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Adrian, Mich. • In living rooms, cafes and offices, Americans watched Donald Trump become the nation’s 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it. Among them was a retired autoworker in Michigan …

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  • Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir wait for the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the Untied States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Jackie Evancho, Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform at inaugural
    Washington • The new president called out “Great job, Jackie!” after 16-year-old Jackie Evancho delivered a soft-voiced rendition of the national anth...
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  • President Donald Trump speaks after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Read the full text of President Trump’s inaugural address
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  • Prosperity, heresy and Trump: Inauguration pastor Paula White answers her critics
    Paula White has been called the president-elect’s “God whisperer” and the closest thing Donald Trump has to a spiritual guide. The televangelist also ...
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  • Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ’ to the city and to the world’ ) Christmas’ day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope Francis’ popularity among Americans goes from high to higher
    Politicians and celebrities can only envy Pope Francis’ popularity ratings. Where many in the public eye drop in favor over time, the pontiff’s popula...
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