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  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, July 4, the 185th day of 2015. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today's Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress...
  • Mythological Moment Is Touchstone Of Independence

    Mythological Moment Is Touchstone Of Independence
    July 4 is a great day for celebrating our nation's independence. But next Saturday, July 11, is a great day for remembering why we celebrate, by visiting the Old State House on Main Street in Hartford. There hangs one of the most patriotic paintings in...
  • Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

    The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. "Most people know something about him. ... But very few know the...
  • Cemeteries hold Aurora's Revolutionary War connection

    Cemeteries hold Aurora's Revolutionary War connection
    If you've been paying even a little bit of attention to the stories we've run in the past, you know how much Aurora loves its veterans. But how much do residents know about the oldest of our soldiers, particularly those who fought during the war that...
  • US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

    U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge. The figures...
  • In the name of freedom, let's swap out George, Abe and FDR

    In the name of freedom, let's swap out George, Abe and FDR
    As our nation celebrates 239 years of telling everyone we are the land of freedom, it seems fitting that two symbols of the opposite of freedom — Alexander Hamilton and the Confederate flag — would exit stage right and into the dustbin of...
  • Baltimore enters '1984' territory

    Baltimore enters '1984' territory
    I am absolutely livid about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's call for a "review of Confederate-era statues in the city to make recommendations for 'their future in Baltimore'" ("Status of Confederate statues to be reviewed in Baltimore," June 30)....
  • Philadelphia celebration to mark 50th anniversary of gay-rights protest

    PHILADELPHIA It was a polite protest, the women wearing dresses and heels, the men in dark suits and ties. But when John James stepped onto Independence Mall on that hot July Fourth in 1965, he had a lot to lose. Being identified as gay much less...
  • Christie says clerks with objections to same-sex marriage have duty to keep oath

    ASHLAND, N.H. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, on his first full day on the presidential campaign trail, said Wednesday that personal objections should not exempt government officials from issuing licenses for same-sex marriages. Public officials have a...
  • Christie, stressing life story, launches uphill bid for president

    LIVINGSTON, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally launched his presidential candidacy Tuesday, kicking off what is predicted to be an uphill bid for the Republican nomination by drawing on his modest New Jersey beginnings. In the gymnasium of...
  • Things to know about Christie's presidential announcement

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is announcing Tuesday that he's running for president, a move that's long been in the works. He's joining a crowded field with 13 other major Republicans already in the race and at least two more expected to join. Following...