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Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say

One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support — universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing gun crime.
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Resolute Rhetoric: Obama's Confident Case For Government

Though wrung of much of the drama of his historic first inauguration, Obama's efficient, specific and, at times, soaring address outshone his first with allusions to Lincoln, King and Kennedy, and commitments to the middle class, to equal rights for women and gay Americans, to action on climate change and immigration.
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Ahead of Inauguration Ceremony, Anticipation And Memories In The Making

Along the streets of the nation's capital, visitors prepare for inauguration ceremonies.
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Inauguration 2013: Live NPR Chat

Join "It's All Politics" blogger Frank James and other NPR journalists to talk about the day's events and the issues coming up in President Obama's second term.
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Live Blog: President Obama's Second Inauguration

From the steps of the Capitol, the president will lay out his vision for the next four years. We're following the news of the day and posting updates as it happens.
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Inauguration 2013: Live Coverage

See what NPR users want President Obama to remember in his second term — then send us your own thoughts. And chat with NPR reporters about the day's events and the issues looming in Obama's second term.
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What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term

Unlike with his first swearing-in, Barack Obama does not face two ongoing wars and an economy on the verge of collapse. But thorny issues remain, and there's less hope than there was four years ago that Obama can bend Washington to his will.
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Katie Couric Lands Manti Te'o 'Exclusive'

The Notre Dame football player, who says he didn't take part in a hoax about someone he said was his girlfriend, is giving his first on camera interview to Couric. It will be broadcast on Thursday.
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Inaugural Trivia Quiz

How many presidents have chosen to affirm (rather than swear) to "faithfully execute the office ... "? Try your hand at inaugural trivia.
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Will The Grass Be Greener In Obama's Second Term?

One of the chief expectations of those who voted for President Obama is that he moves assertively to pass climate change legislation, whatever the political climate in Washington. But that won't be easy given the polarization in Washington.

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