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    Farewell Ceremony for Secretary Chuck Hagel

    President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The ceremony included performances by the…

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    Nebraska Gubernatorial Inauguration

    Governor Pete Ricketts (R) was sworn in as the 40th governor of Nebraska in an inauguration ceremony at the state capitol in Lincoln. Afterward, he gave an inaugural address before the…

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    Texas Governor Elect Greg Abbot Inauguation

    Greg Abbott (R) was sworn in as the 48th governor of Texas in an inauguration ceremony at the state capitol in Austin.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Wreath-Laying

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other religious and political leaders participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial at the National…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Civil Air Patrol

    Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their “military service and exemplary record during World War…

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    Portrait Unveiling Ceremony for Representative John Conyers

    Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and congressional colleagues spoke at a ceremony to unveil an official portrait of former House…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held a ceremonial swearing-in for members of the 114th Congress. 

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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    Rhode Island Gubernatorial Inauguration

    Gina Raimondo (D) was sworn in as governor of Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo is Rhode Island’s first female Governor. In her inaugural address, she argued for an economic…

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    Florida Gubernatorial Inauguration

    Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) was sworn in for a second term and afterward gave an inaugural address. The ceremony took place on the steps of the Old Capitol.

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    Funeral Service for Mario Cuomo

    A funeral service was held for former three-term New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who died of heart failure at his Manhattan home on January 1, 2014. The service included readings from the…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Returning and newly-elected members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were ceremonially sworn-in at the Capitol. Incoming CBC Chair G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) said criminal justice…

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    California Gubernatorial Inauguration and State of the State Address

    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) was inaugurated for his second term, and fourth overall. He also served two terms as governor from 1975-1983. Following this inaugural ceremony,…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at World War II Memorial

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service held a Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the…

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    National Menorah Lighting Ceremony

    The 35th annual National Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony was held on the White House Ellipse. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the event.

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    Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

    The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Kailash Satyarthi from India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan for their “struggles in fighting against the suppression of for the right of…

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    John Lewis Freedom Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) received the 2014 Freedom Award from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Representative Lewis was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement…

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    2014 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards. The winners in 2014 were Andrew Bacevich, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their…

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    Battle of Cedar Creek

    Belle Grove Plantation and the National Park Service hosted a commemorative ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek. The battle took place in…

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    Funeral Service for Marion Barry

    Civil rights leaders, colleagues, and friends of the late Marion Barry gathered at the Washington Convention Center for a funeral service for former Washington, D.C, mayor, who died on…

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