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Inaugural Speech Dims G.O.P. Hopes for a More Conservative Trump Agenda

The new president challenged establishment views on domestic, fiscal and foreign affairs, setting up a clash over Republicans’ long-held identity.

Overseas, Some React With Alarm to Trump’s ‘America First’ Pledge

Germany’s vice chancellor said the inaugural speech reflected a “drastic radicalization” of U.S. politics. But other world leaders embraced the new reality.

Despite Sabbath, Ivanka Trump and Husband Celebrate Inauguration

The inaugural gatherings on Friday night posed an obstacle to their Orthodox Jewish observance of the Sabbath.

Distraught Yet Upbeat, Broadway Stars Give ‘Concert for America’

On Inauguration Day, performers in New York looked to the future and raised money for causes like civil liberties and women’s health.

Trump Revels and Glides Through First Day of Presidency

The new president, who is allergic to confrontation in private, was surrounded on the inaugural platform by politicians of both parties whom he has derided.

Many Left Washington. Many Arrived. All Felt the Mood of a New Era.

The atmosphere was unmistakable on Friday in Washington, where crowds gathered for President Trump’s inauguration, protests broke out and many residents simply skipped town.

Hillary Clinton Shows Resolve Watching Her Rival’s Inauguration

“I’m here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values,” Mrs. Clinton wrote on Twitter of her attendance at Donald J. Trump’s swearing-in.

With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged From Website

The digital change, which flashed into place at noon on Friday, immediately placed into sharp relief some of the starkest differences between the old president and the new.

This Land: Another Day at a Monument to Democracy

Visitors to Washington in favor and against President Trump sought out a solid reminder that a country divided against itself can stand.

Inaugural Balls: Awaiting the Trumps’ First Dance

President Trump and his wife, Melania, are making their debut as first couple at three official inaugural balls on Friday night.

Andrew Cuomo to Widen Access to Free Abortion and Contraception

The New York governor, regarded as a possible 2020 presidential candidate, said women “deserve control over their health and reproductive decisions.”

U.S. Airstrike Kills More Than 100 Qaeda Fighters in Syria

A flurry of airstrikes illustrates the challenges President Trump faces in carrying out the vow his inaugural address vow to combat “radical Islamic terrorism.”

On Washington: Trump’s Message: Ask What Your Government Has Done to You

The new president offered a gloomy picture of the nation and used his Inaugural Address to castigate the very politicians seated behind him on the platform.

On New Political Footing, Trump Believers Share His Day

Voters who backed Donald J. Trump hoping for a new era in American politics congregated on a rainy day near the Capitol to witness history.

U.S. Removes Libya From List of Zones With Looser Rules for Drone Strikes

The Obama administration quietly removed a former extremist stronghold from a list of areas where special rules intended to prevent civilian deaths are waived.

Obama Toasts Away His Presidency With Tears and Thanks

Those who celebrated with Mr. Obama were the truest of the believers during eight years in which hope was repeatedly tested and change often proved difficult.

Trump’s Grim View of the Economy Ignores Most Americans’ Reality

The striking contrast between his speeches and reality partly reflected Mr. Trump’s focus on the decline of one part of the American economy.

There were a lot of empty seats in the stands along Trump's parade route

The seats next to the president's viewing stand were noticeably vacant.        

5 ways Trump wiped Obama off the White House website

Moments after President Trump was sworn in, the White House website was overhauled to wipe away all vestiges of Obama's priorities.        

Trump's "America first" policy has a big fan in the Kremlin

The central theme of President Donald Trump’s inaugural address was “America first,” and, perversely, that may be very good news for Vladimir Putin and bad news for allies of the United States. A new decree is going out across the world, Trump declared. “From this day forward, a new vision will...

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