Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis and Marine Gen. John Kelly were both confirmed to President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Friday with overwhelming support from the Senate.
Mattis will be the next secretary of defense, while Kelly will serve as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Their confirmations mark Trump's first Cabinet nominees to receive Senate confirmation.
Retired General James Mattis overwhelmingly being confirmed as Defense Secretary in President Trump's administration
Mattis' nomination and confirmation was one of the least controversial of Trump's picks.
But before he could be confirmed, he needed a waiver to be able to serve in the role thanks to a rule that requires the secretary of defense to have been retired from the military for at least seven years. Read More
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Fortunately for everyone, the internet only knows how to process its collective anxiety in one way: through memes.
As the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony of President Donald Trump approached, the entire nation seemed to sit on tenterhooks; after the particularly divisive 2016 election, what would Trump's first day as commander-in-chief look like?
Below is a play-by-play of the Friday ceremony's highlights, as told through the viral #Content of the day.
Barack and Michelle Obama stood outside the White House to receive Donald and Melania Trump — and Michelle got a fun giftrecord scratch* *freeze frame* yep. that's me. Read More
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As supporters gathered Friday morning to watch President Donald Trump's official swearing-in, protesters made their voices heard, shutting down security checkpoints and marching through the streets of Washington, D.C.
Anarchists protesters face off against police in D.C. on Friday.Source: Jack Smith IV/MicProtesters stand in the street on Inauguration Day.Source: Jack Smith IV/MicPolice clad in riot gear face off against protesters.Source: Jack Smith IV/MicAnd around 2 p.m. on Friday, a group of dozens of what seemed to be anarchist protesters from the anti-fascist bloc, clad in all black, clashed with police in a brief but violent face-off.
Anarchist protesters marched through the streets Friday afternoon.Source: Jack Smith IV/MicA protestor held a flag in D.C. on Friday.Source: Jack Smith IV/MicPolice tried to disperse the crowd on Friday.Source: Jack Smith IV/MicThe groups met at the the intersection of K St. Read More
More than 200 people were arrested in Washington, D.C., Friday, after violent protests broke out on city streets during President Donald Trump's inauguration.
The Metropolitan Police Department announced that 217 people were arrested and charged with rioting, after protesters threw rocks and bricks, set fire to garbage cans and cars and broke windows of businesses.
@DCPoliceDept announces 217 arrests related to the #inauguration, charges were "rioting.
Police fired pepper spray canisters and let off flash-bangs to try and disperse protesters, leading to a chaotic scene.
Tear gas and flash-bangs as riot police clash with anarchists. Black bloc throws rocks, they throw grenades. https://t.co/ApkkEMpRY2
The protests took place in downtown Washington, D.C., not far from the parade route that Trump drove down following a lunch at the U.S. Read More
Newly minted President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence will make the traditional inaugural ball rounds Friday evening. On the docket: two inaugural balls, "Freedom" and "Liberty" at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and a third, the Armed Services Ball, which will take place at the National Building Museum.
Planned by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the official balls are large, celebratory social events for guests who have received invites or purchased tickets.
Beyonce, left, sang Ella Fitzgerald's "At Last" to the first couple during one of the many inaugural balls in 2009.Source: Elise Amendola/APMusic is an essential part of inaugural balls. One of the most memorable moments occurred when Beyoncé sang Etta James' "At Last" during one of President Barack Obama's inaugural balls. Read More
It's official. Donald Trump is the president of the United States.
In with the new and out with the... Read More
As Donald Trump was taking the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States, hundreds swarmed the streets of Washington, D.C., to protest his inauguration.
By the time Trump retired to the Capitol to sign his first bill into law, nearly 100 protesters had been arrested, and tensions with police continued to mount.
On a day so filled with violence and celebration, despair and optimism, it goes without saying that the signs protestors carried conveyed messages spanning a wide range of emotions. Read More
President Donald Trump was officially sworn into office Friday — a sentence that is still incomprehensible — and his inaugural address hit the right notes that his beloved deplorables want to hear. Read More
The God of War series was brutal, tightly designed and incomparably bombastic on PS2 and PS3, but we figured we had seen the last of Kratos after God of War: Ascension. However, Sony surprised all of us last year with the reveal of God of War 4 — officially titled, simply, God of War — a soft reboot of the series on PS4 that brings back the angriest man in gaming but little else from the older games.
There still isn't a great deal of information about the new God of War 4 for PS4, but keep reading to find out everything we know so far.
God of War 4 PS4 Release Date: New year, new KratosGod of War 4 abandons its predecessors' ancient Greece setting in favor of Nordic lands. Since the end of God of War 3, Kratos has been living as a mortal in the Scandinavian mountains with his young son, Atreus. Read More
The Pokémon Bank update for Sun and Moon is coming to help you catch 'em all. We still don't know exactly when it will arrive, though it's confirmed to launch sometime this month.
Until the Pokémon Sun and Moon Pokémon Bank release date arrives, it's probably a good idea to brush up on the basics. That includes one of the service's coolest features: trading from the original games to Pokémon Sun and Moon. Here's how to do it.
Pokémon Bank Update: How to transfer from Sun and Moon to Red, Blue and YellowTrading from Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow to Sun and Moon is simple. Should you want to move over pocket monsters from the first-generation games, you'll need to own a digital copy of the game from the Nintendo eShop on your 3DS. Read More
As hundreds lined up for a free joint from marijuana advocacy group DCMJ in Dupont Circle on the day of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, there was one big question about the #Trump420 protest: Is weed even legal in Washington, D.C.?
In a word: yes. Washington voters in 2014 overwhelmingly supported a measure "that permits the possession of a small amount of pot for home use by people 21 or older."
Demonstrators calling for the legalization of marijuana outside of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, April 2, 2016.Source: Jose Luis Magana/APThe greater confusion lies in the fact that the new law, thanks to Republican intereference, did nothing to establish a regulatory system for legal weed: Essentially, it's still illegal to sell it or smoke it outside the home. Read More
Remember when Shia LaBeouf was the star of the Disney Channel show Even Stevens? Well, LaBeouf has come a long way, transitioning into mainstream films like Transformers, Fury and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and more recently to decidedly more alternative forms of expression, like a livestream of himself in an elevator for 24 hours.
Now, LaBeouf is embarking on an even more ambitious livestream. Starting with Friday's inauguration of President Donald Trump, LaBeouf has set up a livestream at hewillnotdivide.us. The livestream, titled "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US," will run continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the next four years. Read More
Donald Trump was sworn in Friday afteroon as the 45th president of the United States. His presidency began right where his divisive campaign left off.
