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Day of renewal for US values

The president and first lady Michelle Obama walked along part of the parade route yesterday. In his speech, Obama said his success was an indication of America's progress and its promise. The president and first lady Michelle Obama walked along part of the parade route yesterday. In his speech, Obama said his success was an indication of America's progress and its promise. (CHARLES DHARAPAK/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / January 21, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's election broke a color barrier. His stirring inaugural address yesterday proved something else that his heroes Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. had always insisted would be true: That advancing equality can give new force to America's core values. (Full article: 762 words)

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