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  • Brushes with Lincoln assassination, Dred Scott decision

    Regarding "They're All Players in Lincoln's Story," April 12: The Travel section left out a great exhibit on Lincoln at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It tells about the assassination, but especially shows how it was covered by the press. The New...
  • Dwayne Johnson pumped for 'Furious 7'

    Dwayne Johnson pumped for 'Furious 7'
    When Dwayne Johnson thumbed a ride on "Fast and Furious" back in 2011, he instantly gave the film series a needed boost of energy. Some critics, such as Jim Slotek from The Toronto Sun, went so far as to suggest that Johnson saved the franchise,...
  • Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train

    Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train
    It was a funeral re-enactment, but the tears that glistened on Cindy King's cheeks were real. The woman from Littlestown, Pa., took part in the retelling of Abraham Lincoln's funeral rites on Saturday at the B&O Railroad Museum, embodying a civilian...
  • How Nemtsov's killing puts Putin in the crosshairs

    How Nemtsov's killing puts Putin in the crosshairs
    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's killing is not just a tragedy for Russia, but could be a harbinger of political turbulence. Commentary in the West implicitly blames President Vladimir Putin, highlighting the long list of Putin critics who have...
  • On the trail of Lincoln's assassination

    On the trail of Lincoln's assassination
    One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an embittered Maryland-born actor, frustrated over Robert E. Lee's recent surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., and determined to avenge the Confederate cause, shot a bullet into the...
  • The Sun and President Lincoln

    The Sun and President Lincoln
    One hundred and fifty years ago, the editorial board of The Sun voiced "profound sorrow" at the "national calamity" of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It was a mournful expression of loss, not just for the man but for the potential he...
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ postmortem: Most intriguing moments in the Season 5 premiere

     
    The fifth season of “Game of Thrones” kicked off Sunday night with a flashback, angry dragons and a grisly death. […]...
  • Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?

    Harold Holzer: 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. In the North, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) re-elected president, a revered...
  • Illinois will relive Lincoln's assassination and funeral

    Illinois will relive Lincoln's assassination and funeral
    Actors will take the stage April 14 in Springfield, Ill., to perform a comedy that is remembered for its role in an American tragedy. One hundred fifty years to the day that President Lincoln was shot during the laughter of Act 3, Scene 2, the curtain...
  • Milwaukee mayor: Driver 'assassinated' after fatally striking toddler; $25K reward

    Milwaukee mayor: Driver 'assassinated' after fatally striking toddler; $25K reward
    A gunman, apparently enraged that a van had struck a 2-year-old boy Sunday on Milwaukee's northwest side, not only "assassinated" the driver of the van — in the words of Mayor Tom Barrett — but cut down the toddler's brother, who had rushed to...
  • Connecticut Marks 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Assassination

    Connecticut Marks 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Assassination
    Black crepe darkened windows and balconies throughout Hartford in the days after President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed on April 14, 1865. The city was still celebrating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender only five days earlier when...