"We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power," Trump said in his confrontational and deeply nationalistic inaugural address. "From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first — America first."
He went on to frame his incoming presidency as a bulwark against the foreign influences that have allegedly decimated American morale and sucked the nation dry.
"We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs," Trump said. Read More
WASHINGTON — The inauguration of President Donald Trump wasn't a high-energy affair, but it was pervaded by a sense of impatience, vindication and frustration with the Obama years.
Just as Trump's entrance carried a whiff of his reality-show style, his inaugural address at times had the air of one of his boisterous campaign rallies.
This Trump speech is going to the heart of why he won. People felt forgotten and angry. Crowd cheering loudly on the mall.
The crowd gathered on the west lawn of the Capitol gave weak applause to Trump's predecessors and fell nearly dead silent when the outgoing commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama, emerged from the Capitol.
Some people were clad in red "make America great again" hats. The crowd openly cheered at the sight of Hillary Clinton on the Jumbotron, as Trump's erstwhile Democratic rival for the White House clapped along to patriotic music. Read More
Using cheat codes in the The Sims has been a staple of the gaming world just about as long as the franchise itself has existed. (Does anyone else have fond memories typing "rosebud;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!" over and over in the original Sims?) Thankfully, things haven't changed in Sims 4, and cheats are still as common as ever.
As such, we decided to round up some of the best cheat codes you can use in the series' most recent iteration, Sims 4. Enjoy, you filthy cheaters!
Sims 4 Cheats: How to get startedBefore you start typing in cheat codes, you have to call up a cheat bar that will let you type in all sorts of commands. On PC and Mac, hold ctrl + shift + c. You'll see a little white bar pop up on the top of the screen, according to IGN.
The first code you should type is "testingcheats on," then hit "enter." This will enable you to use several other cheat codes. Read More
President Donald Trump struck an angry, anti-establishment tone in a nationalistic inaugural address Friday at the U.S. Capitol.
"The forgotten men and women of this country will be forgotten no longer," Trump said while speaking before the somewhat less-than-yuuge crowd that turned out for his swearing-in ceremony.
"From this day forward, it's going to be only America first — America first."
As he did in his speech at the Republican National Convention last summer, Trump painted a grim picture of "American carnage," saying that Washington elites "flourished" while the people did not, and that America made other countries rich while its "factories shuttered."
"America will start winning again," Trump said. Read More
Barack Obama flew away from the U.S. Capitol Friday as an ordinary citizen moments after President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
The former president, along with former first lady Michelle Obama, flew off in a military helicopter to Joint Base Andrews, and from there will be off to Palm Springs, California, for vacation, according to Washington Post reporter David Nakamura.
Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump led the Obamas to the helicopter, the final ceremonial sign of a peaceful transfer of power.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, on the other hand, left the Capitol in a limo.
Biden and former second lady Jill Biden took the limo to Union Station, where they boarded an Amtrak to their home in Delaware, a familiar trip Biden has made for decades as a U.S. Read More
Following President Donald Trump's oath of office, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke took to Twitter to extend his congratulations to the new president.
"We did it!" Duke wrote Friday afternoon. "Congratulations Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America!"
We did it! Congratulation Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America!
Duke voiced his support for Trump during his presidential campaign, agreeing in an interview with NPR's Morning Edition in August that Trump's voters are his voters.
"Well, of course they are!" Duke said at the time. Read More
It's now Twitter-official: Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. His tenure now includes control of presidential Twitter [email protected], previously occupied by Barack Obama.
As Trump delivered his inaugural address, during which he told Americans he would transfer power from Washington to the people, the Twitter account was seamlessly stripped of Obama's branding and replaced with American flags and Trump's image.
Where do Obama's tweets live now? There's [email protected], an account run by nonprofit Organizing for Action. But for a more personal feed — along with previous @POTUS tweets — [email protected], here the now-former president's signature brand of optimism shines on.
What about Michelle Obama and Joe Biden? They've moved, too. @FLOTUS now belongs to Melania Trump and @VP is now Mike Pence. Read More
The struggle was real for President Donald Trump to fill out the bill for his inauguration ceremonies. As soon as his team attempted to book acts, performers faced swift backlash. Several withdrew their participation with some of the swiftest rebukes coming from black performers Jennifer Holliday and Rebecca Ferguson.
When his team finally assembled their bill, it was surprisingly (or unsurprisingly, depending on your view) monochrome. Nowhere was that whiteness more glaringly obvious than with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the second choir to perform at the brief inauguration ceremonies Friday.
Looking at the stunning ranks of white faces in the stands, Twitter just couldn't hold back the savagery. Read More
President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration is underway, but Netflix's House of Cards dropped news early Friday morning that fictional president Frank Underwood will be returning to office May 30.
The official House of Cards Twitter account posted a short teaser video with the comment, "We make the terror."
The teaser video has the words of the Pledge of Allegiance at the bottom as the camera slowly pans out on a zoomed-in American flag. Read More
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave the subtlest burn to Donald Trump during the United States presidential inaugurations.
The Senate minority leader made his remarks on Friday shortly before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his speech, Schumer spoke in defense of diversity, inclusivity and the nation's democratic ideals during "challenging and tumultuous times" — a clear response to the values that the Trump administation represents.
"We Americans have always been a forward-looking, problem-solving, optimistic, patriotic and decent people," Schumer said. "Whatever our race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, whether we are immigrant or native-born, whether we live with disabilities or do not, in wealth or in poverty, we are all exceptional in our commonly held yet fierce devotion to our country. Read More
There's no denying that director M. Night Shyamalan's filmmaking career has been polarizing, with movies in the quality range of The Sixth Sense to, somehow also, After Earth. Of course, if there's a calling card to Shyamalan's directorial style, it's his propensity for third act twists that can flip a movie on its head. That's what makes The Sixth Sense so iconic.
To that end, his controversial film Split is quintessential Shyamalan, with a final twist that puts the entire narrative in a whole new light and adds exciting possibilities for a sequel. The twist is perhaps worth the price of admission in and of itself, but here, we can discuss it in length. Just, seriously, don't read on if you don't want this twist spoiled — it's actually quite clever.
(Editor's note: Spoilers ahead for the ending of Split, and this is your final warning. Read More
Despite still being listed as a 2017 release, we know precious little about Red Dead Redemption 2. The follow-up to the classic 2010 wild west game from the creators of Grand Theft Auto is launching on PS4 and Xbox One with some emphasis on multiplayer. Other than that, there isn't much to go on.
