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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Guam war reparations bill moves to White House

    “The United States forever will be grateful to the residents of Guam for their steadfast loyalty to the United States, as demonstrated by the countless acts of courage they performed despite the threat of Imperial Japanese military forces that occupied Guam during World War II."



  • The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Could Make an Early Debut

    U.S. government officials say Treasury Secretary Jack Lew could release early images of redesigned $5, $10 and $20 bills in an effort to pressure the Trump Administration away from reversing their plans.



  • Sinclair Lewis Predicted Trump—And Us

    In his 1935 novel, It Can’t Happen Here, the Nobel prize winning author created a demagogue remarkably similar to Trump. He also nailed America’s love affair with demagogues.



  • Harvesting Government History, One Web Page at a Time

    With the arrival of any new president, vast troves of information on government websites are at risk of vanishing within days. The fragility of digital federal records, reports and research is astounding.



  • Will Trump back women’s museum?

    The two main proponents of the bipartisan push, which has been going on for years, both have ties to the real estate mogul.



  • New scholarship coming to Mormon lessons, but will instructors really teach it?

    For more than a century, Mormons have been telling a straightforward story of their movement's founding, prophetic leadership and believers. During the past few years, however, they have been confronted with a dramatic retelling, with fresh details, context and examples of human foibles fleshing out — and sometimes debunking — the familiar facts they have always believed.