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First Word: Inaugural festivities wind down

While the Internet remains fixated on the photographic stylings of the Obama girls and the first lady’s dress (she wore Jason Wu), the inaugural ceremonies
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Jose Biden participate in the National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral, on January 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Jose Biden participate in the National Prayer Service at the National...

While the Internet remains fixated on the photographic stylings of the Obama girls and the first lady’s dress (she wore Jason Wu), the inaugural ceremonies started to wind down with a prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral this morning. Tonight, the president and vice president, along with their wives, plan to attend an Staff Inaugural Ball. And in the latest repeat episode of “House Republicans vs. the debt ceiling,” a vote on raising it is scheduled for Wednesday.

Here's a look at some of the stories The Last Word staff has been checking out:

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