The transition: Obama to Trump

So what will Donald Trump say in his inaugural speech?

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday in New York. Donald Trump enters the White House on Jan. 20 just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics rules and continued his combative style of replying to any slight with a personal attack _ on Twitter and in person. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

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Trump will give what for him is a rare formal speech to a shaky nation — to a populace on edge over his tweets, his murky policy ideas, and his weak command of facts.

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When trees fall, no one listens

A Beverly resident says her neighbor did not have the right to cut down 14 mature trees on a shared right of way.

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