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Normally quiet streets around US state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work there on edge and instilling a sense of foreboding, reports Andrew Selsky for Associated Press.
More than most people, these Americans will have front-row seats on whether the change of leadership in the White House will lead to a lessening of tension. They’ll be watching what the next chapter brings from storefronts and the porches and stoops of their own homes.
Outgoing president Donald Trump’s last act in office was to issue 143 people with pardons or clemency. Among the most notable names on the list were:
Steve Bannon, 67, was a key adviser in Trump’s 2016 presidential run. He was charged last year with swindling Trump supporters over an effort to raise private funds to build the president’s wall on the US-Mexico border. He has pleaded not guilty.