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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

People watch the presidential inauguration ceremony for Donald Trump in a network and party location in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 11:23 A.M.

Russian political elites revel in Trump’s inauguration

Champagne corks popped in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries. “It’s weird, but it’s great, and for the first time ever Russians are applauding the victory of a U.S. presidential candidate, it’s a sign of the times,” political analyst Stanislav Byshok said.

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In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday in New York. Donald Trump enters the White House on Jan. 20 just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. (Evan Vucci / AP)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 9:50 A.M.

POTUS Twitter account shifts to Trump

At about 9 a.m. on the day that President Obama prepared to become a former president, the official @POTUS Twitter account was still tweeting on his behalf. But @POTUS belongs to whoever is President of the United States. And as ...

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This March 4, 1861, photo of the first inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln taking the oath of office was unveiled by Bowdoin College on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Brunswick, Maine. The photograph is believed to have been taken by Scottish-American photographer Alexander Gardner and is one of only three known copies. The others are in the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution. (Bowdoin College Museum of Art / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 8:22 A.M.

Lincoln and Trump inaugurations have one thing in common: heavy security

By the time of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration on March 4, 1861, seven states had already voted to leave the Union and more were expected to follow. Officials in Washington were deeply concerned Confederates would make an attempt on Lincoln’s life as he rode in an open carriage to the Capitol with outgoing President James Buchanan. There was a scramble to assemble military and police protection for the event.

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This frame from video shows Italian firefighters extracting a child alive from under snow and debris of an hotel that was hit by an avalanche on Wednesday in Rigopiano, central Italy, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Italian Firefighters / Associated Press)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 5:44 P.M.

‘Miracle underway’: Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people at the resort. Two children were among those rescued.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, at the White House, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 3:32 P.M.

Trump’s big day underway: Tea with Obamas, then the oath

Following the path of inaugurations past, Donald Trump paid visits to church and the White House on Friday as the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics prepared to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

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Demonstrators march near a inaugural security checkpoint entrance Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 3:44 P.M.

Violent protests resume near Trump inauguration site

Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, “Resist Trump Climate Justice Now,” `’Let Freedom Ring,” `’Free Palestine.”

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a pre-Inaugural “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 6:02 A.M.

The presidency is about to change – as Trump remains Trump

Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics rules and continued his combative style of replying to any slight with a personal attack – on Twitter and in person.

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In this Thursday, July 21, 2016, file photo, Republican  Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 4:37 A.M.

Inauguration: What to watch – the speech, the dress and more

From a morning stop at church through the swearing-in to the last dance of the evening, it’s going to be an inaugural marathon on Friday. Donald Trump will take Washington by storm, no matter what the weather. (Which, by the way, looks like rain.) Some things to watch for on Inauguration Day:

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2nd Bonner County deputy goes home

If you're wondering why police cars and fire trucks were flashing lights and blaring sirens on northbound Highway 95 late this morning, Detective Dennis Stinebaugh of the Kootenai County Sheriff's ...

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