With both the House and the Senate conducting investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, committees are issuing subpoenas and dealing with witnesses who may not be eager to talk. So what happens if a witness refuses to cooperate? Congress can hold people in contempt if they obstruct committee proceedings by refusing to testify…
Ancient Romans did use the thumbs-up gesture, but back then it didn't mean "good job."
Munk is called the “greatest living oceanographer” and “Einstein of the ocean"
The movie adaptation of his 1986 bestseller is getting rave reviews
"That last moment belongs to us — that agony is our triumph"
It was, as of 2015 at least, the most-requested photograph in the entire U.S. National Archives.
The nation became independent on Aug. 15, 1947
On the 50th anniversary of the release of the film, starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, myths persist about the criminal couple
Last week I had my post-midnight visit with Bradley Jay at WBZ-AM radio. The conversation was fun and detailed and as coherent as I can be that late at night.That segment of the Jay Talking show is now available as a podcast episodeShow More Summary
As some mental-health professionals debate what to say about Donald Trump, here's what to know about the man behind the longstanding rule.
On a camping trip for the first time, a student in my mother’s fifth grade class exclaimed that he was surprised the great outdoors “wasn’t all black and white”. The student, raised on video games and smart phones, thought of nature as old-timey, flat. If the vibrant colors and sounds of nature seemed “black and […]
Imagine holding the tear-stained letter from a loving wife to her husband, a Union soldier. Then, follow the soldier through news clippings to the bloody Battle of Antietam. Hold the wife’s letter in one hand and the soldier’s death notice in the other. When students leaf through facsimile documents, they connect with these emotional stories. […]
Oh, the humanities
Mitch McConnell has delayed the Senate's August recess to focus on health care reform, but here's why Senators are used to a summer break
The canned meat product turns 80
As Donald Trump celebrates his 71st birthday on June 14, here's a look at memorable presidential birthday parties from FDR to Nixon to Obama
It turns out that the image of the police officer enjoying an on-duty doughnut is a relatively recent stereotype
An archaeological survey at the Carlisle Cricket Club’s Edenside ground has discovered the remains of an extraordinarily important Roman bathhouse and dozens of artifacts. Archaeology contractors Wardell Armstrong were called in to survey the site of a proposed new floodproof pavilion, expecting to find little more than random fill dumped during the construction of the [...]
Bamburgh dig uncovers unique find The continued archaeological investigation of Bamburgh Castle, once the palace site of the early medieval kings of Northumbria, has revealed a marvellous new find of national significance. The copper alloy fragment is small, 23mm by 12mm, but beautifully decorated with an intricate zoomorphic representation of a bird, characteristic of […]
Three statues are slated for removal soon