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Abraham Lincoln

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  • The government shutdown: Lincoln said it best

    The government shutdown: Lincoln said it best
    In February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at New York's Cooper Union that many historians believe catapulted him onto the national stage and into the presidency. It may even be more pertinent today for what he said about intransigent political...
  • Abraham Lincoln overlooking the Los Angeles River

     
    A duplicate of the Lincoln Memorial sits on the edge of the Los Angeles River in Studio City....
  • Twelve-year-old contestant feels cheated by 'Jeopardy!'

    Twelve-year-old contestant feels cheated by 'Jeopardy!'
    Note to "Jeopardy!" contestants: Spelling counts. A 12-year-old from Newtown, Conn., found that out the hard way while competing on a Kids Week installment of the venerable TV game show, and he's still smarting over it. "I was pretty upset that I...
  • Alex Trebek speaks out on 'Jeopardy' Kids Week controversy

    Alex Trebek speaks out on 'Jeopardy' Kids Week controversy
    What is a “scapegoat”? “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has clarified a controversial decision on the long-running game show that sparked angry responses last week. Trebek became the unlikely target of scorn after a controversial...
  • Michael Jackson's family wants $85 million per child from AEG Live

    Michael Jackson's family wants $85 million per child from AEG Live
    An attorney for Michael Jackson’s family told jurors Tuesday that concert promoter AEG Live hired the doctor who administered the fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic and that the company now should pay for the singer’s death. Brian Panish...
  • King's 'Dream,' and the reality

     King's 'Dream,' and the reality
    One hundred years separate Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington. They are linked by the history of America's defining struggle, and they are inseparable in imagery, as...
  • Yosemite fire: Battle continues through Labor Day weekend

    Yosemite fire: Battle continues through Labor Day weekend
    GROVELAND, Calif. — The Rim fire has burned into Yosemite National Park and into the record books, consuming 222,777-acres. It is now 40% contained. Officials said progress continued, despite hot conditions and some winds overnight. "Crews...
  • Letters: Better messengers for the GOP?

    Re "How to build a better GOP," Opinion, Sept. 3 The GOP needs to tell better stories? As a registered independent, I've heard all the stories from the GOP that I can stand. Who can forget "mission accomplished"? Mitt Romney had a great story to...
  • Washington Navy Yard shootings: Base has long military history

    Washington Navy Yard shootings: Base has long military history
    WASHINGTON -- The Washington Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage Monday, is the Navy’s oldest land base. Just 3.5 miles from the White House, the Navy Yard is tucked away from the center of Washington along the...
  • Steven Spielberg to be honored at National Archives

    Steven Spielberg to be honored at National Archives
    Steven Spielberg will add another prize to his crowded trophy mantle this fall when he receives an award at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The Oscar-winning director will receive the 2013 Records of Achievement Award in recognition of his...
  • When Bob Dylan met Walt Whitman

    When Bob Dylan met Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman might have gotten a good laugh out of this. I know I did. I mention Whitman because of a recent incident at the rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike named after him, a place offering food that didn't exist in Whitman's time and a stream of...