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David J. Phillip / AP

What to look out for during Trump's swearing in, starting with morning church services all the way through the inaugural balls.

Pregame

  • 8:30am: Donald and Melania attend service at St. John's Church
  • 9:40am: The Trumps head to the White House for coffee with Obama and Michelle
  • 10:30am: Trumps and Obamas head to the U.S. Capitol

At the Capitol

  • 11:16am: Chairman of the Inaugural Committee, Sen. Roy Blunt, delivers opening remarks
  • 11:21am: The Archbishop of New York — Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan; President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership — Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez; and Trump's pastor — Paula White-Cain deliver invocations
  • 11:30am: Chuck Schumer delivers remarks
  • 11:35am: Vice Presidential oath is administered by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
  • 11:47am: Presidential oath is administered by Chief Justice John Roberts
  • 11:51am: President Donald Trump delivers inaugural address
  • 12:12pm: Rabbi Marvin Hier, Rev. Franklin Graham and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson deliver benedictions
  • 12:18pm: America's Got Talent star Jackie Evancho performs the National Anthem

Post-game

  • 12:30pm: Obama departs by helicopter from the East Front
  • 12:54pm: President's Room signing ceremony
  • 1:08pm: Luncheon
  • 2:35pm: Review of the troops
  • 3pm: Parade down Pennsylvania Ave from the Capitol to the White House
  • 7pm: Inaugural balls begin

Also happening

8:00am: America's All Stars Prayer Breakfast at The City Club of Washington8:00am: Politico Inauguration Hub at The W Hotel9:00am-5:00pm: Newseum Inauguration Experience11:00am-3:00pm: Hillsdale College Inauguration Open House at the Kirby 5:30pm: American Legion Veterans Inaugural Ball at the Renaissance Hotel7:00pm: Native Nations Ball at the National Museum of the American Indian7:00pm: Deploraball at the Maryland Bolger Center7:00pm: Veterans Inaugural at Hay-Adams Hotel8:00pm: Dardanella Great Gatsby Ball at The National Portrait Gallery9:00pm: Great American Ball at MGM National Harbor

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Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.