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The mother of Father's Day was raised by a single dad
The national day honoring dads was started by a woman who was raised by a widower. Sonora Smart Dodd’s father, William Smart, raised her and five brothers after their mother died during childbirth. While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon with her father at the Central Methodist Church in 1909,
Today in History
Today in History Today is Saturday, July 8, the 189th day of 2017. There are 176 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 8, 1947, a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at Roswell Army Air Field as saying they had recovered a "flying saucer" that
Republicans and Democrats come together for one of America's favorite pastimes
Lawmakers participate in the annual Congressional baseball game for charity.
The non-mother who started Mother’s Day
Ironically, the founder of Mother’s Day was not a mother herself. Anna Jarvis created the holiday to honor her late mother, Ann. Ann Jarvis was a dedicated community organizer and philanthropist. According to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, she "founded Mothers' Day Work Clubs in five
Is advancing human rights a priority for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson?
The State Department released its annual human rights report today, an exhaustive encyclopedia produced by its employees around the world after thousands of work-hours that details the worst abuses and crimes by state and non-state actors. But there was one thing noticeably absent from the roll-out
Trump's Refugee and Immigration Ban Recalls Past Exclusionary Laws
President Donald Trump 's executive order placing temporary bans on entry into the country of any refugees and all people from seven Muslim-majority countries recalls past immigration restrictions in the United States. "It hearkens back to a time where the U.S. viewed immigration strictly through a
On the Ground: The Women's March
On the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, hundreds of thousands of women marched along the Washington Mall and through other cities around the world in protest.
Arriving at the Women's March on Washington, DC
ABC News' Rachel Scott talks to protesters arriving at the Women's March on Washington, D.C.
Obamas' Planned Move to Historic D.C. Area Surprises Longtime Resident
The transition of power from one president to the next brings a tremendous amount of change to the White House. But the impact extends far beyond 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This year, that shift will also be felt in one of Washington, D.C .’s most historic neighborhoods -- Sheridan-Kalorama. The