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Associated Press Daybook-Friday, Weekend-General for Friday, Nov. 08.

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Friday, Nov. 08 8:30 AM Palestine Center Annual Conference – Palestine Center Annual Conference, titled ‘The Deal of the Century: A Plan to Liquidate the Palestine Question’ and featuring a keynote address from Dr Joseph Massad

Location: Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/, https://twitter.com/PalestineCenter

Contacts: The Jerusalem Fund press, info@thejerusalemfund.org, 1 202 338 1958

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Friday, Nov. 08 9:00 AM White House policy adviser speaks on health issues at Alliance for Health Policy event – Alliance of Health Policy hosts Executive Office of the President Domestic Policy Council President and Director Joe Grogan, who discusses health policy and holds a question and answer period

Location: APCO Worldwide – Global Headquarters, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.allhealthpolicy.org, https://twitter.com/AllHealthPolicy

Contacts: Alliance for Health Policy, info@allhealthpolicy.org, 1 202 789 2300

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Friday, Nov. 08 9:00 AM Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Triumph of Liberty Conference and Gala Dinner – Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Triumph of Liberty Conference and Gala Dinner, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.victimsofcommunism.org, https://twitter.com/vocommunism

Contacts: Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation press, press@victimsofcommunism.org, 1 202 629 9500

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Friday, Nov. 08 9:00 AM Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie holds press briefing at the White House

Location: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.whitehouse.gov/, https://twitter.com/whitehouse

Contacts: White House, info@mail.whitehouse.gov, 1 202 456 1111

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Friday, Nov. 08 10:00 AM BLM Deputy Director Pendley holds conference call on ‘Mission Mustang’ program – U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director William Perry Pendley joins EquiCenter President Jonathan Friedlander in a teleconference call to discuss ‘Mission Mustang’, a pilot program supported by BLM and run by EquiCenter that engages veterans working alongside professional mustang trainers to ‘gentle’ wild mustangs gathered from public lands in the West in order to help them find adoptive homes

Weblinks: http://www.doi.gov, https://twitter.com/Interior

Contacts: Chris Tollefson, Bureau of Land Management, ctollefson@blm.gov, 1 202 379 6905

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Friday, Nov. 08 11:00 AM Jane Fonda at ‘Fire Drill Friday’ rally on the U.S. Capitol lawn – ‘Fire Drill Friday’ rally on the U.S. Capitol lawn with actress Jane Fonda and CODEPINK’s Jodie Evans, to ‘bring urgent attention to important inter-sectional analysis around climate change’, ‘show the world that there is an anti-war movement that understands war and the cost to the planet’, and ‘urge the U.S. Govt to divest from war’

Location: southeast lawn, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.codepink.org, https://twitter.com/codepink, #DivestFromWar

Contacts: CODEPINK, info@codepink.org

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Friday, Nov. 08 11:30 AM Immigrant youth and allies call on SCOTUS to preserve DACA – Immigrant youth and allies walk out of multiple high schools and Universities in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, ‘to put a face on the people whose lives will be impacted’ by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, ahead of the 12 Nov oral arguments * Students exit various Washington, DC Metro stations – including DC Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave; Capitol S Metro Station, 355 First St SE; Judiciary Square, 450 F St NW; and National Archives – at 11:30 AM EST, before holding a rally at the U.S. Capitol Grounds Zone 12 (12:00 PM EST). They then march to the Supreme Court (12:30 PM EST), where they hold another rally and create a walking picket line (1:00 PM EST)

Location: Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://unitedwedream.org, https://twitter.com/unitedwedream

Contacts: Jose Alonson Munoz, United We Dream, jose@unitedwedream.org, 1 202 810 0746

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Friday, Nov. 08 12:00 PM The Washington Institute policy forum on ‘Counterterrorism in an Era of Competing Priorities’ – ‘Counterterrorism in an Era of Competing Priorities’ The Washington Institute policy forum, on the changing terrorist landscape and some of the ‘key’ issues that need to be considered as the counterterrorism community adjusts to an evolving national risk equation. Speakers include National Counterterrorism Center Acting Director Russell Travers

Location: The Washington Institute, 1111 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org, https://twitter.com/washinstitute

Contacts: TWI media, press@washingtoninstitute.org, 1 202 230 9550

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Friday, Nov. 08 12:15 PM CFR discussion on Venezuela – Council on Foreign Relations discussion on ‘Stabilizing Venezuela: What Now?’, with Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson, former Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield, Duke University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Director Patrick Dennis Duddy, and Oil for Venezuela Foundation Economist and Director Francisco Rodriguez

