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President Obama urges unity for common good

Calls for action on climate, safety net, gay rights

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday used his second inaugural address to urge bipartisan cooperation in enacting a notably activist agenda on issues ranging from economic disparity to gay rights to climate change.

“Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people,” Obama told an estimated one million revelers gathered on the National Mall on a sunny, brisk morning to hear him repeat the oath of office.

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