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Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners' land
A four-bedroom farmhouse in southern Iowa listed online for free comes with a catch: The new owner must move the building from the current owners' land.
Today in History
Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2017. There are 16 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1939, the Civil War motion picture epic "Gone with the Wind," starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable , had its world premiere in Atlanta. On this date: In
AP Explains: National monuments and why they're divisive
President Donald Trump has signed proclamations to significantly shrink two large national monuments in Utah after his administration reviewed sites nationwide
Trump announces major changes for Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monuments
President Donald Trump announced today that two national monuments in Utah will be drastically reduced in size, despite the objections of Native American groups who want the land to remain protected. The Bears Ears National Monument will be reduced by more than 80 percent, to 230,000 acres from the
The history behind Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day
For some, the second Monday in October is a celebration of Christopher Columbus , the Italian explorer who came to the Americas. For others, it's an opportunity to critically examine Columbus's legacy and celebrate the people who lived here long before his arrival as part of Indigenous Peoples Day.
What to know about presidential retreat Camp David where Trump travels Friday
President Donald Trump is headed back to the rustic presidential retreat Camp David for the weekend, this time joined by his Cabinet members. They'll likely discuss preparations for Hurricane Irma and the growing threat from North Korea. Trump’s return to Camp David marks his fourth trip to the
COLUMN: Trump failed test of moral leadership with Charlottesville
The preamble to the Constitution of the United States begins, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union Watching the tragic events in Charlottesville makes clear that we are still very much in the process of forming a more perfect union. We aren't there yet, not by
'Unit cohesion' and how it's been used to justify discrimination in the military
When President Donald Trump tweeted his decision to ban all transgender men and women from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. military, he specifically cited the "disruption that transgender in the military would entail." Hours later, Sarah Sanders, the incoming White House press secretary,
A brief history of D-Day
In the early morning hours of D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Europe from Hitler’s Germany. Nine allied nations, consisting of over 150,000 troops, assembled on the beach that day. They were met with heavy resistance from German troops, who
Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House
Jared Kushner and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak discussed the possibility of creating a back channel -- a secret communication channel -- between the Trump team and Russian officials, according to communications between Kislyak and his superiors in Moscow that were picked up by U.S.