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The Emancipation Proclamation: A Public Document

For the 150th birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Archives is displaying the original document for members of the public to visit. A'Lelia Bundles, chair and president of the board of directors of the Foundation for the National Archives, viewed the Proclamation Sunday; she discusses what the document did — and did not do — for slaves.

The Rose Parade's Evolution Into A Cultural Event

The Tournament of Roses Parade is an annual tradition for Pasadena, Calif., and television viewers around the country. But it's more than a pretty spectacle of floats bedecked in blooms, says Los Angeles Times columnist and special correspondent for KPCC Patt Morrison. In her latest column, she writes, "its huge cultural shadow has been as much about what you didn't see on display as what you did."

Oil Drilling Rig Runs Aground In Gulf Of Alaska

A Shell oil drilling rig holding more than 150,000 gallons of diesel, oil, and hydraulic fluid has run aground near Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, after breaking away while being towed during a storm. The crew was evacuated before the rig was incapacitated.

Drinks, Diets And Meat: Hits Of 2012, Predictions For 2013

Coffee, wine, beer and cocktails were popular topics on The Salt in 2012, as well as weightier matters like organic food, genetically modified seeds, and the paleo diet.

Ball In Boehner's Court After Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Deal

In the wee hours of New Year's Day, the Senate voted 89-8 to approve a compromise deal on the "fiscal cliff." The measure now goes to the House for a vote that could take place as soon as Tuesday.

Around The World, Having A Ball

A look at how people around the world celebrated the arrival of 2013 — some with quiet moments, and some with as much revelry as possible.

Coming Home — And Out — In The South

There's no way to really generalize what it's like to be gay in the South. But to get an idea, we spent a day with Chad Griffin — the newest president of a Washington-based gay rights group — as he spent his first day on the job in his hometown of Arkadelphia, Ark.