Lawyer's unusual defense leads news roundup that includes contaminated coffee, cold-case confession and Auschwitz prosecution.
WASHINGTON — A leading House Republican is talking to District of Columbia leaders about easing the height restrictions that have limited buildings in the nation’s capital to about 12 stories for more than a century. Advocates say easing the restrictions only slightly could open up new opportunities for commercial real estate developers and accommodate the […]
WASHINGTON — As the Smithsonian continues developing a national black history museum, it’s offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six slave families at his Monticello plantation. The exhibit at the National Museum of American History includes a look at the family of Sally Hemings, […]
BOISE, Idaho — Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Obama’s health care overhaul. They are introducing measures that hinge on “nullification,” Thomas Jefferson’s late 18th-century doctrine that purported to give states the ultimate say in constitutional matters. GOP lawmakers introduced such a […]
When Glen Urquhart told a candidates’ forum last April that Adolf Hitler, not Thomas Jefferson, coined the phrase “separation of church and state,” he probably didn’t anticipate that his bizarre take on history would be disseminated to the world on YouTube just in time for the fall campaign. But in the Internet era, no off-the-wall […]