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Lincoln Memorial A Doubly Powerful Place On Inauguration Day

For many inauguration attendees without tickets to official viewing areas, there was a historic alternative all the way on the other side of the National Mall at the Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln is often invoked by President Obama and the memorial's role in the civil rights movement also made it a powerful draw on a day that was not only Inauguration Day, but also Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
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Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson Among Inauguration Performers

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel share some of the music from Monday's inauguration festivities.
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Hundreds Of Thousands Gather On National Mall For Inauguration Ceremony

President Obama was ceremonially sworn in for a second term on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Melissa Block has highlights of the ceremony and the president's speech.
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Inaugural Parade Filled With Participants From Every State

Brian Naylor talks to Robert Siegel from the inaugural parade route. He has more on President Obama's walk and wave and the rest of the festivities.
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Obama The First President To Mention Gay Rights In Inaugural Address

For analysis of President Obama's second inaugural speech, Robert Siegel speaks to former speechwriter Mary Kate Cary. She wrote for President George H.W. Bush and she's now a contributing editor to U.S. News and World Report.
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In Kentucky's Coal Country, A Resentment For Obama

If the voters in Louisa, Ky., had their wish, Mitt Romney would have taken the oath of office Monday. The local coal-fired power plant is due to close amid a push for cleaner-burning plants. Local residents blame Obama for the pending job losses.

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