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After William Shakespeare died, on this date in 1616, his contemporary, Ben Jonson, wrote that “He was not of an age, but for all time.” April 23 is believed to be the day of William Shakespeare’s birth and death. Photo via Wikimedia...
Loretta Lynch won confirmation to be the next U.S. attorney general after a Senate vote Thursday. Here, she is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill...
Author Alex Myers recently spoke at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut at the school’s fifth annual gay-straight alliance conference. He’s the first conference presenter to be transgender. Video by PBS NewsHour Before there was a “T” in...
A man was arrested after landing a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol . The small helicopter was painted with a U.S. Postal Service logo. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — Members of Congress want security officials to...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a Gates Foundation event in New York, March 9, 2015. Clinton, Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton are hosting global and community...
File photo of President George W. Bush, left, and President George H.W. Bush in Houston, Texas in 2013. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The alarm at former President George H.W. Bush’s Texas home was broken for at least 13 months...