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  • Slave Insurance: lawmaker wants CT companies to share old records

    Slave Insurance: lawmaker wants CT companies to share old records
    In 1855, the Aetna Life Insurance Co. issued a policy covering the life of a slave in Mississippi named Peter, who was listed as a “laborer.” Like most slave insurance policies, he was only identified by his first name. Hundreds if not...
  • A New Face For New York's St Patrick's Cathedral

    A New Face For New York's St Patrick's Cathedral
    (Reuters) - Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City's iconic house of worship on Fifth Avenue, is getting a facelift. The $175 million restoration will take about five years and will include what church officials described as a thorough scrubbing: its...
  • Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War
    SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case...
  • Monday Meltdown: Tiger's well-timed comeback and 'The Hunger Games' in your hands

    Monday Meltdown: Tiger's well-timed comeback and 'The Hunger Games' in your hands
    News RoundupĀ  •••• "Angry Birds Space" did more than 10 million downloads in under three days. In my professional opinion, that’s a lot of flippin’ downloads. [@AngryBirds] •••• Some simultaneous...
  • Cinco De Mayo 'As American As July 4,' UCLA Prof Says

    Cinco De Mayo 'As American As July 4,' UCLA Prof Says
    LOS ANGELES -- Cinco de Mayo -- the unofficial U.S. holiday long believed to have been imported, with celebratory beer, from Mexico -- isn't a Mexican holiday at all but rather an American one created by Latinos in the West during the Civil War, according...
  • Dr. Ernst F. L. Niedermeyer

    Dr. Ernst F. L. Niedermeyer
    Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The...
  • Loading up for the Battle of Costa Mesa

    Disguised as men, female soldiers slung revolvers and fired cannons alongside their male counterparts in 1861. This is just one of many truths to discover this weekend at the fourth annual Battle of Costa Mesa, a Civil War reenactment event in Costa...
  • 10 things you might not know about guns

    10 things you might not know about guns
    There's a lot of crossfire about guns these days. The Obama administration is under siege over Fast and Furious, a federal sting operation that allowed firearms to go to Mexican drug traffickers and was linked to the slaying of a Border Patrol agent....
  • Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark

    Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark
    RICHMOND, Va. - Strolling above Beaver Dam Creek, you hardly take note of the languid tributary water that drifts peacefully from the nearby Chickahominy River. Red cutgrass, trumpet weeds and a host of other herbaceous species grow freely on bordering...
  • The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011

    The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011
    As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year: FICTION "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
  • Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors

    Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors
    At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011: "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson An Iowa...