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10 MINS AGO - New York Daily News

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State Dems leader receives key union backing

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, is the first major union leader to back state Senate co-leader Klein (D-Bronx) in this year’s elections.

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10 MINS AGO - C-SPAN

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General A.J. Smith's Guerrillas and the Battle of Nashville

Professor Steven Woodworth talked about Union General A.J. Smith's guerrillas, a contingent of the Army of the Tennessee, and their involvement in the Battle of Nashville in December of 1864. The Battle of Nashville was one of the largest Union victories during the U.S. Civil War and signaled the end of major conflict in the Western Theater of the the ...

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10 MINS AGO - C-SPAN

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Federal History and the Public Audience

Society for History in the Federal Government - 2014 Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting will explore the many ways in which federal historians enrich the public sphere and contribute to the public dialogue, as well as the tensions inherent is serving multiple audiences. Second Morning Session - The State of Congressional History Moderator: Richard McCulley, Center for Legislative Archives, National ...

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10 MINS AGO - American Prospect

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White Supreme Court Case Winner Challenges Black High School Student to Debate on Affirmative Action

Brooke Kimbrough always dreamed of becoming a University of Michigan Wolverine. Her score on the ACT--a college readiness evaluation test--dwarfs the scores of most of her classmates. Earlier this month, she was part of a winning team at the National Urban League Debate Championship in Washington, D.C. Last week, she became a powerful symbol for exactly how Michigan's race-blind college ...

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APR 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Eyewitness Testimony No Longer A Gold Standard

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and ...

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