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Time to act, Obama declares, taking oath for second time

Monday, January 21, 2013 | 6:18 p.m. CST; updated 6:45 a.m. CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WASHINGTON — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.

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