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  • Small red book among finds in 113-year-old Boston time capsule

    Small red book among finds in 113-year-old Boston time capsule
    Historians on Thursday opened up a 113-year-old time capsule that had been hidden in a statue of a lion atop Boston's Old State House, and discovered a small red hardcover book tucked inside a copper box. The book was not opened immediately due to its...
  • A wake-up call for the White House [Commentary]

    A wake-up call for the White House [Commentary]
    The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
  • American life expectancy hits record high

    American life expectancy hits record high
    Hey America, we're living longer than ever. Life expectancy in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, with the average American topping out at 78.8 years in 2012, according to research released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center...
  • Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety

    Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety
    WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...
  • Secret Service SNAFU a wake-up call for the White House

    WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
  • NFL draft coming to Chicago in 2015

    NFL draft coming to Chicago in 2015
    Nothing sells hope to fans of all 32 teams like the NFL draft, and next year the league will bring that hope — and all the accompanying hoopla — to Chicago. The draft, which for the last nine years has been conducted in New York's Radio City...
  • West Virginia's Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

    West Virginia's Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
    Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh. It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state. The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
  • Harvard diploma of first African-American grad to be auctioned

    The undergraduate diploma of the nation’s first African-American to graduate from Harvard is set to be auctioned in Chicago tomorrow, years after it was unearthed in an Englewood home. Richard T. Greener’s bachelor of arts diploma --...
  • Longtime Burbank policeman Darin Ryburn to retire

    Longtime Burbank policeman Darin Ryburn to retire
    The call came in at 6:12 p.m. “Two officers have been shot,” the voice on the other line said. “One may have died. We need you here.” Sgt. Darin Ryburn — who at the time was a Burbank police detective, police union...
  • American wars often start with a lie

    American wars often start with a lie
    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
  • Why are Americans so easily taken to war?

    To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1) When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...