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Richard R. Beeman, 74, Penn history professor, Constitution Center trustee
Richard R. Beeman, a University of Pennsylvania historian and a trustee of the National Constitution Center who revered America's founding document and spent decades teaching its creation and complexities, died Monday. He was 74.
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John Lewis honored with the Liberty Medal
John Lewis, the Georgia congressman, civil rights giant, and frontline soldier in the struggle for racial equality, was awarded the Liberty Medal on Monday night, more than a half-century after he marched on Washington and vowed to "burn Jim Crow to the ground, nonviolently."
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