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Trump Issues Late-Night Pardons On Eve Of Inauguration As He Prepares To Leave D.C. On Air Force One For The Final Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) - President Trump is leaving Washington, D.C. aboard Air Force One Wednesday morning for the last time as president, hours after he pardoned 73 people, including his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and rapper Lil Wayne, and commuted the sentences of 70 others.

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President Donald Trump speaks to the press from the South Lawn of the White House. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday ahead of his inauguration, heading to the Lincoln Memorial for a ceremony honoring the 400,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19. In brief remarks, Mr. Biden emphasized the need for the nation to "heal."

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