Abraham Lincoln

Jon Voight
CNN
May 25, 2019 - 1:10 pm
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has posted a pair of videos to Twitter in which he affirms his long-held support for President Donald Trump and calls him "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln." The star of "Midnight Cowboy" and "Transformers" addresses his...
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The original telegram of Abraham Lincoln's death.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
April 12, 2019 - 12:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For $500,000, you can own a piece of American history dating back to the assassination of the nation's 16th president. The original handwritten document notifying the country of Abraham Lincoln's death is currently up for sale by The Raab Collection , based in Ardmore...
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In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo, File
December 31, 2018 - 11:45 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — On his final day as secretary of defense, Jim Mattis on Monday urged all Pentagon employees, military and civilian, to "hold fast" in defense of the country. Mattis, who submitted his resignation on Dec. 20 and was in effect fired by...
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Abraham Lincoln
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December 25, 2018 - 6:23 pm
By Eric Levenson (CNN) — It was days before Christmas 1863, and Abraham Lincoln wanted to offer an example of goodwill to the fractured nation in the midst of the Civil War. The Craig family, cousins to Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, were a slave-holding family in Arkansas who had fled their plantation...
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A joint services military honor guard removes the casket of former President George H.W. Bush from the hearse to carry it into the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington to lie in state, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.
Shawn Thew/Pool Photo via AP
December 04, 2018 - 9:22 am
By The Associated Press Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday. The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for...
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Gettysburg Hotel
Jay Lloyd
October 25, 2018 - 9:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Worn out by election fever? Take a break without tuning out. Pack a bag for a getaway to a pair of vibrant weekend destinations that define our political heritage. They represent two of the most dangerous periods in American history and the Presidents, one Republican...
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Lincoln Square celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new residential and business complex celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. The leasing office for the more than 300 apartment units at Lincoln Square is finally open. Target, PetSmart,...
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To commemorate Freedom Day, as it is also known, the Seaport Museum brought in speakers, drummers and historians to tell the stories of enslaved and freed African-Americans.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 19, 2018 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a presidential order granting freedom to the country's more than 3.5 million enslaved African-Americans. Although Lincoln proclaimed the law, slavery was still indeed commonplace throughout the...
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