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Congress' inability to agree on matters of import isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but the Colonial Players' current production of the musical "1776" reminds us that fiery debate has been a part of our nation from the outset. Sherman Edwards' 1969 Tony...
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, where his scheme unraveled — than previously thought, according to the National Archives...
A collector charged with conspiring to steal valuable historic documents taken from museums in Maryland and several other states is alleging that he was illegally arrested in Baltimore by city officers who lacked enough evidence to place him in custody....
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Claiming "I know my American history," Sarah Palin on Sunday defended her claim that Paul Revere's ride was intended to warn the British they weren't going to take American arms. At a stop in New England on her bus tour of the United States, Palin...
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Chicago TribuneSince opening a spa with heated marble floors and buttery leather furniture last month, the 61-room Herrington Inn in Geneva has sold about 1,000 gift certificates to the inn's pampering provider. Of those, Sherie McGowan bought five as Christmas gifts...
Reuters* Feinberg oversaw victim funds after 9/11, Aurora shootings * Lessons from other catastrophes: get money out fast * Should rich and poor victims get the same pay-outs? By Ross Kerber BOSTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Kenneth Feinberg, America's Solomon of...
In colonial Virginia in 1654, a black man named John Casor became an answer to this trivia question: Who was the first man in the colonies to be legally declared a slave by the courts? But the more interesting trivia question concerns Anthony Johnson,...
Jack Lew, nominated for treasury secretary, uses a series of loops as his signature. Which is fine for him personally, but may appear odd on U.S. currency. President Barack Obama said Lew "assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter...
WGN NewsKristi Yamaguchi Events: Tonight 6:00 p.m. Skating in the Sky at John Hancock Observatory 875 N. Michigan Avenue 94th Floor Chicago (888) 875-VIEW March 29 7:00 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop 123 West Jefferson Naperville (630) 355-2665 www.alwaysdream.org...
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