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Senate historian emeritus Don Ritchie on President Biden’s inauguration

President Joe Biden takes office with a trifecta for his party, with Democrats earning a majority in both the Senate and the House. He comes to the role after 36 years in the Senate and eight years as vice president. Don Ritchie, the historian emeritus of the Senate, joined CBSN to put in historical context the role Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris now fill.
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Trump defends record and says “we will be back” in farewell speech

President Trump delivered a farewell speech at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C., before flying to Florida on Air Force One instead of attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Mr. Trump defended his administration’s record, wished the new administration “great luck and great success” and said, “We will be back in some form.” Watch Mr. Trump’s remarks.
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American politics expert on Trump’s decision to skip Biden’s inauguration

After four tumultuous years under President Trump, America will have a new commander in chief. Mr. Trump will not be attending the Inauguration ceremony for incoming President Joe Biden. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, discusses this and more on CBSN AM.
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WorldView: Italy’s PM wins crucial vote to stay in power; Jack Ma makes first appearance in months

The Italian prime minister won a crucial vote in the country’s Senate to stay in power. Also, tech billionaire Jack Ma made his first appearance since October, and officials are being warned of a looming shortage of oxygen supplies in the Brazilian city of Manaus. Meanwhile, China is rushing to build a massive quarantine camp. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee joins CBSN AM from London with those stories.
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