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    Federal Agency Workforce Ratings

    The heads of various federal agencies testified at a hearing titled, “The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government.” The witnesses, who represented agencies with the…

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    President Nixon's Visit to China

    Former National Security Council and State Department officials from the Nixon Administration talked about President Nixon’s efforts to normalize relations with China in the early…

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    Soviet Spy Couple and the Atom Bomb

    Panelists talked about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the spy couple who leaked the secrets of the atom bomb to the Soviet Union in the 1950s. They spoke about the Rosenberg’s devotion…

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    Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

    Panelists commemorated the 94th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment by examining how women’s suffrage has impacted the role of women in American politics and…

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    Building the Statue of Liberty

    Author Elizabeth Mitchell talked about her book, Liberty’s Torch: The Greatest Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, in which she looks at the challenges faced by French sculptor…

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    Life of Francis Scott Key

    Marc Leepson talked about his book, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life and described the legacy of the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner. A lawyer who argued…

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    Washington's Civil War Forts and Parks

    Panelists talked about the development of Washington, D.C.'s, Civil War forts, their role in the war, and their ensuing transformation into the public parks and cultural resources known as…

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    Interview with National Archivist David Ferriero

    National Archivist David Ferriero talked about his duties, the extent of the collection, the preservation of the records, and the buildings. He was interviewed in the…

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    Missing IRS Emails

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing about the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recordkeeping practices and the loss of an unknown number of…

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    Jimmy Carter at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Jimmy Carter gave the closing address on the first day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014…

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    Federal Transparency Law

    Former EPA chief Lisa Jackson testified to the House Oversight & Govt. Reform Cmte. about the Obama administration’s compliance to federal transparency rules. Republicans said…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Rededication

    At a rededication ceremony for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, speakers talked about the development of the site in Hyde Park, New York, and the legacy of the…

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    50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA), who participated in monumental events such as the 1963 March on Washington and the freedom rides, talked about personal and historical perspective into the…

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    White House Chiefs of Staff

    Five former White House Chiefs of Staff shared stories of their time serving Presidents Ford, Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush. Panelists included Donald Rumsfeld, Kenneth M.…

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    A Conversation with Former First Ladies Laura and Barbara Bush

    Former first ladies Laura and Barbara Bush talked about their years in the White House, including their work with literacy, and their memories of former first lady Betty Ford. They…

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    Theft of America's National Treasures

    The National Archives hosted a discussion on a 2011 case involving stolen historical documents. Investigators recovered over ten thousand documents from a Manhattan residence after two…

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    Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson

    Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda Robb Johnson, and others talk about Lady Bird’s life, achievements and…

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    Book Discussion on Freedom National

    James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he examines the efforts, ranging from the militaristic to the…

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    Book Discussion on The U.S. Senate

    Former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota talked about his book, The U.S. Senate, in which he presented a history of the U.S. Senate and explained the specific responsibilities…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

    Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its…

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