Esther Honig

Ohio State Students Walk Out Of Classes To Protest Inauguration

As President Donald Trump swore the oath of office, becoming the 45th President of the United States, over one hundred Ohio State University students walked out of class on Friday to declare their opposition to the new administration.

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Esther Honig

As President Donald Trump swore the oath of office, becoming the 45th President of the United States, over one hundred Ohio State University students walked out of class on Friday to declare their opposition to the new administration.

As the White House transitions from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, in the social-media age that means another transition — of the @POTUS Twitter account.

At 12:01 p.m., as Trump took the oath of office, the official presidential account switched to President Trump from Obama, who was the first president to use Twitter. All tweets from Obama's term as president are archived under a new account @POTUS44.

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Ohio’s official jobless rate remained unchanged and slightly above the nationwide average last month.

A newly inaugurated Donald J. Trump delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power in Washington from political elites to the people and vowing to put "America first."

Surrounded by members of Congress and the Supreme Court, the nation's 45th president repeated themes from his historic and divisive campaign message, describing children in poverty, schools in crisis and streets pocked with crime and "carnage."

Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET

An inauguration protest in Washington, D.C., turned confrontational on Friday, as several hundred black-clad protesters broke windows and police responded with pepper spray and a concussive device.

The interim chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, Peter Newsham, said 217 protesters have been arrested, and 6 officers sustained minor injuries.

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Donald Trump will give his inaugural address after being sworn in as president of the United States on Friday afternoon. Listen to his remarks, which will be annotated by the NPR Politics team, live on 89.7 or watch via PBS Newshour.

West Liberty-Salem School District

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office confirms a male student was injured in a shooting on the grounds of West Liberty High School Friday morning. Another student suspected in the shooting is in custody.

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Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But those investments have put him in the crosshairs of Democrats, including U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

Two famous ancient structures in the city of Palmyra have been destroyed by ISIS forces, Syria's antiquities chief says.

The Tetrapylon and the facade of the city's Roman theater have both been almost completely demolished, the official says, according to NPR's Alison Meuse.

"Activist Khaled al-Homsi, who is from Palmyra, shared satellite imagery to Twitter, which appears to confirm the scale of the damage," Alison reports. "The face of the Roman theater is a pile of rubble and only four of the Tetrapylon's 16 columns appear to be standing."

Human trafficking
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A report says the number of Ohio human trafficking cases reported to a national hotline has risen sharply.

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