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Jul 28
World War I starts, America watches and worries

World War I starts, America watches and worries

On this day in 1914, World War I started with Austria-Hungary’s war declaration on Serbia. But in the United States, most Americans were concerned about a conflict they had no intentions of entering.

Jul 28
The Supreme Court’s evolving record on capital punishment

The Supreme Court’s evolving record on capital punishment

The debate over the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment dates back to the Founding Fathers, and recent court decisions have confirmed the practice as constitutional, but with limitations.

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