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White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday accused the media of misrepresenting the crowd at Donald Trump's inauguration in order to dampen enthusiasm for the event, getting some numbers wrong himself in the process.

“This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said with emphasis. “Both in person and around the globe.”

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WASHINGTON -- Nancy Solomon came from Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Women's March on Washington Saturday in part because she's worried about a potential Obamacare repeal.

Sitting along Pennsylvania Avenue as marchers walked toward the White House, Soloman told TPM that she lost her full-time job when the economy crashed in 2009. She's struggled to fine full-time work since then, making it hard for her to find affordable health insurance. Solomon, a single mother, has been working part-time and freelancing since then.

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A presidential speech that was intended to thank the intelligence community quickly went off the rails Saturday as Donald Trump talked about himself, his inauguration crowd, the dishonest media and how great his party was.

Trump appeared at the CIA on his first official day as the 45th president after a rough few weeks where he'd heavily criticized the agency, blamed it for leaks and questioned their assessment that Russia had interfered in the U.S. election. In a brief 15-minute statement, Trump meandered, but without the kind of discipline or grace one might expect from the commander in chief.

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WASHINGTON -- With attendees of the Women's March on Washington packed onto the National Mall and the original march route along Independence Avenue, some protesters made their way to Pennsylvania Avenue in order to march past Trump International Hotel toward the White House.

As the marchers made their way uptown Saturday afternoon, they broke out in chants like "Thanks, Obama" and "Yes we can!"

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When President Donald Trump went to cut his inaugural cake it looked familiar to some people.

It turns out, that was on purpose.

The baker of the Trump inauguration cake has come forward with her story.

In an instagram post, Tiffany MacIsaac, owner of Washington’s Buttercream Bakeshop, posted a photo and explanation.

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WASHINGTON—Pink knitted caps with ears were omnipresent Saturday at the Women's March on Washington, but not all attendees were fans of the so-called "pussyhats."

Fawn Jordan, a fashion designer who lives in the D.C. Metro area, said she wished the most visible symbol of the march didn’t have anything to do with President Donald Trump. As an alternative, she sewed a number of animal print and bejeweled “pink crowns” that she was selling to attendees.

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