Promises, subdued pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

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Hometown accolades

The team behind local arts and culture blog the Dentonite is made up mostly of millennials. The young blog announced a big awards ceremony for 2017 late last year. If you’re thinking of cracking a joke about participation trophies, maybe bite your tongue.

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Hotel, convention center, WinCo facility highlight year’s projects

Construction cranes are still around town, a sign of the changes to come in 2017 across Denton. Development in retail, commercial property and warehouse spaces is underway. Plus, University Drive construction is scheduled to be done March 31, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

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