President Joe Biden is out with a new 200-page COVID-19 national strategy aimed at turning around the pandemic, including an ambitious new effort to boost supply and set up vaccine storefronts across America. Here's what to know about Biden's pledge of 100 million shots in 100 days. If President Donald Trump overpromised on the vaccine, it appears Biden might be under-promising with his pledge to administer 100 million doses in 100 days.
As the Biden-Harris administration officially begins, Georgia organizers reflect on the historic moment after Black voters in the state not only helped solidify their win but also shifted power in Washington. Among the many grassroots organizations that have put in yearslong efforts to turn the state blue was The New Georgia Project, which has registered roughly 700,000 people in the state. The group, founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams, has stood at the forefront of helping register voters of color – who turned out in record numbers during both the 2020 presidential election and the two runoffs earlier this month.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a delay of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial Thursday in a meeting with new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The delay is designed to give the still-emerging Trump legal team time to prepare. "Senate Republicans are strongly united behind the principle that the institution of the Senate, the office of the presidency, and former President Trump himself all deserve a full and fair process that respects his rights and the serious factual, legal, and constitutional questions at stake," McConnell said in a statement.
Athleta just took a step toward more size inclusivity. The company is also introducing size-inclusive mannequins at all 200 of its stores to display the new sizes. "Our extended sizing expansion brings to life our mission of inclusivity and empowering a community of healthy, active and confident women and girls,” Henning added.
Former President Trump's four adult children and their two spouses are receiving Secret Service protection for an additional six months following Trump's departure from office, former administration officials confirmed to ABC News. Additionally, ABC News has learned that Trump's former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, and former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are also receiving Secret Service protection beyond Trump's term. It was unclear if the orders to extend the protection arrangements had come from Trump himself.
Officials in Columbus, Ohio, plan to invest nearly $5 million in new body-worn cameras and introduce new legislation targeting police response following the death of Andre Hill, a Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer last month. The city has set aside $4.5 million to fund the "next generation of body-worn cameras to ensure cameras are recording and audio is captured when we need it most," Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said during a press briefing Thursday. Adam Coy, the officer who shot Hill, was fired by the city earlier this month after an investigation determined that his use of deadly force was not reasonable.
Facebook said Thursday it was referring the decision to indefinitely suspend Donald Trump's account to its newly-formed oversight board to make the final call on what will happen to the former president's accounts. The board was created to operate independently of Facebook, though Facebook is funding it with an initial commitment of $130 million, according to a company blog post from December 2019. Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts were indefinitely suspended by Facebook on Jan. 7, just one day after a mob of pro-Trump supporters conducted a violent siege on the U.S. Capitol building.
Following their final farewell from the White House, Melania and Donald Trump departed to reside at their estate in South Florida. Upon arrival, Melania was seen wearing a dress that was very different from what she wore while leaving the White House. As she stepped off the plane, she wore a Long G hexagon print wool silk dress by Gucci.
In his first hours in the White House, President Joe Biden issued a stern warning to his incoming staff about the tone he expects from his administration: Honesty and integrity are paramount -- no exceptions. "If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot -- on the spot," Biden said gravely.
When former first lady Michelle Obama arrived at Wednesday's inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, her magenta monochorome jumpsuit designed by Sergio Hudson captured the spotlight as did her bouncy-curl hairstyle. Descriptions of Obama's hairstyle as "laid" -- a slang word referring to a sleek style -- landed at the top of Twitter's trending list during the inauguration. Michelle Obama came to slay, yass!
As Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office Wednesday, becoming the first woman and first woman of color to hold the office, children across the country watched with a new understanding of what is possible. In Washington, D.C., where Harris was inaugurated alongside President Joe Biden, 1-year-old Regan Kennedy Adams watched at her home with her parents and three older siblings, who helped explain to Regan the significance of what was happening. You see Kamala Harris.
Clare Crawley has broken her silence on her split from Dale Moss. The former "Bachelorette" took to social media on Thursday to claim a previously released statement on her broken engagement with Moss was just as much a surprise to her as it was to fans. "I was made aware of a 'mutual' statement at the same time you all were, so I've needed some time to really digest this," Crawley shared in an Instagram post.
The Capitol Hill rioter who allegedly stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop with the intention of selling it to Russian intelligence officers has been released on house arrest. A federal judge on Thursday ordered that Riley June Williams, 22, remain confined in her home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, pending further proceedings in her case. "You are being released today because the Constitution has prevailed," the judge said before going into recess.
Saga Cruises, a U.K.-based cruise operator, announced it was requiring all passengers to have received the COVID-19 vaccine before embarking on a trip. The cruise industry as a whole has grappled with multiple deadly outbreaks of the virus aboard ships since February 2020, and many cruise liners were forced to halt operations entirely amid the pandemic. Saga Cruises' vaccine requirement appears to be a first for major cruise operators.
Sarah Trott's abrupt exit from "The Bachelor" on Monday was something nobody saw coming, and now the 24-year-old journalist is explaining her decision. Trott, who appeared to be one of the frontrunners for Matt James' heart, said several factors drove her decision -- including her inability to stay in touch with her father, who suffers from ALS. Another factor was her rapidly deteriorating relationship with the other women, who thought her fainting spell at a recent rose ceremony, interrupting a group date to speak to James and isolating herself from the group was a ploy to get the Bachelor's attention.
Congratulations are in order for actor Michael Douglas. After patiently waiting for almost a month, the 76-year-old "Ant-Man" star was finally able to meet his second grandchild -- a little boy named Ryder. Ryder, who was born in late December, is the son of the Douglas' eldest son, Cameron, and his partner, Viviane Thibes.
After rumors and speculation swirled that Jack Ma was allegedly missing, the Alibaba founder and Chinese billionaire has resurfaced in an online video. After Ma's reappearance video was shared online Wednesday, Alibaba stock soared by more than 7%. Ma was last seen in public in late October.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is opening up about the racism she endured while enrolled at an American high school. The actress revealed that the abuse and harassment was so severe, she returned to India when she was 15-years-old. Speaking to People about her upcoming tell-all memoir "Unfinished," which arrives next month, Chopra Jonas revealed it was nearly impossible to ignore her bullies.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who came to fame playing the fearless titular heroine on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" for seven seasons, hasn't forgotten Buffy Summers. In fact, the 43-year-old actress wished the character a happy 40th birthday earlier this week. "I just realized that today is Buffy Summers 40 bday," Gellar wrote Tuesday on Instagram.
As part of Variety's ongoing "Actors on Actors" series, Oscar-nominated "Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya sat down -- virtually -- with his fellow Marvel movie star Tom Holland and discussed the cultural impact "Black Panther" had. Brit actor Kaluuya played W'Kabi, the friend who betrays the peaceful ideals of the late Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa, after Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger appears to take the Wakandan throne. "Spider-Man" star Holland asked, "You must have been aware that you guys were sitting on one of the biggest, most cultural enriching blockbuster movies of all time."