Hugo Chavez will not be in Venezuela for inauguration day. Government, opposition differ on what happens next. Chavez's term automatically renews, the government says. But opponents say the constitution makes it clear that's not the case.
Hillary Clinton has been sidelined for three weeks after bouts with the stomach flu, and a concussion when she fainted. She'ss promised to testify next month before congressional committees about the attack on the US diplomatic office in Benghazi, Libya.