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Polarization, anger, division—French history offers a warning for what might come after Donald Trump. As @jameskmcauley  writes, France knows what awaits America:

Capitol Hill residents and business owners have seen a lot. But they've never witnessed an inauguration like this, @elainejgodfrey  reports:

The U.S. has officially declared China's repression of the Uighurs a genocide. In October @YasmeenSerhan  reported on those fighting to protect Uighur culture from being wiped out:

"Starting tomorrow, the highest levels of the federal government will stop intentionally, gleefully trying to make climate change worse," @yayitsrob  writes:

Amid unprecedented security concerns and an ongoing pandemic, the visual landscape of Washington is different from any previous inaugural ceremony. Via @TheAtlPhoto :

"An aspiring authoritarian, even an incompetent one, can do tremendous damage to the body politic ... If there is to be a recovery, it will be long and arduous, and require sustained intensive care," writes @AdamSerwer :

"If the country is lucky, entire days will pass without the president's activities agitating the public mind." @jdickerson  has some advice for the Biden administration:


1/ President Trump, who never served in the military, canceled a 2018 visit to a cemetery where American troops are buried, saying: “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”

A man coughed up a giant blood clot in the exact shape of the critical airway it had been blocking. Doctors aren't sure how it came out in one piece, writes :

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Donald Trump's legacy: “It is still deeply challenging for so many people to accept the reality of what has happened—that a country has been captured by the worst of its history, while millions of Americans cheered this on.”

With @BTS_twt , the only constant is their duality—they’re Korean yet global, industry outsiders on the inside, equally skilled at intimacy and spectacle. @lenikacruz  talked with the artists about how they made the most of a difficult year: