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Jun 22

A U.S. president’s real-life vampire connection



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The release of the movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter had us fact-checking about any real-life connections between U.S. presidents and the undead. We dug one up, involving Lincoln’s hand-picked successor – and an alleged presidential vampire pardon.



Jun 22

Facts about the real Abraham Lincoln



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Contributor Benjamin Brown looks at 10 interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln, who is getting a bit of media attention this week as a movie debuts about Lincoln’s fictional exploits as a vampire hunter.



Jun 22

Freedom Friday: Honoring Clarence Clemons by opposing racism



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Shawn Poole, a contributing writer for Backstreets, says fans should honor the late Clarence Clemons by understanding the roots of racism.



Jun 21

Narrow ruling on TV profanity and nudity



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Lyle Denniston explains what Thursday’s Supreme Court decision on television obscenity means, and why the court didn’t settle the First Amendment debate involving broadcasters, live profanity and brief images of nudity.



Jun 21

Supreme Court rules on TV nudity, not on health care



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The Supreme Court, as expected, didn’t rule on health care on Thursday, but it did rule on an important case involving nudity and cursing that included the F-word, Cher and George Carlin in its decision.