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Former Governor George Ryan on Death Row Clemency

"I am a firm supporter of the death penalty. I believe if you take an innocent life, you forfeit your life." This comes from a man, Rolando Cruz, who was on death row himself for 12 years. Wrongfully convicted, after 4,473 days he was finally set free. And on January 11, 2003, then Governor George Ryan granted clemency to all remaining death row inmates.

Night of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht. The literal meaning is "Night of Crystal," or "Night of Broken Glass.” The term ... more

Cross Country Air Mail Service

The concept of transporting mail via airplane was revolutionary enough in the early 1900s, but ... more

Yes, Virginia, There is a…

In the late 1800s eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlan wrote a letter to a New York City newspaper ... more
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