January 20, 2009 Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered a seizure brought on by fatigue at a post-inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama, according to doctors who treated him at Washington Hospital Center. Outside experts say there are encouraging signs regarding Kennedy's condition.
January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama has become the first African-American leader of the United States. People around the nation are finding their own ways to be involved with the celebration. From New York City to Obama's hometown of Chicago to Seattle, NPR reporters are providing updates.
January 20, 2009 Amid the crowds and excitement at the inauguration, there was also music for celebration and reflection. Hear three musical highlights.
January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama has spent the days leading up to his inauguration setting a new tone for the country, one of humble gratitude and a spirit of service. Observers say the new president's open and self-assured style are important indicators about what kind of leader he will be — and how he'll deal with challenges.
January 20, 2009 President Obama, much admired for his turns of phrase, put straight talk ahead of rhetorical flourishes in a self-restrained inaugural address Tuesday. He urged Americans to shoulder a role in reshaping a nation caught in crisis.
January 20, 2009 The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president and the first African-American to hold that high office sparked heartfelt reactions from people huddled on the National Mall in Washington and those watching around the country and the world.
January 20, 2009 Photos from the swearing-in of President Barack Obama, Jan.20, 2009, in Washington, D.C.
January 20, 2009 Before an enormous crowd, the former Illinois senator becomes first person of color, fourth-youngest person to assume the nation's highest office.
January 20, 2009 Dozens of people gathered on the National Mall for the inauguration ceremony have sought medical attention because of the cold.
January 20, 2009 High-level security collided with unprecedented interest to create a pedestrian traffic jam near Washington, D.C.'s National Mall on inauguration day. Hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the city found their way slowly toward the noontime ceremony at which Barack Obama will become the 44th U.S. president.