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Dog Rescued By Cory Booker Dies

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It’s a sad end to a feel-good story.

“Candy,” the female pit bull rescued in June 2013 by then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker, has died.

Booker, now a U.S. senator, helped save Candy after a constituent tweeted that a dog was being tortured and locked in a small crate in a vacant lot.

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God Gets a Place on the National Mall

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Was God purposely left off the National World War II Memorial?

That is a rumor that made the rounds on the Internet. As such, it became a “maliciously generated and widely distributed notion,” as the National Park Service put it, and led to legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama ...

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Nobody Wants the 'Black USS Constitution' in Their Office

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There’s a model ship at the National Museum of the United States Navy that has a history so creepy, that nobody in the U.S. government wants the toy boat in their office.

“We call it the ‘Black Constitution,’” said Capt. Henry J. Hendrix, the outgoing director of Naval History and Heritage ...

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