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Obama, Guantanamo, "Divine" Timing, And Bald Eagle Attacks, Oh My!

Last updated on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

(UNDATED) - Today is the first full day of the Barack Obama presidential administration, and all eyes are on Washington.

Yesterday, about all people, in general, were on the Washington National Mall watching the inauguration, but now we're on the first full business day, and political watchers are wondering what his first move today will be.

Just yesterday, he already suspended the military trials for the Guantanamo Bay detainees pending a 4 month review. Following the order, the chief judge of the tribunals adjourned the 5 trials in process until today.

Obama has already pledged to close the controversial detention facility in Cuba.

One IU history professor believes the timing between Obama's inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day is something to wonder at.

The inauguration of America's first black president may become one of those "where were you when" events, especially falling a day after Martin Luther King Day, a coincidence of timing Indiana University history professor Khalil Muhammad calls "almost divine."

And, on the lighter side, John Mellencamp sideman Andy York has an inauguration story like no other.

The guitarist received a kiss on the cheek from Michelle Obama at Sunday's inaugural concert for the incoming president, and then got whacked in the head by one of wings of a bald eagle that had been brought on stage.

Network Indiana contributed to this story.

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