Portland has been the scene of unrest for months, with civil rights, anarchist and anti-fascist protesters clashing with police and occasionally with right-wing militias and Trump supporters.
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.
Riot shields and gas masks are piled in the hallways and new fencing and other security measures have also gone up around the building that is seen by many as an important global symbol of democracy.
Pentagon says thousands of National Guard troops will offer security on Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration amid fears of more violence by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip his successor’s swearing-in.
Presidential electors plan to cast their ballots in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The results will be tallied in Washington on January 6 in a joint session of Congress.
New DRC President Felix Tshisekedi's speech has appealed for peace and tolerance in the long-turbulent country after the disputed December 30 election.
Francois Hollande hands over French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in a ceremony at the Elysee Palace. Macron vows to "relaunch" the EU.
During his visit to CIA headquarters, the US president denied any feud with the intelligence agency and reiterated his resolve to "eradicate" terrorism "from the face of the earth."
Where his speech fell short, the White House provided an insight into what the Trump presidency would look like, posting several statements on foreign policy, trade and military.
On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, Americans brace themselves for a future that no one can predict.
The US president-elect has sent out thousands of tweets to millions of followers during his time as a reality TV star, but his new job raises the stakes for what he says online.
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