That includes whether the game will eventually come to other consoles, like the Nintendo Switch, for example.
Red Dead Redemption 2: Nintendo Switch release doesn't look likelyRed Dead Redemption 2 was coincidentally announced on the same day as the Nintendo Switch back in October, but there has been no indication the game will ever come to Nintendo's newest console. Read More
Netflix has now released all six episodes from the first season of Frontier, the Discovery Channel-produced series that explores the often-violent fur trade in 18th-century North America. You may be wondering whether the Jason Momoa-starring series is based in fact or fiction. Well, it is a bit of both.
Frontier is based on the fur trade, a business that was very much real. Further, Hudson's Bay Company, which is featured prominently in the series, is a real company that has existed since the 17th century. In fact, whether you realize it or not, you see Hudson's Bay Company's department stores everywhere you go. Read More
Samsung Galaxy S7 owners finally have access to Android Nougat 7.0. The South Korean company rolled out the official operating system update Tuesday. According to Samsung, "the update also enables faster speeds for downloading apps and system software updates."
Of the many new features that arrived with Nougat 7.0, Samsung's update will feature Quick Panel, grouped notifications that support Direct Reply, multi-window support and split-screen view that allows "access up to seven apps at the same time" and a Performance Mode feature that "extends battery life and enhances speed."
Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users can also use Samsung Pass, although specific features will vary based on the user's country of residence. Read More
To his swearing in as the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump wore the expected: a tailored suit (likely Brioni) with a bright red tie.
But this was no ordinary tie, it was instead a very lengthy tie, one that extended far lower than his belt.
Donald TrumpSource: Getty ImagesMichelle Obama, Melania Trump, Donald Trump and Barack Obama.Source: Getty ImagesTwitter didn't miss a beat in calling out this sartorial misstep.
Now, ths is not entirely surprising. Read More
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Along with issues like the United States economy and immigration, disability rights became a focus of the 2016 election cycle, especially after President Donald Trump mocked Serge Kovaleski, a reporter living with a disability.
That focus will continue into Saturday's Women's March on Washington, according to reporting by Vox. Read More
As attendees began streaming into the Friday inauguration ceremony of president-elect Donald Trump, the Twitter account for ABC News' Good Morning America dedicated a tweet to the arrival of two guests in particular: former President Bill Clinton and his "wife," Hillary Clinton.
LIVE NOW: Former Pres. Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton arrive at the U.S. Capitol on #InaugurationDay: https://t.co/awrxco46Zw https://t.co/TPvfca41mO
"Wife" is an interesting title to use to refer to Hillary Clinton. It's not her most recent role, or the one we'll someday remember her most for.
Here are some alternate captions "Good Morning America" could have reasonably decided to run with instead:• Winner of the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election by almost 3 million votes, Hillary Clinton arrives at the U.S. Read More
We finally know the Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 at the cost of $299.99. We also know it won't come with any games or a Pro controller. You'll have to buy a micro SD card if you want more than 32GB of memory, and aside from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there won't be a ton to sink your teeth into come launch day.
In short, while the console looks cool — and Zelda looks great — it won't be perfect on day one. It's been said it took a while to build Rome, too. But thanks to Kotaku, we know one more feature the console won't have on March 3: Netflix.
Nintendo Switch Netflix: Don't expect to stream video anytime soonNintendo recently answered some of Kotaku's Switch-related inquiries. The company's responses cover a broad range of topics, from backwards compatibility — there is none — to whether it will have achievements. Read More
The Nintendo Switch price was confirmed along with the release date, screen size and more during the company's much-awaited Jan. 12 event. The $299.99 admission price for the console may not seem high here in North America, but prices vary based on different exchange rates around the world.
Luckily for Nintendo Switch fans in the United Kingdom, prices have already begun to drop. Will the same thing happen in the U.S.?
Nintendo Switch Price Drop: What new costs can you expect?In the U.K., the Nintendo Switch will continue to cost £279.99. However, while games were originally expected to go for £59.99 in the U.K., Gamespot reports that many retailers are dropping prices by £10. Shops like Amazon and Argos now list games like Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for £49.99.
The Nintendo Switch itself, however, hasn't received the same price drop among many retailers. Read More
Is your Pokémon Go Plus not connecting to your phone? If Pokémon Go Plus isn't working it's not your fault. Niantic confirmed on Twitter Friday that an issue with the wearable device is stopping it from working with some Android devices.
We are aware of an issue with the Pokémon GO Plus not being able to connect to some Android devices. We are working to resolve this problem.
Pokémon Go Plus Not Connecting or Working: More server status issues?This latest Pokémon Go bug comes hot on the heels of a massive server failure that made the entire game unplayable for several hours on Thursday. Niantic eventually fixed the issue but didn't offer many details on what went wrong, so it's impossible to know if these two problems are connected.
It took Niantic about two hours to fix the issue on Thursday. Hopefully the company can come up with a fix for Pokémon Go Plus just as quickly. Read More
At almost every step of his campaign to the White House, President Donald Trump made a show of denigrating women. Multiple accusations of sexual assault followed him into his swearing-in ceremony Friday, in addition to scandals surrounding his "grab them by the pussy" comments and other pointed, disparaging behavior.
Saturday, he will have to face those abuses, in part, by watching thousands of women around the world rally for the Women's March, an event standing for solidarity and equality, and opposing Trump's divisive election rhetoric. Read More
There was a mix of hilarious reactions on Twitter to Jackie Evancho's singing of the national anthem at President Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony Friday. Some chiming in said Evancho could not touch past inauguration performers Aretha Franklin, Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé.
But others praised the 16-year-old for singing live and shamed Bey for lip-syncing at the inauguration in 2013. Trump told Evancho "great job," after her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" performance, but here is how the people felt about it.
Naysayers thought Evancho was a downgrade:
From Beyonce & Kelly Clarkson to Jackie Evancho & a school choir...serious comedown
She like "Gurl, you ain't exactly Aretha" #JackieEvancho #Inauguration
I miss lip synching Beyoncé
Jackie Evancho voice need a urgent blood transfusion.
Jackie Evancho. Read More
Donald Trump is now president of the United States — thanks at least in part to Russia, to Wikileaks, to whitelash, whatever. It's an undeniably sad day, but there is a tiny glimmer of hope. You know why? Because thanks to Trump, the privileges and exceptions of American citizenship have never been more clear. And for that, I'm grateful.
