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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An Invitation to History, Part II

Spann Watson, a 92-year-old Tuskegee airman from Westbury, N.Y., flew in Harry Truman's inauguration ceremonies in 1949. Mr. Watson returned to D.C. with a special invitation to Barack Obama's swearing-in.

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Hope Crosses the Atlantic

Mwangi Mukami, 24, travels to Washington, D.C., from Nairobi, Kenya, to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama.

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Rockford Celebrates Inauguration Day

Hundreds gather at the historic Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Ill., to watch and cheer for President Barack Obama's inauguration. Rockford is hoping that a new president will mean new jobs and a new spirit of cooperation. This is the latest installment in the "Main Street Journal" series.

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Miss Minnie Goes to Washington

A 92-year-old veteran civil rights activist from South Carolina comes to Washington to witness history.

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Hope and Inspiration on Inauguration Day

Some of the more than one million people that swarmed D.C. for Tuesday's inauguration comment on the new president of the United States, Barack Obama.

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Obama's Inauguration- The Day That Was

See a montage of highlights from the inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.

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15 minute Fried Herbed Chicken

There are 8 million chicken recipes in the Naked City. This is one of them.

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Far-Flung Celebrations of U.S. Inauguration

As far away as Kenya, people celebrated the inauguration of President Barack Obama, including a mock swearing-in ceremony with Obama look-alikes. Leaders in Europe offered their congratulations, while in Israel, response was mixed. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Market Wrap- Tuesday

The challenges President Barack Obama faces were evident on Wall Street Tuesday as major U.S. stock indexes posted losses of 4% to 5%. Financials led the plunge, with the sector falling 17% to match its biggest percentage decline ever. (Jan. 20)

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The Lowlights of Inauguration Day

WSJ's Amy Schatz reviews some of the lowlights of Inauguration Day, including what looked like a city of portable toilets. Still, she reports that for most, it was all worth it.

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Inauguration- The Financial Markets React

Daniel Henninger talks to Kelsey Hubbard about the continued turmoil in the financial markets. (Jan. 20)

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Obama on Sen. Kennedy's Collapse

Newly sworn-in President Barack Obama comments on Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy's collapse. Following Obama's inauguration, Mr. Kennedy suffered a seizure during a ceremonial luncheon with the president and other congressional leaders. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Emotions Run High on Inauguration Day

People attending Barack Obama's inauguration share their emotions about the historic day.

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Israelis Feel Little Sense of Triumph

Israel's deadly offensive in Hamas-run Gaza iss over, with both sides having unilaterally declared a cease-fire. Yet there is little sense of triumph, more a nagging feeling of something missed.

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Internet Seen Caught In Earnings Downdraft

Mark Mahaney, director of internet research at Citigroup, says no internet company will be immune from the economic slowdown as firms get ready to report quarterly earnings. Stacey Delo reports. (Jan. 20)

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Chrysler Looks to Fiat for Financial Help

WSJ's John Stoll reports on a Fiat SpA-Chrysler LLC deal. Chrysler will give about 35% of itself in exchange for access to the growing markets the Italian automaker operates in.

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Shower of Support Following Bush's Act of Clemency

In one of his final acts as president, George W. Bush commutes the prison terms of two former Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were convicted in the 2005 shooting of an unarmed, suspected drug smuggler. Joe Loya, Ramos' father-in-law, says he's been receiving phone calls and e-mails from supporters offering congratulations. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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'Atlas Shrugged', From Fiction to Fact

Editorial page writer Steve Moore reflects on Ayn Rand's classic in the era of bailouts. (Jan. 20)

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Sights and Sounds from Inauguration Day

WSJ's Brian Aguilar captures sights and sounds from the streets of Washington, D.C., on the day Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States.

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Obama's Inaugural Address

Editorial page deputy editor Melanie Kirkpatrick on Barack Obama's first speech as President. (Jan. 20)

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A Palestinian Father's Anguished Call to Israeli TV

A Palestinian father calls an Israeli television station, wailing over the deaths of his daughters who were killed during the Israeli-Hamas conflict in the Gaza Strip. Video courtesy of Nana10 via YouTube.

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Obamanomics

Editorial page senior economics writer Steve Moore on the big questions facing our new President. (Jan. 20)

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U.S. Government- BofA-Merrill Matchmaker or Godfather?

