Huge crowd cheers Trump, but not everyone is happy
Rain started falling just as Trump -- who had never held elected office before Friday -- was introduced to deliver his inaugural address. The audience clapped when Trump vowed to take power in Washington away from politicians and return it to the people. Norma Cohen-Minardi, a senior citizen from Florida, blessed herself earlier as the ceremonial invocation was given before Trump took the oath of office.
Trump takes over as U.S. president, vows to end 'American carnage' in defiant speech
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end the "American carnage" of social and economic woes in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. Sketching a bleak vision of a country he said was ravaged by rusted-out factories, crime, gangs and drugs, Trump indirectly blamed his predecessors in the White House for policies that helped Washington at the expense of struggling families. "From this moment on, it's going to be America First," the Republican told thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the National Mall as he took over the presidency from Democrat Barack Obama.
Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official
Gambia's Jammeh in 11th-hour talks over handover crisis
Regional leaders held 11th-hour talks with Gambia's Yahya Jammeh to persuade him to hand over power peacefully Friday, as troops from five African nations stood by ready to intervene failing a negotiated deal. As evening fell over Gambia's capital Banjul, Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and Guinea's Alpha Conde, who flew in around noon, remained locked in talks aimed at avoiding the need for force to resolve the crisis. Jammeh, who refuses to recognise his defeat in presidential elections last month, would be offered asylum in the country of his choice, Conde advisor Kiridi Bangoura said earlier in the day.
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With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) ? In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.
The Latest: DC drivers caught in protest skirmishes
The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 2:40 p.m. The large Inauguration Day demonstration in downtown Washington is taking place at the edge ...
Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in
Washington police chief says violent protest an isolated incidentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A violent protest that erupted in Washington on U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration day is a small, isolated incident, Interim Chief of Police Peter Newsham told CNN in an interview on Friday, adding that about 90 people have been arrested. Newsham said the violent group consisted of a couple hundred protesters, while thousands of others are peacefully demonstrating elsewhere across the national's capital city. (Reporting by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chris Reese)
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