For me, and for the more than 62 million people who didn't vote for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, this is not a political moment. It's a personal one. The same goes for the millions of other Americans who didn't or couldn't vote. And Trump has managed, in his own special, made-for-TV-or-Twitter-way, to bring us together in a historic and yet fragile coalition of people who see clearly what's at stake.
Donald Trump standing alongside Melania Trump, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.Source: Pool/Getty ImagesI'm black. I'm queer. Read More
It's hard to deny that Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency has been punctuated with its fair share of, well, uncomfortable moments.
Remember when, immediately following Trump's victory, outgoing President Barack Obama had to shake hands with the man who fueled the birther movement? It was awkward. On Friday, Obama had to do the same, welcoming Trump to his new digs, sharing a limousine with him and, ya know, relinquishing all power to him.
And we get to watch it all unfold.
Thankfully, there's Michelle Obama, who can convey the existential dread many Americans are feeling with a single glance. Or, at least, that's the impression Twitter users got when Michelle greeted incoming first lady Melania Trump.
Us too, Michelle. Us too.
The moment was made more awkward by the fact of a Tiffany-blue box Melania gifted to Michelle.
record scratch* *freeze frame* yep. that's me. Read More
That is not only the word Billy Batson yells to transform into DC's hero of the same name (formerly Captain Marvel), but also what Dwayne Johnson's fans are screaming in excitement. Why? Deadline has confirmed that Johnson will star as Shazam's archenemy, Black Adam, in a new solo film. This will be in addition to the previously announced Shazam!
Johnson has been attached to star as Black Adam in Shazam! since New Line announced the film in 2014. But now, it appears that the studio is looking to double-down on Johnson, beginning plans for a solo Black Adam spin-off as well. The announcement comes nearly a week after Johnson met with DC executives to discuss his involvement with the franchise.
Following his meeting, Johnson tweeted his thrill over getting to work as Black Adam. Read More
Donald Trump has officially ascended to the presidency. After taking the oath of office, delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, President Trump officially succeeded Barack Obama and became the 45th president of the United States.
Following the oath of office, Trump delivered his first address to the American people as president with a nationalistic speech that emphasized his priority to protect American interests — and, yes, "make America great again."
Speaking from the U.S. Read More
When you're happy and you know it, eat a taco. When you're mad and you know it, eat a taco?
Mexican food may be a great unifier for the American people during Donald Trump's Inauguration on Friday. While the election was one of the country's most divisive, people from all parts of the political spectrum said on Twitter that they would be ringing in the new president with some Mexican food. (Which, as it turns out, is a $38 billion industry in the U.S.)
Today is a self-care day. I'm going to eat Mexican food with my husband and son. Maybe go to the park or for a hike.
going out to eat some Mexican food on #InaugurationDay :-)
Some will choose Mexican food as a symbolic nod to support all Americans and resist Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. Read More
Back in October, Donald Trump released his "Contract With the American Voter" – his "100-day action plan to make America great again."
In it, he proposed measures to "clean up corruption" in Washington, D.C., "protect American workers" and "restore security and the constitutional rule of law" – which he said his administration would begin pushing on his first day in office.
That day, of course, has arrived: Trump began his term Friday, and in his fiery, nationalistic inaugural address, he echoed that plan, promising to make the people the "rulers of this nation again," put "America first" and end "American carnage."
What can he do in the first 100 days?Donald Trump speaks at his swearing in ceremony on Friday in Washington.Source: Chip Somodevilla/gettyimagesTrump's 100-day action plan is a mix of executive orders, legislative proposals and more abstract plans. Read More
President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have promised to make sweeping changes to America's healthcare system. Chief among them would be repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
But one slightly more technical change is a plan both Trump and the congressional Republicans have supported which would allow Americans to bu health insurance from across state lines.
Right now, health insurance can only be purchased from an insurance company operating within the buyer's state of residence. This is partly because each state has different health care regulations, so jurisdiction is important. Read More
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris may be heading up a spinoff of his Peabody Award-winning comedy for ABC. According to TVLine, the new series will focus on Zoey Johnson, the daughter played by Minnesota native Yara Shahidi, and her adventures at college.
What we knowWe don't have much information about the spinoff as of yet, but we do know that it's possible that ABC will air the pilot as early as later this year. However, Deadline writer Nellie Andreeva reported that talks for the spinoff are in such early stages that there are no scripts or deals in place as of yet.
If the spinoff premise sounds strangely familiar, Refinery29 writer Erin Donnelly reminded readers that, well, it is. In fact, it's the same premise as A Different World, the Cosby Show spinoff that ran from 1987 to 1993. Read More
It's official: Donald Trump is now the president of the United States. Despite his historically low approval ratings, potentially unconstitutional business conflicts and the ongoing FBI investigation into his Russian ties, Trump took the oath of office at noon Eastern and is now the holder of the highest office in the land.
During the swearing-in ceremony, which took place outside the U.S. Read More
So far, the clothes people have opted to wear on Inauguration Day aren't all that surprising. Melania Trump's donning a powder blue dress. Michelle Obama opted for a power red dress.
But then, well, Kellyanne Conway waltzed into the picture wearing a $3,600 Gucci a-line coat.
Conway, if you didn't already know, served as Donald Trump's campaign manager — so, naturally, she's super stoked about Inauguration Day. We just didn't expect her to express her joy quite like this:
Kellyanne Conway on Inauguration Day Source: Nick Baumann/TwitterConway showed up to the inauguration festivities not dressed like Uncle Sam, but more like Aunt Sam. Read More
President Donald Trump delivered a fiercely nationalistic inaugural address Friday, vowing that "from this day forward, it's going to be only America first."
"Jan. 20, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again," Trump said. "The forgotten people of this country will be forgotten no longer."
Trump painted a dire image of America, talking about poverty and crime in inner cities and "rusted out factories. Read More
Apples already come in red, yellow and green varieties, but a new genetically modified variety set to crop up in stores next month will most definitely not be one color: brown.
According to a CNN report, Okanagan Specialty Fruits in British Columbia plans to roll out a new brand of sliced and packaged Golden Delicious apples that don't go brown when sliced.
Okanagan describes the draw of non-browning Arctic brand apples on its website as being "more appealing and convenient" for consumers.
"[T]he simple convenience of being able to slice apples without worrying about browning can lead to more getting eaten, and fewer getting trashed," the site proclaims.
The new brand of apples will not brown when cut.Source: Ted S. Read More
Shortly after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump took his first actions as commander in chief, signing official nominating papers for his cabinet picks and signing a proclamation for a national day of patriotism.
