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  • A landmark reconstruction redefined Williamsburg and the Peninsula

    A landmark reconstruction redefined Williamsburg and the Peninsula
    When the reconstructed Raleigh Tavern opened to the public on Friday, Sept. 16, 1932, it not only represented Colonial Williamsburg's first exhibition building but also a new identity for the old colonial capital and the rest of the surrounding region....
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium. On this date:...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: GOP's history of establishment picks could be over

    WASHINGTON Battles for the Republican presidential nomination almost always come down to two alternatives an establishment-backed candidate with pragmatic instincts and an insurgent (often significantly more conservative) who tries to appeal to...
  • Happy Rockefeller dies at 88; wife of Nelson Rockefeller

    Happy Rockefeller dies at 88; wife of Nelson Rockefeller
    "Most people can get a divorce without having the world hang on it," Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller once told a reporter. But in 1963, divorce was still a scandal. And she and her husband were not "most people." That year, she married Nelson...
  • Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings

    Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings
    HARTFORD — Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal...
  • Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash

    Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash
    Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal outlined a four-...
  • Women's History Month: Trailblazing women are among the Peninsula's most influential

     Women's History Month: Trailblazing women are among the Peninsula's most influential
    Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions—both past and present—are sometimes overlooked or obscured. These women have all contributed to the physical, spiritual, political and cultural growth of this community....
  • Bess Myerson, Miss America who rose in politics and fell in scandal, dies at 90

    Bess Myerson, Miss America who rose in politics and fell in scandal, dies at 90
    Bess Myerson, the former beauty queen, television personality and New York politician who spent four decades in the public eye before her glamorous image was tarnished by scandal, has died. She was 90. Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica....
  • Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Dies At 82

    NEW YORK — Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who championed the power of government and liberalism to advance society with eloquence and compassion, died Thursday. He was 82. His death came the same day that his son Andrew was sworn in for his...
  • Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches

    Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches
    Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes. This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...
  • FCC increases funding to boost Internet speeds at schools, libraries

    FCC increases funding to boost Internet speeds at schools, libraries
    In a partisan vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved a major increase in funding — $1.5 billion — to help give schools and libraries high-speed Internet access. Democrats and Republicans agreed on the need to expand broadband...