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May 16

Two landmark dates in civil rights history



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This week marks the anniversary of two milestone Supreme Court rulings on the issue of segregation that had long-ranging effects on American culture.



May 16

America’s [presidents] got talent



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Here’s another addition we’d love to see on “America’s Got Talent”: U.S. presidents. Although the historical presidents might be tricky, here are five presidents that should be at the top of the audition list.



May 16

The war that triggered the Civil War



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Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico in 1846 that set in motion the Civil War – and led to California, Texas and eight other states joining the Union.



May 15

Newsweek cover put focus back on James Buchanan



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Newsweek’s sensationalist cover proclaiming Barack Obama as the first gay president has upset some people who think James Buchanan really merits the title.



May 15

Obama decision may have lacked big impact



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Data from a new Pew Research Center study shows President Barack Obama’s support for same-sex marriage didn’t change most people’s minds about him.