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When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home. And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
World NowGlobal Focus: Fifty years after the superpowers were poised to annihilate each other over nuclear missiles sent to Cuba, the myth prevails that President Kennedy forced Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to back down by threatening to unleash nuclear war....
Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. They...
Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON -- President Obama continued the White House tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but for the first time, the public decided which bird would get the honor by voting on the White House Facebook page. The winner? Cobbler, of the blue...
You have to give Denise Dennis some credit. She did not come cheap. The price tag she put on her virtue is about the same as the amount Gov. Tom Corbett took to sell his soul — or Pennsylvania's soul, that is — to the gas drilling robber...
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee,...
Staff reports|TV SPORTS| |THURSDAY| Men’s College Basketball -- Old Spice Classic, first round, West Virginia vs. Marist, 11 a.m.; Vanderbilt vs. Davidson, 1 p.m.; Texas-El Paso vs. Oklahoma, 6 p.m.; Clemson vs. Gonzaga, 8 p.m. (ESPN2); DirecTV Classic,...
A fledgling organization dedicated to the Continental Congress is bringing three days of lectures along with historic documents and short films to Annapolis, as it seeks to find a permanent home in the city. Among the items of historic note in the...
FARGO, N.D. - As I noticed an advertisement for a Thanksgiving buffet at a local restaurant, I was tempted. Who can resist golden roasted turkey with stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes and rich gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, assorted salads,...
Tags: Hormones and Metabolism, Turkey, Mushrooms, Holidays, Margarine
It's true blood, but not the vampire kind. According to the folks at the U.K. website pfcauction.com, a vile of late president Ronald Reagan's blood was going to the highest bidder. The site claimed the blood was taken from Reagan after the assination...
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Auction Service
The 2012 election cycle was ugly and dirty, a cut below women's mud wrestling. It brought out the worst in all of us: We watched it after all. Supposedly, when Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the end of the Constitutional Convention in...
If you travel to, or meet people from, places like Europe or New Zealand, you may draw blank stares by mentioning, say, Peeps. Similarly, you may be shocked to find that faraway people are ignorant of Billy Joel's song of gloom, Lee Iacocca, the source...
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Nov 24, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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Nov 21, 2012 |Story| Aberdeen News
Nov 21, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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May 30, 2012 |Story| KIAH-LTV
Nov 11, 2012 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Nov 8, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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