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Apr 14

The Nevada cattle standoff and the First Amendment



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An old-fashioned standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officials seems to be over now, but the event has started even more talk about the use of “First Amendment zones” at public protests.



Apr 14

10 odd facts about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination



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It was 149 years ago tonight the President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford’s Theater. Lincoln died the next morning, and in the aftermath, some odd facts seemed to pop up.



Apr 14

The forgotten man who almost became president after Lincoln



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On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from his assassin’s wounds. But if John Wilkes Booth’s plot were entirely successful, a little-known senator may have been thrust into the White House for almost a year.



Apr 11

Congressman cussed out after pay raise request



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Representative Jim Moran’s efforts to get more money for his fellow congressional members is over, but not before Moran got an earful from some taxpayers.



Apr 11

10 facts about Thomas Jefferson for his 271st birthday



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Thomas Jefferson is celebrating the big 2-7-1 this weekend, and we have 10 interesting facts about the versatile Founding Father.