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Read six different versions of the Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2018 By NCC Staff

There were five versions of the Gettysburg Address that were acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln in his lifetime. Here are those versions, along with the AP wire copy from November 1863.

10 reasons why America’s first constitution failed

November 17, 2018 By NCC Staff

It was 241 years ago today that the Articles of Confederation, the first American constitution, was sent to the 13 states for consideration. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons.

Justices take on a dispute over the 2020 census

November 16, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide, on a speeded-up schedule, a dispute over the Trump Administration’s decision to add to the 2020 census a question about the citizenship of everyone in America. 

CNN gets temporary due process ruling in Trump case

November 16, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order on Friday allowing CNN reporter Jim Acosta to regain his White House press pass, pending a later ruling about broader constitutional issues in the case.

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