FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2021, file photo, Dorothy Kade, left, holds the hand of her husband, Walter Kade Jr., as they wait in the observation room after he received a COVID-19 vaccine at the VA Medical Center, in Philadelphia. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

Five national stories of the week

Former President Donald Trump's impeachment charge is delivered to the Senate, President Joe Biden reinstates COVID-19 international travel restrictions, daily deaths and new cases of the coronavirus drop in the United States, Twitter launches a fact-checking project Birdwatch and a Portland driver kills an elderly woman and injures five people make up this week's five national stories.



A group of demonstrators formed by former supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro protest against the government's response in combating COVID-19 and demanding Bolsonaro's impeachment, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
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Five international stories of the week

Israel enforces more COVID-19 restrictions, the United Kingdom expands its vaccination efforts, Brazilians protest the president's handling of the coronavirus, Dutch police arrest violent protestors and the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee says it still plans to host the 2021 games make up this week's five international stories.


The Emens Auditorium staff originally planned to welcome more than 15 stage shows during the 2020-21 season. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is hosting free interactive online events for students and community members. Kristi Chambers, Photo Provided
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Emens Auditorium adjusts to online productions

Lining up in excitement for the upcoming show and having an usher point ticketholders to their seats is what a typical event at Emens Auditorium looks like. However, during the 2020-21 academic year, guests are having a different experience. Emens invites people to register for shows online, and they are emailed a Zoom code before the performance.



Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
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Biden sworn in as nation's 46th president

Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office just before noon Wednesday during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. The presidential oath was administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.


People evacuate from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during a rehearsal the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Five national stories of the week

Joe Biden plans to propose a path to citizenship for immigrants, the inuaguration rehearsal was briefly evacuated, coronavirus deaths are rising in 30 states, federal departments launch an investigation into the law enforcement response to the Capitol riot and fortified statehouses see small protests over the weekend make up this week's five national stories.


Travellers wait for their COVID-19 test results at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. The UK will close all travel corridors from Monday morning to protect against the coronavirus, with all travellers required to have a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Five international stories of the week

Mexico agrees to a U.N. proposal for fewer Pfizer vaccines, the United Kingdom announces goals to give all adults the first COVID-19 shot by September, Israel plans to build hundreds of settlement homes before the Trump administration leaves office, Brazil approves the use of two vaccines and South Africa delays reopening schools make up this week's five international stories.



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When and where to get a COVID-19 test

Before returning to campus for the spring 2021 semester, Ball State University students must provide a COVID-19 test result obtained within a week of moving back to campus. The portal to submit test results opened Jan. 8, 2021 and was shared with students via email.


FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, Darryl Hutchinson, facing camera, is hugged by a relative during a funeral service for Lydia Nunez, who was Hutchinson's cousin at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Nunez died from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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Five national stories of the week

COVID-19 vaccinations of the Pfizer-BioNTech shots begin for U.S. health care workers, the Electoral College formalizes Joe Biden's win, Biden promises to rejoin the Paris climate accord, the national coronavirus death toll passes 300,000 and California's attorney general asks a judge to enforce his subpoena on Amazon make up this week's five national stories.



Abortion-rights activists participate in a demonstration for the decriminalization of abortion, outside Congress as lawmakers debate a bill on its legalization, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Five international stories of the week

Italy's pandemic death toll grows to the largest in Europe, hundreds of students in Nigeria are still missing after a school attack, Barcelona begins a study on the effectiveness of same-day COVID-19 antigen tests, Argentina's lower house voted to legalize abortion and Russia successfully test-launched a heavy lift rocket make up this week's five international stories.


Jim Lowe, associate vice president for facilities and planning management, presents a slide showing a sketch model of the Brown Family Amphitheater at the Board of Trustees virtual meeting Dec. 11, 2020. The board approved a $3.15 million budget for the amphitheater's construction. Grace McCormick, Screenshot Capture
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Ball State Board of Trustees approves amphitheater budget

Ball State’s Board of Trustees approved the budget for a $3.15 million construction project to build an outdoor amphitheater in the footprint of the Emens parking structure at its meeting Dec. 11, 2020. The $3.15 million includes the costs of building materials, theatrical equipment and technology.


The SGA Senate looks over the proposed partnership between Ball State and Rent College Pads at the Dec. 9 Zoom meeting. The partnership resolution passed 28-3, with seven abstentions. Maya Wilkins, Screenshot Capture
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Ball State SGA passes Rent College Pads resolution

On Dec. 9, the Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly meeting over Zoom and voted to pass the resolution for a partnership between Ball State University and Rent College Pads that was introduced at the Dec. 2 meeting.







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