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5th July 1973:  Pro-choice campaigners at a demonstration in favour of abortion in front of the American Hotel in mid-town New York, where the American Medical Association is holding its annual convention. The US Supreme Court has ruled that it is a...

The state of abortion rights, 40 years later

01/22/13 06:03PM

Forty years ago the Supreme Court made an extraordinary decision and ruled in favor of a woman’s right to choose. After 4 decades and roughly 50 million abortions, this is a topic that still divides the country, but the most Americans seem to support Roe vs Wade. read more

President Barack Obama speaks at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivai/AP)

Washington goes back to work

01/22/13 11:26AM

President Obama kicks off the first day of his new term today after a historic second inauguration weekend. The 44th president used his inaugural speech to lay out his progressive agenda for the next four years where he defined entitlements, addressed climate change, and made the first mention of gay rights in an inaugural address. President... read more

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) kisses first lady Michelle Obama on the reviewing stand as the presidential inaugural parade winds through the nation's capital January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was ceremonially sworn in for a second term...

Crazy in Love: images from a joyous day

01/21/13 10:40PM

From Sunday's private swearing in to today's public ceremonies, parade, and inaugural balls The Cycle staff put together their favorite photos of the day. What was your favorite moment? Tell us here or on our Facebook page. read more

President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday Jan. 20, 2013. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the...

The official inauguration playlist: United States of pop

01/21/13 09:35AM

Everyone wants to know what’s really going on behind the President’s million-vote smile. This weekend the President offered his fellow Americans a glimpse inside iPod One with his official Inauguration Playlist.  While a portion of the 17-track Spotify playlist is devoted to campaign standards including Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, And... read more

Left - right: Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush wave as former Vice President Dick Cheney departs on the East Front of the Capitol after Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States...

Iconic inaugural moments

01/18/13 05:57PM

President Obama had to take the oath of office twice in 2008 because of Chief Justice Roberts' fumbles. He will take the oath again Sunday in a private ceremony to observe the day the Constitution requires him to take it, and publicly on Monday. That will make President Obama the second president ever to take the oath of office four times,... read more

In this April 21, 2012, photo, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o appears at the Blue and Gold spring NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. A story that Te'o's girlfriend had died of leukemia _ a loss he said inspired him to help lead the Irish...

What this scandal really says about Manti Te'o

01/18/13 04:39PM

The Manti Te'o story is baffling, hysterical, pathetic and magnetizing because on its top layer it's about a young man's inspiring love for his suffering and then dead girlfriend but at it's core it's an infinitely confusing story about a liar or a fool.... read more

Flames are seen in the Kibera slums, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, after violence broke out after President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner of presidential elections.  Elections chief Samuel Kivuitu, who read the result on live television after other...

Election: Can Kenya move beyond tribalism?

01/18/13 04:37PM

Monday, January 21st marks an important day in Kenya. Not because of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama but because it's the start of the Kenyan elections.The candidates have been selected, the race has begun, but coverage is minimal. This election is the first since the violent ethnic clashes of 2007. Also it will be an... read more

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