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Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days

Published 4:22 PM ET, Sun January 20, 2013
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Though Inauguration Day officially fell on a Sunday this year, the public swearing-in ceremony will take place in Washington on Monday. The day will include the president's inaugural address, star-studded performances and an inaugural parade from Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill.

Here's a look at what else CNN is covering this week:
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Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday. Pundits predict an easy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a right-leaning Knesset, Israel's parliament. Getty Images
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before House and Senate committees in a high-profile hearing Wednesday on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year. Clinton was set to testify in December on the terror assault that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, but it was postponed for health reasons. Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images/File
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will face a nomination hearing on Thursday to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. President Barack Obama tapped Kerry for the role in December after Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., withdrew her candidacy amid criticism over comments she made about the attack in Benghazi. Chris Hondros/Getty Images
It's awards season! The Screen Actors Guild Awards will honor performers next Sunday. The two-hour award ceremony will air live on TNT and TBS. Toby Canham/Getty Images