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Barbara Comstock ‘Caity’ | Campaign 2016
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) released the first television ad of her re-election campaign on Sept., 8. The 30-second ad features Comstock's adult daughter Caity sharing why her mother should be re-elected to her Congress seat representing a Northern Virginia district. Comstock is facing a challenge from Democrat LuAnn Bennett, a businesswoman.
4 points by The Washington Post | Virginia Maryland United States House of Representatives North Carolina Comstock Independent School District Washington D.C. Comstock Texas American Civil War
Hepatitis A outbreak caused by frozen strawberries sickens 89 people in 7 states
Nearly 90 people have fallen ill as part of a hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries.
13 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | U.S. state American Civil War Illness Virginia United States Southern United States Epidemiology Maryland
Atoning for slavery is not simple or cheap: Column
Renaming and preferential admissions will need to be followed by more difficult and costly steps.         
89 points by Arizona Republic | Slavery Slavery in the United States Washington D.C. Black people Georgetown University American Civil War College
South Sudan faces 'unprecedented' level of hunger, UN says
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations says hunger in South Sudan has reached "unprecedented" levels, with nearly 5 million people suffering from severe food insecurity.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Africa African American American Civil War Sudan Civil war United States Politics of Sudan Southern United States
Gary Johnson swings and misses: 'What is Aleppo?'
Gary Johnson is confused about the civil war in Syria.         
7727 points by Arizona Republic | United States President of the United States American Civil War Syria MSNBC Iraq War Joe Scarborough Iraq
ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing boy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kansas City Public Schools on behalf of a young child whose hands were cuffed behind his back two years ago when he was a 7-year-old second-grader. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City claims ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Civil liberties Teacher Pain Kansas High school School Missouri American Civil War
State bows out of dispute over Maryland city's Taney statue
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Maryland city's plan to rid its City Hall courtyard of a statue of the man who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery won't be second-guessed by the state. Maryland Historical Trust Director Elizabeth Hughes wrote in a Sept. 2 letter to officials in ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Roger B. Taney American Civil War Dred Scott v. Sandford Abraham Lincoln Chief Justice of the United States Slavery in the United States Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Origins of the American Civil War
NC Gov. McCrory: Business lobby group helped shape LGBT law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the state's main business lobby helped write a state law limiting protections for LGBT people that also included unrelated, employer-friendly restrictions on the minimum wage and workplace discrimination lawsuits.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | North Carolina United States American Civil War South Carolina Democratic Party Bev Perdue Employment Abraham Lincoln
The Latest: North Carolina board settling voting disputes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on early voting plans being decided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The North Carolina State Board of Elections is working through conflicts among local election officials unable to agree on early voting schedules adjusted after a ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections North Carolina Raleigh North Carolina American Civil War President of the United States Democratic Party University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abraham Lincoln
'What is Aleppo?': Gary Johnson misses big-time on tragic Syrian city
Gary Johnson is confused about the civil war in Syria.         
7727 points by Arizona Republic | United States President of the United States American Civil War Syria MSNBC Iraq War Joe Scarborough Iraq
9-11 memorial service planned for Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
A ceremony of remembrance of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and an open house for first responders and their families will be held Sunday at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Public Square. CLEVELAND, Ohio - A memorial service to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be held Sunday, 11:30 a.m., at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Public Square. The event will open with a welcome by Tim Daley, monument executive director, and remarks by Ted Prasse, monument commission president. An invocation will be offered by Rev. Gloria Chaney, Cleveland Police chaplain and associate minister of the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. A presentation of wreaths will be made in honor of those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Following the service a special community open house will be held for first responders and their families from noon to 6 p.m. as a way of thanks for their continuing efforts to serve and protect the community. Light refreshments will be served. The monument, dedicated in 1894, honors the Union soldiers and sailors of Cuyahoga County who served in the Civil War.
7 points by The Plain Dealer | American Civil War New Jersey New York City Ohio Democratic Party Cuyahoga County Ohio September 11 New York
'What is Aleppo?' Candidate swings and misses
Gary Johnson is confused about the civil war in Syria.        
7727 points by Detroit Free Press | United States President of the United States American Civil War MSNBC Iraq War Iraq Morning Joe Syria
Gary Johnson swings and misses on Syria, asking 'What is Aleppo?'
Gary Johnson is confused about the civil war in Syria.       
