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Second Time With Obama Not As Thrilling As Before

Four years and one re-election after Barack Obama became America’s first black president, some of the thrill is gone.


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Big Crowd, But Not A Record Seen For Inauguration

Oscar Moreno doesn’t want to miss this presidential inauguration, even if it won’t be the history-making event that drew 1.8 million people in 2009.


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Inaugural Committee Begins Recruiting Volunteers

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is recruiting volunteers to help with the second inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.


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Md. Groups Accept Invitations To March In Inaugural Parade

The Presidential Inaugural Committee says two groups from Maryland and one from D.C. will march in the 57th Inaugural Parade next month.


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Big Price For Inaugural Pomp; Much Private Money

The pomp surrounding the inauguration of the president of the United States can carry a hefty price tag, from the glitzy galas to all those inaugural balls.


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MARC Train Tickets To Inauguration To Go On Sale

Tickets for MARC train service to the presidential inauguration are set to go on sale.


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Metro Using Lessons From First Obama Inauguration

Metro says it is using lessons learned from President Barack Obama’s first inauguration to avoid transit problems during his second.


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President Obama’s Second Inaugural Seems Almost An Afterthought

Four years ago, Barack Obama’s swearing-in drew a record crowd to the National Mall. There were 1.8 million people eager to witness history: the country’s first black president taking the oath of office.


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National Mall Seeks Volunteers Ahead Of Inauguration

A nonprofit group that’s working to restore the National Mall is seeking volunteers to help guide the park’s millions of visitors.


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Rawlings-Blake Starts First Full Term As Mayor

Baltimore native Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is sworn in as the city’s 49th mayor.


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Park Service Recreates Lincoln’s Arrival In D.C.

An actor portraying Abraham Lincoln’s journey from Illinois to Washington is arriving in the nation’s capital in advance of the 150th anniversary of the 16th president’s inauguration.


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O’Malley Sworn In For Second Term As Md. Governor

A gala was held Wednesday night celebrating the inauguration of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. The governor is returning for four more years and beginning his term with a battle over the budget.