It's Inauguration Day in the U.S., and that's going to require much of our attention today. But as always, there is other news.
Our early headlines:
-- Join Us For Coverage Of Inauguration Day; Here's The Schedule
-- Reports: Death Toll In Algeria At 80
Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 12:54 pm
Update at 1:50 p.m. ET: Three Americans Were Killed, State Department Says (See Statement Below).
Our original post:
As feared, the reports from Algeria about the number of people killed during last week's hostage crisis at a gas plant are getting grimmer.
Super Bowl XLVII will be a never-before matchup of teams coached by two brothers.
The Baltimore Ravens, led by John Harbaugh, will play his younger brother Jim's San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
Maybe it should be called the Harbowl, as they're saying on NFL.com.
Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 9:32 am
Though he and the vice president have already taken their oaths of office, President Obama is due this noon to stand outside the Capitol for his ceremonial swearing in and then to deliver his second inaugural address.
Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:51 am
See what you know about the wonkier points of the quadrennial festivities. Scroll to the page bottom for answers and explanations.
1) The Constitution says that a presidency ends and a new one begins on:
a) Jan. 20b) Jan. 21c) The third Monday in January following an electiond) It doesn't specify
2) How many presidents have chosen to affirm (rather than swear) to "faithfully execute the office ... "?
a) Noneb) Onec) Twod) Three