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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is offering no clues on her plans to send President Donald Trump’s impeachment to the Senate for trial. But she made clear Friday that Democrats intend to move swiftly on Joe Biden’s legislative priorities, including funding for coronavirus vaccines and relief aid. Pelosi said Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan is a “matter of complete urgency." That suggests the bill could take precedence over Trump's second impeachment trial. But many Democrats have pushed for an immediate trial. The proceedings could begin by Inauguration Day if Pelosi sends the article to the Senate by early next week. 

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Vice President Mike Pence has called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations. That's, according to two peoples familiar with the conversation who were granted anonymity to share details of a private conversation. One of the people familiar with the Thursday afternoon conversation described it as a “good call,” with Pence congratulating his successor and offering assistance. The call comes less than a week before President-elect Joe Biden and Harris are set to take office, next Wednesday. It marks the first contact between elected officials from the outgoing and incoming administrations.

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President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. That's according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been made public. Trump had already announced that he would not be attending Biden's inauguration, a break with tradition. He has spent months lobbing baseless allegations of voter fraud in an attempt to delegitimize Biden's presidency. Vice President Mike Pence will attend in his place. Trump will begin his post-presidential life in Florida as he mulls his future. 

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When Joe Biden addresses the country for the first time as president, he's sure to hit a theme that presidents have touched upon since George Washington — unity. It's been a theme, and an anxiety, for incoming leaders who have faced economic and social crises and moments when the very future of the U.S. was in doubt. Historians cite the first inaugural speeches of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln as possible parallels for Biden, who has said his goal is to “restore the soul” of the country even as millions baselessly insist incumbent Donald Trump was the winner of the election.

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FILE - In this March 4, 1933, file photo President Franklin D. Roosevelt, center, watches his inaugural parade in Washington. Right of Roosevelt is Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Chief of Staff of the Army, and at the left, is Adm. William V. Pratt, Chief of Naval Operations. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt can be seen, second from right. Seated, at extreme left, is Sara Roosevelt, the president's mother, and between the new president and Gen. MacArthur is Anna Dall, daughter of the president. Roosevelt, elected in a landslide in 1932 amid the Great Depression, said in his first inaugural speech: “If I read the temper of our people correctly, we now realize as we have never realized before our interdependence on each other.” (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - This images shows a depiction of President George Washington delivering his inaugural address in the Senate Chamber of Old Federal Hall in New York on April 30, 1789. When Joe Biden addresses the country for the first time as president, his inaugural speech is likely to echo calls for unity that predecessors have invoked since the first time George Washington was sworn in. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - In this March 4, 1961 file image, President Abraham Lincoln stands under cover at center of Capitol steps during his inauguration in Washington. The scaffolding at upper right is used in construction of the Capitol dome. Historians cite the first inaugural speeches of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln as possible parallels for Joe Biden, who has said his goal is to “restore the soul” of the country even as millions baselessly insist incumbent Donald Trump was the winner. (AP Photo)

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FILE - This March 5, 1877 file photo shows a general view of the grand stand during the inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes, in Washington. Hayes, whose presidency was marked by the retrenchment of federal troops from the post-Civil War South and ongoing resistance from Southern whites to equal rights for Blacks, declared during his 1877 inaugural that true peace could be achieved through the “united and harmonious efforts of both races” and the honest work of local self-government. (AP Photo, File)