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Biden seeks to define his presidency by an early emphasis on equity

In his first days in office, President Joe Biden has devoted more attention to issues of racial equity than any new president since Lyndon B. Johnson, a focus that has cheered civil rights activists and drawn early criticism from conservatives.

In first days, Biden flashes action as deep problems loom

President Biden signed executive orders and issued directives during his first days in office. But outside the White House, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the economy remains weak, and Republicans are signaling objections to his plans.

Mass. exodus: A flurry of figures with Boston ties are heading to Washington. Here’s a look at who’s been tapped

Thousands of people work in the White House under each administration, and with President Biden and Vice President Harris at the helm, many will hail from Massachusetts.

Trump and Justice Department lawyer said to have plotted to oust acting attorney general

The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with then-President Donald Trump to oust Jeffrey Rosen as acting attorney general.

Senate leader Chuck Schumer says Trump impeachment trial will start week of Feb. 8

Under the timeline, the House will transmit the impeachment article against Donald Trump late Monday, with initial proceedings Tuesday.

A closer look at Biden’s two executive orders on economic relief

President Joe Biden signed a pair of executive orders Friday aimed at offering a quick dose of relief to an economy still being hammered by the coronavirus.

Watch live: Joe Biden speaks about economic relief

President Biden is discussing executive orders on coronavirus relief.

Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US

President Biden has directed his intelligence community to study the threat of domestic extremism in the United States, an undertaking being launched weeks after a violent mob loyal to Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol.