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Live updates: Amid fallout from Trump’s impeachment, Biden seeks to keep focus on coronavirus, economy

By By John Wagner
Amid the fallout from President Trump’s second impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden will try to maintain a focus Thursday on his priorities with a speech in Wilmington, Del., outlining additional steps to combat the coronavirus and address the economic havoc it has caused. Biden will take office on Wednesday, with inaugural activities dramatically altered because of the pandemic and unprecedented security in Washington due to fears of additional violence following last week’s takeover of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Stocks drive higher, brushing aside worries about U.S. stability Stock prices have soared for months in […]Read more >
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Law professor John Eastman spoke at rally before Capitol riots. Facing outrage, he won’t return to his university.

Chapman University law professor John Eastman joined President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani at a rally outside the White House on Jan. 6. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Hours before a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol on Nov. 6, John Eastman, a conservative attorney and professor who challenged election results on President Trump’s behalf, took the stage to rally the president’s supporters outside the White House. “We know there was fraud,” the Chapman University professor said to loud cheers, echoing the president’s baseless claims of mass wrongdoing in the election. “We know that dead people […]Read more >