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  • What if Mr. Watson had just stayed put?

    Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. He was ecstatic when he said the first words, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want to see you.” Watson came immediately. But Bell would wonder how the world would be if he had just told Watson to stay put

  • Smithsonian opens new, diverse US history timeline

    Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" have a new home with a diverse set of artifacts in a new timeline of American history that includes a piece of Plymouth Rock, a slave ship manifest, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone and Kermit the Frog at the Smithsonian Institution.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Destiny of the Republic'

    Writing about interesting, though not major, historical figures can be a challenge for even the most talented of authors. For example, it takes a gifted writer to prompt a reader to spend a lot of time with a book in which James Garfield is the main character. Candice Millard has done that.

  • In this file courtroom drawing from 2009, Assistant US Attorney Gordon Michael Harvey (c) argues against the release of Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers (R seated) at a detention hearing before Judge John Facciola (L). Walter Kendall Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers, were later charged with conspiracy to hand over classified information to Cuba, serving as an illegal agent for a foreign government and wire fraud.   (ILLUSTRATION BY ART LIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Couple sentenced for spying for Cuba

    The 73-year-old great grandson of Alexander Graham Bell was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for quietly spying for Cuba for nearly a third of a century from inside the State Department.

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