7727 points by USA Today | United States President of the United States American Civil War MSNBC Iraq War Iraq Morning Joe Syria
Chris Evans invokes the wrath of pharma bro Martin Shkreli
Pharma bro Martin Shkreli is has moved on from trolling comedians to slamming star actors.
196 points by Daily News | Twitter President of the United States Patton Oswalt Donald Trump Captain America American Civil War Lewis Black's Root of All Evil Ivana Trump
US defense secretary: Russia responsible for Assad's actions in Syria
Russia bears responsibility for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's actions and his failure thus far to agree to a ceasefire in his country's 5-year-old conflict, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.
254 points by CNN | United States War Iraq War American Civil War Civil war Florida American films 2003 invasion of Iraq
Syrian government drops chlorine bomb on Aleppo neighborhood
In a new video, children appear wheezing and coughing from the effects of the bomb.
123 points by Daily News | Syria World War I Chlorine Chemical warfare Attack! Attack American Civil War United States
Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler, 92-80
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night.Luke Maye recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 16 points and 12 rebounds,...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | North Carolina Southern United States South Carolina Confederate States of America Tennessee University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill American Civil War South Carolina Gamecocks
For John Leguizamo, giving Latin history lesson became "mission"
In "Latin History for Morons," John Leguizamo surveys the "buried" history of Latinos in the Americas going back to the Mayans.
-1 points by Daily News | United States American Civil War Native Americans in the United States Southern United States Texas American Revolution John Leguizamo New Mexico
Quiz: Where these college hoops teams located?
Good luck!         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Native Americans in the United States U.S. state States of the United States American Civil War National Basketball Association United States National Football League Humid continental climate
Letter: Missing generations
Missing generationsLast week I covered town meetings in Antrim, Deering, Henniker, Hillsboro, Hopkinton and Washington. At each venue, one fact was readily apparent: The meetings were filled with gray-haired and balding people (I felt right at home). With few exceptions, a generation of Generation...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Generation X Generation Y Abraham Lincoln Civil society Political philosophy American Civil War Liberty Social philosophy
Grant Hill talks Sweet 16, Lonzo Ball, the Laettner shot
Turner analyst and Duke great Grant Hill talks Butler’s chances, Kentucky’s improvement and the pass that changed his life with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: How can Butler upset North Carolina? A: It’s tough. North Carolina has a lot of talented, big bodies down low. Butler has to use their guys, who are versatile, and...
-1 points by New York Post | North Carolina South Carolina Southern United States Confederate States of America American Civil War Tennessee Jason Kidd Christian Laettner
Why Usain Bolt analogy foretells a UCLA win over Kentucky
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you walk by the Garden, say hi to a scalper. They’re in for a rough night. UCLA (PK) over Kentucky: The Bruins may fall before the Final Four, but not to a team that thinks it can win a race against Usain Bolt. On Dec. 3 in Lexington, UCLA defeated...
-1 points by New York Post | North Carolina English-language films Usain Bolt Missouri Southern United States American Civil War Confederate States of America South Carolina
Obamacare repeal fate rests in hands of North Carolinians
Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican and member of his party's leadership team, laid down a marker Thursday afternoon, telling conservatives to accept or kill the GOP's Obamacare repeal bill. Hours later Rep. Mark Meadows, a fellow North Carolina Republican, shot the plan down, saying it still wasn't good ...
7 points by The Washington Times | Democratic Party President of the United States Bill Clinton United States House of Representatives Republican Party American Civil War North Carolina Southern United States
Maryland Senate panel OKs ban on fracking
A ban on the hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland has moved a step closer to approval. The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee voted 8-3 on Wednesday to pass a bill that already has cleared the House of Delegates. That sends the measure to the full Senate. Republican...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Democratic Party Virginia United States House of Representatives U.S. state American Civil War Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Officers kill man who pointed gun after home invasion
MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them as they investigating an earlier home invasion involving his ex-girlfriend.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Orange County North Carolina North Carolina Research Triangle Ric Flair United Kingdom South Carolina American Civil War Firearm
Justin Jackson, No. 10 North Carolina dominate No. 14 Virginia
The Sports Xchange CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina appeared to steal some of Virginia's game plan, turning an expected showdown into a romp Saturday night.
