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El Chapo, Mexican Drug Kingpin, Is Extradited to U.S.
In an interview after the announcement by the Mexican government, the lawyer, Jose Refugio Rodriguez, said he had only just learned about the extradition. Mr Guzman - whose nickname, El Chapo, means Shorty - was a major trophy for law enforcement officials in both countries. Over the years, as the drug trade blossomed into a multibillion-dollar industry, he became much more than a mere trafficker. The general belief is that, in the United States, El Chapo's antics will be much harder to pull off.
Obamas' flight to Palm Springs diverted because of weather
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will not land at Palm Springs International Airport on Friday as planned after their plane was diverted due to inclement weather, according to airport executive director Tom Nolan. By late morning, low clouds covered the valley, high winds rocked the area and rain flooded the streets of Palm Springs. Crowds hid from the rain while waiting for former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to land before being diverted due to weather.
Crack forces closure of bridge connecting Pennsylvania, N.J. turnpikes
The Delaware River bridge connecting the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes is closed until further notice for emergency repairs to correct a structural problem. The bridge was closed to traffic in both directions Friday afternoon after a crack was discovered in a critical steel component on the New Jersey side during a biennial bridge inspection, according to a New Jersey transportation spokesman. New Jersey transportation officials advise motorists to use the Burlington-Bristol Bridge, Interstate 78 or the bridges in Trenton.
Watch live: With Donald Trump sworn in, time for the inaugural balls
USA TODAY has ongoing live video and 360-degree streaming coverage throughout the day. Use the YouTube or Facebook app on your smartphone for a fully immersive VR experience. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Donald Trump's inauguration ceremonies Fullscreen Post to Facebook Posted! The ceremony took place before a crowd of dignitaries at the US Capitol, including former presidents and the woman Trump beat in November, Hillary Clinton. President-elect Donald Trump and his family are listening to music at the Make America Great Again Welcome Concert.
In first executive order, Trump tells agencies to ease ObamaCare burden
In his first hours as president Friday, Donald Trump ordered federal agencies to ease the burden of ObamaCare while his chief of staff directed an immediate regulatory freeze. It also tells agencies to waive, defer or delay imposing any ObamaCare provisions that impose fiscal penalties. Asked about his first day as president, Trump described it as busy but good - a beautiful day. Most of Trump's first substantive acts as president will wait until Monday, his first full work day at the White House.
Miguel Ferrer, Celebrated as a Film and TV Tough Guy, Dies at 61
In an episode this season, his character underwent tests for an undisclosed illness; in another, he was stabbed. Miguel Jose Ferrer was born into a show-business family in Santa Monica on Feb 7, 1955. Miguel Ferrer said that as a child he had been unaware of how accomplished his parents were or who their famous friends were. Mr Ferrer was a drummer, not an actor, until his early 20s, playing behind his mother and Bing Crosby.
Gen. James Mattis sworn in as DoD secretary; John Kelly sworn in to head DHS
Hours after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, retired Gen. James Mattis was sworn in to run the Pentagon and Gen. John Kelly took a similar pledge to run the Department of Homeland Security. Every action we take will be designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future. Kelly, another retired general, was confirmed to lead the Department of Homeland Security by a vote of 88 - 11.
Trump supporters: 'America's done apologising to world'
Millions across the world looked on as Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States. We asked those who were there in Washington DC for the inauguration what other countries should expect from their new leader.
'It's made in Vietnam!' At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many
Many of those supporters were sporting Trump's trademark red Make America Great Again baseball caps that were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Some were horrified when they discovered their Trump hats were foreign made. Oh God, I hope it's not made in China, Abby said, flipping the cap over to check. Austin Araco, 22, from Arkansas, was attending his first inauguration and wearing a Trump hat.
Trump backers' disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change
The throngs who attended Friday's inauguration of US President Donald Trump came for change. Trump, like President Barack Obama in 2008, tapped into a desire for change and cast himself as a challenger to the Washington establishment. This one will probably be much bigger, she said, predicting that Trump would put the country on a new course. Not everyone who attended the ceremonies was keen on the change Trump is promising.
Conflicted U.S. capital prepares to host Trump's inauguration
As he arrived in Washington on the eve of Trump's inauguration on Friday as America's 45th president, he struggled to navigate the city's crowded potholed streets. One man wearing Trump's signature red Make America Great Again hat just smiled, took a picture and moved on. Some 900,000 people, both Trump backers and opponents, are expected to flood Washington for Friday's inauguration ceremony. His supporters admire his experience in business and his promises to shake up Washington and put America's interests first.
Some Dems take day away from Capitol to protest Trump presidency
Joaquin Castro of Texas, who called his boycott a nonviolent oppositional tool, spent the day holed up in his District of Columbia office offering aid and comfort to constituents. For some who did not attend, the decision was made easier because of Trump's attack on Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. Only last week, Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas became the fourth Democrat from his state to snub Trump's swearing-in.

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