WSJ's Dennis Berman says the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch merger is raising questions about the government's role during negotiations. He tells colleague Evan Newmark its apparent actions conflicted with shareholders' rights.

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Barack Obama's Inauguration Speech

In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama told Americans, "The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act." He spoke to a record turnout in Washington. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Warning- Rough Road Ahead

Infrastructure plays Martin Marietta and Vulcan could drop by 20% or more if commercial building stays weak and federal spending disappoints. Barron's Clare McKeen reports.

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Barack Obama Takes Presidential Oath

Barack Obama took the oath of office to become the 44th president of the United States. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Biden Sworn in as Vice President

Joseph Biden takes the oath of office as vice president of the United States. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Profits Head for a Record Tumble

Analysts believe corporate earnings will decline by 15% in the first quarter and almost 14% in the second quarter with an improvement sometime this summer.

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A Metro Rider's Perspective on Inauguration Day

WSJ's August Cole speaks with a rider at a Metro station in Falls Church, Va. -- one of many people patiently waiting for a ticket to Washington, D.C.

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MarketWatch Hot Stocks Report- Financials

If you thought the worst was over when it comes to financials, think again. The horror show in the sector continues Tuesday, as MarketWatch's Greg Morcroft reports. (Jan. 20)

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Metro Tickets to Inauguration, A Waiting Game

At Falls Church, Va., WSJ's August Cole reports crowds are waiting patiently to purchase Metro rail tickets that will take them to Barack Obama's historic inauguration.

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Previewing Obama's First 100 Days

With such a short political track record, how will Barack Obama govern? A look at what to expect from the President in his first 100 days.

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Obama Memorabilia Recession Proof

As President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office, shoppers ahead of the inauguration are snapping up anything with his name or image. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Springfield Residents Recall Race Riot

A race riot in Springfield, Ill., in 1908, caused a deep rift in the community. WSJ's Doug Blackmon reports on how the state capitol has come to terms with a dark moment in its past.

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Obama Pilgrimage

For many people, seeing is believing. Millions are expected in Washington to witness Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the United States. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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A Tale of Two Presidents

Aside from their political differences, the outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents take divergent approaches to dealing with the media. MarketWatch's Jon Friedman explains. (Jan. 20)

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Inauguration Crowd Could Swell to Millions

Washington, D.C., could triple in size before the day is done, as visitors stream to the city to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama. Fox's Doug Luzader reports.

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Excitement Builds in D.C.

Excitement is building ahead of today's big event in Washington. Fox's Roby Chaves speaks with some people who couldn't be happier about Barack Obama's inauguration.

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First Person- An All-nighter to Inaugural

A group of more than 50 girls from the all-women Spelman College in Atlanta travel all night to the inauguration. Some snared last-minute seats by luck, as the AP's Lee Powell found. (Jan. 19)

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Raw Video- Obama Praises Old Foe McCain

President-elect Barack Obama praised his former rival John McCain at a Washington dinner, saying he set a standard of patriotism and bipartisanship for all to follow. (Jan. 19)

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Obama takes to the street along parade route

Barack Obama and first lady Michelle twice stepped from of their limousine Tuesday and out onto Pennsylvania Avenue to walk down the route taking them to the White House.

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'A Moment In History'

Bob Scheiffer from "Face The Nation" talks to Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez about the historical moment of what will be his 12th inauguration.

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Obama Honors MLK

President-Elect Barack Obama is taking time on this inauguration eve to honor one of the pioneers of civil rights, and he's asking all Americans to do the same. Drew Levinson reports.

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U.S Heart Attack Rates Dropped

The severity of first heart attacks has dropped in the U.S., fueling a major decline in deaths. Both patients and their doctors can take credit for these survival rates. Manuel Gallegus reports

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Powell On MLK's Legacy

Thousands attended the annual MLK Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell explained how Dr. King's dream is coming true this week, in Washington.

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Notebook- Presidential Names

In his inauguration ceremony, Barack Hussein Obama will use his middle name. In the past some Presidents opted for a middle initial or omitted their middle name completely.

