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Harry S. Truman

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  • Back Story: Randolph laid groundwork for March on Washington

    Back Story: Randolph laid groundwork for March on Washington
    The momentous events that culminated in the March on Washington 50 years ago this week have largely overlooked the legacy of one man whose own dream of such a march was more than two decades in the making. Asa Philip Randolph — better known as A....
  • Obama and the power to go to war

    With the Obama administration planning what it describes as limited military strikes to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, public discussion over the legality of U.S. action has addressed mainly questions of international law....
  • Chasing the White House Cezannes

    Just a week before astronaut John Glenn's maiden voyage orbiting the Earth in 1962, a record 46 million people sat down before their black-and-white sets to watch Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conduct the first televised White House tour. The mansion's $1....
  • Hang-ups in Cezanne paintings' intended path to the White House

    When Charles A. Loeser died in 1928, he was 64, nearly a decade older than the average American was expected to live. He had led a comfortable life of privilege, spent abroad in Italy. Loeser was prepared for the inevitable. Two years earlier, he...
  • 'Latino Americans': especial de PBS celebra historia de hispanos en el país

    'Latino Americans': especial de PBS celebra historia de hispanos en el país
    La historia de los hispanos en Estados Unidos comienza desde mucho antes de formarse la Nación americana, con la llegada de los primeros exploradores españoles a lugares como San Agustín en Florida. Sin embargo, los textos de historia dicen poco —...
  • Eric Schlosser's 'Command and Control' probes the safety of nukes

    Eric Schlosser's 'Command and Control' probes the safety of nukes
    To know where you are, it helps to know where you've been, right? So early in his deeply reported, deeply frightening story of America's massive nuclear arsenal, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety,"...
  • Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

    Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden & Shop Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of gardening tasks, including planting, watering, weeding and mulching. Also needed are tour guides, particularly in April and May, to assist the teacher-naturalist with...
  • Time editors discuss new book about presidents at McDaniel College

    Time editors discuss new book about presidents at McDaniel College
    The four-story brownstone near Washington's Lafayette Park is one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. There's a fireplace in the master bathroom, and the thread counts on the sheets is high enough to rival the Four Seasons. And only four people...
  • Martyl Langsdorf dies at 96; artist created Doomsday Clock image

    Martyl Langsdorf dies at 96; artist created Doomsday Clock image
    Martyl Langsdorf, the artist who created the widely known Doomsday Clock for the first cover of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, died March 26 at a rehabilitation facility near her home in suburban Chicago of complications from a lung infection. She was...
  • This presidential database loves running and Legos

    This presidential database loves running and Legos
    Arden Hayes is 5. He loves Legos and running so fast across the living room to flip onto the couch that his feet end up pointing at the ceiling. He also loves the presidents — especially 11 and 33. Arden knows all 44 U.S. presidents. In order....
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says

    Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to 16 'true champions,' Obama says
    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports. The award, created by...