Gorman is the youngest poet to recite at an inauguration, a role first given to Robert Frost by John F. Kennedy in 1961, after First Lady Jill Biden saw one of Gorman's readings and invited her to participate at the Capitol steps.
Some 34 years after first seeking the job, Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president, bringing to an end the most tumultuous administration of modern times and charting a new course to tackle Covid-19 and unite a splintered nation.
US President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural speech looking out across the National Mall, which was covered in a field of flags instead of inauguration crowds since citizens were told to stay home because of the virus.
Some prominent establishment figures think the new US president will follow in the footsteps of the Trump administration.
Trump left the White House for the final time as president on Wednesday morning, saying “it has been a great honour, the honour of a lifetime”.
The Trumps' departure has been fractious, with the president refusing for months to accept the election result due to false allegations of fraud and declining to congratulate his successor Joe Biden.
The pardons and commutations for 143 people, including Steve Bannon, were announced after midnight on Wednesday in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.
Guatemalan migration authorities say some 3,500 out of 4,000 people who had gathered in Vada Hondo have already been returned to Honduras, several hundred children among them.
President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet nominees also promised that the United States would stay tough on China and Iran but vowed a new era of international cooperation after Donald Trump's divisive "America First" approach.
US President Donald Trump has wished luck to President-elect Joe Biden without naming him in farewell video posted on a White House twitter account.
The 20-year-old soldier, Cole James Bridges of Stow, Ohio, also known as Cole Gonzales, was with the Third Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, when he thought he was communicating with Daesh online about the terrorism plots.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China has committed crimes against humanity in their treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other members of ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
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