Fergus Falls HS band plays in parade
The Fergus Falls High School marching band played before President Obama for his second inauguration in Washington, DC. They played and sang their signature rendition of, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," repeating their performance from Obama's first inaugural parade in 2009.5:19 p.m.
King Day speaker urges better care for children About 2,000 community and business leaders and other people gathered this morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the 23rd annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.5:22 p.m.
Job seekers want feedback that many employers aren't giving Many unemployed people crave feedback from employers who turn them down for jobs. But most applicants only get a rejection form letter, if they receive any communication at all. Hiring professionals say companies are trying to do a better job responding to job applicants. But many remain overwhelmed by the flood of candidates knocking on their door.5:25 p.m.
Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say
One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support — universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing gun crime.
How Large Does President Obama Stand In Black History?
Robert Siegel talks to several prominent African-Americans for their thoughts on what it has meant to have the first black president. We hear from Roger Wilkins, a civil rights activist, history professor, and journalist; Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton; writer Shelby Steele of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University; and civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill, the new head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
In Kentucky's Coal Country, A Resentment For Obama
If the voters in Louisa, Ky., had their wish, Mitt Romney would have taken the oath of office Monday. The local coal-fired power plant is due to close amid a push for cleaner-burning plants. Local residents blame Obama for the pending job losses.
Lincoln Memorial A Doubly Powerful Place On Inauguration Day
For many inauguration attendees without tickets to official viewing areas, there was a historic alternative all the way on the other side of the National Mall at the Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln is often invoked by President Obama and the memorial's role in the civil rights movement also made it a powerful draw on a day that was not only Inauguration Day, but also Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.