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Today in History

Oct. 5, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2020. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 2005, defying the White House, senators voted 90-9 to approve an amendment sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that would prohibit the use of “cruel,...

Today in History

Sep. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2020. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 2005, John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s 17th chief justice after winning Senate confirmation. On this date: In 1789, the U.S. War...

Poland marks 40 years since key pro-democracy agreement

Aug. 31, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Monday celebrated 40 years since it took a crucial step toward democracy with the creation of the Soviet bloc's first free trade union, Solidarity, which changed the course of the nation's history. At the same time, Poland is closely watching protests in neighboring Belarus...