One of the first documents he signed was a waiver to allow retired Gen. Read More
At noon on Friday President Donald Trump took the oath of office, and in doing so vowed to protect the United States Constitution.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States," the oath reads, "and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
But constitutional scholars consulted by Mic aren't so sure Trump can honestly uphold that oath, given his refusal to divest from his businesses.
In fact, five of the scholars Mic spoke with for this story said he is already violating the oath — and the U.S. Read More
Michelle Obama, whose eight years in the White House focused on fights against bullying and childhood obesity, has been a beacon of strength and compassion for all Americans. During a rally in Winston Salem, North Carolina, on Oct. Read More
Kristen Stewart is still far from being considered a venerable actress thanks to her work in the Twilight franchise, despite a quietly impressive series of indie films that ultimately led to winning a French Oscar, the Cesar award. But if that Hollywood thing doesn't pan out, Stewart could always pursue a career in academia. Yes, really.
Stewart has co-authored a research paper — posted in Cornell University's online research repository before it is, theoretically, peer reviewed — that examines "neural style transfer." The technique, used in accordance with her screenwriting and directorial debut in the short film Come Short — which premiered at Sundance Film Festival Thursday — uses a machine to render an image in a different artistic style and schemes. She worked on the paper alongside David Shapiro, a producer from the film, and Adobe research engineer Bhautik J. Read More
Before sunrise on Friday morning, Black Lives Matter activists gathered at the site of Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Objecting to a president criticized for undermining civil rights, BLM protesters formed a human blockade, preventing access to one of the inauguration's entry points.
The action began with a brief a rally in which people of all ages and races held signs and banners while speakers galvanized the crowd into action.
Protesters chained themselves to each other and to the metal barriers at the entry point, creating a barricade.
Here are 26 photos that captured the oppostion of civil rights activists to the dawn of Trump's Amerca.
BLM activists gather before sunrise on Friday to protest the inauguration.Source: Quincy Ledbetter/MicA protester speaks to fellow BLM protesters near the site of the inauguration early Friday morning. Read More
Adele is making her return to the Grammys stage for the fourth time, the awards show announced Friday. Fans can watch the British singer perform at the biggest night in music on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12.
Adele joins a line-up of performers including John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban for for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
AdeleSource: Matt Sayles/APThe 10-time Grammy winner is nominated for five awards this year, including album of the year and best pop vocal album for 25. The album's debut single, "Hello," received nominations for song of the year, best pop solo performance and record of the year.
More performers will be announced before the show airs at 8 p.m. Eastern on Feb. Read More
If you're looking for a new Netflix series to binge, you're in luck. The streaming platform has now released all six episodes from the first season of Frontier. The series, which is co-produced by Discovery Canada and stars Justice League and Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa, explores the violent North American fur trade in the 18th century.
Early responses to the new series are largely negative, but if you find yourself hooked, don't fret. Long before the poor reviews started trickling in, Netflix announced it was renewing the show for a second season.
It's possible there is a disconnect between the critics and average fans when it comes to Frontier. Read More
After 2016's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice polluted thousands of silver screens with its bloated, overstuffed garbage, we need a hard reset on D.C. Comics superhero clashes. Enter Injustice 2, the newest game from the developers of Mortal Kombat.
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and others will take each other on in the sequel to the 2013 original. It's a one-on-one fighting game with bombastic finisher moves and the ability to use objects in the environment against your opponent.
We still don't know everything that happens in its story or which characters will join the fray, but we do know that you can play it before its May 16 release date.
Injustice 2 beta registration: How to sign up to playYou can sign up for an online Injustice 2 beta on the game's official website. It's as easy as giving an email address, a name and a preferred platform between PS4 and Xbox One. Read More
After eight years as president, Barack Obama left the Oval Office for the final time Friday morning at around 9:30 a.m.
Video captured Obama leaving a note for his successor, President-elect Donald Trump, in the Resolute desk in the storied round room — an act that's become tradition in the transition of power.
President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office for the final time https://t.co/pakz0LbFqs
Obama and Trump will now travel together a few miles down the road to the U.S. Capitol, where Trump is set to be sworn in.
As he left the office, a reporter asked Obama for his parting words to the American people. Read More
At about 12 p.m. Eastern today, Donald Trump will take the oath of office and officially become the 45th president of the United States of America.
It all begins today! I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES - THE WORK BEGINS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2017The swearing-in ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last until about 12:30 p.m. After he takes the oath, Trump will give his inaugural address. The inaugural parade and inaugural balls will follow. Read More
When Donald Trump takes the oath of office at noon Eastern, he'll be sworn in with two Bibles that represent the histories of America and Trump himself.
The incoming president's choice of Bible for their swearing-in ceremony has become symbolic. President Barack Obama used a Bible belonging to Martin Luther King Jr. at his 2013 inauguration, which took place on MLK Day. President John F. Kennedy was sworn in with a Catholic Douay Bible when he became the first Catholic president in 1961. Read More
Beaches, the popular 1988 film starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is returning as a brand new TV movie on Lifetime this Saturday.
The dramatic comedy about two childhood friends who keep a solid bond through life's ups and downs has received a 2017 makeover with a new cast and a slightly different plot. From the looks of the trailer it might be a tearjerker, so have a box of tissues on hand. Here are some more important details about the world premiere of Lifetime's Beaches.
Source: Lifetime/YouTubePremiere date Beaches airs on Lifetime Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern and lasts 120 minutes. It is rated TV-14.
Plot detailsIn the first Beaches, CC and Hillary met in New Jersey's Atlantic City. Read More
Ever wonder how long you should sit on the same PokéStop, spinning it refresh after refresh in an attempt to find a 10km egg?
A new Pokémon Go study, whose results were recently published on The Silph Road, measured 500 spins of the same PokéStop in an effort to figure out how item distribution works. Now, when you get a really good spin on a PokéStop, you'll know precisely how lucky you were.
Pokémon Go analysis: Sitting on top of a PokéStop helpsFortuitous employment led to this intensive PokéStop study.
"So, I work on a PokéStop and it has been slow in the office," Silph Road community member ABKC wrote, which explains how they had enough time to constantly spin the nearby PokéStop.
"Then I had a better thought," ABKC wrote. Read More
TNT's The Librarians, a spin-off the The Librarian film series, will air its season three finale on Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern. The series follows Eve Baird, played by X-Men's Rebecca Romijn, and her intrepid band of colleagues who together fight supernatural threats.
