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President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump's swearing-in

Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. That audience total, measuring continuous coverage by 12 broadcast and cable networks, soundly beat the 20.6 million who viewed President Barack Obama's second inauguration in 2013. But a president's second swearing-in typically logs a drop-off ...

Actress Ashley Judd performs during the Women's March on Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A-list celebs out in force for anti-Trump women's marches

If you wondered where many of Hollywood's A-list celebrities had gone during President Donald Trump's inauguration, you didn't have to wonder any longer on Saturday, when scores of them showed up at women's marches in Washington and other cities to send the new president a pointed message that he was ...

Demonstrators march on the street near a security checkpoint inaugural entrance, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president are making their mark on Inauguration Day.  ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Over 1 million join anti-Trump women's marches worldwide

In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged. ...

President Donald Trump shares a laugh with first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump as they sit in the reviewing stand during Trump's inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Ave. outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Trump inauguration draws 31 million TV viewers

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 5:15 p.m. Nielsen estimates that 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump's inauguration. That's better than Barack Obama's second inauguration but well short of his first. The most-watched inauguration since 1969 was President Ronald Reagan's first oath-taking in ...

Demonstrators try to block people entering in a security checkpoint, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Latest: Night falls on protesters still marching in DC

The Latest on the Women's March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 5:30 p.m. As night falls on the East Coast, thousands of protesters from the Women's March on Washington are still marching through the city's streets in opposition to President Donald Trump. Police officers ...

President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd with first lady Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump assures CIA officials 'I am so behind you'

President Donald Trump moved to mend his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies Saturday, traveling to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office and assuring officials, "I am so behind you." But the president quickly shifted from praise for the CIA to criticism of media coverage of Inauguration ...

President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, signs his first executive order on health care, Friday, Jan, 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'

President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. Trump signed the executive order in the Oval Office Friday, hours after being sworn ...

Indiana residents hope Pence keeps their interests in mind

When Fort Wayne needed expensive airport improvements, its mayor contacted an influential Indiana native — then-Vice President Dan Quayle — to help secure federal funding. Now that former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the new vice president, residents are hopeful his home state could again reap some benefits. However, much ...

George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara, recovering from illnesses

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, continued to improve Saturday as they recover from illnesses at Houston Methodist Hospital, a family spokesman said. "President Bush is breathing well without any mechanical assistance, his spirits are high, and he is looking forward to getting back to a regular ...

National Park Service tweeting again after suspension

The Interior Department began tweeting again Saturday, a day after an employee shared tweets that appeared unsympathetic to President Donald Trump and prompted a temporary, department-wide freeze on tweeting from its official accounts. The Twitter prohibition came Friday after the official account of the National Park Service — a bureau ...

Traditional Russian wooden dolls called Matryoshka depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, hours before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as president of the United States, are displayed for sale at a street souvenir shop in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Kremlin hopes for rapport with US, but differences will stay

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump's administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain. Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with state Rossiya television that it would be an "illusion" to expect that U.S.-Russian relations would be completely ...

FACT CHECK: Trump's address echoed familiar, dubious themes

Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions: ___ TRUMP: "The jobs left, and the factories closed ... the wealth, strength and ...

President Donald Trump speaks at The Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump takes office, vows to stop 'American carnage'

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. Under cloudy, threatening skies at the West Front of the ...

Police stand guard at the rope line outside of an presidential inauguration party at the Warner Theatre due to street protests, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into ...

Spectators wait in line to pass through security checkpoints of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Trump returns to White House after celebrations

The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 12:15 a.m. The nation's 45th president, Donald Trump, has arrived back at the White House after attending three inaugural balls celebrating his election. The president has used the balls to recount his victory ...

Vice President Mike Pence watches at left as President Donald Trump prepares to sign his first executive order, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump executive order first strike at ending 'Obamacare'

In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines. The order directs federal agencies to stop issuing regulations that would expand the law's reach. And it directs them ...

President-elect Donald Trump, left, and his wife Melania Trump arrive to the "Make America Great Again Welcome Concert" at the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. Under cloudy, threatening skies at the West Front of the U.S. ...

President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as first lady Michelle Obama and Melania Trump talk at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble

Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pantsuits, on Inauguration Day. "It was important to us to uphold and celebrate the tradition of creating iconic American style for this moment," Lauren's company ...

President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2107, after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law. He is joined at far left by his wife, first lady Melania Trump and daughter Tiffany Trump. At far right is Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, with White House counsel Donald McGahn, second from right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

On first day, Trump signs health care executive order

President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet. Hours after delivering a stinging rebuke of the political status quo in ...

Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Panel delays vote on DeVos nomination as education secretary

Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos has pledged to divest her interests in more than 100 companies and has resigned positions with school choice advocacy groups to avoid possible conflicts of interest, according to documents released Friday by the Office of Government Ethics. Democrats said they still needed more information, and Friday ...

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