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GOP leadership will be represented at Selma commemoration

Newly elected House Majority Leader Rep Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks out of a House Republican Conference meeting June 19, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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As part of CBS News' coverage marking the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, CBSN will be airing an encore presentation of the hour-long special "The Road to Civil Rights," anchored by Bill Whitaker and featuring new and archival footage from the CBS News library, Saturday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.

Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, will be attending events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, according to CBS News' Alicia Amling. CBS News had reported earlier Friday that House GOP leadership would not be represented at Selma.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio will not attend, and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana had a long-planned prior commitment.

McCarthy will attend the prayer service, the march and the remarks by President Obama on Saturday.