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Sissy Farenthold, reform-minded lawmaker touted for VP, dies

Sep. 27, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold, a reform-minded liberal Democrat in the Texas House who was pushed for the party’s 1972 vice-presidential nomination, has died at age 94, her family said Monday. Farenthold died Sunday at her Houston apartment after a long struggle with...

Today in History

Aug. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2021. There are 133 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 15-21

Aug. 09, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 15-21: Aug. 15: Actor Pat Priest (“The Munsters”) is 85. Drummer Pete York of The Spencer Davis Group is 79. Author-journalist Linda Ellerbee is 77. Songwriter Jimmy Webb is 75. Singer-guitarist Tom Johnston of The Doobie...

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

Jul. 23, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the 1800s and early 1900s. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jul. 20, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 13, 2021. Editorial: Were missing children buried in unmarked graves in Johnson County? It’s time we knew The only way to know if Indigenous children are buried in unmarked graves on the remaining 12 acres of what used to be...