• Starbucks temporarily shuts NYC stores over protest fears

    1 month ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Starbucks closed some New York City stores on Sunday “out of an abundance of caution” as cities across the U.S. braced for protests and potential unrest ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Starbucks spokesperson Jessica Conradson said the Manhattan stores were expected to reopen Monday.
    The Seattle-based company said it went ahead with the temporary closures because many people working in the stores live outside of Manhattan and might've gotten stuck from getting home if protests were to break out and disrupt transit service.
    Some darkened stores had signs noting...
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  • Statehouse Protests Largely Peaceful Sunday Amid Warnings Of Violence Ahead Of Biden's Inauguration

    1 month ago - By Forbes

    Pro-Trump protesters were few and far between Sunday.
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  • When Exactly Do Democrats Take Control in Washington?

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    Democrats have run the U.S. House of Representatives since the beginning of 2019. At noon on Wednesday, Joe Biden, a Democrat, becomes president. That means that once Democrats secure their ever-so-narrow majority in the Senate, they will control both the executive and legislative branches for the first time since 2011. Exactly when that happens involves multiple moving parts that may influence, among other things, when the House-approved impeachment article against outgoing President Donald Tru
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  • TSA 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day

    TSA 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The Transportation Security Administration has 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day, the agency announced in a statement Friday.
    Following the attacks at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, TSA is processing hundreds of names with law enforcement agencies for a thorough risk assessment.
    "Our intelligence and vetting professionals are working diligently around the clock to ensure those who may pose a threat to our aviation sector undergo enhanced screening or are prevented from boarding an aircraft," the statement said.
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  • Photos show ramped-up troops and barriers locking down Washington, DC, ahead of Biden's inauguration

    Photos show ramped-up troops and barriers locking down Washington, DC, ahead of Biden's inauguration

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Local and federal officials in Washington, DC, are taking unprecedented security measures ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday.
    While much of the ceremony was already planned to be virtual due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the armed and deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 has prompted increased measures, including the deployment of more than 20,000 members of the National Guard to the nation's capital. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser bluntly requested that people stay out of the city...
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