“First Dogs” exhibit gets new photo the first family

First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Pets

“First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Pets” was updated today with a new photo of President Barack Obama and the first family with White House pets Sunny and Bo.
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Impact of the Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later

Oklahoma City bombing

On a Wednesday morning 20 years ago on April 19, 1995, the hatred of a domestic extremist shocked the nation and changed the way many of us lived our lives.
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Newseum 2015 Summer Teacher Institutes

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In partnership with Annenberg Learner, the Newseum is excited to offer two FREE three-day institutes for teachers.
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Riding the Pony Express

Pony Express

From April 1860 until October 1861, the Pony Express provided a quick and efficient way to deliver information day and night.  Nearly 200 men traveled the route from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif., to deliver mail and newspapers on horseback.
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The New Hampshire Primary Centennial: The Power of the Granite State

The New Hampshire Primary Centennial

As more presidential hopefuls enter the 2016 election race, eyes will turn toward the New Hampshire primary. The Newseum recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of this all-important political event.
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Abraham Lincoln and the Press

Abraham Lincoln

In his lifetime, Abraham Lincoln had such a strong appreciation for the power of the press that he was both a newspaper owner and a cooperative newsmaker.
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‘What Went Wrong’ at Rolling Stone?

Rolling Stone

In every conceivable way, Rolling Stone magazine flunked the basic tenets of Journalism 101. Now, in the aftermath of a scathing report and a lawsuit, the magazine is learning that being wrong comes with a steep price.
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Unsung Heroes: The Association of Collegiate Alumnae

ACA was incorporated in 1899.

In 1881, Marion Talbot and Ellen Swallow Richards organized a meeting of fifteen women in Boston in order to discuss the lack of opportunities for college-educated women. A few months later, in January of 1882, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae was officially organized.
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Live Episode of The Young Turks April 24 at the Newseum

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Visitors can sit in on this live taping of the largest online news and politics show in the world, as well as a panel discussion on the power of the media.
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Editorials on the Front Page: New Spin on an Old Practice

Today’s Front Pages Gallery

On March 31, The Indianapolis Star became the latest in a string of big-city newspapers to bring opinion to the front page with its bold demand to the Indiana legislature to fix the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that is dividing the state.
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