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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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  • Devil's Lake State Park is named national historic place

    Devil's Lake State Park is officially an historic place. The Baraboo News Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1AvCRny) the park was nominated to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places last year and recently won approval by the U.S....
  • Parole Board Must Reverse Cop Killer's Release

    Parole Board Must Reverse Cop Killer's Release
    Plainville police officer and Vietnam veteran Robert Holcomb was executed by Gary Castonguay while investigating a burglary on the evening of Nov. 21, 1977. Four bullets entered 28-year-old Officer Holcomb's body as he chased 33-year-old Castonguay, a...
  • Gregg: Leave common construction wage law in place

    Folks who know me well know I love history. History is a great teacher — and what happened last week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that. In the darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed...
  • Correction: Today in History for March 1

    In the Today in History feature for March 1, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Yahoo search website was incorporated March 1, 1995. It was incorporated March 2, 1995. A corrected version, deleting the reference to Yahoo, is below: Today...
  • New US Archives exhibit offers contrasting views on alcohol

    While many things have changed throughout American history, alcohol has remained a constant from the earliest European settlers. Now the National Archives is exploring the nation's long history with booze. An exhibit opening Friday offers visitors a look...
  • EPA official to speak at climate change event at FDR site

    The regional head of the Environmental Protection Agency will speak at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site for a Women's History Month event. The EPA and the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership are hosting a Summit on Women and Climate...
  • Vaccines, a coaching legend and opera

    Vaccines, a coaching legend and opera
    Last Sunday's Chicago Tribune carried a story by Ron Grossman, who wrote about polio in Chicago in the 1950s; how the illness caused hundreds of deaths each year, creating widespread fear. If you lived in the city then, you heard the alarm in a parent's...
  • 'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods

    'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods
    Know about the president and the pears? Few people do. The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover’s childhood, and you’ll find it in the new book, “Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents”...
  • Election Day: 'I just wish a lot of people voted'

    Election Day: 'I just wish a lot of people voted'
    What if the city of Los Angeles had an election and no one showed up? As of Tuesday¬†morning, about 15% of vote-by-mail ballots had been returned to the Los Angeles city clerk’s office. The office sent 723,727 ballots to absentee voters and had...
  • No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress

    Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus. But a foreign leader denouncing President Barack Obama's policy from within the grand hall of American democracy upended nearly two...
  • Presidential presentations

    In preparation for Presidents' Day, second-graders at Sward Elementary School in Oak Lawn recently learned about presidents, as they were asked to complete research projects on a specific president, according to a release from Oak Lawn-Hometown School...