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  • How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital

    How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital
    A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
  • Sen. Daniel Inouye dies at 88; war hero

    Sen. Daniel Inouye dies at 88; war hero
    When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu. He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese...
  • Paul K. Longmore dies at 64; leading disability scholar and activist

    Paul K. Longmore dies at 64; leading disability scholar and activist
    Unable to use his hands because of a childhood bout with polio, Paul K. Longmore wrote his first book by punching a keyboard with a pen he held in his mouth. It took him 10 years, and when he was done, he burned a copy in front of the Federal Building...
  • Obama in London: This time, the president opts for a more traditional gift for the queen

    Obama in London: This time, the president opts for a more traditional gift for the queen
    On his first visit to Buckingham Palace in 2009, President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod. Given a second chance Tuesday, his gift for the British monarch was decidedly more traditional. According to the White House, Obama gave the queen a...
  • Obama's income drops, but the president is still a millionaire, tax returns show

    Obama's income drops, but the president is still a millionaire, tax returns show
    President Obama's income dropped substantially in 2010 from the previous year due to declining book sales, but he is still comfortably in the ranks of the nation's millionaires, his federal tax returns show. The Obama family earned $1.73 million last...
  • Obama's latest executive action: Thanksgiving turkey pardon

    Obama's latest executive action: Thanksgiving turkey pardon
    There was freedom for Liberty. President Obama pardoned the appropriately named turkey at the White House on Wednesday, an annual tradition before what the president said was "one of the best days of the year to be an American." (see video below)....
  • Dorothy Howell Rodham dies at 92; mother of Hillary Clinton

    Dorothy Howell Rodham dies at 92; mother of Hillary Clinton
    Dorothy Howell Rodham, whose daughter is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and whose son-in-law Bill Clinton was president of the United States, died Tuesday morning, the Clinton family announced. She was 92. Born in Chicago on June 4, 1919,...
  • Honest Abe, cool superhero -- just spare us the Spandex suit

     
    Presidents Day is officially about George Washington, but to most Americans' way of thinking, it honors both Washington and Abraham Lincoln....
  • U.S. Mint to stop making presidential $1 coins to save taxpayer money

     
    $1 coins: The U.S. Mint will stop making $1 coins to save taxpayer money....
  • Gingrich: School prayer would have prevented Columbine

     
    Newt Gingrich is not a poster child for family values. If we didn't know that already, his ex-wife Marianne Gingrich has been making it crystal clear in interviews with ABC News and the Washington Post, saying Gingrich wanted an "open......
  • Abraham Lincoln gets a Hollywood reboot -- as a vampire hunter

     
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" revels in its historically inaccurate representation of the 16th president as an axe-wielding fang fighter. The new trailer drops as the nation celebrates the 203rd anniversary of his Feb....