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Washington, D.C.'s “Celebration of American Originals” starts Memorial Day. Events include the July 4 reopening of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, which have been closed since January 2000. The National Archives will display firsthand accounts of events that shaped the nation, including Thomas Jefferson's July 19, 1789, letter from Paris about the start of the French Revolution; a White House butler's description of a social event in

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