-2 points by UPI | North Carolina University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Atlantic Coast Conference Virginia North Carolina Tar Heels American Civil War Southern United States Confederate States of America
Security Council resolutions to be 'Geneva talks basis'
Elections, new constitution and governance to be on the agenda of forthcoming meeting in Geneva of Syrian factions.
547 points by Al Jazeera English | Bashar al-Assad Syria Diplomacy United Nations Security Council Hafez al-Assad American Civil War United Nations Turkey
America's divide will persist until we teach children whole history
We must help end the racial discord that has become America’s hallmark as much as the national anthem.        
6 points by Detroit Free Press | African American Martin Luther King Jr. Barack Obama Race Black people American Civil War Southern United States Haiti
FBI: Gang members arrested in phone thefts from 9 states
CLEVELAND (AP) - The FBI says agents and Cleveland police officers have arrested three members of the Ohio-based Heartless Felons street gang in connection with the theft of $500,000 in phones and electronic devices from nine states.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Crime New York City Organized crime Gang New Jersey American Civil War National Football League U.S. state
The Big Picture: The People vs America
We explore the construction of the American Dream and uncover the reality of exclusion and denial.
17 points by Al Jazeera English | United States Donald Trump Race World War II Political philosophy American Civil War James Truslow Adams Ivana Trump
Boeing workers maintain South's anti-unionization history
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant voted Wednesday not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization.Vote totals weren't immediately available. Under NLRB rules, workers must wait a year before another union vote. In a statement, Machinists organizer Mike Evans said the union was disappointed with the vote but vowed to stay in close touch with Boeing workers to figure out next steps.
43 points by Boston Herald | Trade union Southern United States Collective bargaining Democratic Party South Carolina United States American Civil War North Carolina
Boeing workers vote whether to unionize at South Carolina plant
Doug G. WareFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of Boeing production workers voted Wednesday whether to organize, in what's seen by many as a landmark event for American workers in the South.
5 points by UPI | Southern United States Boeing 787 United States United Press International Confederate States of America American Civil War North Charleston South Carolina Boeing Everett Factory
Governor's races in 2 states echo the White House contest
RICHMOND, Va. — A blunt and combative Republican who sneers at political correctness. Insurgent candidates striking populist notes. Establishment figures on the defensive. A former TV star with political ambitions.The governor's races this year in Virginia and New Jersey are unfolding in ways that powerfully echo the wild campaign for the White House.There is, for example, Corey Stewart, a tough-talking former Trump campaign chairman in Virginia who says President Donald Trump's victory has freed candidates to "simply be yourself."
-2 points by Boston Herald | New Jersey Republican Party Kentucky Virginia Haley Barbour New Jersey Democratic State Committee Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey American Civil War
Boeing vote tells next chapter in Southern unionization
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant are deciding Wednesday on whether they want to unionize, writing the next chapter in efforts to organize labor in large manufacturing plants across the South.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Southern United States Trade union United States North Carolina Collective bargaining American Civil War Tennessee Confederate States of America
In S.C., Boeing goes all out to defeat Wednesday's vote on union
At a Monday rally in a North Charleston hotel conference room, South Carolina state Rep. David Mack, D, looked out on about a hundred supporters of the long-shot campaign to unionize the city's Boeing plant. Noting the aggressive opposition from management and the state business lobby, including...
176 points by Chicago Tribune | Trade union Southern United States South Carolina Boeing South Carolina State University Washington United States American Civil War
The healing powers of football in the DRC
Against the backdrop of a brutal civil war, millions of Congolese turn to football to cope with the conflict.
1207 points by Al Jazeera English | American football Democratic Republic of the Congo Association football Laws of the Game American Civil War Rebellion War Republic
Architect shapes nation's view of African American history
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | American Civil War Martin Luther King Jr. Neurology African American Nnenna Freelon African American history John F. Kennedy Southern United States
New photo shows ‘beautiful, resilient’ Harriet Tubman
A previously undocumented photograph has emerged from the ether of history, showing the Underground Railroad "conductor" in her younger days...       
