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Brushes with Lincoln assassination, Dred Scott decision

Regarding "They're All Players in Lincoln's Story," April 12: The Travel section left out a great exhibit on Lincoln at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It tells about the assassination, but especially shows how it was covered by the press. The New York Herald published seven editions from the first bulletin to the unfolding of the plot, through Lincoln's lingering to his death and the release of the assassin's name. Copies of all seven editions are on display, along with papers that got things wrong, such as a premature story saying the perpetrators had been arrested. Jean Stapleton Los Angeles :: I could absolutely relate to the opening...

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