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Election Of First Native Spanish-Speaking Pope Inspires Md. Latinos

The pope’s election carries a huge significance to members of Maryland’s Latino community.

03/14/2013

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Beyonce Admits Inauguration Day Pre-Recording

Beyonce answered critics of her Inauguration Day performance the best way she could — with another sterling performance of the national anthem.

01/31/2013

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Second Inaugural Fashion Set For Presidential Library

While a first lady’s first inaugural gown is traditionally donated to the Smithsonian, Michelle Obama’s second inaugural gown is destined to be among the first objects in a future Obama presidential library.

01/22/2013

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Smithsonian Curators Scout For Obama Artifacts

As crowds descended and the inauguration unfolded, a few museum curators in Washington kept watch for symbols and messages that would make history.

01/22/2013

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Obama Says ‘America’s Possibilities Are Limitless’

Asserting “America’s possibilities are limitless,” President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation’s economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.

01/21/2013

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Swearing Age-Old Oath, Obama Steps Into Second Term

President Barack Obama was sworn in for four more years Sunday in a simple ceremony at the White House, embarking on a second-term quest to restore a still-shaky economy and combat terrorists overseas while swearing an age-old oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution.

01/20/2013

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Obama, Biden Sworn In For Second Term

Stepping into his second term, President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate swearing-in ceremony at the White House, the leader of a nation no longer in the throes of the recession he inherited four years ago but still deeply divided.

01/20/2013

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Obama Readies For Second Term, Cites Commitment To Service

On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to service Saturday as inauguration-goers flocked to the capital city for a distinctly American celebration including an oath-taking as old as the republic, a splashy parade and partying enough to last four years.

01/19/2013

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Chefs Hail ‘First Foodies’ With Inauguration Salute

Some of Washington’s top chefs are coming together to salute the president ahead of the inauguration, in part because of the first family’s influence on the culture around food.

01/19/2013

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President Obama Will March To The Mighty Sound Of Maryland

The Mighty sound of Maryland has reason to make some noise. The band is getting ready to take center stage at Monday’s inauguration.

01/18/2013

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Inauguration Day Marks Rare Intersection With King

President Barack Obama plans to use a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he takes his oath of office on the holiday honoring the slain icon, marking what some say is an inextricable tie between the nation’s first black president and the civil rights movement.

01/18/2013

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Inaugural Transit Options All Have Drawbacks

If you want to get to the National Mall on Inauguration Day, you’re probably better off not driving.

01/17/2013

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