While U.S. President Joe Biden undergoes medical treatment, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is transfered presidential power for a short period of time, making her the first female acting president of the United States.
A report published from the Afghanistan Papers by "The Washington Post" journalist Craig Whitlock accuses former U.S. President George W. Bush and his administration of lying about the Taliban attempting to kill former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney during a 2007 attack on the Bagram Airfield base.
Governor Gavin Newsom appoints Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill in the California U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. As a result, Padilla is the state's first Hispanic Senator from California.
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and other federal government officials are expected to be among the first people to receive the vaccine.
Former Vice President Joe Biden chooses Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the presumptive 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee. She is the first black woman and first Asian-American vice presidential nominee for a major party.
After meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says Turkey has agreed to a five-day ceasefire in Syria while the United States helps facilitate the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters.