Obama’s inaugural events are expected to draw unprecedented crowds.
Final chapter on war yet to be written; known costs include sagging world standing for US, rise of Iran in the region.
World carbon emissions will essentially have to come to a halt by midcentury to avoid severe disruption of the earth's climate system, warn the 47 authors of the Worldwatch Institute's book, 'State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World.'
Students from the all-black school in Selma, Ala., will get a chance to witness history – and wear their new winter parkas.
Democrats (not to mention Republicans) won’t roll over on economic recovery.
Their cost-cutting in recent years could pay off. But longtime problems remain.