Noah Wyle, who starred as Flynn Carsen in the film franchise, reprises his role on the TV series on a recurring basis, and will appear in Sunday's finale. This comes on the heels of Wyle directing two episodes this season, as well as writing one installment.
You can check out the synopsis and promo for the season three finale, titled, "And the Wrath of Chaos," below:
The Librarians' two-front battle comes to a head when the Library is simultaneously infiltrated by DOSA and Apep. Read More
Zoe Saldana, famously known for playing an all-blue character in Avatar and an all-green character in Guardians of the Galaxy, is now throwing her support behind Donald Trump.
Appearing on Al Punto, a Spanish-language program hosted by Univision's Jorge Ramos, the actress offered words of support for Trump, set to take the oath of office on Friday.
"I have faith in [Trump] because he is my nation’s president," the actress said in Spanish. "I wasn’t raised to choose one person over the other. I was raised to be an American. To do my duty and offer my respect to America. Therefore, I will give him my respect, the respect he deserves, until the other shoe drops, as we Dominicans would say."
Zoe SaldanaSource: Chris Pizzello/APAccording to the Huffington Post, Ramos then pushed Saldana to address her earlier comments saying she'd move out of the country if Trump were elected. Read More
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It's been nearly two months since fans last saw the Villanuevas in action. But with the midseason premiere of Jane the Virgin airing on The CW Jan. 23, the wait will soon be over. The series will return with "Chapter 52," though we don't know much about the Villanuevas' impending adventures. However, the official promo for the episode does tease a few things.
According to the trailer, it appears that Michael will entertain a career change, and even try his hand at stand-up. It also looks like Rogelio will toy around with another celebrity religion. Read More
Debating between the Google Pixel XL and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge? Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 edge in February 2016, while Google introduced its handset in October. Though the two smartphones are the same size, they differ in other ways.
Here's how the phones fare against each other when it comes to several key features:
Google Pixel XL vs. S7 Edge: SizeGoogle offers two Pixel devices: the regular 5-inch model and a 5.5-inch XL version. The Samsung line is similar, with the Galaxy S7 featuring a 5.1-inch display and the S7 edge featuring a 5.5-inch screen.
Google Pixel XL vs. S7 Edge: ColorGoogle Pixel XL is available in three colors — Quite Black, Really Blue and Very Silver. The Galaxy S7 edge is available in Gold Platinum and Black Onyx.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edgeSource: Richard Drew/APGoogle Pixel XL vs. Read More
Before both the New York Post and the New York Daily News dubbed Friday morning the "Don of a New Day," Twitter users had one last farewell for outgoing President Barack Obama and his administration.
But instead of hopping on the #ThanksObamas hashtag train, on Thursday night, Alexandra Petri, a humor writer for the Washington Post, opted for a more creative approach: rewriting the classic children's book Goodnight Moon to make it applicable to a Donald Trump presidency.
goodnight Obama goodnight moon goodnight legally unrestricted womb
goodnight common core goodnight common sense goodnight Vice President who isn't Pence
goodnight EPA goodnight child support goodnight majority?? on the Supreme Court
All in verse, Petri bid adieu to the reproductive rights Trump has threatened with his promise to overturn Roe v. Read More
There was no Muslim leader offering prayers or reading scripture at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, serving as a symbol of the incoming administration's contempt for the religious community.
The swearing-in featured six faith-based leaders including five Christian leaders and one rabbi. Two of the clergy were prosperity preachers, who preach that God rewards the faithful with financial rewards. This inauguration was the first time prosperity preachers participated in the ceremony.
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has garnered support and praise for proposing hardline views on Islam and discriminatory anti-Muslim policies. Some of these include calling a religion with 1.6 billion followers a "hateful foreign ideology" and advocating for a Muslim registry. Trump also called on Rev. Robert Jeffress, of St. John's Episcopal Church, to preach at a private church service on Friday ahead of the swearing-in ceremony. Read More
Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have decided to cancel this weekend's premiere and press junket for A Dog's Purpose. This news follows the release of disturbing footage from the set of the film, where a German Shepherd was repeatedly forced into turbulent waters despite being visibly terrified.
Following the release of the footage, PETA called for a boycott of the film, while American Humane, which had a representative on set, said it will be conducting an investigation into the incident. According to Variety, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment released the following statement in regards to their decision to cancel the premiere and press junket.
Since the emergence of the footage, Amblin has engaged with many associated with the production of the film, including safety personnel, trainers and stunt coordinators as part of their in-depth review. Read More
Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America.
That's a really depressing sentence. Read More
There are some complicated legal hoops that Stephen Colbert needs to jump through whenever he wants to use his conservative persona of the same name from his old Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. As he's bemusingly expained before on The Late Show, that "Stephen Colbert" is the intellectual property of Comedy Central.
So, with that said, technically, The Colbert Report character didn't make an appearance Thursday night to bid farewell to President Barack Obama. It was Stephen Colbert's identical twin cousin, Stephen Colbert, who just so happens to be very conservative. Read More
President Barack Obama has just a few hours left in the White House, and supporters far and wide are making sure to get in their last-minute thanks, posting heartbreaking messages of gratitude under the #ThanksObamas hashtag on Twitter.
Most took the time to praise the first family for being role models.
One last time, as you teach us how to say goodbye, for being the role model for my children to look up to for 8 yrs. @POTUS #ThanksObamas
ThanksObamas for always remaining kind & respectful in the face of adversity, & for being the role models Americans truly need ?
Michelle was strong, dynamic, positive, elegant, confident, and more. Truly a role model for me and so many other women. Read More
On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. You could watch his inauguration ceremony. Or, you could perform one of the fun activities listed below.
1. Smear a dollop of paint in the middle of your bedroom wall. Watch it dry.
2. Fill a large pot with water. Place it on the stovetop and set the burner to “medium.” Watch until it boils. Let cool. Dump the water on your head. Repeat.
3. Fill a bowl with Grape-Nuts cereal, then pour milk over it. Wait until the milk soaks through the cereal and turns it into a coagulated, vomit-like stew.
4. Find a vacuum cleaner and plug it in. Turn the vacuum on. Listen closely to the noise it makes until Trump’s swearing-in ceremony is over.
5. Borrow a leaf blower. Turn it on. Aim it directly at your face. Hold steady until your skin is entirely dry and your cheeks, lips and eyelids have been significantly loosened.
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This is it. Mic will be providing special coverage of the inauguration throughout the weekend. Visit mic.com/navigatingtrumpsamerica for live coverage.
