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    Conversation with Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger talked about U.S. policy during the Vietnam War, his role, and the lessons learned from the conflict. He also responded to questions from the audience. Topics…

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    General Pershing and the Battle of Meuse-Argonne

    Mitchell Yockelson talked about his book, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I. Mr. Yockelson focused on General…

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    Demise of Slavery

    Ira Berlin talked about his book The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States. In his book, Professor Berlin argues that the slaves' struggle for freedom was a long and…

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    Naturalization Ceremony

    President Obama spoke at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives. He talked about the American tradition of welcoming immigrants and the contributions they make to…

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    Political Cartoons

    Political cartoonists David Sipress, Tom Toles, Jen Sorensen, Keith Knight, and Signe Wilkinson talked about what inspires their work, as well as how political cartoons affect politics and…

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    President's Daily Briefing

    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan talked about the history of the president’s daily briefing. Following his remarks, former intelligence officers talked…

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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the…

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    Book Discussion on A Higher Standard

    General Ann Dunwoody (Retired) talked about her book A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General, in which she recalls her life and military…

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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…

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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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