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Trump Claims Americans Need ID to Buy Groceries

(1 Aug 2018) During a rally in Florida, President Donald Trump wrongly claimed Americans need photo ID to purchase groceries and compared himself to Abraham Lincoln. (July 31)

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Today in History for June 16th

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Highlights of this day in history: Abraham Lincoln says America cannot remain divided over slavery; Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space; Deadly Soweto riots erupt in South Africa; Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects. (June 16)

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Today in History for April 15th

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Highlights of this day in history: The Titanic sinks off the coast of Newfoundland; President Abraham Lincoln dies; Jackie Robinson becomes first African American player in Major League Baseball; US launches air raid against Libya; Cambodian Communist revolutionary Pol Pot dies; Punk rocker Joey Ramone dies at age 49. (April 15)

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Today in History April 14th

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On this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln assassinated; Titanic strikes iceberg; First videotape demonstrated; Loretta Lynn born. (April 14)

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Today in History for February 12th

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Highlights of this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln and naturalist Charles Darwin born; The U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial; Founding of the NAACP; Cartoonist Charles Schulz dies. (Feb. 12)

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Today in History for January 1st

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Highlights of Today in History: Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba; Abraham Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation; Ellis Island opens; Hank Williams Senior dies. (Jan. 1)

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George Saunders Explores The Mind Of Abraham Lincoln In His Long-Awaited First Novel (HBO)

George Saunders, one of America’s most beloved short story writers, recently published his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo.” While previous works of Saunders have been met with sweeping acclaim, his novel may prove to be more divisive, though early buzz is very positive.

The novel tells the story of Abraham Lincoln and the death of his 11-year-old son, William Wallace Lincoln, called “Willie,” at the start of the Civil War. The plot is narrated by a chorus of ghosts observing Lincoln as he visits his son’s grave.

Saunders’ novel has 166 narrators, intended to represent the numerous cross-sections of lives during Civil War-era America. When the audiobook is released, it’s expected to break a Guinness Book World Record due to the unprecedented enormity of the cast.

“I really like the idea that you can have a book about America,” Saunders said, “and have that delivered by people from every walk of life and every job.”

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