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Prefect of the Vatican Library Bishop Cesare Pasini leafs through an authentic 15th Century copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus, at the Vatican, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The United States is returning to the Vatican Library a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 11:37 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The United States returned to the Vatican Library Thursday a rare copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery. It's the third such return in recent years after U.S. investigators,...
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In this May 24, 2018 photo, Rhode Island State Archivist Ashley Selima points to the seal of King George III on a September 1772 proclamation in Providence, R.I. The document established a commission to investigate the burning of the British schooner HMS Gaspee by colonists in Narraganset Bay in June 1772. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
June 11, 2018 - 1:31 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new exhibition that highlights Rhode Island's role in helping spark the American Revolution has opened at the state archives. The archives in Providence have created an exhibition about how Rhode Island colonists burned a British ship, the HMS Gaspee, in June 1772. Rhode...
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June 05, 2018 - 7:12 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A transgender woman filed a discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Alaska, saying she was denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment. The federal lawsuit, filed on behalf of Jennifer Fletcher, claimed the state health insurance plan excludes...
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May 14, 2018 - 10:49 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is selling a black dress once owned by movie star Marilyn Monroe to raise funds to repay a loan used to buy artifacts relating to the 16th president. The Chicago Tribune reports that the...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2007 file photo, Abraham Lincoln's iconic stovepipe hat is photographed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The foundation that supports the library and museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can't pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related to the 16th president. the foundation says it owes $10 million on a 2007 loan it obtained for the well-known Barry and Louise Taper Collection of Lincoln-related items including a stovepipe hat and bloodstained gloves. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can't pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related to the 16th president. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation has revealed it...
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United States Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, looks on during news conference Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Hatch, who is retiring, is looking to cement his legacy after more than 40 years in Washington as he unveils plans for a think tank and library bearing his name in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 02, 2018 - 6:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali, documents from the Bill Clinton impeachment and 3,000 boxes of other papers and memorabilia from a 42-year career in Washington, D.C., will be part of a library and think tank being named for retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch on Wednesday...
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The hearse carrying former first lady Barbara Bush passes through members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets as it nears her husband's presidential library at the university on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in College Station, Texas. After an invitation-only funeral in Houston, Bush, who died on Tuesday, was buried at a gated plot near the library. 700 members of the Corps of Cadets lined the Barbara Bush Drive leading up to the library. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)
April 22, 2018 - 4:10 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband's presidential library in Texas. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says the ceremony was "a very brief but poignant and...
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Former President George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, followed by former first lady Laura Bush follow as pallbearers carry the casket of former first lady Barbara Bush after a funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 21, 2018 - 8:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to...
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This Thursday, April 19, 2018, photo shows exhibition curator Anne Wilkes Tucker, left, and Library of Congress photo curator Beverly Brannan, right, during a media preview of the exhibit "Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America's Library," at the Annenberg Space For Photography in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 21, 2018 - 11:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a picture tells a thousand words, the Library of Congress is bringing 440,000 of them to Los Angeles with a free-wheeling photo exhibition that seeks to define America's zeitgeist in a way people have never seen. "Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America's Library," which...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1984, file photo, Barbara Bush, wife of then-U.S. Vice-President George Bush, is photographed at the debate between Bush and Democrat Geraldine Ferraro. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. (AP Photo/File)
April 18, 2018 - 10:05 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation's 41st president and mother of the 43rd brought a plainspoken, grandmotherly style to...
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