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    Pope Francis Parade on the Ellipse

    Pope Francis greeted onlookers in a parade around the Ellipse and part of the National Mall.

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    National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

    Rabbi Levi Shemtov and others told the story of Chanukah and the symbolism of the menorah, offered prayers, and sang to celebrate the lighting of the large menorah on the Ellipse.…

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    Steel Industry Rally Part 1

    Members of Congress from steel-producing states, union representatives and others rallied in support of tariffs on foreign steel imports, asking President Bush to save the U.S. steel…

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    Steel Industry Rally Part 2

    The rally continued. Members of Congress from steel-producing states, union representatives and others rallied in support of tariffs on foreign steel imports, asking President Bush to save…

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    Clinton Investigation Rally

    A rally was held to protest against Ken Starr’s investigation of the president. Speakers discussed their views on the investigation and argued for its end. They claimed that Starr had…

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    National Christmas Tree Lighting

    President and Mrs. Clinton lit the forty-foot Colorado blue spruce Christmas tree on the Ellipse just outside the White House. The president also delivered his annual holiday message to the…

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    National Menorah Lighting

    Secretary Eizenstat spoke at the national menorah lighting ceremony. He spoke about the importance of Jewish religious tradition and U.S. democratic traditions. This was the 18th annual…

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    Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally

    Several members of Congress, representatives of anti-abortion groups, clergy and others spoke to abortion opponents on the 24th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized…

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    National Christmas Tree Lighting

    In the annual Pageant of Peace, President Clinton pressed the button to light the national Christmas tree, dedicating it to peace, love and the young people of the world. He said, “Let us rejoice that…

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    National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

    The National Hanukkah Menorah, the largest in the world, was lighted in a ceremony. The Jewish holiday Hanukkah began at sundown Thursday and lasts eight days. Undersecretary Eizenstadt and…

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    National Christmas Tree Arrival

    Ms. Gore witnessed the arrival of the National Christmas tree, which is from Colorado. She and some children also planted a sapling along the path of peace, which surrounds the tree.

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    National Gay and Lesbian Vote Rally

    On the ninth anniversary of National Coming Out Day, gay and lesbian rights activists gathered at a Get Out the Vote rally for the 1996 elections.

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    Latino and Immigrant Rights Rally

    A national march and rally was held to voice concerns about immigration, affirmative action, education, the minimum wage, and Latino issues. Participants met earlier at Malcolm X Park and…

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    March for Life

    The March for Life rallied on the White House Ellipse before their annual pro-life march to the U.S. Supreme Court to protest the Court’s Roe v. Wade decision 22 years ago which legalized…

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    National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

    The participants spoke at a celebration which took place on the Ellipse, just behind the White House. A large menorah was lit to mark the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The…

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