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All Things Considered
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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  • Meetings Dominate Obama's First Day
    President Barack Obama's first day in office began with a prayer service at the National Cathedral. He then got down to business at the White House, signing several new executive orders and meeting with his economic advisers and the National Security Council.
  • Obama Takes Steps Toward Shutting Guantanamo
    Hours after taking office, President Barack Obama requested that all pending military hearings at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba be suspended for at least 120 days. Obama wants a complete review of the military commissions used to try the camp's detainees.
  • Obama Retakes Oath Of Office
    President Barack Obama has retaken the oath of office after his swearing-in ceremony Tuesday didn't go as smoothly as planned. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to the president in front of reporters. On Tuesday, Roberts flubbed his lines while leading Obama in the 35-word oath.
  • Economists Offer 2 Takes On Obama Stimulus Plan
    Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says the Obama administration needs a bigger spending plan to fix the economy. George Mason University economist Russell Roberts argues that tax cuts, not spending, are needed.
  • Pakistan Warily Watches Obama Policies
    President Barack Obama's arrival in office is being closely watched in Pakistan. Although they were allies in the war on terrorism, the two countries had a difficult relationship during the Bush years. People on the streets of Pakistan respond to the Obama administration.
  • Study Busts Antarctica's Chill On Global Warming
    The world makes more sense today for some scientists: New data show Antarctica is warming up after all. Researchers had been at a loss to explain why the rest of the planet is heating up, but not the southern continent. The new study has filled in the holes.
  • Letters: Inauguration
    Robert Siegel reads from listeners' e-mails about the coverage of the inauguration.
  • Rochester, N.Y., Barbers Energized By Obama
    Among the scores of buses that streamed toward Washington this week was a bus chartered by a group of African-American barbers and beauticians from Rochester, N.Y. The group went with high hopes and left feeling inspired by President Barack Obama's call to serve the country.
  • Animal Collective: The Electronic Turns Organic
    Animal Collective is an experimental pop band that's cultivated an air of mystery over the past few years, as well as a passionate following. Will Hermes reviews the band's new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion.
  • Geithner Apologizes For Unpaid Tax
    Treasury Secretary-nominee Timothy Geithner has told a Senate panel at his confirmation hearing that his failure to pay $34,000 in taxes was a careless mistake. Despite questioning from lawmakers on the issue, Geithner has wide support from both parties.

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