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Two great icons of US democracy will be sealed inside a vast cage to protect them from the people they serve
There'll be no arguments about crowd size at Joe Biden's inauguration — because there won't be a crowd.

Pentagon authorizes 25,000 National Guard members
The Pentagon has authorized up to 25,000 National Guard members for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, the National Guard Bureau said in a press release Friday, marking an increase from the 21,000 troops authorized a day earlier.

No plans to test most National Guard members for Covid-19 before they deploy across DC

US Capitol braces for more violence leading up to inauguration
The FBI has received information indicating "armed protests" are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington, DC, in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, according to an internal bulletin obtained by CNN.

Some states are more vulnerable to unrest than others
The perceived success of last week's deadly insurrection at the US Capitol is "like putting gasoline on a fire" and may serve as a motivator for attacks in the run up to the inauguration, with electoral battleground states and those that have already seen protests among the most vulnerable, security experts say.

What we won't see at this inauguration

Biden: 'A good thing' Trump's not attending inauguration
President-elect Joe Biden told reporters he believes Donald Trump is not fit to serve the nation as President, and that Trump not attending the upcoming inauguration was "a good thing."

New Covid-19 variant could worsen pandemic, CDC warns
• Biden outlines plan for Covid-19 vaccines • LIVE UPDATES: There is no 'reserve stockpile' of Covid-19 vaccine doses left to release, HHS secretary says

Photographer snaps MyPillow CEO's notes after Trump visit. See what they say
• Opinion: I've had it with interviewing Trump supporters who go off the deep end

US takes back its assertion that Capitol rioters wanted to 'capture and assassinate' officials
Justice Department prosecutors have formally walked back their assertion in a court filing that said Capitol rioters sought to "capture and assassinate elected officials."