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Obama in letter to America: 'You made me a better man'

Obama in a final letter as president asks Americans to take part in their country — not just during an election year but in their lifetimes.
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Six reasons why today isn't a typical inauguration

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
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Obama pens goodbye letter to the American people

President Barack Obama penned an emotional public letter, published Thursday, thanking Americans and encouraging them to participate into "daily acts of citizenship."
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Your day-one guide to President Trump's conflicts of interest

Trump is arriving with a lot more baggage than he would like to admit.
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Anonymous To Trump: 'You Are Going To Regret The Next 4 Years' | The Huffington Post

The hacktivists vow to expose ties to Russian criminals.
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Kellyanne Conway Really Loves America, According To This Eye-Opening Outfit | The Huffington Post

A look that just screams "You'll see this again on SNL."
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Here's How America Changed Under Obama, And How It Looks As Trump Takes Office : NPR

Trump will be at the head of a nation with a relatively healthy economy, a healthcare system he has promised to overhaul, and facing a slew of international tensions.
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10 Happy Things To Look At That Aren't Inauguration Related | The Huffington Post

Polls say at least a third of Americans need this.
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Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional' : NPR

Norm Eisen and Richard Painter discuss Trump's business conflicts. The new president will be "violating the constitutional conflicts clause ... as soon as he takes the oath of office," Eisen says.
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Public Broadcasting Funds In Jeopardy As Donald Trump Takes Office | The Huffington Post

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps support over 1,500 stations, calls the reported plan "devastating."
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Obama commutes 330 sentences, most in single day

President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced Thursday, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president.
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'Deploraball' guests met by protesters in chaotic scene

Trump supporters arriving for the “Deploraball” inauguration celebration in Washington Thursday night were greeted by screaming profanities and threats as they entered the National Press Club Building.
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#ThankYouObama Floods Twitter With Love For Outgoing POTUS | The Huffington Post

"For showing us that there is strength in kindness."
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Clueless, Reckless, Graceless, Mindless and Heartless: Our President-Elect | The Huffington Post

"This isn’t simply a matter of Republican versus Democratic."
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Inauguration 2017

Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States when he's sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017 at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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Ellen Says Goodbye To Obama On His Last Day As President And Now We're Sobbing | The Huffington Post

"I'm a legally married woman because of him and so is my wife."
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NYC Anti-Trump Rally Draws Thousands Hours Before His Presidential Inauguration | The Huffington Post

Activists of all ages joined Michael Moore, Robert De Niro and several other high-profile figures to stand united against Trump.
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This CEO Is Paying For Employees To Go To The Women's March | The Huffington Post

America, Donna Carpenter is proof that all hope is not lost.
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Trump Reportedly Plans To End National Arts Funding | The Huffington Post

His administration may shutter the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. That's not good.
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Trevor Noah Eviscerates Betsy DeVos Over Her Confirmation Hearing | The Huffington Post

Noah says DeVos as education secretary is like putting an Amish man in charge of NASA.
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200 Buses Have Applied For Inauguration Parking -- 1200 For The Women's March | The Huffington Post

More than 180,000 people have said they will go to the march.
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370 'Sister Marches' Planned For Day After Trump's Inauguration | The Huffington Post

It's so much bigger than just the Women's March on Washington.
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Memo to Black Folk: Don't Be So Thirsty for Trump's Kool-Aid | The Huffington Post

It's been fascinating to watch all the brouhaha in Black America as, one by one, Donald Trump grants an audience to certain leading Blacks, but has yet t...
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Why Trump's Inaugural Celebration Rings Hollow - The Atlantic

Commentators love to praise the peaceful handover of power—but this year, it stands as a reminder of the system’s fragility and shortcomings.
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Trump's historic moment arrives

Donald Trump is hours away from being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States during a historic transfer of power that encapsulates American democracy even in politically divisive times.
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Trump Sought Military Equipment For Inauguration, Granted 20-Plane Flyover | The Huffington Post

"It's very Red Square," said Stephen Kerrigan, who oversaw the past two inaugurations.
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Anti-Trump protesters pepper sprayed in D.C. on eve of inauguration

Police used pepper spray to disperse hundreds of protesters gathered outside a pro-Trump dinner billed as 'DeploraBall' on the eve of his swearing-in.
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I Never Knew Saying Goodbye Could Be So Hard | The Huffington Post

The most wonderful gift the Obama’s have left for all of us is the memories.
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This viral inauguration boycott tactic won't work

Facebook memes have been suggesting a tricky TV tactic that doesn't make much sense.
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At Planned Parenthood Clinic In Virginia, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients : NPR

After Donald Trump's inauguration, Republican lawmakers once again plan to try to end federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. Abortions are among the health services the nonprofit provides.
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Obama Grants Drug Prisoners Early Freedom On Final Day Of Presidency | The Huffington Post

The White House announcement came less than 24 hours before Donald Trump takes office.
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Donald Trump plans to cut violence against women programs

Why is this not surprising?
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Trudeaubama: A Timeless Tale Of Two BFFs | The Huffington Post

It's the end of a (tragically short-lived) era.
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Why Some Christians Will Be Praying At Mosques During Trump's Inauguration | The Huffington Post

“We’re here to remind our Muslim brothers and sisters that they belong here, and we love them.”
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Inauguration: President Trump's Plan For His First 7 Days In Office : NPR

The president-elect's team has been sketching out plans for their first day, week and month in office. It includes action on trade, energy and of course, Obamacare.
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Donald Trump will learn details of U.S. nuclear war plans in briefing

Shortly before he takes the oath of office the president-elect will be told about the tools of nuclear war.
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Coming Out—This Time for Trump

Mitchell Lee Marks writes that hiding his support for the new president felt the same way as keeping his sexual orientation secret.
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Imam to offer call to prayer at inaugural morning event

An imam will issue the Muslim call to prayer at an interfaith service on Saturday to mark President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, according to the inaugural committee.
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Malcolm X Told Us Everything We Need To Know About Donald Trump's Meetings With Black Celebrities | The Huffington Post

Trump has been using well-known black people to make himself more appealing.
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Michelle Obama bids the White House goodbye

Michelle Obama is saying goodbye to the White House. The first lady put up a series of sentimental social media posts before the new first family assumes the role on Friday.
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Powerful Video Reminds President-Elect Trump That Women ‘Won’t Go Back’ | The Huffington Post

Everyone should watch this ahead of the Women's March on Washington.
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Pro-Lifers Are Going to the Women's March on Washington - The Atlantic

Is there room in the movement for people who morally object to abortion?
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NPR Politics Today

For 30 Years, Donald Trump Has Wanted To 'Make America Great Again' : NPR

The incoming president has flirted with running for office since the 1980s. His message has been remarkably similar.
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Trump Gets Trolled After Tweeting Photo Of Himself Writing Inauguration Speech | The Huffington Post

"Who is translating it from the original Russian for you?"
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Spokesman Defends Donald Trump's Decision To Exclude Latinos From Cabinet | The Huffington Post

Since 1988, every president has included at least one Latino in the group.
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