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The war that triggered the Civil War

May 16, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico in 1846 that set in motion the Civil War – and led to California, Texas and eight other states joining the Union.

Court won’t hear Puerto Rico appeal

May 14, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

The United States Supreme Court will pass on hearing a case from Puerto Rico residents who want a voting representative in the House.

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