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2014/07/28 11:38
2014/07/28 11:38
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Tucked between two lanes of traffic at Brook Gate, in London's leafy Hyde Park, two heavily laden mules, cast in bronze, trudge terrified but steadfast across an imaginary battlefield. In front of...
2014/07/28 11:38
2014/07/28 11:38
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2014/07/28 06:02
2014/07/28 06:02
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... Get in the mood. Read David McCullough's wonderful book "1776" and watch the classic "All the President's Men" about President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal or the Netflix series "House...
2014/07/27 18:02
2014/07/27 18:02
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WASHINGTON – Orange County may be 2,700 miles from Washington, D.C., but the region’s imprint is all over town. You can see it in the face of Father Junipero Serra in Statuary Hall at the U.S....
2014/07/27 18:02
2014/07/27 18:02
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Look for a display window of predominately Jewish towns nearly wiped out by Nazis, and then for “Przytyk,” a town where Ester Bershtel lived before escaping Auschwitz and much later moving to Laguna...
2014/07/16 14:46
2014/07/16 14:46
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Sophie Bollin of Maplewood is headed to the White House this week for lunch with first lady Michelle Obama as the Minnesota winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Judges selected the...
2014/07/12 04:58
2014/07/12 04:58
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- As a radio personality, entertainer, musician and storyteller, Sam DeVincent lived much of his life behind a microphone and his ever-present accordion. Born in Chicago, he and...
2014/07/11 21:34
2014/07/11 21:34
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... Banner’ lyrics back home at Maryland Historical Society The original handwritten manuscript of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics, written by Francis Scott Key, is back home at the...
2014/07/10 20:19
2014/07/10 20:19
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As the head bartender and mixologist at B&O American Brasserie, Brendan Dorr, 34, has concocted drinks for every type of occasion for his restaurant's guests. But in September, Dorr will have the...
2014/07/08 16:53
2014/07/08 16:53
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Sam was around the age of 10 when he began to acquire pieces of sheet music and song books. Not only was he enthralled with the music, he was particularly drawn to their covers and colorful artwork....
2014/07/07 06:12
2014/07/07 06:12
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Ford Pledges $1 Million to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture MORE INFO NEW ORLEANS --July 4, 2014: Donation builds on Ford’s long support of African Americans and a...
2014/07/06 12:43
2014/07/06 12:43
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The Guardian recently revealed shocking results from a six-month investigation of the Thai fishing industry: Much of the shrimp sold in American and British supermarkets were produced with slave...
2014/07/06 05:17
2014/07/06 05:17
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June 26 marked the 40th anniversary of the supermarket scanner entering service in a Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio. According to the National Museum of American History website, a man by the name...
2014/07/04 20:17
2014/07/04 20:17
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NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ford Motor Company is building on a century-long commitment to supporting the African American community with a $1 million donation to the Smithsonian National Museum of...
2014/07/04 19:39
2014/07/04 19:39
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The “Star-Spangled Banner,” a familiar feature to the beginning ceremonies for many a ball game, has been performed in a variety of keys, styles, tempos and tones — often with beautiful results,...
2014/07/04 18:52
2014/07/04 18:52
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This year marks the 200th anniversary of America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The song was created from a poem written by lawyer Francis Scott Key in 1814. Congress adopted the song...
2014/07/04 17:45
2014/07/04 17:45
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There are plenty of monuments to be visited in America. But the Boll Weevil Monument, located in Enterprise, Ala., may be one of the most bizarre. The town erected the monument in 1919 in honor of the...
2014/07/03 17:17
2014/07/03 17:17
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Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Two important pieces of American history are brought together for the first time. It is a very special exhibit at the Smithsonian National...
2014/07/03 11:09
2014/07/03 11:09
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If you've visited the National Museum of American History in the last century, you may have seen one of its most prized artifacts: The original star-spangled banner—the one that Americans raised at...
2014/07/02 23:26
2014/07/02 23:26
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Almost 200 years ago - Sept. 14, 1814, to be exact - Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The flag that inspired him, with its "broad stripes and...
2014/07/02 22:20
2014/07/02 22:20
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Fourth of July Fireworks on the National Mall as viewed from Top of the Town on Wednesday July 04, 2012 (Photo by Matt McClain/For The Washington Post) While the rest of the city either schleps lawn...
2014/07/28 11:38
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