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Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....

Melee near Trump's parade route as police, protesters clash

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade. At least 217 people were arrested for rioting while a burning limousine sent clouds of black smoke into the sky during Trump's procession....

Analysis: Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) -- America is getting what it ordered on Election Day....

The Latest: Parade over, celebration switches to balls

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST):...

Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals President Donald Trump tapped to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders....

FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 Friday:...

Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Far fewer people attended President Donald Trump's inauguration Friday than his predecessor's swearing-in eight years ago....

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