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President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to headline civil rights summit in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lyndon Johnson’s presidency has long been viewed in the shadow of the Vietnam War, a conflict that saw American soldiers die in jungles half a world away while anti-war demonstrators chanted […]

04/07/2014

A sheet of the U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is seen during an unveiling event at the Newseum in Washington, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Stamp depicts a moment in 1963 March on Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Lewis remembers the moment well: More than 250,000 people marching toward the Lincoln Memorial, rallying for jobs and justice, as he prepared to deliver a passionate speech at the March […]

08/23/2013

Jason Mraz to make historic appearance in Myanmar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jason Mraz will make history next month when he performs in Myanmar to raise awareness about human trafficking. Mraz will headline a free outdoor concert on Dec. 16 at People’s Square […]

11/16/2012

Antietam 150th prompts reflection on loss, freedom

SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) – Federal officials have marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg with cannon fire, patriotic music and reflection on the bloodiest day of combat on U.S. […]

09/17/2012

Civil War remnants discovered beneath Va. college

(AP) – Archaeologists at the College of William and Mary have unearthed the remnants of a Civil War encampment by Union troops on their campus. Federal troops took over the campus following a battle in […]

08/10/2012

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