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Lincoln is a Good Movie, But Is it Inaccurate?

A Connecticut Senator says the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln, is historically inaccurate.

Senator Joe Courtney has written a letter to Spielberg saying the movie has his state on the wrong side of the slavery debate.  In the movie, Connecticut lawmakers are seen wanting to keep slavery, while in real life Senator Courtney says Connecticut lawmakers in the 1860's voted to abolish slavery.  Now what?

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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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Texas to Remain Part of The United States

Shortly after President Obama's reelection, more than 125,000 folks signed a petition that was eventually received by the White House Office of Public Engagement.

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The History of the Who’s First Breakup

Pete Townshend announced that he was leaving the Who on Dec. 16, 1983.

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This Day in History for December 8 — John Lennon Killed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (more info)

1980: Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City (more info)

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Pearl Harbor Day Overshadowed By Syrian Threat [VIDEO]

Lest we forget that today is Pearl Harbor day (December 7).  The attack, 71 years ago, caught us off guard, and unless our government leaders stop sleeping at the switch, history has a real chance of repeating itself.

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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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Is Texas Seceding From the U.S? [VIDEO]

Here's where chanting "Union Forever" takes on a completely different meaning than advocating worker's rights through a dues protection program.

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Vietnam Memorial Makes Rare Stop in East Texas

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial that graces Washington DC is large, and a replica half that size travels the country to give those wishing to pay respects close to home the chance to do that.

The wall comes to East Texas this weekend after a stop in Kansas last week. It moves on to Alabama next week. We'll have to make a short drive to see it this weekend, but it may be worth it since it will be the only Texas stop this fall.

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“The Price is Right” Changes ‘Appearance’ After 40 Years! [VIDEO]

Hold the phone!  I mean the bidding.  Where's Bob Barker when you need him?  Did you hear the news about the change upcoming on the legendary game show "The Price is Right"?

First, I'm all for change, but the deep roots of a gargantuan staple that has been the face of daytime television since 1972, is about to break with tradition.

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Nacogdoches Celebrates ‘Constitution Week’ [VIDEO]

Sort of like Independence Day, today (September 17) commemorates the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

Bringing the events of 1787 back to life is the Nacogdoches chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Jim Gray, Keystone, Getty Images
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“Abbey Road” Recently Celebrated 43 Years of History [VIDEO]

Whether or not you are a Beatles fan-atic, a groupie, or one that could either take 'em or leave 'em, there are dates in history etched into our minds that remind us just how old we are getting, and why most people should resign as ambassador of the universe.

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Photo by NASA via Getty Images
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Hemphill Museum Honors Memory of ‘Columbia’ Spacecraft

With the historic landing of spacecraft "Curiosity" on Mars, now would be a great time to visit the 'Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum' in Hemphill. 

Yeah, me too...had no idea this existed, so I'm thinking there are others that may not be aware of the grand tribute to "Columbia".

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‘May Day’ Causes Protests Across The Country [VIDEO]

Not to be confused with the Titanic distress call, May Day occurs on May 1st each year, and by most accounts, flitters into oblivion, without even so much a whimper of notice.  Not this year!

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