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  • 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...
  • 'Book of Negroes' is a compelling look at a slave's journey

    'Book of Negroes' is a compelling look at a slave's journey
    As a handsome period miniseries, "The Book of Negroes," which premieres Monday on BET and continues through Wednesday, is a first for a network whose original offerings have often seemed something less than ambitious. That the miniseries is Canadian-made,...
  • Washington's handwritten resignation speech going on display

    George Washington's personal handwritten speech when he resigned from the Continental Army in 1783 is going on regular display in the Maryland State House. The document will be shown in a new protective case Monday evening. The speech is viewed as a...
  • Lincoln impersonators earn honest day's pay with portrayals

    Abraham Lincoln impersonators, typically history-minded purists who prefer "interpreter" or "presenter" because "impersonator" sounds a bit Elvis, have been on a roll. A number of milestone-level anniversaries have fueled interest in the 16th president...
  • Speak Out

    One recent contributor to Speak Out said she finds the criticism of President Obama offensive. Presidential criticism goes all the way back to the presidency of George Washington and every president since has received bad press, negative comments and some...
  • Poll finds Christie's approval sinks to record low at home

    Poll finds Christie's approval sinks to record low at home
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has sunk to new lows in the eyes of New Jersey residents. As he works to lay the groundwork for an expected 2016 presidential bid, his favorability rating at home has dropped to its lowest point,...
  • Datebook: The art of Riot Grrrl, L.A. Zine Fest and Friday the 13th

    Datebook: The art of Riot Grrrl, L.A. Zine Fest and Friday the 13th Carolina A. Miranda Los Angeles Times There's a show of all things Riot Grrrl, as well as a series of manipulated New York Times covers going on view in Orange County. Farther...
  • Broward County to open cold weather shelters

    Broward County to open cold weather shelters
    Because "feels-like" temperatures are forecast to drop into the mid-40s Friday and Saturday nights, Broward County will open its cold weather shelters. The shelters will be open as of 6:30 p.m. both nights. Homeless persons are asked to report to the...
  • Ginsburg: 'I wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of the Union

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a surprising confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month. Ginsburg told an audience Thursday night that she drank some wine at...
  • John Boehner, Dana Carvey, Bill Gates: Sunday guests

    John Boehner, Dana Carvey, Bill Gates: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning guest list: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, discusses the GOP agenda, Obamacare and the Department of Homeland Security on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests areĀ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy...