News Desk


April 2008


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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Today in History

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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Texas
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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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News Buzz: Pennsylvanians Head to Polls, Condoleezza Rice on Jimmy Carter's Hamas Visit, and More

Today—six weeks after it all began—the polls are open and Pennsylvania voters finally get a chance to choose between the two bickering Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton was the early favorite in the Keystone State, but since the campaigning in Pennsylvania, polls show Barack Obama has ...

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Today in History

1864—Congress authorized the phrase "In God We Trust" on American currency. It first appeared on the two-cent coin.

1876—The Boston Red Stockings defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 6-5 in the first National League Baseball game.

1898—The U.S. Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports, and the USS ...

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News Buzz: Clinton, Obama Make Last Pitches in Pennsylvania, Jimmy Carter on Hamas, and more

Today Pennsylvania will get another heavy dose of presidential politics as the Clintons—Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea—and Barack Obama and his surrogates crisscross the Keystone State one last time before tomorrow's primary. Hillary Clinton and her family will have separate campaign stops and then ...

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Today in History

  • 1509: Henry VIII unofficially ascends the throne of England.
    • 1836: The Republic of Texas forces, led by Sam Houston, defeat Mexican troops in the Battle of San Jacinto.
      • 1838: Sierra Club founder John Muir is born.
        • 1989: About 100,000 students gather in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to mourn Chinese ...
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          Bush Touts His Antiabortion Record to National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

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          President George W. Bush this morning attended the fifth annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and on hand were GOP presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, cochairmen of Catholics for McCain. The event drew criticism from one ...

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          Nearly 1 in 5 Iraq Vets Reports Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

          The first large-scale, nongovernmental assessment of the psychological needs of U.S. troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past six years finds that 20 percent of military troops who have returned from war—some 300,000 total—report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or ...

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          War in Afghanistan (2001-)
          Iraq war (2003-2011)
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