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9/11 tribute as relics brought to Nixon library

YORBA LINDA, California — Hundreds attended a solemn 9/11 service Monday at the Nixon library in California, where a fire truck and mangled steel from the Twin Towers arrived to mark the anniversary. The foundation of the late former president Richard Nixon is hosting a series of events ahead of…

Decades later, Elvis still king at Nixon Presidential Library

Rock and roll icon Elvis Presley may have died 34 years ago today at age 42, but his legacy lives on to this day — at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. The King didn’t just make waves in music and pop culture, he also had…

Judge orders Nixon’s secret Watergate testimony unsealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 36 years later, the secret grand jury testimony of President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal was ordered released on Friday by a federal judge because of its significance in American history. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth granted a request by historian Stanley Kutler, who has written several books…

US secretly helped France develop nuclear weapons, documents reveal

WASHINGTON — The United States secretly helped France develop advanced nuclear weapons in the 1970s as part of a bid by the Nixon administration to sow divisions in Europe, declassified US documents showed. Henry Kissinger, the senior aide to President Richard Nixon and apostle of realpolitik, is quoted as saying…

Nebraska bishop: No communion for Planned Parenthood supporters

Support for the reproductive health care provider Planned Parenthood continues to be a contentious issue for Catholic groups and bishops. According to Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska, Catholic lawmakers who support Planned Parenthood should be denied Communion “because they’ve defected from the Church’s faith.” “It advocates contraception,” Bruskewitz told…

House votes to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON – By a vote of 240 to 185, the House of Representatives approved a measure Friday that would defund the health and abortion services group Planned Parenthood. The measure was attached as an amendment to the appropriations bill funding the government for fiscal 2011. It passed on a largely…

House plans to defund Planned Parenthood, contraceptives, health counseling

The US House of Representatives is expected to pass an amendment to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 by this weekend that would cut millions of dollars in funding to Planned Parenthood for contraceptives, reproductive health counseling and cancer screenings. The amendment eliminates all $327 million in funding…

GOP aims to slash $1.6 billion in EPA funding

WASHINGTON – House Republicans on the appropriations committee released a plan Thursday that would eliminate $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. The news, as first noted by Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones, is part of a broader GOP assault on the EPA as the Obama administration seeks to…

Republicans target Planned Parenthood, contraceptives, safe sex counseling

WASHINGTON – A new Republican bill defunding the health and abortion services group Planned Parenthood would also cut millions of dollars in funding for contraceptives, reproductive health counseling and cancer screenings. The measure would eliminate all $327 million in funding for Title X, a family planning program that began 40…

Sargent Shriver in Maryland hospital, spokesperson says

Sargent Shriver, a former Democratic vice presidential candidate and brother-in-law of former President John F. Kennedy, has been admitted to a hospital in suburban Washington, a hospital spokeswoman said on Sunday. The spokeswoman for Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, confirmed Shriver was in the hospital but declined to provide any…

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