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Will Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Impact the Race?
ABC News' Political Analyst Matthew Dowd and Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams discuss if Trump's defense of his campaign chief will affect voters.
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, June 15, the 167th day of 2016. There are 199 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 15, 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state. On this date: In 1215, England's King John put his seal to Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") at Runnymede. In 1775, the Second
Historians Try to Decipher Centuries-Old Mystery Sword Inscription
What does +NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI+ mean? That’s what historians at the British Museum are trying to find out. A steel sword dating back to medieval times has those letters inscribed on its side in gold wire and nobody has been able to decipher it since the sword was found in July 1825, according to the
The Magna Carta Celebrates 800th Anniversary
Members of the royal family celebrated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the legal document sealed by King John in 1215 that laid the groundwork for many of the rights still protected in today's democracies.
Why the Magna Carta Matters Today, 800 Years After It Was Sealed
Queen Elizabeth led celebrations today to commemorate the sealing of the Magna Carta 800 years ago in a field along the River Thames, with dignitaries from around the world, including from the U.S. On June 15, 1215, King John of England consented to 40 of his barons’ demands for laws that would
What The Royals Did In Washington
Attention, anglophiles: The royals are back on American soil. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who arrived in Washington Tuesday evening, spent this morning touring the nation’s capital. First stop: the Lincoln Memorial , with Lincoln biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin in
The run that birthed Dallas' dynasty
It was the jog that launched a run. At the time, two days after the fifth game of the 1989 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys were America's Winless Team. They had just lost 31-13 to the Packers in Green Bay, and there were grumblings in Dallas and snickerings around the NFL that rookie owner/general
The Jay Z effect on the Cano deal
Jay Z might have encountered "99 Problems" during his foray into the baseball representation business, but finding a team willing to spend $240 million on a player who's never finished higher than third in a Most Valuable Player race was not among them. In the past few weeks, the master rapper and
Jay Z and Blue Ivy Share Adorable Daddy-Daughter Moment
Beyonce fans were in for a special treat Monday (Nov 4). The “Single Ladies” singer took to Tumblr to share a private family moment between husband Jay Z and the couple’s 22-month old daughter, Blue Ivy. In the photo posted to the singer’s blog, Beyonce | I...