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Today in History

1758—James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, is born.

1788—Maryland ratifies the U.S. Constitution without adding any amendments.

1945—Benito Mussolini is executed, ending Fascist rule of Italy.

1992—The food pyramid, featuring six food groups, is presented by the U.S. Department of ...

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1704—The first regular newspaper in the United States, the Boston News- Letter, is published.

1800—The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress—and for ...

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U.S. News's Secrets of Islam

It is a great faith that preaches unity, peace, and love of a common God. And with 1.2 billion followers, it is the world's second-largest and fastest-growing religion. But Islam is also a singularly demanding faith, one that holds much that non-Muslims find abhorrent. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 ...

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Pennsylvania Win Shows That Clinton Is "Hitting Her Stride," Says a Top Adviser

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Hillary Clinton has emerged as a far better candidate than Barack Obama and is riding a strong wave of momentum because of her victory in the Pennsylvania presidential primary yesterday, says top Clinton strategist Geoff Garin.

The longtime pollster told U.S. News, "She has been hitting her stride.

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News Buzz: Hillary Clinton's Next Hurdles, Polygamy Sect's Kids, and more

And she wins. Hillary Clinton pulled off a campaign-saving victory last night in Pennsylvania, beating rival Barack Obama by about 10 points. "Some counted me out and said to drop out," she told supporters in Philadelphia. "But the American people don't quit. And they deserve a president who ...

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Today in History

1597—Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.

1635—The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded.

1928—American child actress Shirley Temple is born.

1968—Students protesting the Vietnam War at ...

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