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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2024. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1942, the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to British-mandated ...

Government theft

WASHINGTON — “Where there is a wrong, there is a remedy.” -- Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870-1938) Last week, a New York court ordered the Trump Organization and its principals -- including the former President -- to forfeit nearly $400 million to the state government. This ...

Our sneaky phones

NEW YORK — The government and private companies spy on us. My former employee, Naomi Brockwell, has become a privacy specialist. She advises people on how to protect their privacy. In my new video, she tells me I should delete mostof my apps on my phone. I push back. I like that Google ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2024. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 2007, a Mississippi grand jury refused to bring any new charges in the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, the Black teenager ...

Lincoln’s life lesson on saving democracy

WASHIGTON — A towering man faced the townspeople in the morning rain and chill. His parting words from a train made the throng of one thousand weep. He was near tears. The journey ahead would be long, hard and bloody. The date: February 11, 1861. The town: Springfield, Illinois. The man: ...

What to watch as Haley tries to upset Trump in her home state

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley‘s best-case scenario for her home state’s Republican primary might be to do well enough to make the March 5 Super Tuesday slate somewhat competitive against Donald Trump. An upset in South Carolina, though, is a longshot in a state where Republicans ...