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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Biden's First Foreign Visitor, on the Challenge of China Newsweek

Last Friday, Prime Minister Suga met with President Joe Biden for nearly three hours. The following day, in an exclusive interview, he spoke to Newsweek Global Editor-in-Chief Nancy Cooper and Chief Washington Correspondent Bill Powell.

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How Mahalia Jackson Sparked Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'I Have a Dream' Speech Biography

Even with all that advance planning, 12 hours before the speech, King still wasn’t sure what he would say, as he sat in the lobby of D.C.’s Willard Hotel with his team. “Everyone, it seemed, had a different take,” Jones wrote, saying that some felt it should have an ideological and political reform take, while others felt it should lean more toward a church sermon.

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A 2021 Guide to Seeing the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. AFAR

Having hosted Japan’s first delegation to the United States in 1860, the Willard leans into its unique history with cherry trees that fill the grand lobby, and Japanese-inspired afternoon tea served in the elegant, cherry tree–lined Peacock Alley hallway. Or order a specialty cocktail with ingredients such as sake, yuzu, and cherry bitters from the Round Robin Bar.

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How to See the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C., This Year Conde Nast Traveler

The best places to see D.C.'s cherry blossoms

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These Hotels Are an Integral Part of Black History Conde Nast Traveler

One of the best-known speeches is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream,” delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial. The speech that changed the world was edited and fine-tuned by King and his advisors in the lobby of The Willard.

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