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  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • Siege of Suffolk envelops Hampton Roads

     Siege of Suffolk envelops Hampton Roads
    No one remembers how high Lt. Amos Thayer had to climb on April 11, 1863, as he scrambled up to a tree-top observation post overlooking the western approaches to Suffolk. But despite his lofty vantage point — and a panoramic prospect that Union...
  • Putin's crying game

     
    So we hear that those were tears of joy from Vladimir Putin as he claimed victory in Russia's presidential election. They couldn't have been tears of surprise. The results had supposedly been in the bag for weeks, and a third......
  • Washington pays tribute to Reagan with, yes, another statue

     
    Ronald Reagan: A nine-foot statue of former President Reagan was unveiled at Washington airport....
  • Meryl Streep's next project: A national women's history museum

     
    Meryl Streep's efforts to get a National Women's History Museum built in Washington, D.C....
  • Musical moments with U.S. presidents

     
    President Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office....
  • Famous faces got their start in Broadway’s ‘Hair’

     
    The ’60s musical “Hair” opens at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre tonight as the Broadway touring version rolls into town. The show helped launch the career of many world-renowned entertainers. Compiled by my colleague Rod Stafford...
  • School named for Sandra Cisneros to open in Echo Park

     
    Lots of presidents and neighborhoods lend their names to schools in Los Angeles, but authors, not so much....
  • Federal Reserve keeps the change — more than $1 billion worth

     
    Man, there's nothing I don't like about this story. It's from National Public Radio and it reveals that the U.S. has more than $1 billion in coins stashed away in a vault because elected officials badly misread consumers' willingness to use $1 coins...
  • Gifts with a Presidents' Day twist: Political poker face

     
    Can’t read my p-p-p poker face, as Gaga would say. For good reason, there’s a very long and storied tradition of poker-playing in the White House — this game’s the ultimate presidential favorite, hands down. Barack Obama is known...
  • Huntington to commemorate Civil War anniversary with photography exhibition

     
    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, the Huntington Library said it will launch a major show of photographs next year, with a sidebar exhibition devoted to manuscripts from the era. The shows will feature some of......