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Expect Obama to take more aggressive action.

Obama's next steps on immigration

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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

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

Today in history: The birth of the bachelor president

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Scalia done good.

Why Antonin Scalia was right to defend a drug dealer

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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?

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

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

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

The case for killing law school

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Coming soon to a Colorado vending machine.

Only in America: A public vending machine for pot

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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

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Getting a dinner ready.

The 5-star soup kitchen

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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?

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The Wonderbrewer himself.

The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

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We shouldn't be taxing these guys.

The world's dumbest idea: Taxing solar energy

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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

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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

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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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