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When the British burned down the Capitol — and much of the city of Washington — during the War of 1812, one of the casualties was the burgeoning Library of Congress, then 3,000 volumes large after being established in 1800. Thomas...
North Korea’s national airline Air Koryo will reopen some of its domestic flights in an attempt to lure more western tourists to the country. Photo by Flickr user Laika ac In a bid to boost international tourism, the isolated country of North...
Video still by PBS NewsHour WASHINGTON — There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought. These are boom times for the concept of “corporate personhood.” Corporations are people? Mitt Romney got mocked...
The American economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008, when Lehman Brothers collapsed and the financial crisis began. Despite weak economic growth during the first quarter...
Sunni militants under the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant took over more towns in Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, working to expand their claim on the area after declaring a new Muslim state, or caliphate. They gained ground in...
In an interview on his tour bus in June, country music legend Willie Nelson described to PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown how a nosebleed didn’t stop him from completing his first performance. Dressed in a white sailor suit, six-year-old...