Satellite hovering over Earth (© Lockheed Martin)

America advances GPS with new satellites

The U.S. is upgrading its GPS network with stronger satellites. GPS enables location tracking for planes, phones and critical infrastructure.
Antony Blinken (© Demetrius Freeman/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Meet America’s new secretary of state: Antony Blinken

Antony Blinken says his vision of America is steeped in his relatives' past as refugees. Learn more about the new secretary of state.
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The presidential Cabinet explained [video]

Watch this video to learn more about the role of the Cabinet in running the U.S. federal government and advising the president.
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Images of the inauguration [photo gallery]

See images of the 59th inauguration, at which Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris became the new president and vice president of the United States.
President Biden signing documents while two people stand behind him (© Jim Lo Scalzo/AFP/Getty Images)

What is an executive order?

Executive orders, issued to help the executive branch carry out its duties, have the force of law. They can be struck down by the courts or overwritten.
President Biden sitting at desk and signing documents (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

A look back at how presidents made history with executive orders

What is the difference between an executive order and a presidential memo? Plenty. We also review some famous executive orders U.S. presidents have signed.
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Biden’s America: A ‘strong and trusted partner’

President Biden says the United States will partner with other nations to tackle global challenges. See highlights from his inaugural address.
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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president

Joseph R. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol on January 20 to become the 46th president of the United States.
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Biden’s inauguration to blend the old with the new

Joe Biden’s inauguration, scaled back to avoid the spread of COVID-19, will include some time-honored features and creative re-imaginings of past events.