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  • Robert E. Lee embraces Virginia at the expense of the country he loved in 'The Man Who Would Not Be Washington'

    "The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision that Changed American History" by Jonathan Horn; Scribner (384 pages, $28) Secession was treason, Robert E. Lee wrote to his oldest son in January 1861, shortly before...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The New York Daily News on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's policy regarding deletion of emails. March 2. As state attorney general, Andrew Cuomo saw for himself how helpful emails could be in exposing truth and bringing wrongdoers to justice. Incriminating...
  • George Washington U. opens $275M science, engineering hall

    George Washington University has opened a massive new Science and Engineering Hall, representing its aspirations to become a major research university. The $275 million hall formally opened Wednesday. Totaling 500,000 square feet, the new hall is the...
  • 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...
  • Clinton's private email use ran counter to Obama's records push, experts say

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account while she was secretary of state may not have broken the law, but it exposed her to hacking and ran counter to the Obama administration's policy of preserving electronic records. Security...
  • Rauner decries high Lake County property taxes during Mundelein visit

    Rauner decries high Lake County property taxes during Mundelein visit
    Limiting unions' power, revising campaign finance laws and creating term limits for elected officials were among the topics Gov. Bruce Rauner discussed during a March 2 visit with the Mundelein-Vernon Hills Rotary Club. Rauner was on a tour titled...
  • Colonial Williamsburg displays George Washington in diverse portraits

    Colonial Williamsburg displays George Washington in diverse portraits
    If you ever wanted to look the most indispensable Founding Father in the eye, this might be a good time. With the recent acquisition of an iconic Gilbert Stuart portrait — plus the timely loan of a much earlier landmark likeness — Colonial...
  • GeorgeFest performer admires first president's bravery, leadership

    GeorgeFest performer admires first president's bravery, leadership
    EUSTIS — The guy with the black three-cornered hat, gold-buttoned vest and powdered white wig with bow-tied ponytail will stand out at today's GeorgeFest Grand Parade. Rudy Treml, 75, will be decked out as George Washington when the parade gets...
  • Eustis' GeorgeFest celebrates Washington's birthday, small-town life

    Eustis' GeorgeFest celebrates Washington's birthday, small-town life
    EUSTIS — George Washington is an unsmiling figure on the dollar bill and other paintings. But the Father of Our Country surely couldn't resist grinning if he saw the birthday bash Eustis throws for him every year. Friday marks the beginning of...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Sen. Hatch prepping health plan

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. Now, he says he's preparing a plan to help people who might be hurt if his side wins the case. The...
  • Florida travel calendar, Feb. 27-March 1

    Florida travel calendar, Feb. 27-March 1
    Grant: The 49th Annual Grant Seafood Festival serves up the bounty of the sea Feb. 28-March 1. In addition to seafood delicacies, the festival features entertainment and crafts exhibits from more than 100 artists at 4580 First St. Festival hours are 9 a....