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South Dakota: Surprising Adventure Travel at Every Turn
What’s in South Dakota? The Mount Rushmore State may be the fifth least-populous state but turns out it holds plenty Read more.
Hiroshima at 70: The 400-Year-Old Bonsai
It’s been 70 years since one of the world’s worst anniversaries: On Aug. 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the United Read more.
Westminster dog show: The hotel where it all started — 135 years ago
Westminster dog show and Madison Square Garden – it’s hard to think of one without the other. But back in Read more.
Westminster Dog Show, at Madison Square Garden: Best in Show dogs of past 10 years
Sometimes it’s the people who make the place. And sometimes it’s the dogs. At least that’s the case every year Read more.
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, and a legacy that endures
Miriam Norris knows a good story when she sees it. Three years ago, on the heels of a 25-year career Read more.
No need to wait for Newt Gingrich’s “tax-free” Detroit vision to take a chance on the city
Detroit has always been a trailblazer. Even when it comes to being the first to crash the economy. So, it’s Read more.
Confederate History Month: Sparks fly at Battle of Selma re-enactment
SELMA, Ala. — Fake guns go off like firecrackers on the Fourth of July. But there’s no cheering here, not Read more.
Dexter Parsonage Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King’s defining moment: A kitchen, in Montgomery, Alabama, past midnight
Well before the March on Washington. Or his “I have a Dream” speech. There was a defining moment for Martin Read more.
Inside Detroit’s Jeanette Pierce dares you: Fall in love with Detroit (yes, Detroit)
Jeanette Pierce was feeling a little tired the other morning. Then she got to talking. About Detroit. Watch out! “I Read more.
Obama’s political roots: Lyndon Johnson’s Texas White House helps tell the story
STONEWALL, Texas — There’s something wistful about this place: a sprawling 600-acre property along the Pedernales River in central Texas. Read more.
They’ve all come to look for America: Ellis Island 55 years later
It’s been 55 years since Ellis Island last opened its doors to millions of immigrants. My mother was one of Read more.
Lewis and Clark expedition still fascinates; “Arrival at Camp River Dubois” December 12-13
More than 200 years after their historic expedition, Lewis and Clark are still part of the national conversation. That was Read more.