Location: Council on Foreign Relations, 1777 F St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.cfr.org, https://twitter.com/CFR_org

Contacts: Jenny Mallamo, Council on Foreign Relations DC, JMallamo@cfr.org, 1 202 509 8455

Registration: 12:00 – 12:15 p.m. EST

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Friday, Nov. 08 12:30 PM VA Secretary Wilkie speaks on department’s performance at NPC – National Press Club Headliners Luncheon with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, who assesses the performance of the Department of Veterans Affairs and its ‘goals for the care of our nation’s vets’

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://press.org/, https://twitter.com/PressClubDC

Contacts: Lindsay Underwood, National Press Club, lunderwood@press.org, 1 202 662 7561

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Friday, Nov. 08 12:30 PM Under Secretary of State Hale attends working lunch with Baltic and Benelux ambassadors – Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale attends working lunch with Baltic and Benelux ambassadors, hosted by Netherlands Ambassador to the U.S. Amb. Andre Haspels

Location: Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.state.gov, https://twitter.com/StateDept

Contacts: State Department Office of Press Relations, 1 202 647 2492

Closed press

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Friday, Nov. 08 7:00 PM ‘Mobituaries’ author at National Archives – National Archives presents talk with author Mo Rocca and CBS News correspondent Rita Braver on the former’s new book ‘Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving’, based on his podcast of the same name

Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.archives.gov/, https://twitter.com/USNatArchives

Contacts: National Archives media, public.affairs@nara.gov, 1 202 357 5300

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Friday, Nov. 08 GW annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations – George Washington University Institute for International Economic Policy hosts 12th annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations, exploring the current landscape of the Chinese economy, the U.S.-China trade war, and China’s economic activities around the globe

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.gwu.edu/index.cfm, https://twitter.com/GWtweets

Contacts: Jason Shevrin, GWU, jshevrin@gwu.edu, 1 202 994 5631

Closed to press

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Saturday, Nov. 09 4:30 PM Commandant’s U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Weblinks: http://www.usmcbirthdayball.com, https://twitter.com/USMC

Contacts: U.S. Marine Corps Media Inquiries, 1 703 614 4309

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Saturday, Nov. 09 5:30 PM CAIR 25th Anniversary Gala – Council on American-Islamic Relations 25th Anniversary Gala, ‘Defending, Educating, Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims’, with special guest Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. Other attendees include political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist Linda Sarsour, and Pennsylvania State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.cair.com, https://twitter.com/cairnational

Contacts: Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR communications director, ihooper@cair.com, 1 202 744 7726

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Saturday, Nov. 09 – Monday, Oct. 12 Duchamp exhibition opens at the Hirshhorn – ‘Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection’, first half of a two-part exhibition on the life and legacy of Marcel Duchamp opens. The exhibition features the recent gift of over 50 major historical artworks, including more than 35 seminal works by Duchamp, promised to the museum by Washington, D.C. collectors Barbara and Aaron Levine

Location: Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://hirshhorn.si.edu/, https://twitter.com/hirshhorn

Contacts: Madeline Feller, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, fellerm@si.edu, 1 202 633 6121

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Saturday, Nov. 09 Friends of the National Zoo members-only event to bid farewell to giant panda – Smithsonian’s National Zoo holds Friends of the National Zoo members-only event to say farewell to giant panda Bei Bei ahead of his 19 Nov departure for China. Bei Bei is leaving the U.S. as part of the Zoo’s cooperative breeding agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association, which stipulates that all cubs born at the Zoo move to China when they are four years old. Bei Bei turned four 22 Aug * A series of ‘Bye Bye, Bei Bei’ celebratory events will be held online and on-site from 11-18 Nov

Location: Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/, https://twitter.com/NationalZoo, #ByeByeBeiBei

Contacts: Devin Murphy, National Zoological Park, murphyd@si.edu, 1 202 633 3083

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Sunday, Nov. 10 – Wednesday, Nov. 13 Diagnostic Error In Medicine 12th Annual International Conference

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://www.improvediagnosis.org/, https://twitter.com/ImproveDX

Contacts: Melissa McGue, McCabe Message Partners, MMcGue@MessagePartnersPR.com, 1 202 868 4814

Media interested in registering for the conference should contact Lorie.Slass@ImproveDiagnosis.org

