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Live Blog: Inauguration Day 2013

Not braving the National Mall Monday for Inauguration Day? WTOP has you covered. We are spreading out throughout the area to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage of President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 10:53am EST

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Pedicabs providing 'transportainment' for inauguration

As tourists from throughout the globe descend on D.C., pedicab drivers from all over the country prepare for what will likely be the industry's biggest weekend.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 04:22am EST

Tags: pedicab, inauguration, inauguration day, Inauguration travel, alicia lozano

Metro nearly sells out of commemorative SmarTrip cards

The transit agency says as of 2 p.m. Sunday that there a few thousand of the cards left at the Metro Center sales office in downtown D.C., but there are long lines to pick up the cards.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 02:36pm EST

Tags: Metro, inauguration, inauguration day

Weekend Wakeup: Inauguration Day Edition

A large migration to the nation's capital will peak this weekend as the final preparations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration are rushed to completion.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 11:48am EST

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, dave dildine, inauguration day, Inauguration travel, inauguration

Hospitals increase staff for inauguration, flu

Touching door handles, sharing toilets and shaking hands can easily spread the flu virus, especially at a time when hundreds of thousands of people travel to the District for the presidential inauguration this weekend.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 10:31pm EST

Tags: inauguration day, flu season, Jamie Forzato

Weather, death, war: How history changed Inauguration Day (Photos)

Death, weather, technology and religion: All have changed the course of presidential history on Inauguration Day.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 01:55pm EST

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The Toughest Mile: Behind the security curtain for Inauguration Day

On Inauguration Day, security along the 1.2-mile stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, could present the greatest challenge to date for the Secret Service and its partners, say security experts.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:59pm EST

Tags: Secret Service, inauguration day, j.j. green


The Toughest Mile: Hands in the crowd

In the run-up to President Barack Obama's second Inauguration Day, the president's security team worries most about the hands of people in the crowd and those typing hostile commands on computer keyboards and devices far from the National Mall.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:56pm EST

Tags: Inauguration Parade, inauguration day, inauguration, Secret Service, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, JJ Green, Ralph Basham


Metro: Fewer crowded trains on Inauguration Day

On Inauguration Day, "all aboard" is more wishful than realistic on some Metro platforms.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:18am EST

Tags: Metro, inauguration day, Andrew Mollenbeck

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