35546 points by USA Today | Underground Railroad Slavery in the United States Harriet Tubman Abolitionism American Civil War National Park Service Dorchester County Maryland Kate Larson
4 arrested in SC after NC robbery, high-speed chase, crash
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Law officers say after a high-speed chase and highway gunfire they're holding three men who pulled off multiple armed robberies in South Carolina and North Carolina. Authorities in Columbia, South Carolina, said Saturday they continued tracking a fourth man wanted in the case that started with ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | South Carolina United States Richland County South Carolina North Carolina Columbia South Carolina Southern United States Maryland American Civil War
NCAA tournament committee announces top 16 seeds
Villanova, Gonzaga, Baylor and Kansas are No. 1 seeds with four weeks left in season.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Southern United States U.S. state United States Confederate States of America Native Americans in the United States American Civil War Midwestern United States Association of American Universities
Church shootings leave holes in the fabric of Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The bullet holes in the fellowship hall at Emanuel AME church have been patched, but the holes in the fabric of life in Charleston remain.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | American Civil War South Carolina Southern United States Charleston County South Carolina Slavery Charleston South Carolina Confederate States of America Slavery in the United States
Rallies supporting end to funding for Planned Parenthood set
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Protesters are slated to gather at Planned Parenthood offices across the Carolinas as well as nationwide to urge Congress and President Donald Trump to strip the agency of all federal funding. The website www.ProtestPP.com says it wants the funding reallocated to health centers that help disadvantaged ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | North Carolina Southern United States South Carolina United States Raleigh North Carolina U.S. state Winston-Salem North Carolina American Civil War
Colossal Civil War painting gets a new home in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — An enormous panoramic painting depicting the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta was relocated to a modern exhibit hall Friday after workers loaded it onto a flatbed truck for the 9-mile trip to its new home.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | American Civil War Atlanta Cyclorama Georgia Panoramic painting Cyclorama Landscape art Civil war Battle of Atlanta
It's a 6-ton painting that is the length of a football field. And, it needs to be moved.
Moving the 6-ton Battle of Atlanta painting across town may be as historic as the painting itself.       
11667 points by USA Today | American Civil War Kasim Reed War Fulton County Georgia Atlanta Historian Atlanta Cyclorama Georgia
Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Skrillex lead ACLU concert
NEW YORK (AP) — Outrage over President Donald Trump's travel ban has prompted a spring fundraising concert for the American Civil Liberties Union that will feature a diverse lineup, including Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Miguel and Skrillex.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Civil liberties Donald Trump American Civil War President of the United States Ivana Trump Fred Trump
6-ton painting the length of a football field will take two days to move
Moving the 6-ton Battle of Atlanta painting across town may be as historic as the painting itself.       
11667 points by USA Today | American Civil War Kasim Reed War Fulton County Georgia Atlanta Historian Atlanta Cyclorama Georgia
Berlinale: Richard Gere Blasts Trump Over Refugee Policies
Speaking at a press conference at the Berlinale on Friday, Richard Gere excoriated U.S. President Donald Trump for spreading fear, saying the most vile thing he had done was “conflating two words: refugee and terrorist.” “That is his biggest crime, conflating those two words. A refugee is someone who seeks refuge, it is someone we... Read more »
347 points by Variety | American Civil War American television actors United States President of the United States American film actors Donald Trump Woody Harrelson 1946 births
Group urges dramatic steps, quick action on Illinois budget
CHICAGO (AP) - A new report says Illinois' financial situation is so bad that the state would have to slash spending by more than 26 percent to balance next year's budget through cuts alone. The nonprofit Civic Federation released its proposed five-year plan for stabilizing Illinois' finances on Friday. The ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States American Civil War Progressive tax Tax Income tax Taxation in the United States Tax refund Income tax in the United States
2nd Battle of Atlanta? Giant Civil War painting on the move
ATLANTA (AP) — The colossal task of moving a huge panoramic painting of the Battle of Atlanta is entering a second day as crews with a crane get set to hoist the depiction of a key Civil War clash through…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | American Civil War Atlanta Cyclorama Georgia Gone with the Wind Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind Panoramic painting Clark Gable
Slamming the Supremes — like FDR and Abe Lincoln
As you might have heard, President Trump tweeted at a judge. The commentariat shuddered at the effrontery of it, some worried that the foundations of the separation of powers had been shaken and even Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch reportedly said he was disheartened. Trump’s slam of Judge James Robart was undeniably crude and...
66 points by New York Post | Supreme Court of the United States Roger B. Taney Abraham Lincoln Dred Scott v. Sandford Franklin D. Roosevelt Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution American Civil War James Buchanan