President Joe Biden speaks during the the 59th inaugural ceremony on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)
Biden Urges Unity to Defeat COVID, Racism, Climate Change, and White Supremacy

Biden’s speech represented a sharp contrast from the one delivered four years ago by the now former President Donald Trump, who spoke of “American carnage”—a grim yet accurate foreshadowing for an administration

George Washington Jr. and Isabelle Papadimitriou were just two of the thousands of Americans lost to COVID-19 and remembered during a memorial to COVID-19 victims Tuesday, Jan. 19 in Washington, DC. (Memorial photo by AP/Alex Brandon; photos of Washington and Papadimitriou provided by family)
‘Dad Was Represented There’: Survivors Say Tuesday’s COVID Memorial Was Long Overdue

"I watched the ceremony live, and it brought tears to my eyes to see the candles light up, and the long rows of lights spreading from the Washington Monument."

A protester screams "Freedom" inside the Senate chamber after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a mob during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Domestic Terrorists Say Trump’s Rhetoric Led to the Capitol Insurrection

In the days since the insurrection at the Capitol, many of those arrested and charged for their roles have said they were simply following Trump’s orders.

Rita Blalock (left) at a March 2020 march.
Friday Is MLK’s Birthday. These Workers Are Commemorating It by Striking for a $15 Minimum Wage.

Fast-food workers from 15 cities across the nation are going on strike demanding that companies like McDonald’s implement a $15 per hour minimum wage.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/12: Bloomington anti-death-penalty activist Glenda Breeden holds a lamp while protesting against the execution of Lisa Montgomery, and two others, which are scheduled at Terre Haute Federal Prison this week. Montgomery was to be put to death on Tuesday. United States president Donald Trump's administration has sped up the execution of prisoners on death row during the last months of his presidency. Montgomery will be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in almost 70 years. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Craven Bloodlust’: Trump Admin. Executes 11th Inmate in 6 Months as Democrats Push to Ban Capital Punishment

The Trump administration’s execution spree has provoked outrage from advocates, who are now lobbying President-elect Joe Biden ban the federal death penalty.

The addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the United States' arsenal of COVID vaccines—which so far includes one each from Pfizer and Moderna—could make vaccinating large amounts of people easier, once the supply is ready. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccine Could Be Approved Soon. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal.

If effective, Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine could quickly help large swaths of the United States develop immunity to COVID-19. That would be a game changer.

The COVID vaccine rollout has been a mess, but that could change soon, according to experts.
America’s Vaccine Rollout Is a Mess, but Hope Is on the Horizon

The federal government has largely left vaccine distribution to the states without giving them the necessary resources or infrastructure, resulting in an under-funded, decentralized plan that has created the mess we see today.