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Expect Obama to take more aggressive action.

Obama's next steps on immigration

The front page of the Dec. 29, 1946 Daily Express reporting the discovery during the Manhattan Project that atomic power could be harnessed to meet energy needs.

Today in history: The Manhattan Project briefing

President James Buchanan called slavery "a matter of but little practical importance."

Today in history: The birth of the bachelor president

Scalia done good.

Why Antonin Scalia was right to defend a drug dealer

Nixon announces his resignation on national television on Aug. 8, 1974.

Today in history: The death of a president

Captured: A photo blog
Rattlesnake round-up

Ever wonder what it's like to round up, milk, and skin a rattlesnake?

Lincoln's funeral train in Philadelphia, on its journey from D.C. to Springfield.

Today in history: A presidential funeral train leaves D.C.

Harvard law school graduates. Yes, of course they're happy.

The case for killing law school

Coming soon to a Colorado vending machine.

Only in America: A public vending machine for pot

Paul (left) and his brother J.P. embrace after a news conference a month after the bombings last year.

Wounded in Boston, two brothers endure

Getting a dinner ready.

The 5-star soup kitchen

San Francisco's Marina district crumbled after a 1989 earthquake that measured 7.1 on the Richter scale.

When will the Big One strike California?

The Wonderbrewer himself.

The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

We shouldn't be taxing these guys.

The world's dumbest idea: Taxing solar energy

Castro's soldiers at Playa de Giron, Cuba, after thwarting the ill-fated U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.

Today in history: JFK's worst foreign policy blunder

Emily and Kristen sit on the back of an antique truck during their wedding reception at The Webster Barn in Hyde Park, Vt.

Art is not a justification for discrimination

President Lincoln visiting soldiers encamped at the Civil War battlefield of Antietam in Maryland in 1862.

Today in history: The birth of the federal income tax

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