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  • Daylight savings wasn't always the norm

    It took a few tries to get daylight savings time to stick in the U.S. Benjamin Franklin estimated the idea would have saved 1 million francs per year in candles as a French diplomat in 1784, according to a report in the Library of Congress. The U.S....
  • Florida House home away from home: My Word

    Florida House home away from home: My Word
    For more than four decades, many Floridians visiting Washington, D.C., have found a bit of our Sunshine State in the nation's capital. A "home away from home," Florida House has the distinction of being the only state embassy in the country. Our embassy...
  • Tony Gabriele's Get Serious humor column

    Since it is the time of year when all of us Americans with an income, be it a pile like Warren Buffett's or a comparative pittance, Are instructed to send a remittance To the Service that collects the Revenue that's Internal, One hears the weeping...
  • Ann Scott: Florida House provides home away from home

    For more than four decades, many Floridians visiting Washington, DC have found a bit of our Sunshine State in the nation's capital. A "home away from home," Florida House has the distinction of being the only state embassy in the country. Our embassy...
  • Bernstein in letters - gifted, gay and loved by his wife

    LONDON (Reuters) - It may be one of the saddest but most loving letters written by a woman to a man - Chilean actress Felicia Montealegre telling her future husband, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, she knows he is homosexual but wants to marry...
  • 2 senators target minority youth unemployment

    WASHINGTON The only two African-American senators, a Democrat and a Republican, reached across the partisan divide Wednesday to introduce legislation targeting the high unemployment rate among minority youth. Sens. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Tunxis Art Professor To Share Insights On Creativity At Book Signing

    Tunxis Community College professor William Kluba will talk about his new book, "Where Does Art Come From?" during a discussion and book signing on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in the 600 Building Cyber Caf at Tunxis. Books will be available for purchase....
  • Lafayette's "Artist Talk" to feature Bethlehem Steel photographer April 9

    Meet the artist who took pictures of Bethlehem Steel from 1989 through its shutdown in 1996, during Lafayette College's "Artist Talk" at noon April 9 at the Williams Center for the Arts. Artist Joseph E. B. Elliot will discuss his experiences, process...
  • How to be 10 percent happier: Read Dan Harris' new book

    "IF YOU want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Says the Dalai Lama. Dan Harris is in that small respected world where news correspondents and TV pundits ply their wares and give informed opinions...
  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career
    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
  • Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry

    Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Linda Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough album, “Heart Like a Wheel,” the Everly Brothers’ career-rejuvenating 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown” and Creedence...
  • U2, Everly Brothers music chosen for Library of Congress recording registry

    U2, Everly Brothers music chosen for Library of Congress recording registry
    Music by Irish rock group U2, jazz musician Art Blakey and rock-'n-roll singers the Everly Brothers are among 25 sound recordings being added this year to the U.S. Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. The list announced on Wednesday...