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Marking the start of second term, Obama calls for unity and action

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday used his second inaugural address to call for a new spirit of unity to solve the nation’s challenges, from economic disparity to gay rights to climate change, urging a recommitment to the country’s founding principles of equality.

“Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people,” Obama said on a sunny, brisk morning, after repeating the oath of office before a crowd of hundreds of thousands.

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