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Students watch President Obama's inauguration Tuesday in Sam Nelson's class at Ridgewater College. Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer

Local students debate significance of Obama inauguration

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It was a day to study the content of historic inaugural addresses and to search for the dominant themes in a new speech by a new president.


But it was also a day for students to appreciate the significance of the moment as President Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation's first African-American president.

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