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Free Speech: We Have a First Amendment Right to Protest — So Why All These Arrests Around Occupy Wall Street?

Many of those detained won’t face charges, but the arrests take them off the streets. By Joshua Holland On Saturday night, 175 members of Occupy Chicago were arrested after refusing to comply with a curfew the city had imposed on

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December 6, 1884: Washington Monument Completed

On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington. As early

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