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  • '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" (Quirk). Its author is David...
  • Maps provide another view of South Florida history

    Maps provide another view of South Florida history
    In 1854, six years before the Civil War, the U.S. government first mapped the South Florida coastline, primarily to mark the depth of shoreline waters and prevent ships from breaking up on rocks. The map didn't show much other than obscure landmarks...
  • Iconic educator Bethune stood at helm of struggle for justice

    In a life that lasted from the aftermath of the Civil War to the dawn of the Space Age, Mary McLeod Bethune left her mark on the nation. More than any other black leader between Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., the woman who founded...
  • On this Presidents Day, where does Obama rank

     On this Presidents Day, where does Obama rank
    Where does President Barack Obama rank on your list of U.S. presidents? Near the top? At the very bottom? Somewhere in the middle? Today, Presidents Day, is the perfect opportunity to reassess your opinion of our nation's embattled leader. Or, if you...
  • Republicans haven't quite worked out a foreign policy beyond 'not Obama'

    Most presidential campaigns focus mostly on domestic issues such as the economy, taxes and healthcare, not foreign policy. But the 2016 presidential campaign is already shaping up to be an exception to that rule. For one thing, the world is a mess....
  • US lawmakers say agreement on trade promotion authority near

    A bipartisan congressional agreement on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority for a pan-Pacific trade deal is likely this spring, U.S. lawmakers visiting Japan said Thursday. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Ways and...
  • Pictures in the News | February 5, 2015

     
    Thursday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast with a view of Manhattan pictured from the Observatory of the Empire State Building. Start spreading the news....
  • Manes: Retired Gary educator a witness to history

    "The impact of her personality and its unwavering devotion to high principle and purpose cannot be contained in a single day or era." – Martin Luther King (summarizing Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to racial justice) In honor of Black History...
  • Congress hesitant on how to regulate Internet service, leaving FCC to rely on 80-year-old law

    Few members of Congress appear willing to move toward a bipartisan update to the 80-year-old, Depression-era law that top U.S. regulators say gives them the authority to regulate the Internet. That means that communications legislation written in 1934,...
  • Happy birthday to President Roosevelt

     
    After President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, his Jan. 30th birthday became a nation wide celebration - and fund raising effort to fight polio....
  • Paul McHale: Defeating Islamic State won't be easy, Mr. President

    Paul McHale: Defeating Islamic State won't be easy, Mr. President
    Speaking before the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last month, Secretary of State John Kerry described global terrorism as "nothing more than criminal anarchy, a nihilism which illegitimately claims an ideological and religious foundation." Is he...