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Full inauguration coverage: President Biden caps historic first day in office

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Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, Black woman and Asian woman to be sworn in as vice president.

In his inaugural address, Biden called for unity. "Politics doesn't have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path," the new president said. "We must end this uncivil war."

Soon after arriving at the White House, Biden signed 17 executive actions on issues ranging from the coronavirus to climate changerolling back measures enacted by President Trump.

Trump did not attend the inauguration, becoming the first president since 1869 to skip the swearing-in of his successor.

Visit the Yahoo News homepage for breaking news. For highlights and analysis of the historic day, see our recap in the blog below.