Romney's Exit, Stage Right

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Soon after noon today, Deval Patrick will be sworn in as Massachusetts' 71st governor — the first African-American in the corner office.

In a departure with tradition, the inauguration ceremony will be held outside. In another break with the past, Patrick's predecessor, Governor Mitt Romney, decided to leave the State House on the eve of inauguration, as WBUR's Fred Thys reports.

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