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  • When Lincoln died, a nation mourned -- or did it?

    Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered orator-oracle and the victorious commander in chief in the Civil War, which, however brutal and costly, had just secured the future of the nation and achieved the destruction of slavery. Only six weeks earlier, at his second inauguration, Lincoln had brought tears to the eyes of many among the 40,000 spectators when he pleaded for "malice toward none" and "charity for all," urging his fellow citizens to help him "bind up the nation's wounds."
  • Orthodox Christians mark Easter this weekend

    Orthodox Christians mark Easter this weekend
    They've been abstaining from meat, dairy and egg products for weeks, and this weekend they'll dive into a feast like no other on their religious calendar. Orthodox Christians observe Easter this Sunday, a week later than most of their fellow...

    In Theory: Is it freedom of speech or antagonism?

    In Theory: Is it freedom of speech or antagonism?
    Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in gunfire earlier this month, said she has no regrets and plans on hosting more events like it. "I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die," Geller...

    'The Last Supper': A pictoral account of Death Row inmates' final meals

     'The Last Supper': A pictoral account of Death Row inmates' final meals
    In this case, "The Last Supper" doesn't refer to the Passover meal between Jesus and his apostles the night before Good Friday, but an art exhibit that represents the final dinners that Death Row prisoners have requested before their executions. This...

    In Brazil's slums, residents band together to protest police shootings

    In Brazil's slums, residents band together to protest police shootings
    It was Holy Thursday, and Udson Freitas was sitting on the balcony of his small house in the Complexo do Alemao favela when a girl ran onto his street below, screaming. "They killed my brother! They killed my brother!" Freitas ran down his steps,...