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  • Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins

     Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins
    On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I leave the stage," Booth is said to have retorted, "I'll be the most famous man in America."
  • Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate
    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...

    How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend

    How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend
    Sometimes political careers are born of chance. John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...

    Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...