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Five things to know about Black History Month 2017

February is Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada, and this year institutions and individuals alike will highlight the contributions of black Americans and Canadians.

Op-Ed: Trump eclipses GOP, gives PR lesson to media

Washington - The best known Donald since Donald Duck may be an infuriating SOB, but talk about getting a sales pitch across. He’s loud, he’s egocentric, he’s all over the shop on specifics….And a lot of people like the way he’s rattling the Washington cages.

Lincoln hair memorabilia fetches high price at auction

Although a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair sold for $25,000, it was only part of a larger collection of Lincoln memorabilia that was auctioned in Dallas on Saturday.

Op-Ed: Newspaper prints apology for its 1863 editorial calling Gettysburg Address 'silly'

Seven score and ten years ago, President Abraham Lincoln brought forth on the battlefield of Gettysburg a new speech containing just 273 words, written in his own hand, and finished just before he arrived from Washington.

A British view of Thanksgiving, 1863

Thanksgiving is a not quite uniquely North American celebration. It is celebrated today in Canada, and next month in the States.

Op-Ed: Abraham Lincoln — Spielberg's fiction v historical fact

Abraham Lincoln has gone down in history as the Great Emancipator, but the real Lincoln was far from the saintly figure he is portrayed today.

Daniel Day-Lewis gives Abe his actual voice back

When Daniel Day-Lewis decides to be a part of a movie, he dives in and transforms himself into the character he portrays. From "My Left Foot" to "There Will be Blood" and all performances in between, he lives his roles.

Review: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' triumphs as a backstage political drama Special

Artists often have to let go of their habits in order to grow. Steven Spielberg has learned this several times in his career, and his wonderful new biopic, “Lincoln”, benefits from his willingness to stop being Spielberg and just tell his story.

Lincoln release 16/11/12 promises to be a smash movie

Los Angeles - Steven Spielberg's latest blockbuster is a biographical war drama which centers on the last four months of who many consider America's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln.

Interview with a man who witnessed Lincoln's shooting (video)

A game show, "I've Got a Secret" aired on CBS from 1952 until the mid-70's. In one episode, a gentleman appeared on the show who witnessed the shooting of Abraham Lincoln.

Teaser trailer for Lincoln movie released online

The official trailer won't come out until this Thursday, but movie and history lovers already can get their first peek at Steven Spielberg's upcoming presidential biopic, "Lincoln". Dreamworks released a 45-second teaser on YouTube yesterday.

Reagan named best president since WWII; second in history

One was born in Illinois and the other made the state his home. They are Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln, and both polled the highest in the latest Harris Interactive Poll of presidents.

There have been more Republican presidents

As the presidential election race continues here in the states, and with Monday (Feb. 20) being Presidents' Day, it can get confusing and overwhelming, to say the least.

Thieves steal sword at tomb of Abraham Lincoln

Springfield - Thieves have stolen a three foot copper sword held by a statue at the site of Lincoln's memorial tomb in Springfield, Illinois.

Op-Ed: Obama’s Gettysburg — Jobs and an IQ test for Congress

Sydney - Although Congress may look like a verbal Vietnam, a more accurate analogy would be the Civil War. Why go to all the trouble of firing on Fort Sumter and seceding when you can just sit on your ass in DC, get paid for it and do more damage that way?

Op-Ed: Can’t pay, won’t pay – a lesson in Greek economics

The reaction of the Greek Government to its debt crisis has been to submit to the dictatorship of finance with a package of "austerity" measures. An alternative solution is for Greece to default and take back its sovereignty.

Visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Special

Springfield - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois is an “unrivaled destination,” particularly on the 150th anniversary of America’s Civil War.

White House replica offered for sale for $4.6 million

Mclean - The White House has been listed for sale for $4.6 million by a Fairfax Realtor, but not the famous one located in the nation's capital at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This exact replica of the President's home sits in Virginia and is nearly one-of-a-kind.

President’s Day: Labor's status to Abraham, Martin and John

“Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours and provide supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.”

Historian admits forgery on Lincoln's handwritten pardon

Washington - The National Archives announced on Tuesday that the date on a handwritten pardon issued by President Abraham Lincoln has been tampered with, significantly changing its importance and historical significance to American history.

Tim Burton to produce 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

Producer and Director Tim Burton is set to reunite with Timur Bekmambetov to produce the film adaptation of the best-selling novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

Op-Ed: A Day to Remember George, Tom, and Abe

While some people roamed the malls to shop, there are those today who remember George, Tom and Abe. But what would most people think of them in the United States political climate now?

Op-Ed: Is the Republican Party a Troubled Asset?

It was the 1960’s. John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debated on television. These were two gentlemen statesmen, each with a point of view, Democrat and Republican. Neither thought the other doomed to hell. How has one become a troubled asset?

Secret Message Found in Abraham Lincoln’s Gold Watch

The National Museum of American History has recently uncovered a secret message engraved in a gold watch belonging to Lincoln. The president never knew of the message, which marked the onset of the American Civil War.

Op-Ed: Obama Stands Alone Without Parallel As Republicans Refuse Support

Recently the talking heads on television have discussed Barack Obama in comparison with Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Great Depression or Abraham Lincoln when the country was at war. But Obama is in a far more difficult position.

President Obama Sparks Revival of Lincoln Memorabilia

President Obama has always made it known that he has been inspired by Abraham Lincoln. And now he in turn is inspiring the world to look back at the greatness of that man through a revivalist interest in things that are Lincoln.

Obama's 'Whistle-Stop' Tour Warns of Challenges

While on his 'Whistle-Stop' tour, Obama addresses people along the same path Abraham Lincoln took, to voice challenges that his administration would face.

Lincoln Bible To Be Used During Obama Inauguration

Barack Obama will be using Abraham Lincoln's Bible when it is time to be sworn in on January 20. Not only is the Bible being used but the route Lincoln took by train will be repeated.

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in Pennies

Video of a Portrait of Abraham Lincoln done entirely in Pennies.
 

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Lincoln statue in Union Square Park with Union Station in the background across from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Springfield, IL
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as seen from Union Square Park. Springfield, IL
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL
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Gift items at the Museum Store. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Springfield, IL
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Lincoln Cabin at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Springfield, IL
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A close-up of the tampering made by Thomas Lowry on Abraham Lincoln's presidential pardon for Patrick Murphy who was to be executed for deserting the Union Army during the Civil War
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