For a schedule of inauguration events and a guide to protests, click here. And follow our liveblog all day long for inauguration coverage.
Highlights• Today: Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States.
• What to expect: Light rain. A swearing-in scheduled shortly before noon. An inaugural address scheduled to take 21 minutes. A snappy, 90-minute inaugural parade. Three inaugural balls. And hundreds of thousands of inauguration attendees.
• Protests: The aim is simple — bring inaugural festivities to a standstill. Read More
Months before Donald Trump even won the election, Politico reported that President Barack Obama and his family would move to a $6 million home in the "prestigious Kalorama neighborhood" of Washington, D.C., "home to many embassies, ambassadorial residences and influential families." The Obamas' new home sits just two miles from the White House, and was reportedly purchased with the intent of allowing Sasha Obama to finish high school uninterrupted.
The Obamas will reportedly rent the nine-bedroom, eight-and-a-half bath home rather than purchase it. According to Zillow, the home's monthly rent is estimated to be about $22,112. Read More
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WASHINGTON — As planned, close to 50 black and brown activists marched from the Metropolitan Police Department station near Judiciary Square to an inaugural security check point — just as inauguration attendees began to arrive Friday for the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump.
Forming a line in front of a tent of magnetometers at one of 12 inaugural security screening locations, activists from the Black Lives Matter network and other groups chained themselves to each other and to metal barricades. A handful of inauguration attendees who tried to forcibly break through the human chain were pushed back by activists protecting the human — and literal — chain.
Once the gate was effectively shut down, activists celebrated by dancing, letting up chants of "Black Live Matter" and "I believe that we will win." Soon thereafter, the protesters' numbers began to swell. Read More
On Jan. 19, then-President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 330 federal inmates who were convicted of drug crimes. As a result, Obama increased the total number of commutations to 1,715 individuals during his presidency, including 568 people who have been sentenced to life in prison.
Though CNN once declared him one of the "least merciful presidents" in U.S. history, Obama granted more commutations than any president and has surpassed the number of commutations granted by the past 13 presidents combined, the White House reported.
Obama also granted a total of 212 pardons during his eight years in office. On Jan. 17, he issued the final 64 pardons of his presidency. Read More
Pokémon Go hackers are always looking for an easier way to cheat, even if it means risking getting caught and banned from the game.
Niantic has taken a hard line against cheaters, including permanent bans for anyone violating the game's terms of service. When cheats that don't require jailbreaking become available for the latest Pokémon Go update, however, people may be tempted to use them.
Pokémon Go hack requires no jailbreaking but still takes workThe most intimidating aspect of Pokémon Go cheating for some players might be the necessity of jailbreaking your phone, considering the risk of damage to the device. Read More
Laila Nur and Saba Taj are sending a powerful message of love — well, quite literally. They got married.
Nur, 29, and Taj, 30, who both identify as queer Muslims of color, exchanged their vows on Jan. 13 at a courthouse in Durham, North Carolina. The location and timing of their marriage is as significant as their direct and compelling message: They exist. They are valuable. They are loved.
Posted by on Their home state of North Carolina has been a battleground for LGBTQ rights. Read More
Can't make it to Washington, D.C., to watch Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20? If you'd still like to watch him become the 45th president of the United States, you can catch the ceremony via livestream on a number of different websites.
Where and when to find livestreamsYou can livestream the event almost anywhere. Source: Saul Loeb/Getty ImagesAccording to Vox, you can watch a livestream of the ceremony on the White House's website. In addition, a handful of news outlets have partnered with YouTube to bring you coverage as well, including:
- Bloomberg Politics
- Washington Post
- USA Today
NBC will also livestream the event on its website, its YouTube channel, and on Roku, AppleTV, and FireTV, Vulture reported. Read More
Nate Terani, a first-generation Iranian, Muslim-American and military veteran, is as feminist as they come.
So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Terani will march among the ranks at the Women's March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
The march — now a global movement — is an impassioned response to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, a figure who's earned himself a reputation as a misogynist who encourages sexual assault.
"As a Muslim-American who believes in fundamental equality and as a veteran who took an oath to defend the Constitution, it is important to be present on the ground," 39-year-old Terani said of the march from his home in Tucson, Arizona, in an interview with Mic. Read More
From day one, President Barack Obama has had a tight bond with hip-hop. Over the years he's offered more rappers than ever a space to perform and convene with him and the first lady on issues at the White House. Common, Wale and Chance the Rapper are some who have brought their talents to Pennsylvania Avenue.
Obama also enlisted hip-hop to help him win elections: Jay Z and Beyoncé have fundraised millions for his campaigns. Additionally, Obama has never been afraid to share his hip-hop views. He famously chose Kendrick Lamar over Drake in an interview last year, a one-up for Lamar who had been at odds with Drizzy in the past.
Jay Z campaigning with President Obama in 2012.Source: Carolyn Kaster/APAs we countdown the final hours of his presidency before the transition of power on Friday, we take a look back at 10 notable Obama-inspired lyrics, compiled from Genius, that will mark his presidency.
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Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump and one of his unofficial advisers, has arrived in Washington, D.C. ahead of her father's inauguration Friday.
Arriving in Washington DC with my . A very special moment! #MAGA #Inauguration2017 pic.twitter.com/whZxJdFiQ3
January 19, 2017Ivanka — whose husband, Jared Kushner, was recently tapped to be a senior advisor to the incoming president — is expected to have an unusually influential role in her father's administration. Some have even speculated she will effectively serve as unofficial first lady, something Ivanka herself has called an "inappropriate observation."
She reportedly received rabbinical clearance to travel by car on Inauguration Day Friday; Kushner and Ivanka are Jewish, and traveling by car on Friday evenings or Saturdays is considered by some to be a violation of the Sabbath. Read More
As the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States proceeds on Friday, it bears remembering that a presidential swearing-in doesn't just happen. It takes time and money.
According to the New York Times, the total cost of Trump's inauguration could exceed $200 million when all is said and done. That ballpark figure is based on the price tag of past inaugurations, in addition to unknown factors, like how many people attend and what the weather is like.
When it comes to who's footing the bill, there are actually two parts to the inauguration — and two sources of funding.
The actual swearing-in, traditionally held on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building, is paid for by appropriations from Congress.
For Friday's ceremony, Congress approved a request for $1.25 million from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Read More
When in the woods, Hillary Clinton prefers fleece. When out on the town in New York City, taking in showings of The Color Purple on Broadway or dining at fancy restaurants, she prefers luxe and simple coats.
But for important moments during her political life, Clinton prefers the white pantsuit.
