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Celebrated American poet and author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Celebrated poet laureate Maya Angelou, famous for her book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", died Tuesday night. She was 86. Her career spanned more than 50 years.

Zuma sworn in for second term as South Africa president

Pretoria - South African President Jacob Zuma vowed to spearhead a "radical social economic transformation" as he was sworn in for a second term before dignitaries and a cheering crowd of thousands on Saturday.

High expectations as Costa Rica swears in president

San Jos - Costa Rica's new President Luis Guillermo Solis pledged to run his administration as a "glass house" and tackle corruption "eating away" at the country and economy as he was inaugurated Thursday.

Ratings: Super Bowl settles in at No. 3 behind last two games

With the third-highest TV broadcast in history, many more eyes than the average TV show were focused on the Super Bowl Feb. 3.

Republicans react to an inaugural speech seen as deeply partisan

In the hours following the ceremonies that marked President Obama's second inauguration, the leading voices of the Republican Party made their positions known.

Op-Ed: Obama's second term agenda — 2013 inauguration speech

Washington - A liberated President Obama, without the concerns of re-election delivered a strong speech, setting out his second term agenda. His personal agenda includes immigration reform, gun control, action on climate change, and gay rights.

Obama's second inaugural ceremony draws nearly half of 2009

Washington - Yesterday during President Obama's second inaugural ceremony, reports are indicating about one million people were in attendance. This is about half the number of people who attended Obama's first inauguration.

Photo: Obama - 'I want to take a look, one more time'

Washington - There are many moments and images from President Barack Obama's 2013 Inauguration that will stand out in the minds of the American people, perhaps none more than when the President took a moment to pause and take it all in.

Watch President Obama deliver his second inaugural address

The White House released the full 22-minute video of President Barack Obama's speech during his second inauguration today on Capitol Hill.

NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' Bobak Ferdowsi to march at Obama inauguration

NASA's celebrity flight director Bobak Ferdowsi, the "Mohawk Guy," will march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday alongside a life-size replica of the space agency's Mars Curiosity rover and the Orion space capsule.

Washington prepares for President Obama's 2nd inauguration Special

Washington - As Inauguration Day approaches in the U.S., Washington is full of activity as it readies for the large crowd expected next week. On Sunday, a full rehearsal took place on Capitol Hill.

Pastor withdraws from Obama inauguration over anti-gay remarks

Pastor Louie Giglio, who was set to deliver the benediction at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, has withdrawn from the ceremony amid controversy over anti-gay remarks he made more than a decade ago.

Rousseff sworn in as Brazil's first female president

Brazilia - Amidst the tears and cheers, Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil's first female president in an inauguration ceremony held Saturday.

'Peaceful demonstration' set for Toronto mayoral inauguration

Toronto - As Toronto mayor-elect Rob Ford officially becomes the next mayor of the city of Toronto this week, hundreds of Torontonians and community advocates are expected to gather at City Hall to "give the welcome he deserves."

Op-Ed: Filipino President Benigno Aquino III, a Messenger of Hope

The inauguration of Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III as the fifteenth president of the Philippines became a symbol of hope. The downhearted Filipinos pictured him as an instrument to 'a new Philippines' after listening to his inaugural speech.

South African President Zuma’s Inauguration Impresses All Special

South Africa’s fourth democratically elected president has been sworn in at the Union Buildings in the capital, Pretoria. Jacob Zuma took the oath administered by the Chief Justice as 5,000 invited guests and 30,000 members of the public looked on.

Will S.A. Visit Be Historic Turning Point For Two Koreas?

South Africa’s upcoming presidential inauguration could prove to be the scene of an improvement in relations between the two Koreas. Senior officials of both North and South Korea will be attending the inauguration.

Op-Ed: We Can't Go On Like This with Suspicious Minds

We have elected a new President and are in for more difficult times ahead. Attitude will do a great deal in either helping or hindering recovery efforts. Questions are one thing, cynicism another.

Op-Ed: Inauguration Fiasco Unacceptable, Apology Due

The Presidential Inaugural Committee owes an explanation and apology to the tens of thousands of individuals who possessed tickets but did not gain access to the 56th Presidential Inauguration due to an utter lack of planning.

Obama inauguration music was playbacked

Part of the orchestra music performed by world-famous chellist YoYo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman at president Barack Obama's inauguration was playbacked. Fox News reports that the musicians admitted that a playback tape was played because of the cold.

Op-Ed: Daddy's Home: President Obama sets new tone for America

Like a good father, after boldly addressing the nation's ills and delivering a timely, firm, and reassuring message for the country in his inaugural speech President Obama moves decisively to begin the work of reshaping America.

Minnesota students marched with Obama on Inauguration Day

Inaugural marches and balls weren't limited to Washington, DC. Thousands of events were held throughout the United States to usher in the new president.

Limbaugh Attacks Early, Says He Hopes Obama Fails

Rush Limbaugh makes a lot of money because people cater to him. They listen to his diatribes and support his show, in great numbers. Today he says he wants Barack Obama to fail.

Watkins Sermon, National Prayer Service, Another First for Obama

Reverend Sharon Watkins is a passionate preacher. That passion was presented at the prayer service on Wednesday, marking the end of the four-day celebration of the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Op-Ed: Obama, The Ineffectual

Obama. The word divides the country into two sides; those who love him, and those who don't. The day after inauguration day, I pause and wonder: why are we so wrapped up in this man, since he's going to so obviously be ineffectual?

Op-Ed: Celebrating Inauguration Day in America

By 5 a.m. in Los Angeles yesterday, traffic reports were already telling us that we couldn’t get there from here. The “there” being Staples Center where the L.A. Live inaugural event was happening; the “here” was anywhere you were in the city.

First Lady’s Inaugural Wear Shows Michelle Obama a Trendsetter

In one of the most anticipated moments of the inauguration, Michelle Obama presented the fashion-conscious females their greatest delight, the unveiling of “the dress.”

Op-Ed: Obama-mania both inspiring and nauseating

Millions of hearts here in Canada and around the world are aflutter today as for the first time in America's tumultuous and violently racist history, a Black man was sworn in as President.

Op-Ed: Barack Obama Unites the World in Prayer

Today's historical inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America was without doubt a huge success. But then again, we did not expect anything less from the Americans.

Op-Ed: Air and Simple Gifts: The 44th Inauguration elegantly done

The inaugural ceremony officially swearing in Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States was both a movingly elegant event and an opportunity for the country to express its immense gratitude.
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"Arc of Justice" protest on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as president during a private ceremony with the first family at the White House
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President Obama pauses to " look one more time"
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Window display in a shop located near the White House.
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This shop is promoting its inauguration souvenirs and apparel.
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Protester in Mexico City.
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President Obama pauses to " look one more time"
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Areas surrounding the Capitol Building are closed off to visitors as preparations are underway for President Obama's second Inauguration.
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Protests on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama during his second inaugural address
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