The big story of the inaugural proceedings today was Aretha Franklin’s wonderful hat.
And as you can see from this image of our ex-VP, the hat adds dignity and grace wherever it goes. Try on Aretha’s hat or envision it in other great moments throughout history. You’ll need to use Photoshop or Pixlr to add this hat to your photo and then upload it here.
The South Carolina Senate voted 37-3 in the first vote to remove the Confederate battle flag from statehouse grounds. The bill is expected to pass a two-thirds majority in its third reading on Tuesday, then move to the House.
Greece has a new finance minister after Yanis Varoufakis resigned on Monday following the country's "no" vote on austerity measures tied to further bailout funds.
More than 1 million people are expected to attend Pope Francis' mass in Ecuador on Monday.