🇺🇸 Hello Monday. Today is a federal holiday for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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⚡ President Trump plans to issue 100+ pardons and commutations before leaving office, an administration official tells Axios' Alayna Treene, confirming a CNN report.
- Defense officials are worried about an insider attack from service members securing the inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all 25,000 National Guard troops. —AP