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John Kerry Throws Vine Over Pit Of Quicksand To Save Child Companion

PANGSAU, MYANMAR—Thinking quickly to thwart disaster as he ventured deep into the Myanmar rainforest to meet with State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi, Secretary of State John Kerry threw a vine over a pit of quicksand to save the life of his 12-year-old Moroccan companion, Drumstick, sources confirmed Monday.

Can Trump Follow Through On His Campaign Promises?

President-elect Donald Trump made a variety of lofty promises during his campaign as part of a pledge to “make America great again.” The Onion looks at several of these promises and evaluates whether Trump will be willing or able to follow through on them.

What You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction is currently stalled on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would connect North Dakota’s Bakken Shale development to oil tank farms in Illinois, by protests led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The Onion provides answers to key questions about the project.

What Can Americans Expect Under A Trump Presidency?

With two months until the inauguration of Donald Trump, many Americans are wondering what his term will look like and what his administration might accomplish. The Onion answers some common questions about Trump’s upcoming presidency

James Comey Quickly Reopens Clinton Email Investigation For Few More Minutes

‘Nope, Looks Like It’s All Good Here,’ Says FBI Director

WASHINGTON—In a letter addressed to Congress that was quickly followed by a second message retracting the first, FBI director James Comey is said to have briefly reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails for several more minutes Friday.

Pollsters Admit They Underestimated Voters’ Adrenal Glands

WASHINGTON—In response to widespread criticism that they had failed to predict Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, analysts from polling organizations around the nation admitted Thursday they had underestimated the influence of voters’ adrenal glands on the presidential race.
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Highlights Of President Obama's Inauguration

Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as president of the United States Monday, amid a day of pomp, parades, and performances in Washington, D.C. Here are some of the highlights of the daylong festivities:

  • 12:00 a.m.–11:59 p.m.: Secret Service freaking out
  • 8:42 a.m.: First of many decisions by an onlooker to just go, right here, rather than lose his spot
  • 9:58 a.m.: Half-shaved Obama tears down White House stairs after having slept through alarm
  • 10:21 a.m.: Mitt Romney lets out a momentary sigh in between pulling up his first and second pant leg
  • 11:15 a.m.: Vice President Biden sworn in on 1991 Playboy featuring the Barbi Twins
  • 12:30 p.m.: Tank filled to brim with stew is rolled out for all in attendance
  • 1:30 p.m.: Presidential dog, Bo, barks national anthem
  • 2:11 p.m.: Obama jumps on trampoline, dunks Bible through hoop with red, white, and blue net
  • 5:18 p.m.: Vice President Biden’s blackout begins

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