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Jack Brooks, who represented southeastern Texas in Congress for 42 years, stands at far right, behind Jacqueline Kennedy, as Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president on Nov. 22, 1963, aboard Air Force One. Mr. Brooks, who was in the Dallas motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated, died Dec. 4, 2012, in Beaumont, Texas, at age 89. He was a strong proponent of civil rights and government accountability. Vice President Joseph R. Biden said he was “never afraid to fight for what he believed in.” (White House via Associated Press)

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Special Forces honor JFK

Green Berets representing all of the Special Forces Groups participate in a commemorative Wreath Laying Ceremony at the President John F. Kennedy’s grave site at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. The event was is in tribute to JFK’s vision of building a dedicated counter insurgency force that helped build the Green Berets into an elite force.

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U.S. Navy's 239th birthday ceremony

Vice Adm. Scott Swift, Director, Navy Staff, and Commandant Naval District Washington Rear Admiral Mark A. Rich, participate in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the Navy’s 239th birthday at the United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C.,

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Blood Moon the sequel

Stunning photos of the lunar eclipse seen from the America’s and East Asia.