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VP Pence makes speech at Fort McHenry [Video]

VP Pence makes speech at Fort McHenry

VP Pence makes speech at Fort McHenry

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Vice President Pence broadcasts RNC Speech from Fort McHenry [Video]

Vice President Pence broadcasts RNC Speech from Fort McHenry

On the third night of the Republican National Convention Vice President Mike Pence broadcasted his speech from Fort McHenry, his presence at Fort McHenry made it an eventful day across the city.

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