That was made all the clearer on Friday, when she arrived at Trump's inauguration wearing a cream pantsuit, very similar to the white suit she wore at the Demoncratic National Convention when she made history as the first woman to accept a major party's nomination for president of the United States.
Hillary Clinton arrives at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. Source: Rob Carr/gettyimagesHillary Clinton waves as she arrives at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Read More
Franklin Graham, son of controversial evangelist Billy Graham, is one of several preachers scheduled to give a reading at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony Saturday.
While Graham has been a longtime Trump supporter, endorsing him as early as 2011, he's nothing short of a polarizing figure. Read More
For her final appearance as first lady, Michelle Obama has made one last grand gesture to her fashion-adoring fans.
On Friday morning, after Donald Trump and Melania Trump attended church, first-lady-until-11:59-a.m. Michelle Obama greeted them wearing a printed red dress with a black belt and shoes.
Meanwhile, her husband, outgoing President Barack Obama, opted for a traditional suit and a blue tie.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet President-elect Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Source: Evan Vucci/APPresident Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama as they await for the arrival of President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the White House in Washington. Read More
For her first fashion statement as soon-to-be first lady at the 2017 inauguration, Melania Trump opted for a light blue dress and jacket with an exaggerated neckline designed by Ralph Lauren, with matching shoes and gloves for the morning prayer service in Washington, D.C.
President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive for a church service at St. Johns Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, on Donald Trump's inauguration day.Source: Alex Brandon/APPresident-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive for a church service at St. Johns Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, on Donald Trump's inauguration day.Source: Alex Brandon/APPresident-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania, accompanied by their Secret Service detail, arrive for a church service at St. Johns Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. Read More
Pastor Wayne T. Jackson will be delivering the benediction at President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural ceremony Friday in Washington, D.C.
In September, Trump visited Jackson's Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit, where he spoke to the largely black congregation. Afterward, Jackson bestowed a prayer shawl on Trump and gave him a Bible.
Despite Trump's attempt to court black voters during his visit, the event generated protests, with demonstrators outside the ministry holding "No Trump!" signs, according to CNBC.
Trump didn't fare so well with black voters in the presidential election. That being said, Trump could be hoping his relationship with Jackson may help him garner additional support from black Americans.
Posted by on Who is Wayne T. Jackson?Jackson, who lives in Detroit, has been married to fellow pastor and business partner Dr. Beverly Y. Read More
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is among six preachers who will lead prayers at Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.
NPR called Dolan the "least surprising" pick of the bunch, as Trump and Dolan have known each other for years.
The New York cardinal last appeared alongside Trump — and then-opponent Hillary Clinton — at October's Al Smith Dinner. At the time, Dolan recounted a rare moment of reprieve he said he witnessed between the two presidential candidates after he asked both of them to join him in prayer.
"After the little prayer, Mr. Trump turned to Secretary Clinton and said, 'You are one tough and talented woman,'" Dolan told Today. Read More
Celebrities, singers, power brokers, judges, senators, even Hillary Clinton herself — all of these people will attend the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. But if protesters get their way, they're going to have a tough time getting in.
On the morning of Inauguration Day, at each of a dozen security checkpoints where attendees will be let into Trump's inauguration, a coalition of activist groups operating under the banner of DisruptJ20 will blockade the entrances to the festivities, keeping anyone they can from entering, according to interviews with activists.
Each gate will be assigned to a different protest group with a distinct agenda: Movement for Black Lives DC, Economic Justice, the Antiwar Bloc, the Labor Contingent and eight other groups will participate.
DisruptJ20 put out a press release, but didn't specify a start time for the protest action, so it's uncertain where they will begin. Read More
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump insists his inauguration will be truly huge — the biggest ever, in fact. "People are pouring into Washington in record numbers," he wrote on Twitter.
If that were the case — which early evidence suggests it isn't — his team might be a little understaffed.
About 8,000 volunteers are working the Trump inaugural, according to Ninio Fetalvo, a spokesman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
"We have approximately 8,000 volunteers — 1,500 of them doing special events and the rest assisting with the parade," Fetalvo said via text message. Read More
A new era began on Jan. 20, 2017, when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
President Barack Obama, in his farewell speech on Jan. 10, promised a "peaceful transfer of power from one freely elected president to the next." Nevertheless, Trump's inauguration is shaping up to be a bumpy ride, with a third of congressional Democrats planning to boycott his swearing in and hundreds of thousands of protesters slated to march on Washington on Jan. 21.
Mic's reporters will be on the ground in Washington, D.C., throughout inauguration weekend. We'll keep you updated on the pomp and circumstance, politics and protests as they happen.
All times are Eastern.
Friday, Jan. 206:09 p.m.: We are signing off for tonight. Updates will continue on this live blog starting Saturday at 9 a.m.5:10 p.m.: James Mattis has been confirmed as Trump's secretary of defenseRetired Gen. Read More
Everything these days is in constant motion — our cars, our plans, our fashion. Our schedules consist of racing against the clock to finish work so we can zoom through errands and still have time to be social. And the fashion industry has kept up with our rapid pace, quickly churning out new styles and convincing us we need new clothes every season and a new wardrobe every year.
According to 2016 study, the amount of clothing produced doubled from 2000 to 2014, exceeding 100 billion garments for the first time in 2014. What used to be four seasons of fashion has now increased to up to 15 production cycles per year, Tasha Lewis, a professor at Cornell University’s Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, told NPR in 2016. Read More
You have probably already heard of the Slenderman, an incredibly tall, faceless entity in a black suit that usually resides in the forest. Does he also stalk children? Is he a murderer? Is he a twisted guardian angel for said children who feel reclusive, alienated and bullied? Could he be cute in a Jack Skellington, Nightmare Before Christmas kind of way?
The Slenderman can assume all these characteristics and more, the result of a fictitious character spawning from the internet, its influence spreading like wildfire thanks to short stories, video games and some chillingly realistic YouTube videos. Read More
One major reason to default to takeout instead of cooking? The dishes. The thought of looming crumb-and-grease covered pots, pans, plates and utensils that result from cooking at home can make the whole concept of meal prep hugely daunting — and unenjoyable.
If you simply dread the thought of scrubbing dishes after feasting on a home-cooked meal, it's time to convert to one-pot meals.
These tasty dishes can be created with minimal kitchen equipment to make cleanup a cinch and optimize your cooking enjoyment. Healthy one-pot meals bring on the deliciousness, and cleaning that single pot may even be easier than taking out your post-takeout trash. Read More