A bell tolled Thursday at the Old South Meeting House in Boston for the first time since 1876. The meeting house was a Puritan gathering place where the Boston Tea Party was planned. Ben Franklin was baptized there. Thursday Bostonians heard a historic new bell — one cast by silversmith Paul Revere.
Janklow, who resigned his congressional seat in 2003 after being convicted of manslaughter for running a stop sign and killing a motorcyclist, made some political enemies, and at least one speaks ill of him in death.
In recent years abortion rights opponents have stepped up efforts to challenge Roe vs. Wade, the nearly 40-year-old Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. Many states have adopted new laws restricting abortion rights since 2010, putting abortion rights supporters on the defensive.
When an officer kills someone with his or her firearm, an investigation almost always follows. Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Lawrence Mower explains how districts respond when incidents occur, and former police officer David Klinger explains how officers determine when to use deadly force.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue says he is "disappointed" that some GOP presidential candidates are attacking front-runner Mitt Romney for his work at Bain Capital. The head of the nation's most powerful pro-business association calls Romney's business record "damn good."
New state laws will require millions of voters to show photo identification when they cast ballots this year. Republicans claim the measures will prevent election fraud. Democrats and activists oppose them, arguing that they are unnecessary because voter fraud is rare.
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