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The Legacy of The March on Washington: 50 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 2:28 PM

Wednesday marks the 50-year anniversary when more than 200,000 demonstrators took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in the nation's capital. The event featured the sweet folksy sounds of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, along with a galaxy of prominent speakers in front...

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By George! When Will We Know the Name of Will and Kate's New Baby Boy?

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 10:16 AM

Pass the cigars and let's uncork a little of the bubbly with the fabulous news we've all been waiting for: Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are proud parents of a new healthy baby boy, who weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at central London's St....

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Creative MLB Promotional Giveaways for 2013

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 5:48 PM

With baseball fans beginning to look at the countdown clock for the official start of opening day, fans are also taking a closer look at their respective teams' promotional schedule to see which games will offer giveaways and commemorative items, such as bobble heads, t-shirts, caps, etc., usually...

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113th Congress By the Numbers

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 7:08 PM

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Since the 113 Congress officially opened for business in January, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a public policy research arm of the United States Congress, recently issued a statistical breakdown on the new congress, covering everything from gender, religion, education, military service,...

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Popes and the Vatican: Feats, Facts, and Historic Firsts

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 4:19 PM

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It was most definitely a stunner.

As we all know by now, Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, the 264th successor to St. Peter, seemingly out of the clear blue sky, announced to the world he would be stepping down at the end of the...

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Super Bowl 47: Feats, Facts and Historic Firsts

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 1:52 PM

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The opening kickoff of the Super Bowl is so near, I can almost hear ESPN's Chris Berman ("The Swami'') in my ear, saying: `"Tick... tick... tick tick tick... ''

On Sunday, February 3, the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, this...

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Most Viewed Articles at NYTimes.com for 2012

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 2:36 PM

Danielle Rhoades Ha, Director of Communications for the New York Times, released the top 10 most visited articles and blog posts on NYTimes.com in 2012.

The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy, it should come as little surprise, ranked...

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Presidential Inaugurations: Feats, Facts and Historic Firsts

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 9:54 PM

On Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, President Barack Obama will take the oath of office, marking the 57th formal presidential inaugural ceremony.

In all, U.S. presidents have been sworn in 70 times, which includes both private and public ceremonies.

This year's ceremony will be the seventh time the inauguration date has...

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Saigon, Cairo and Moscow

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 3:46 PM

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Is there life after newspapers?

Of course there is; especially if you talk to Hedrick Smith (See his personal website ), Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former correspondent for the New York Times, who left the paper in 1988 after...

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Top 100 Searched News Terms on Nexis.com for 2012

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 2:56 PM

Before we let go of 2012 , this might be a good time to review some of the most frequently searched topics on the Nexis.com database, used by journalists, consultants, sales representatives and a host of other clients. The searchable directory includes more than 40,000 LexisNexis sources.

Looking over the...

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New Year's Resolutions for 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 1:19 PM

I look forward to leaving the harsh unmerciless year of 2012 behind and hope 2013 ushers in a year filled with promise, fresh starts, and new beginnings.

As in previous years, I jotted down some New Year's resolutions:

• I'm going to quit judging myself and start judging others

•...

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Nick Swisher Prepares to Return to the Buckeye State

(4) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 4:04 PM

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, even in Ohio.

A day after Christmas and Cleveland baseball fans are still savoring what they discovered under their tree; that Ohio born Nick Swisher is now a member of the their beloved Tribe.

While...

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South Bend Ind. vs Tuscaloosa Ala: A Historic Breakdown

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 2:48 PM

As we inch closer to the grand showdown of the BCS national championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on January 7th, the statistical comparisons between the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the Alabama Crimson Tide have been coming thick and fast.

Most college football fans...

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Most Viewed Online Stories of 2012: Survey Results

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 5:43 PM

In just a few short weeks we'll be closing the books on 2012.

And what a year's it's been, from political ads running amok (peppered with 47 percent worth of unspeakable blunders and political polls popping up like Pop-Tarts from your kitchen toaster) to President Obama's convincing reelection win over...

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Former New York Times War Correspondent Stephen Kinzer Still Hiding Behind Bushes

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 2:54 PM

When I spoke over the phone recently with former New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer [see his home page ], it became immediately clear to me this award winning war correspondent doesn't cover Washington, or go on power runs with four star generals or hobnob with Tampa...

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Former Newsday Staffer Justin Davidson Adjusting to the New Rhythms at New York Magazine

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 2:39 PM

The way cultural news and entertainment reporting took such a severe beating during the "Great Downsize'' within the newspaper industry of this past historic recession, you might be wondering whatever became of all those wonderful classical music writers?

Justin Davidson, for one, former classical music writer for Newsday, and a...

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Deborah Blum, Master of Reinvention

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 9:56 AM

Believe it or not, journalists, yes even print journalists, can reinvent themselves.

Deborah Blum [See her home page ], never shy about reinventing herself, entered college to become a scientist before switching majors and colleges to pursue a journalism degree, later quit her journalism job to study...

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Is President Barack Obama Bound for Mount Rushmore?

(60) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 4:18 PM

It seems every week or so, a political pundit or newspaper columnist, metaphorically speaking, propels the president to Mt. Rushmore status. In fact, Mount Rushmore and Mr. Obama are invoked so frequently in the same sentence that I began to wonder if in fact there is a movement in place...

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The Abraham Lincoln Reading List: Recommendations and Suggestions

(80) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Abraham Lincoln, champion of national unity, trailblazer of the Civil War, and emancipator of slaves, is certainly no stranger to the silver screen.

According to "Abraham Lincoln on Screen: Fictional and Documentary Portrayals on Film and Television'' (2nd edition) By Mark S. Reinhart, there have been more than 300...

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On Election Night All Eyes Will Swing Toward Ohio

(13) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 7:07 PM

The clock is ticking.

As you might have gathered by now, Ohio has received a great deal of attention in this election cycle.

And for good reason. Ohio, after all, has been the native state of seven U.S. presidents; and another president, William Henry Harrison, the 9th president...

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