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Baseball's Opening Day and the Presidents Who Threw Out the Pitches

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On the opening day of the Major League Baseball season in 1910, President William Howard Taft threw a baseball from the stands at Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium, and a tradition was born.

Since then, every president except Jimmy Carter has tossed the ceremonial first pitch at least once ...

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Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Truman, Harry S
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Harding, Warren G.
Bush, George H.W.
Carter, Jimmy
Obama, Barack
Clinton, Bill
Nixon, Richard M.

As the Supreme Court Weighs Gay Marriage, a Look at Its Last Major Marriage Ruling

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The Supreme Court heard a case in 1967 that would change marriage laws across the nation, overturning individual state restrictions on who could legally marry whom. Gay marriage wasn't even a speck on the horizon that year, as the Stonewall Riots (often cited as the start of the modern gay rights ...

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marriage
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