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Biden forgoing train trip to Washington over security fears – Sydney Morning Herald

His embrace of Amtrak is a central part of his public persona but his decision reflects worries over threats across the US in the lead-up to his inauguration.

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Biden’s inaugural committee announced that it would hold a prime-time television event on January 20 featuring celebrities including Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake and Jon Bon Jovi that aims to “showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild.
In addition, the FBI warned over the weekend of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to the event.
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