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Iowa caucuses, built on myth, lose place at head of the line

Dec. 03, 2022 08:17 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee Hall ballroom in Des Moines erupted in cheers in 2008 when the youthful Illinois senator hinted at the improbable possibility of the feat ahead: “Our time for change has come!” That Iowa, an overwhelmingly white state, would propel Barack...

Today in History: November 17, Suez Canal opens

Nov. 17, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2022. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt. On this date: In 1800, Congress...

Jesse Jackson's half brother freed from life prison sentence

Nov. 12, 2022 14:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 80-year-old half-brother of the Rev. Jesse Jackson who was sentenced to life in prison more than 30 years ago after being convicted of hiring hit men has been released from prison, officials said. Noah Robinson Jr. was ordered set free last month over the...

Today in History: October 8, Don Larsen's perfect game

Oct. 08, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2022. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and in several...