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  • In Pictures Before Occupy Wall Street: American protests

    Demonstrators wave banners in one of New York's famous women's suffrage parades. In 1918, Congress passed what became, when it was ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibited state and federal agencies from gender-based restrictions on voting. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the amendment and first introduced it in 1878.

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  • In Pictures Before Occupy Wall Street: American protests

    Demonstrators wave banners in one of New York's famous women's suffrage parades. In 1918, Congress passed what became, when it was ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibited state and federal agencies from gender-based restrictions on voting. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the amendment and first introduced it in 1878.

  • Model plane bomb plot tests US antiterrorism strategy at home

    Model plane bomb plot tests US antiterrorism strategy at home

    Rezwan Ferdaus, a US citizen and would-be jihadist, is indicted Thursday in connection with a model plane bomb plot to attack the Pentagon and the Capitol. His arrest is the latest example of what authorities warn is home-grown violent extremism.

  • Plot to bomb Capitol with explosive-laden model planes foiled, FBI says

    Plot to bomb Capitol with explosive-laden model planes foiled, FBI says

    Rezwan Ferdaus was arrested in Massachusetts Wednesday, charged with plotting to kill US soldiers overseas as well as to attack the Pentagon and the US Capitol with explosives carried by remote control aircraft.

  • The day America changed

    A timeline of events on September 11, 2001 and beyond.

  • Genius of Place

    Genius of Place

    Frederick Law Olmsted – a man of strange and restless talent – dreamed of making a better, greener world accessible to all.

  • Fireworks on Independence Day: How to see them on the Mall (you should)

    Fireworks on Independence Day: How to see them on the Mall (you should)

    Every American should do this once in their lifetime: Brave the heat and the crowds and spend Independence Day on the National Mall. The fireworks and the National Symphony are worth it.

  • Top Picks: a musical tribute to Bob Dylan, 'Too Big To Fail,' Azam Ali's latest album, and more

    Top Picks: a musical tribute to Bob Dylan, 'Too Big To Fail,' Azam Ali's latest album, and more

    Recordings of famous musicians performing Bob Dylan classics, an HBO movie about the 2008 economic crisis, a collection of lullabies sung by music superstar Azam Ali, and more recommendations.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/03

    Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks from the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party hold up oil lamps during a peaceful protest against a UN-appointed panel report in Colombo. The Sri Lankan hardliner nationalist, all Buddhist monk party JHU held a protest against the UN report, which alleged thousands of civilians were killed during the last phase of the war, as they and other protesters marched to Independence Square.

  • In Pictures Government shutdown

    Sarah Ramadan, of Kuwait, poses for a photo under the Statue of Liberty in New York, on April 6. As talks to avoid a government showdown continue in Washington, the White House sought to put the prospect of a shutdown in terms people would care about, warning even that the beloved National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the nation's capital would be wiped out. The Smithsonian Institution and national parks around the country, as well as the Statue of Liberty, would also be closed.

  • New polls make tea party leaders ask: Are we in trouble?

    New polls make tea party leaders ask: Are we in trouble?

    Almost half of all Americans – 47 percent – have an unfavorable view of the tea party movement, almost twice as many as 15 months ago.