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Large Liz? Tower housing Big Ben to get a new name

(AP) – The iconic Clock Tower of Britain’s Parliament – widely, though incorrectly, known as Big Ben – is being renamed in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, authorities said Tuesday. The 315-foot (96-meter)-high structure, one […]

06/26/2012

President honors fallen warriors today

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to fallen warriors on Memorial Day, attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. The president will participate today in a […]

05/28/2012

The late Manning Marable wins history Pulitzer

(AP) – The late Manning Marable won the Pulitzer Prize for history Monday for “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” a work he did not live to see to publication. For the first time in […]

04/16/2012

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