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From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebrities join Biden inaugural in Washington

Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson – the original George Washington in Broadway’s “Hamilton” – performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy.

Trump wishes new administration luck in farewell video

WASHINGTON – Trying to repair his tarnished legacy, President Donald Trump trumpeted his administration’s accomplishments and wished his successor luck in a farewell video as he spent his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.

Teen whom Biden befriended as fellow stutterer has book deal

Brayden Harrington, the teenager whom President-elect Joe Biden befriended as a fellow stutterer – and will be part of a primetime inaugural special – has a book coming out this summer. Brayden Harrington’s picture story “Brayden Speaks Up” will be released Aug. 10, HarperCollins Children’s Books announced.

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

Turkey on Tuesday slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social media platforms to appoint legal representatives in the country.

Phil Spector, music producer convicted of murder, dies at 81 after contracting COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector, the visionary record producer who revolutionized pop music in the early 1960s with his majestic sound and fierce ambition but spent his final years behind bars after shooting and killing an aspiring actress in his Alhambra mansion, has died in a hospital after becoming infected with the coronavirus. He was 81.

Selena Gomez: Big Tech ‘cashing in from evil’

LOS ANGELES – Hours after an angry mob of Trump supporters took control of the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection, Selena Gomez laid much of the blame at the feet of Big Tech.

Prince William worried about strain on U.K. emergency workers

LONDON — Prince William says he is concerned about the mental health of U.K. ambulance drivers, police officers and other first responders who are being exposed to extraordinary levels of trauma and death as coronavirus cases soar.

5 trends to watch at 2021 ‘gadget show’

CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year – less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas because of the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to streaming video to show off new products and technology to 150,000 attendees across the globe.