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America Says Thanks: Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans Seeking Jobs
America Says Thanks: Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans Seeking Jobs

Facing a staggering unemployment rate of over 20 percent, much higher than the national average… >>

Two Great Americans: The Senator and the Actor
Two Great Americans: The Senator and the Actor

It would seem at first that Charles Durning and Daniel Inouye, who died this month within a week of… >>

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

In many ways, 2012 was the year of Lincoln: On the big screen, he worked tirelessly to ensure the… >>

Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown
Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown

Newtown schools are just now reopening after last Friday's tragedy, and Sandy Hook Elementary will… >>

The Most-Craved, Favorite Regional Foods
The Most-Craved, Favorite Regional Foods

From boiled peanuts to reindeer hot dogs and deep-fried rattlesnakes, take a look at the wildly… >>

The Heroes of Sandy Hook
The Heroes of Sandy Hook

As the details emerge and the country struggles with the immense horror of the massacre at Sandy… >>

File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans
File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans

I can't help but get that fuzzy feeling reading about these incredible holiday acts of… >>

Slavery in America: Letter From a Free Man
Slavery in America: Letter From a Free Man

A former slave sends his “Old Master” fierce words, dry wit—and a bill. >>

The Scoop: Why Lincoln Grew a Beard
The Scoop: Why Lincoln Grew a Beard

People are buzzing about Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." Did his latest cinematic creation capture… >>

The Kindness of New Yorkers
The Kindness of New Yorkers

Here's one New York City police officer who just smashed the stereotype of the big city as cold and… >>