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Obama Thankful for Volunteers

CBS News RAW: President-Elect Barack Obama speaks about paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., thanking volunteers in Washington, D.C. for giving so much of themselves to better the country.

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Inauguration Kickoff

CBS News' Jamie McGlinchy talked to people who were lucky and some not lucky enough to get into the Washington Mall for the inaugural kickoff at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Ski junkies get their fill...just outside Paris

Skiing might not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think of Paris. But one field just outside the capital has been transformed into a ski slope. Just don't forget a willing ?and strong ?assistant.

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Lessons on the road for circus children

There's no escaping school this year for the children of one of France's most famous circuses; the French state has employed a teacher to accompany them on their tour.

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Bush Leaves by Helicopter for Texas

Former president George W. Bush departed from the Capitol grounds Tuesday in a military helicopter en route home to Texas, after President Barack Obama saw him off.

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Obama Gives First Speech as President

Barack Obama took the oath of office to become the first black president in US history Tuesday, proclaiming America had chosen "hope over fear" and must unite in a "new era of responsibility" to triumph over its multiple crises.

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Inaugural Speech Analysis

CBS News' Jeff Greenfield analyzes elements of President Obama's inaugural speech.

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Raw- UN chief visits bombed UN centre in Gaza

The Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon, is making his first visit to the remains of the UN enclave which was destroyed by an Israeli air-stike in Gaza. Raw footage and soundbites.

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Obamas Arrive At White House

The Obamas were warmly welcomed by the Bushes at the White House. The Bidens and Cheneys also attended a coffee before continuing with the day's inaugural duties.

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Allies anew -- Europe awaits Obama

Many millions of Europeans have been waiting for this day, when new leadership in Washington will once again seek the close cooperation of its historic European allies. A view from across the Atlantic of President Barack Obama.

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A Moment For Civil Rights

Rep. John Lewis talked to Harry Smith about segregation, the civil rights movement and a hard fought road to Barack Obama's inauguration.

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Students Attend Inauguration

Russ Mitchell spoke with University students in the National Mall hoping to catch a glimpse of Barack Obama during inauguration ceremonies.

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A 'Landmark' Inauguration

Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Katie Couric and Historian Douglas Brinkley about the global significance of the inauguration and the challenges ahead.

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Angelou Never Gave Up Hope

Writer Maya Angelou spoke about the significance of Barack Obama's inauguration and the ongoing belief of blacks in America that things will get better.

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Spielberg- Obama Person Of Ideas

Steven Spielberg talked with CBS News' Chip Reid about how Barack Obama inspires him.

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Powell- 'Help President Obama'

Katie Couric spoke with former Secretary Of State Colin Powell about Barack Obama's inauguration and the foreign policy and economic challenges he will face as president.

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World's hopes, doubts lie with Obama

Barack Obama carries the world's hopes and doubts with him as he enters the White House on Tuesday in an historic event that has left few around the globe indifferent.

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Thousands Gather on Mall for Inauguration

As thousands gather and try to stay warm on the National Mall for the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, an atmosphere of excitement, anticipation, and hope.

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Obama, Bush Share Coffee at White House

Before heading to the swearing-in ceremony, Barack and Michele Obama share coffee with George W. and Laura Bush at the White House. These are the current President and First Lady's last moments in building they've called home for the past 8 years.This is raw footage.

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Commuters Flock To Mall

In the early hours of the morning, hordes of commuters began their crowded journey to the National Mall. As CBS News' Arden Farhi found out, spirits were high despite the cold weather and overburdened transit.

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Church Hosts Inaugural Sleepover

The National Mall is locked in gridlock with street closures and crowds. But parishioners at Friendship Baptist Church in Southwest D.C. got a head start on the festivities. CBS News' Arden Farhi joined the slumber party.

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Obama's Pre-Inauguration Day

CBS News correspondents Bill Plante, Nancy Cordes and Chip Reid trace the President-elect's pre-inaugural hours from Blair House to church and then to the White House.

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Axelrod On Obama's Speech

Obama advisor David Axelrod outlines some of the expected themes in Barack Obama's Inaugural speech.

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Vernon Jordan On Obama

Katie Couric spoke with former NAACP director Vernon Jordan about his early assessment of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

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Sufi prayers for Obama

About 200 pilgrims gathered at the Nizamuddin shrine in New Delhi to offer Muslim prayers for the new US President Barack Obama.

