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    Japanese Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed a joint meeting of Congress, the first Japanese leader to address both chambers. The prime minister called for closer ties with the U.S., saying “Let the two of us, "America and Japan, join our hands together and do our best to make the world a better, a much better, place to live.” He also said Japan was undertaking domestic reforms necessary to take part in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. "Japan’s agriculture is at a crossroads," he said, and “in order for it to survive it has to change now.” Prime Minister Abe also addressed Japan’s role in World War II, saying, “I offer with profound respect my eternal condolences to the souls of all American people that were lost during World War II.”

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    Attorney General Swearing-In Ceremony

    Loretta Lynch officially became the first African-American woman to be U.S. attorney general. She was sworn in by Vice President Biden in a ceremony at the Justice Department. In remarks she said she was profoundly grateful and that she becomes the 83rd attorney general one week after her father turned 83 years old.

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    Vice President Biden on U.S.-Israel Relations

    Vice President Biden delivered remarks at an event celebrating the 67th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence. He spoke about U.S.-Israel relations and defended President Obama’s policies regarding both Israel and Iran’s nuclear program. He also talked about his relationships with former Israeli officials and prime ministers. 

    Occasional phrases in Hebrew.

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    Bill Clinton on Public Service

    Bill Clinton talked about how a sense of purpose influenced his life in public service. This was the third of a series of lectures on the people and events that shaped his career. He spoke at Georgetown University, where he graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1968. Following his remarks he responded to questions from the audience.

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    1945 Documentary FDR: 1882-1945

    This program was a short biographical documentary on the life of President Roosevelt shown in theaters after his death on April 12, 1945. It included clips of President Roosevelt’s speeches and a look at his political life.

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    1945 Funeral of President Roosevelt

    This program included official U.S. government newsreel coverage of the funeral of President Franklin Roosevelt, who died on April 12, 1945, followed by biographical information about President Harry Truman and scenes of President Truman’s first speech to congress.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    Vice President Biden delivered the weekly Democratic address. He talked about the Obama administration plan to make two years of community college free for responsible students.

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at National Defense University. He talked about U.S. policy in Iraq, the country’s political and military progress, and the fight against *ISIS. He said that IISIS' momentum in Iraq had been “halted” and its ability to mass and maneuver had been degraded. He also spoke about improvements in Iraq’s military capability. 

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    White House Easter Prayer Breakfast

    President Obama spoke at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast. He spoke about the meaning of Easter and said, “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.” Following the president’s remarks, Reverend Amy Butler gave prayers and singer Amy Grant performed.

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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Johnson spoke about the conflict in Vietnam and the U.S. policy regarding the region. Entitled “Peace Without Conquest,” the address attempted to explain why Southeast Asia was of vital American interest. U.S. military personnel there increased from about 23,000 in January, 1965, to over 180,000 by the end of the year.

    The president spoke at 9 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium at Johns Hopkins University. The address was televised world wide.