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Gotcha Guide: How Washington investigates itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of what Americans know about their government’s crimes, misdeeds and foul-ups comes from the government itself. Washington’s investigation machine never quits. Thousands of federal workers spend hundreds of millions of dollars […]

05/31/2013

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Vietnam War POW’s Reunite Today at Nixon Library

This morning Penny Griego and Phil Hulett spoke with Colonel Lee Ellis about how, 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon was able to gain the release of 600 prisoner’s of war. A huge party and […]

05/24/2013

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A look at key moments in Dow history

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average often makes headlines. But let’s not forget everything else that happened as the Dow has twisted and turned — from The Muppets suing Mickey Mouse to […]

05/07/2013

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Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in […]

05/02/2013

Robert Redford (AP Photo)

Discovery documentary revisits Watergate movie

NEW YORK (AP) — When Robert Redford first called Bob Woodward to talk about a movie that eventually became “All the President’s Men,” the Washington Post reporter didn’t call back.

04/20/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Oil imports

Every president since Richard Nixon has pushed to cut U.S. dependence on imported oil, and President Barack Obama is no exception. Now, though, for the first time in 30 years, oil imports are falling in a significant way.

04/08/2013

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon (AP Photo)

Nixon wished for total handgun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of Saturday night specials, contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners.

03/09/2013

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Calif. GOP pins turnaround hopes on new chairman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Republicans nationwide reconsider the party’s direction, nowhere is their challenge more daunting than in California.

02/26/2013

Robert Bork (AP Photo)

Bork, whose failed nomination made history, dies

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Robert H. Bork, whose failed 1980s nomination to the Supreme Court helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues, has died. He was 85.

12/19/2012

Democrat George McGovern dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored […]

10/21/2012

Today in History, September 26 (video)

Highlights of this day in history: JFK and Nixon participate in TV’s first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; ‘West Side Story’ hits […]

09/26/2012

As condolences pour in, officials work to solve mystery of how panda cub died

WASHINGTON (AP) – As condolences poured in from around the world, National Zoo officials waited Monday for word on why a 6-day-old panda cub died and lamented a heartbreaking setback to their closely watched breeding […]

09/25/2012

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