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Clinton's Hope for Next Century
The first day of the second Clinton administration, a historic day of patriotism and apple pie, began with the president delivering an address that emphasized his desire for harmony and a spot in the history books. One correspondent described it as a "best-behavior inauguration" -- a day when cynicism retreated in D.C.

All the inaugural stories from today's Post

Gall at the Ball? Imagine That!

    The parties are over, and the Clintons have shuffled through their last dance at a record 14 inaugural balls. Our reporters on the scene called it as they experienced it, and report that an inaugural ball is indeed something you have to experience -- once -- in your lifetime.

Bill Clinton's Second Term

    Four years ago Bill Clinton, heralded as the new kid in town, represented a changing of the guard in the White House. This time around he faces the wary familiarity that marks all second terms. Take a look ahead and back with the print edition's inaugural supplement.

Test Your 21st Century Vision

    How will next-generation technology affect life in the next century? Visit the inaugural Technology Tent with WashingtonPost.com's Leslie Walker. She helps you take a tour from your desktop.

Clintons at Sunday gala
The Clintons dance together
at inaugural ball.
AP Photo

Post photo gallery
of inaugural events.

Clinton at his swearing-in

Clinton, his wife holding a Bible, renews his oath.
James M. Thresher /The Post

Reporter's Notebook
Wonder what happened at the festivities? Roving reporter Karl Vick and his team covered events from ground level. Check his interactive notebook and replies to e-mail questions.