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    Homeland Security Funding Bill Signing

    President Obama made brief remarks as he signed a bill into law to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 30, 2015.

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    Former Senator Barry Goldwater Statue Dedication Ceremony

    House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi dedicated a statue to the late Barry…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder Portrait Unveiling

    The Justice Department held a ceremony to unveil the official portrait of Attorney General Eric Holder. The event, which marked Attorney General Holder’s anticipated departure…

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    Swearing-In Ceremony for Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

    Vice President Joe Biden swore-in former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense. He replaced Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation in November 2014.

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    Texas Gubernatorial Inauguration

    Greg Abbott (R) was sworn in as the 48th governor of Texas in an inauguration ceremony at the state capitol in Austin. Following the swearing-in ceremony, Governor Abbott delivered…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 1st Special Service Force for their role in the liberation of Europe in World War…

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    Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

    The National Park Service hosted a ceremony commemorating the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans. The event took place at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in…

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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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    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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