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APR 15, 2014 - The Week

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Today in history: The birth of the federal income tax

April 15, 1861: Following the Confederate shelling of Ft. Sumter, S.C., President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to join the Union Army. 92,000 did, and the Civil War — the most devastating war in American history — was on. Lincoln quickly adapted to the role of commander-in-chief, assuming vast powers, many of which weren't granted to him by the ...

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APR 11, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River. After four months trekking through Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, Levison Wood is now in South Sudan, a country with little infrastructure that has ...

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APR 11, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Civil War Trust reaches $40m goal in a hurry

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Civil War Trust has reached a $40 million fund-raising goal with more than a year to spare. Now the nonprofit battlefield preservation organization is looking to raise an additional $10 million. The trust says the drive is the largest fundraising project undertaken by an American heritage land preservation group. To date, the trust has preserved ...

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APR 08, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war. Defiant before the committee he once chaired, Kerry dismissed arguments that his globe-trotting attempts to broker a deal between the Israelis and ...

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APR 05, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Judge who first wrote separate is not equal lauded

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a little-known chapter of American history, a federal judge who was the son of a Confederate soldier and presided in the city where the Civil War began was the first judge in the nation to write that segregated schools are unequal schools since separate but equal became the law of the land.

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