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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…

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    Farewell Ceremony for Attorney General Eric Holder

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks to Justice Department employees in a ceremony to mark his six years of service. The Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to take over the…

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    Annual Constitutional Awards

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented Constitutional Champion Awards by the Constitution Project during the group’s 2015 Constitutional Champions Gala in…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Death 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The exact…

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    Congressional Medicare Payments Bill Signing

    House and Senate leaders spoke at a ceremony House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held to sign bipartisan Medicare “doc fix” legislation, H.R. 2, that permanently replaces the…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, a volunteer unit that conducted the first air raid on Japan during…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of President Lincoln’s assassination. Ford’s Theatre recreated the overnight vigil…

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    Surrender at Appomattox 150th Anniversary

    American History TV was LIVE from Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for a ceremony marking the exact time on April 9, 1865, that Generals Grant and Lee met at the McLean House…

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    2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History

    The 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, worth $50,000, was awarded on March 23, 2015, in New York City. Finalists for the prize read selections from their books prior to…

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    Edward M. Kennedy Institute Senate Chamber Dedication Ceremony

    Vice President Joe Biden hosted a dedication ceremony in a replica of the Senate chamber at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Senate Chaplain Admiral Barry…

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    Senator Ted Kennedy Honorary Degree from Harvard University

    Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) was given an honorary degree by Harvard University in honor of a lifetime of service. The ceremony was held in Sanders Theatre.

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    Montgomery Voting Rights Rally 50th Anniversary

    Bernice King spoke at a commemorative ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March 25, 1965, voting rights rally in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jack Nicklaus

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to professional golfer Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his many contributions to the game of golf and his…

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    2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards from the New School in New York City. This year’s winners included David Brion Davis for The Problem of…

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    Prince Charles Conservation Award Ceremony

    Prince Charles was presented with the International Conservation Caucus Foundation’s (ICCF) Teddy Roosevelt International Conservation Award at the annual gala at the Andrew W. Mellon…

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    Women's History Month Reception

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) paid tribute to Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan at a…

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    Funeral Service for Former Senator Edward Brooke

    A funeral service was held in Washington National Cathedral for former Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the first African American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate. He died…

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    Selma March Commemorative Church Service

    Reverends Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, and others participated in a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to…

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    Selma March Commemorative Church Service, Opening

    Scenes were shown from a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Selma March 50th Anniversary, Opening

    The opening portion of an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, by voting rights activists.

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