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Pope Francis wraps up joyful US visit with big open-air Mass

...hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops.The wide Benjamin Franklin Parkway overflowed with the jubilant, who stood in line for hours and endured airport-style security checks to...
Nation and World
Pope extols America's founding ideals

...first pope from Latin America said in his native Spanish.On Saturday night, tens of thousands gathered on the wide Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a music-and-prayer festival featuring Aretha Franklin, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, actor Mark...
Nation and World
Pope, after historic talk to Congress, visits NYC

...his visit this weekend in Philadelphia, where he speaks in front of Independence Hall and celebrates Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.At the Capitol, the remarkable sight of the pope speaking in the House chamber seemed to delight lawmakers...
Nation and World
Benjamin Franklin on wealth

On July 26, 1784 - 226 years ago - Benjamin Franklin considered whether society was in need of a "remedy for luxury" in a letter to his trusted adviser, Benjamin Vaughn. In it...
Today in history for Tuesday, Mar. 10

...Mikhail Gorbachev.On this date:In 1785, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln assigned Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenant-general...
Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...future as gas pipelines, oil prices, roads and dams. Erin's Law prevents future abuse through education, and as Benjamin Franklin famously said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." If lawmakers are serious about protecting Alaska's...
Police arrest Juneau man after attempted Wells Fargo robbery

...Seward streets.Police responded to a similar incident in May 2011 when a mentally ill man bought a toy gun from the Benjamin Franklin Store then "pretended" to hold up a bankteller at First National Bank on Front Street.The bankteller, however...
My Turn: Putting partisan poltics aside

...set aside our values - we come together for the greater good, and together, we are strong.Bartlett also quoted Benjamin Franklin's comments on the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, "When you assemble a number of men to have the advantage...
Empire Editorial: Hollow victory

...year, and it makes sense to close it if you look at only those figures. We're reminded of a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Upon seeing the world's first manned hot-air balloon flight, a man asked Franklin what possible use a balloon...
My Turn: Advertising and the art of truth

...advertising," we might turn first to one of our founding fathers. According to the American Advertising Federation, Benjamin Franklin pioneered the art of advertising decades before the American Revolution. He published the first known magazine advertisement...


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