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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, July 19, the 200th day of 2021. There are 165 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin ìBuzzî Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit ...

Break rules

NEW YORK — America has so many regulations that today, often the only way to do something new, to create something great, to prosper is to ignore rules. Minutes before SpaceX launched a rocket, the government told the company that the launch would violate its license. SpaceX launched ...

Does the Constitution mean what it says?

WASHINGTON — “No person ... shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.” — Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Abdulsalam al-Hela is a 53-year-old Yemeni cleric who has been incarcerated by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, July 17, the 198th day of 2021. There are 167 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 17, 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower link-up of its kind. ...

Rediscovering the promise of the American founding

WASHINGTON — Declaring their independence from British rule 245 years ago, the American colonists held “these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit ...

Zaila and the Bee

WASHINGTON — By any standard, Zaila Avant-garde is a remarkable 14-year-old girl with a positive and compelling outlook on life. Avant-garde (her father reportedly changed her surname from Heard in honor of jazz legend John Coltrane) recently won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, the ...