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From Lincoln's first Inaugural: "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies." https://t.co/r4F6TlaIcB

Trump is right. He didn’t create the country’s divisions. But will he heal them?

“We meet on democracy’s front porch, a good place to talk as neighbors and as friends,” George H.W. Bush said from the expansive West Front of the Capitol moments after taking the presidential oath in 1989. “For this is a day when our nation is made whole, when our differences, for a moment, are …

Elections

Happy birthday to the late great Federico Fellini https://t.co/UWW8Zqf48k

Mark Gastineau: I have dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Jets great Mark Gastineau revealed in a radio interview Thursday with WOR’s Pete McCarthy he has been diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s and …

Dementia

Coming Distractions: John Oliver wanders through HBO’s more popular shows in Last Week Tonight promo

John Oliver’s ego is taking some hits these days. Recently, Billy Eichner proved that gay people on New York sidewalks don’t care all that much about the British comedian. Now, Oliver’s own network is gently ribbing him with a promo for the newest season of <i>Last Week Tonight</i>. In the teaser, Oliver …

Comedy

Crowds gathering at checkpoint at 12th Street and F to get cleared for inaugural https://t.co/fHh89LYH5j

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The NYC tabloid stars aligned today https://t.co/rQOVhogYYh

WATCH: El Chapo arrives in NYC....they're not messing around....he's surrounded. https://t.co/ugJuTUQDKd

Couldn't resist breaking out the camera for this moment at the Lincoln Memorial earlier today. #maga #inauguration https://t.co/5Sp7qisyRp

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera Has Arrived in the United States

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases including “El Chapo,” has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges in …

Cartels

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Pic of hallway in West Wing with Obama photos taken down #Inauguration https://t.co/IYGtKomkWV

Decent view https://t.co/FToc2IkWeo