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The inaugural address we won’t hear next January, but should

The inaugural address we won’t hear next January, but should

What Americans need is a short, unsweet talk about business as usual in the United States.

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Why it's so hard to find Prince songs online

Why it's so hard to find Prince songs online

As news spread of legendary artist Prince dying at age 57, several fans took to the Internet to celebrate his work, only to find it's nearly impossible to find it. Here's why.

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Kevin Young + Art&Graft: 'Commencement'

Kevin Young + Art&Graft: 'Commencement'

We asked 10 poets for poems; designers brought them to life. A project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month.

13 key questions for the presidential candidates about arts and culture

The arts, culture and free speech play a role in almost every area of policymaking. The candidates should tell us how they’ll handle everything from copyright to the kidnapping and jailing of artists and journalists.

The forecast was ‘ideal,’ but Taft’s inauguration ended up a snowy disaster

One congressman described the scene as “the worst weather on the face of the earth.“

The inauguration is a year away. Of course, Washington is already planning.

The inauguration is a year away. Of course, Washington is already planning.

There’s even a special inaugural deal at the yet-to-open Trump Hotel.

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Argentina's new president sworn in

Argentina's new president sworn in

They were celebrating along the parade route in Buenos Aires as incoming president, Mauricio Macri, made his way to Congress to take the oath of office.

Dusty Baker has his sights on a title, no doubt about it

Dusty Baker has his sights on a title, no doubt about it

The new Nats manager just wants to win it all.

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D.C. prepares for 'Justice or Else' rally

D.C. prepares for 'Justice or Else' rally

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the National Mall in Washington for the "Justice or Else" rally, organized by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

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Addressing D.C.’s homicide spike

Addressing D.C.’s homicide spike

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said that she still did not know what was driving the city’s rising homicide count, which hit 91 this week — a 28 percent increase from this time last year.

Neil S. Rodgers, aide to former D.C. Council member, sentenced for fraud

Neil S. Rodgers, aide to former D.C. Council member, sentenced for fraud

He will served his prison term over 12 weekends, after a jury concluded he had diverted funds to a political event.

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Nigeria's president-elect receives handover notes

Nigeria's president-elect receives handover notes

Nigeria's president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, received handover notes from outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan ahead of his inauguration. The document, which was wrapped in a green ribbon, is a compilation of outgoing government's administration notes.

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Elizabeth Alexander’s 2009 inaugural poem

Elizabeth Alexander’s 2009 inaugural poem

Poet Elizabeth Alexander composed and read “Praise Song for the Day” at President Obama’s first inauguration.

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Ousted president Morsi sentenced to 20 years

Ousted president Morsi sentenced to 20 years

Former Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole, nearly three years after he was declared Egypt’s first freely elected president.

150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln sliced up one of his most famous speeches

150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln sliced up one of his most famous speeches

He cut and pasted his second inaugural address for maximum impact. Soon it will be on display.

Muriel Bowser threw herself a million-dollar inauguration bash

Muriel Bowser threw herself a million-dollar inauguration bash

With three days of events, Bowser outspent predecessor Vincent Gray by some $400,000.

Hours before leaving, O’Malley offered advice to Hogan

Hours before leaving, O’Malley offered advice to Hogan

The outgoing Maryland governor shared his thoughts in a post on his three-week-old blog.

Larry Hogan sworn in pledging a new era of bipartisanship

Larry Hogan sworn in pledging a new era of bipartisanship

Republican says he will make sure “hardworking and beleaguered taxpayers” aren’t forgotten.

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Gov. Hogan’s appeal to the ‘middle ground’ could revive the GOP in Md.

Gov. Hogan’s appeal to the ‘middle ground’ could revive the GOP in Md.

If Larry Hogan can position Md. Republicans as moderates, it could give the party a historic chance.

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Maryland Gov. Hogan speaks at inauguration ceremony

Maryland Gov. Hogan speaks at inauguration ceremony

Maryland's 62nd governor Larry Hogan (R) addressed a crowd in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, pledging to make Maryland a place of "unlimited promise."