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Mubarak Trial Carries Many Uncertainties for Nervous Egypt

Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak is scheduled to go on trial August 3 on corruption and murder charges related to his 30-year tenure and the crackdown on protesters during the revolution that ousted him in January and February.  The trial

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History in the Making: Obama Endorses Respect for Marriage Act to Repeal DOMA

The White House announced today that President Obama would heed the call of over 25,000 Courage Campaign members (the text of our call to President Obama can be found here) and formally endorse the Respect for Marriage Act. Why is

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Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944

Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #21. AMERICA’S NEW TEAPOT DOME ENERGY SCANDAL

Teapot Dome, the site of a scandal that rocked Republican President Harding‘s administration, is now a small part of a growing national energy scandal, involving billions of dollars, which has yet to be put together by the news media. *

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April 4, 1968: Dr Martin Luther King Jr is Assassinated!!!

Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation

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Huck Finn Once Again Becomes “Slave” to Censorship

Source: My High School Journalism – By Michelle Robertson – Acalanes H.S. 219. That’s  the number of times the word “nigger” appears in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In 219 instances, this six-letter word is tucked into the novel’s pages,

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Mar 4, 1865: Lincoln Inaugurated for a Second Term

President Lincoln begins his second term, expressing his desire for the war to end and extending a gracious hand to the South. “Fondly do we hope–fervently do we pray–that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.” He concluded

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Mar 4, 1933: FDR Inaugurated

On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. In his famous inaugural address, delivered outside the east wing of the U.S. Capitol, Roosevelt outlined

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Feb 28, 1844: Tyler Narrowly Escapes Death on the USS Princeton

On this day in 1844, President John Tyler cruises the Potomac with 400 others aboard the U.S. Navy’s new steam frigate USS Princeton, not realizing that his life will soon be in danger. In attendance that day were political dignitaries

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Feb 27, 2011: Last American World War I Veteran Dies

Source: VOA – By Al Pessin   The last known American veteran of World War I died Sunday at his home in West Virginia.  Former U.S. Army Corporal Frank Buckles was 110 years old. VOA Pentagon Correspondent Al Pessin had

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