Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Jan. 20 ceremony

(Newser) - The inauguration performers have been revealed. Lady Gaga, who campaigned for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Pennsylvania, will sing the national anthem at the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony, to kick off around 11:30am ET, Variety confirms. Jennifer Lopez is also slated to perform at the ceremony, where Georgia...

Joe Biden's Amtrak Ride to DC Is Out

Plans change amid security concerns for inauguration

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden will no longer be taking an Amtrak train to Washington for his inauguration because of security concerns, a person briefed on the decision told the AP on Wednesday. The president-elect’s decision reflects growing worries over potential threats in the Capitol and across the US in the...

Pentagon, Secret Service Prep for Threats to Inauguration Day

National Guard troops who are deployed to Washington, DC, will be armed

(Newser) - Officials in Washington, DC, are preparing for a range of possible threats on Inauguration Day. As many as 15,000 National Guard troops will be deployed to the nation's capital in advance of President-elect Joe Biden taking the oath of office on January 20, and the Pentagon has decided...

'Credible Threats' to Disrupt Inauguration

Washington Monument tours have been halted

(Newser) - The National Park Service says it is suspending tours of the Washington Monument from Monday until Jan. 24 because of "credible threats to visitors and park resources." In an alert , the NPS said the groups involved in last week's Capitol rioting were threatening to disrupt Joe Biden'...

Biden to Skip Traditional Inaugural Parade

He'll instead receive a presidential escort to White House

(Newser) - As expected , President-elect Biden will be skipping the traditional inaugural parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But he will still get a presidential escort to the White House after he's sworn in on Jan. 20, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Sunday. Some key Inauguration Day differences, per USA ...

Report: Biden's Arrival in DC May Be Unusual

Sources say he's considering riding in on Amtrak

(Newser) - Sources tell Axios that Joe Biden may not be arriving in Washington, DC, for the inauguration in the typical way. The president-elect is considering a method more appropriate for him—coming to town on the same Amtrak train the Delaware native used to take during his days as a senator....

Biden: It's 'Important' for Trump to Attend Inauguration

He says country should witness peaceful transfer of power

(Newser) - When President-elect Joe Biden was asked during a CNN interview Thursday whether President Trump should attend his inauguration, he laughed and said it was of "no personal consequence to me"—but added that it was important for the country. It's "important in the sense that we...

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