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2009-01-29 14:17:45

A pair of red pumps purportedly worn by Alaska Gov.

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2009-01-21 15:57:09

President Barack Obama’s White House went online Tuesday, with the administration pledging the new site will serve as a "window for all Americans into the business of the government."

2009-01-18 10:19:17

Noted poet Elizabeth Alexander said the poem she created for U.S.

2009-01-17 14:34:02

Pop singer Nick Jonas says he lost a ping-pong game to the young daughters of U.S.

2009-01-17 11:35:04

Will Smith joked at a London movie premiere that he would be open to playing U.S.

2009-01-17 11:23:36

The exclusive TV rights for events taking place in conjunction with the inauguration of U.S.

2009-01-16 18:00:00

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven Joseph Christopher was arrested by agents of the United States Secret Service today for making threats against President-Elect Barack Obama, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced.

2009-01-16 15:02:56

Legoland California unveiled its latest mammoth Lego block sculpture Friday -- a pre-enactment of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Among the more than one thousand people represented in the display are the Obama family, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, outgoing President George W.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.