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News From Around Detroit
- Father and daughter dead after fiery crash in Shelby Townshipby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
An awful start to the new year for a family in suburban Detroit: Dad and daughter both killed, and his other child badly injured, in a traffic crash.
- Some Michigan counties grapple with vaccine switch, cancel clinicsby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The Washtenaw County Health Department postponed some of the COVID-19 vaccine clinics it scheduled for this week because of a shortage of vaccines.
- Michigan reports 1,738 new COVID-19 cases, 41 deaths Tuesdayby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Michigan now has a total of 540,115 confirmed cases and 13,865 deaths since March.
- Metro Detroit nurse sings 'Amazing Grace' for national audience at COVID-19 memorialby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
"I am lost for words right now," Lori Key wrote on Facebook. The Presidential Inaugural Committee hosted the event.
- Nearly 12,000 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines spoiled en route to Michiganby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
A temperature disruption spoiled 21 shipments of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine as they were being delivered to Michigan, state health officials said.
- What's the schedule for inauguration day?
Joe Biden will become the nation's 46th president at noon on Wednesday, when he is sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. on the Capitol's West Front. This will take place shortly after Kamala Harris is sworn in as the 49th vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. Biden's inaugural address will follow. Find more information on the day's events and performers here....
- Several longstanding traditions will be missing from inauguration
Traditionally, the outgoing president sits behind the new president, symbolizing a peaceful transfer of power, but Donald Trump will not be at Wednesday's event. Nor will Trump invite the Bidens to the White House, forgoing a longstanding tradition in which the outgoing first family welcomes the new first family to the White House.
- The Constitution mandates when one presidency ends and the next begins
The date and time of today's inauguration are set by 20th amendment to the Constitution, which states that "the terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January."