Apr 23

Discover 10 treasures from the Library of Congress



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Since its establishment on April 24, 1800, the Library of Congress has grown to become the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items in its holdings. Here’s a look at 10 of the most fascinating pieces.



Apr 23

James Buchanan: Why is he considered America’s worst president?



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April 23 marks the birthday of James Buchanan, the man regarded by many historians as one of the worst—if not the worst—presidents of all time. So what did Buchanan do to earn the disrespect of so many people?



Apr 22

Video: Conspiracy theories and other dangerous ideas with Cass R. Sunstein



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Harvard Law Professor and former White House official Cass R. Sunstein visited the National Constitution Center on Monday night to debut his latest book.



Apr 21

Supreme Court still considering New Jersey gun-permit rights case



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The United States Supreme Court is still evaluating a case that would define rights related to concealed gun permits in New Jersey and potentially across the country.



Apr 21

The day when America moved toward becoming a global power



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On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States in a long-simmering dispute over Cuba. The brief war that followed would have permanent implications for American foreign policy, and push the formerly isolationist power on to the global stage.