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George Washington, Father of our Country

- Washington's birthday became a legal holiday on Jan. 31, 1879 when Congress added Feb. 22nd to the list of holidays to be observed by federal employees in DC.

Abraham Lincoln – The Great Emancipator

- Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809...

California to Pull Troops from US-Mexico Border in Rebuke to Trump

- "This whole border issue is a manufactured crisis."

CA to scale back $77 billion high-speed rail project

- The state will dramatically scale back a planned $77.3 billion high-speed rail project that has faced cost hikes, delays and management concerns.

World #1 – Thai princess running for prime minister in historic first

- Ubolratana's brother, King Vajiralongkorn, does not support her bid for prime minister, calling it "inappropriate" in a televised address.

Indiana lawmakers consider requiring students to pass citizenship test

- All high school students in the state would be required to pass the U.S. citizenship test to graduate.

US astronauts heading back to space on American rockets in July: NASA

- President Trump vowed to send US astronauts “back to space on American rockets” during his State of the Union address — now NASA has a launch date.

State police unions unanimously oppose legalizing marijuana

- “The Governor and lawmakers are trading public safety for a money grab to plug a budget deficit arising from mismanagement of taxpayer funds."

2019 State of the Union

- The theme of the President's address to the nation will be "choosing greatness," a White House official told reporters.

World #1 – Iran bans dog walking in public in effort to discourage dog ownership

- In addition to dog walking, driving with a dog in a car was also being banned by Tehran’s Prosecutors Office.