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  • Connecticut's Trees Hold Memories, History

    Trees matter in Connecticut, and always have. The Charter Oak, the muscularly limbed behemoth in which Connecticut's charter was secreted to protect it from the king's agents in 1687, is central to our political creation story. Though it fell in an 1856 summer gale, the grand tree's image has graced everything from lottery tickets to political ads, and even the state quarter. Pieces of its wood are revered as talismans.
  • Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins

     Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins
    On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...

    Ohio museum races to raise money for tiara sold on 'Pawn Stars'

    AKRON, Ohio A tiara that once belonged to first lady Ida Saxton McKinley is now sitting in a pawn shop in Las Vegas, and a Canton, Ohio, museum is racing to get it out of hock. OK, this is no back alley pawn shop. It's Gold & Silver Pawn, the setting...

    Renowned historian discusses new book

    Renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin detailed the seven-year journey behind her newest book during a recent Forum Club of the Palm Beaches luncheon. She discussed "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt,...

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...