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    Biden's first executive actions

    Biden's first executive actions

    Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Caren Bohan has the latest from the new administration. Plus, a new treatment might be critical to prevent serious COVID-19 illness, business reporter Nathan Bomey looks at whether former President Donald Trump can rebuild his brand, the first Black secretary of defense may be confirmed and online sports betting arrives in more states.




    (Audio: Associated Press

    • 17 min
    Biden begins his first full day in the White House

    Biden begins his first full day in the White House

    Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page looks ahead to his first plans of action, national correspondent Alia Dastagir and economic opportunity reporter Charisse Jones look at the vice president and second gentleman respectively, Democrats take control of the Senate, a new study has daunting information on airborne coronavirus spread and a preliminary hearing is set for a woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop.




    (Audio: Associated Press)

    • 16 min
    Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th president

    Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th president

    2020 editor Annah Aschbrenner looks ahead. Plus, 2020 reporter Rebecca Morin tells us what to expect from Biden's partnership with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Nada Hassanein talks about vaccine access and hesitancy in communities of color and Jennifer Portman updates on new COVID-19 strains. Plus, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock will be sworn in and high winds cause fire fears in California.




    (Audio: Associated Press)

    • 17 min
    Memorial ceremony will honor those lost to COVID-19

    Memorial ceremony will honor those lost to COVID-19

    Plus, the Senate returns ahead of a possible impeachment trial, several Cabinet nominees face confirmation hearings, Trump may pardon more people on his way out and two of the biggest lottery jackpots in history are still up for grabs.

    • 6 min
    MLK Day celebrated as Inauguration Week begins

    MLK Day celebrated as Inauguration Week begins

    Plus, the United States approaches another disturbing death mark in the coronavirus pandemic, a pro-gun Virginia lobby heads for the state Capitol and Kamala Harris resigns her Senate seat.




    (Audio: Associated Press)

    • 11 min
    5 Things presents: an update on Talking Tech

    5 Things presents: an update on Talking Tech

    Tech reporters Brett Molina and Mike Snider kick off their new version of the Talking Tech podcast by telling audiences about this year's CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show.

    • 16 min

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