Newseum Summer Fun Deal is back!

Summer Fun Deal

Kids 18 and younger get free admission to the interactive museum of news through Labor Day.
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Vietnam Music Monday: “Last Train to Clarksville”

Last Train to Clarksville

Music played an important cultural role during the Vietnam War, representing the rebellious views of a young generation and the traditional values of an older, so-called “silent majority.” The Newseum
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State of the First Amendment 2015

State of the First Amendment 2015

In a dramatic reversal from last year, less than 20 percent of Americans now think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees.
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Wanted: Students to advise NewseumED

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We are seeking opinionated, engaging and informed middle and high school students to join our Newseum Student Advisory Team for the 2015-2016 school year.
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Vietnam Music Monday: “Ballad of the Green Berets”

Ballad of the Green Berets

Each Monday, we feature a song from the Vietnam era that’s part of our “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit. Today: a song that became an anthem for pro-war “hawks.”
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Reporting Vietnam: One Week’s Dead

Life magazine

In its June 27, 1969, issue, Life magazine published a powerful story that personalized the Vietnam War’s mounting casualties.
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Reporting Vietnam: Malcolm Browne

Malcolm Browne

Browne was one of the first reporters to raise doubts about U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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Faith and the Flag

The Gobitas family

In 1935, Billy Gobitas refused to recite the pledge of allegiance, stating his religion did not allow the support of “graven images.” His teacher tried to pull the ten-year-old’s hand out of his pocket; a test of his First Amendment rights. He wrote a letter to his school, and it later became a major case in the U.S. Supreme Court.
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US Changes Hostage Policy

Austin Tice

The families of hostages taken abroad will no longer face criminal prosecution if they pay ransom to kidnappers, according to a new presidential directive issued June 24 by the Obama administration.
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The Confederate Flag and the First Amendment

South Carolina Statehouse

The Newseum offers numerous ways to study and debate this week’s hot topic of conversation.
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