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Monday, Nov. 11 9:00 AM ‘Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans’ program – ‘Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans’ Veterans’ Day program at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington

Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA

Weblinks: http://www.mountvernon.org, https://twitter.com/MountVernon

Contacts: Melissa Wood, Mount Vernon Director of Media Relations, mwood@mountvernon.org, 1 703 799 5203, https://twitter.com/melissa_at_mv

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Monday, Nov. 11 9:00 AM Special Veterans Day event at the National World War II Memorial – Special Veterans Day event at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, with the Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service paying tribute to the 16-million-plus men and women who served with the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII. Agenda includes wreath laying, and performance from Mary Millben. Other participants include WWII vets, journalist Jonathan Elias, National Mall and Memorial Parks Superintendent Jeffrey Reinbold, Friends of the National World War II Memorial Chairman Josiah Bunting III

Location: National World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.wwiimemorial.com, https://twitter.com/WWIIMemorial

Contacts: Scott Warner, Warner Strategies, scott@warnerstrategies.com, 1 703 231 6925

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Monday, Nov. 11 2:00 PM Veterans United for DC Statehood Rally – Veterans United for DC Statehood Rally, with attendees including Democrats Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Shadow Sen. Michael Brown and DC National Guard Commanding General Maj. Gen. William Walker

Location: Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.dc.gov, https://twitter.com/DCGovWeb

Contacts: Office of Sen. Michael Brown, michaeld.brown@dc.gov, 1 202 741 5019; Hector Rodriguez, rcomnet1@aol.com, 1 202 997 8777 ;

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Monday, Nov. 11 4:15 PM GEIA discussion on ‘gender and political transgressions in art’ – ‘A New Light on Political Discourse: Gender and Political Transgressions Through Art’ George Washington University Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs event, with Irish artists Alice Maher and Aideen Barry discussing ‘the significance of collaboration between artists, intellectuals, and academics in everyday political discourse’ as well as large-scale social movements surrounding women’s rights

Location: Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.gwu.edu/index.cfm, https://twitter.com/GWtweets

Contacts: GEIA, geia@gwu.edu

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Monday, Nov. 11 – Wednesday, Nov. 13 America’s Physician Groups Colloquium

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.apg.org, https://twitter.com/AmerPhysGrps

Contacts: David Allen, APG, dallen@apg.org, 1 202 770 1901

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Monday, Nov. 11 – Wednesday, Nov. 13 APG Colloquium 2019 – 6th Annual America’s Physician Groups Colloquium: Thriving in Tomorrow’s New Models and Downside Risk

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://apg.org/conferences, https://twitter.com/AmerPhysGrps, #APGC19

Contacts: David Allen, APG, dallen@apg.org, 1 202 770 1901

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Monday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day – Veterans Day * Presidential Proclamation encourages Americans to ‘recognize the fortitude and sacrifice of our vets through public ceremonies and private thoughts and prayers’, calls on federal, state, and local officials to display the U.S. flag and participate in patriotic activities in their communities, and calls on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support the day with commemorative expressions and programs

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Monday, Nov. 11 – Wednesday, Nov. 13 National Association of Medicaid Directors Fall Conference

Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://medicaiddirectors.org/, https://twitter.com/statemedicaid

Contacts: Tess Moore, NAMD Chief Operating Officer, tess.moore@medicaiddirectors.org, 1 202 403 8620

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Monday, Nov. 11 – Wednesday, Nov. 13 National Alliance 2019 Annual Forum

Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://nationalalliancehealth.swoogo.com/2019AnnualForum, https://twitter.com/ntlalliancehlth, #NatAllCon

Contacts: Cary Conway, Conway Communications, cary@conwaycommunication.com, 1 214 793 5705

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Monday, Nov. 11 – Monday, Nov. 18 ‘Bye Bye, Bei Bei’ week at Smithsonian’s National Zoo to bid farewell to giant panda – Ahead of giant panda Bei Bei’s 19 Nov departure for China, Smithsonian’s National Zoo holds a series of ‘Bye Bye, Bei Bei’ celebratory events online and on-site. Bei Bei is leaving the U.S. as part of the Zoo’s cooperative breeding agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association, which stipulates that all cubs born at the Zoo move to China when they are four years old. Bei Bei turned four 22 Aug

Location: Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/, https://twitter.com/NationalZoo, #ByeByeBeiBei

Contacts: Devin Murphy, National Zoological Park, murphyd@si.edu, 1 202 633 3083

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