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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota legislators are remembering Abraham Lincoln with a joint session marking the 16th president's 200th birthday.

The session is being patterned after one held in 1909 to mark the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. It's scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m. in the state House Chambers in Bismarck.

The session is to include a reading of the Gettysburg Address by fourth-graders from elementary schools statewide that are named after Lincoln.

Also planned is a medley of music from Lincoln's era by fiddlers from Bottineau.

President Barack Obama is to fly to Lincoln's hometown of Springfield, Ill., for a banquet as part of the cele-bration of Lincoln's' 200th birthday.