4:32am

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Inauguration Day; 'MLK' Day; And The Super Bowl Is Set

Good morning.

It's Inauguration Day in the U.S., and that's going to require much of our attention today. But as always, there is other news.

Our early headlines:

-- Join Us For Coverage Of Inauguration Day; Here's The Schedule

-- Reports: Death Toll In Algeria At 80

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4:28am

Mon January 21, 2013
Politics

Is Joe Biden Eying A Run For The Presidency?

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:01 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Vice President Joe Biden first ran for president in the 1980s, an up and coming young pol who was knocked out of the race. He tried again in 2008 before becoming President Obama's running mate. Now, he starts another term still number two. But at a weekend inaugural event, he declared, I'm proud to be president of the United States. His son corrected him, though one persistent question is whether the vice president may try one more run in 2016.

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4:18am

Mon January 21, 2013
Around the Nation

Crowds Begin Converging On Washington, D.C.

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:01 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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4:07am

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Death Toll In Algeria At 80

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 10:54 am

Smoke rose Sunday during demining operations at the gas plant in eastern Algeria that Islamist militants attacked last week.
Louafi Larbi Reuters /Landov

Update at 1:50 p.m. ET: Three Americans Were Killed, State Department Says (See Statement Below).

Our original post:

As feared, the reports from Algeria about the number of people killed during last week's hostage crisis at a gas plant are getting grimmer.

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3:37am

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Super Bowl Will Be A Family Affair: Harbaugh Brothers' Ravens, 49ers To Clash

Head coach Jim Harbaugh (left) of the San Francisco 49ers and his brother, head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens, before a game on Thanksgiving Day 2011. Their teams will meet again in the Super Bowl.
Rob Carr Getty Images
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca on the Ravens' win

Super Bowl XLVII will be a never-before matchup of teams coached by two brothers.

The Baltimore Ravens, led by John Harbaugh, will play his younger brother Jim's San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

Maybe it should be called the Harbowl, as they're saying on NFL.com.

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2:53am

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Join Us For Coverage Of Inauguration Day; Here's The Schedule

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:32 am

Souvenirs are available in Washington, D.C., as the city celebrates the inauguration.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Good morning.

Though he and the vice president have already taken their oaths of office, President Obama is due this noon to stand outside the Capitol for his ceremonial swearing in and then to deliver his second inaugural address.

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12:41am

Mon January 21, 2013
Race

Myrlie Evers-Williams To Deliver Inaugural Invocation

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:01 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And the widow of a murdered Mississippi civil rights leader will help open the inaugural ceremony today. President Obama selected activist Myrlie Evers-Williams to deliver the invocation. She's the first woman and the first layperson to have the honor.

NPR's Debbie Elliott has this profile.

DEBBIE ELLIOTT, BYLINE: Evers-Williams' prominent role in President Obama's second inauguration comes in the 50th year since NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers was shot to death outside his family's home in Jackson, Mississippi.

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12:41am

Mon January 21, 2013
Africa

Nightmare Details Emerge After Siege Ends In Algeria

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:01 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

President Obama took the oath for a second term yesterday, on January 20th, as the Constitution requires. The public ceremony takes place today at the Capitol, and we'll have live coverage all day long.

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12:41am

Mon January 21, 2013
Asia

During 2nd Term, Obama To Pivot To Asia

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:01 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The president of the United States, as his title suggests, is the leader of this country, but in many ways is also the leader of the world. And so we're looking at how other countries see the next four years on this Inauguration Day. India enjoyed strong relations with the Obama administration in its first term, but in a second term, NPR's Julie McCarthy reports, the South Asian giant is concerned about the uncertainty seen in American policy toward China and Afghanistan.

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12:41am

Mon January 21, 2013
Africa

Ambassador Huddleston: U.S. Must Save Mali

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:01 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The dead are still being counted from last week's attack and hostage drama at a natural gas plant in the remote desert of Algeria. Among those killed are dozens of foreign workers from Britain, Japan and elsewhere, with at least one from America. To get a better understanding of what is unfolding in the region and America's role in it, we're joined by Vickie Huddleston.

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