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What's open and closed on Friday now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday

Washington (CNN) — Most federal government employees across the country have Friday off after President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a US federal holiday. But the introduction of a new federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States has created a patchwork of responses...
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One Woman's Decades-Long Fight To Make Juneteenth A U.S. Holiday

Opal Lee is 94, and she's doing a holy dance. It's a dance she said she and her ancestors have been waiting 155 years, 11 months and 28 days to do. Ever since Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to spread the news of the Emancipation Proclamation outlawing slavery in Confederate states. President Abraham Lincoln had signed it more than two years earlier.
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Tennessee Republican votes 'no' to making Juneteenth a federal holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — More than a dozen House Republicans vote against a bill establishing June 19th, or Juneteenth, as a federal holiday - including one Tennessee Republican. Representative Scott Desjarlais represents parts of Murfreesboro, along with Williamson, Bradley, Meigs and Rhea Counties. He voted against the holiday - saying...
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Democrats Should Just Create More Federal Holidays

Democrats tend to leave easy points on the playing field out of a misguided sense of modesty, the term Joe Biden used recently when recounting his experiences in the Obama White House. By refusing to take a “victory lap” and crow about his accomplishments, President Biden argued, Barack Obama failed to maximize the political benefits from the things he did.
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