St. Paul Man Pens Song In Honor Of Slain ArchbishopSaturday is the beatification of El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, a man who moved a Minnesotan to song. Rob Hahn of St. Paul was taking a theology class at the University of Notre Dame when he learned about Romero, a champion of civil rights, who was shot and killed in 1980 while conducting mass.
Good Question: Just Who Gets Secret Service Protection?A new report from the Inspector General of Homeland Security found it took the Secret Service a year to replace a broken alarm system at former President George H.W. Bush's home. The Secret Service is responsible for protecting all former presidents and their spouses. So, who else do they protect?
Fmr. UMD Professor To Speak At JFK Assassination ConferenceFormer Minnesota-Duluth professor Jim Fetzer says new information about the JFK assassination shows the secret service was involved in the president's death 51 years ago. Fetzer has become a major conspiracy analyst since the early 1990's.
Slain Somali Lawmaker Had Strong MN TiesMinneapolis' Somali-American community is asking the state department for a full investigation into the assassination of a well-known lawmaker from Minnesota. Saado Ali Warsame was gunned down on a main street in Mogadishu Wednesday. Her driver was also killed.
Good Question: How Did MLK Jr.'s Birthday Become A Nat’l Holiday?The third Monday of every January is one of ten national holidays that government employees get every year. Most children have no school and every state and federal employee receives a paid day off. The first official observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday was on January 20, 1986 – 18 years after the Civil Rights leader was shot. But David Chang, a professor of U.S. history at the University of Minnesota, says the idea for the holiday came just four days after the assassination in 1968.
First Lady's Assassination Dress To Be Kept From Public Till 2103A Minnesota man is among the few who have seen one iconic piece of history from the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated: The suit worn by First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The simple pink suit with black collar and pillbox hat became among the most iconic of modern images, and came to symbolize the day life changed in America. Mrs. Kennedy wore the outfit, a copy of a favorite Chanel design, while sitting next to her husband in the motorcade in Dallas. And she wore it on the plane back to Washington when Lyndon Johnson took the oath of office, and when her husband's casket was off-loaded into a gray U.S. Navy ambulance.
Mpls. Federal Judge Believes Oswald Was Sole ShooterIn 1993, Minneapolis Federal Judge Jack Tunheim was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to head the assassination records review board with the sole purpose of finding all the secret records. Five million pages were made public. Most of the records that were still secret were at the CIA.
11-22-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave LeeHubert Humphrey's political profile began to rise in the wake of the tragic events in Dallas.
U Of M Class To Make 'Grave Blanket' Honoring JFK University of Minnesota students will create a floral "grave blanket" Thursday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
Ventura Supporting Author Who Says Oswald Didn’t Shoot JFKFormer Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has lent his high-profile support to an author who says she has proof Lee Harvey Oswald didn't assassinate President John Kennedy.
CBS News On American Al Queda Killing In Yemen.An American member of Al Queda credited as a true leader of communications for the terrorist group was tracked down and killed in Yemen.
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