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RAW- Hamas stages "victory" rally in Gaza

Hamas has been staging a rally in Gaza to celebrate what it describes as a victory over Israeli forces in the 22-day war. Raw footage.

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Obama Becomes 44th President of the United States

Barack Obama took the oath of office to become the first black president in US history Tuesday, proclaiming America had chosen "hope over fear" and must unite in a "new era of responsibility" to triumph over its multiple crises.

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Obama- let us brave once more the icy currents

Obama: let us brave once more the icy currents

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VandeHei on Obama's Inaugural Address

VandeHei on Obama's Inaugural Address

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Obama- Our challenges will be met

Obama: Our challenges will be met

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Aretha sings 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee'

Aretha sings 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee'

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Warren gives inaugural invocation

Warren gives inaugural invocation

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Litter-Free Inauguration

In the spirit of change, guests at the inauguration are being asked to pick up after themselves. CBS News' Arden Farhi hears from those hoping for a litter-free 2009.

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Letter From Daddy Obama

Only On The Web: A class of students read the letter from President-Elect Barack Obama to his children, Malia and Sasha Obama, talking about the future and his love for them.

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MoneyWatch

Karen Brown reports that an economic stimulus package could be in the works to create more jobs; Pfizer, Circuit City and Hertz announce job cuts; Madonna auctions a nude photo worth thousands.

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Heading To Washington

More than triple the city's population will converge for tomorrow's presidential inauguration. Buses and subways are all preparing, and hotel rooms are packed to the brim. Sharyl Attkisson reports.

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Security Tight As Ever

River and air patrols and bomb sniffing dogs are all on duty looking for any threat. With a record-setting crowd attending tomorrow's inauguration, the FBI can never be too careful. Bob Orr reports.

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Speeches With The Right Stuff

From Abraham Lincoln to Franklin D. Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy, what makes a memorable inaugural address? CBS News Senior Political Correspondent Jeff Greenfield weighs in.

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Preparation For The Big Day

President-Elect Barack Obama took time on this inauguration eve to honor MLK. Tomorrow, Barack Obama will make history, much like MLK. As Chip Reid Reports, Barack Obama is ready as ever.

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The Business Of Barack

If you can put his picture on it, you can sell it. As Anthony Mason reports, selling merchandise featuring President-elect Obama is good business, giving a boost to Washington's economy.

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Lincoln Inspires Obama

Obama sees a model in Abraham Lincoln's character, to unite, guide and inspire. Much like Obama, Lincoln received assassination threats before taking office, but still prevailed. Bill Plante reports.

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Journalists' First Inaugural

Dave Price spoke with two young Journalists who are excited to be broadcasting live from the Inauguration of Barack Obama.

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Secretary Of State Slip-Up

Barack Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs states how the President-elect offered Joe Biden the position of Vice President, following a slip made by Jill Biden on Oprah.

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Looking To The Inauguration

CBS News Political Director Steve Chaggaris looks ahead to this week's inauguration and discusses the mood, the crowds and the festivities in Washington, D.C.

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Inauguration Anticipation

People were on the streets of Washington, D.C. at 4 a.m. to stake out their spots for Inauguration Day, reports Jeff Glor.

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Jesse Jackson Reflects

Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke with Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez about what Barack Obama's presidency means for the African-American community as well as the entire nation.

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Obama's Optimism

CBS Exclusive: In an interview with Katie Couric, President-elect Barack Obama spoke about America's difficult challenges ahead.

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Afghans cautious about prospect for change under Obama.

New US president Barack Obama has vowed to send 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan to fight extremists, but many ordinary Afghans do not believe he can change much.

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A Feeling Of Good Will

CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer talks to Katie Couric about how different the Inauguration of President-elect Obama is from all of the other ones he's covered; from LBJ on.

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Gaza Cease Fire

Israeli officials promise they will have all their troops out of Gaza by Tuesday. Allen Pizzey is among the journalists now allowed inside Gaza.

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Brad Pitt 'thrills' for Obama

Brad Pitt says he is thrilled about Barack Obama's imminent arrival at the White House. The actor speaks to AFPTV at the European premiere of his movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" in Berlin.

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