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Prosecutor urges judge not to release historian

A presidential historian has been scheming to steal valuable documents from archives throughout the Northeast for years — if not decades — and his release from federal custody could put more pieces of American history at risk if he tries to cover his tracks, a prosecutor argued Thursday. Full story

Presidential historian appears in federal court

A presidential historian charged with stealing historical documents and conspiring to take them from state archives in several states will remain in federal custody over the weekend, but a judge allowed his assistant to be released Friday. Full story

Presidential historian indicted on federal charges

Presidential historian Barry Landau and his assistant were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday, accused of stealing and selling historical documents that include a letter from Benjamin Franklin and speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Full story

A History of First-Class Stamp Blunders and Hikes

The U.S. Postal Service can make mistakes other than delivering your mail to your neighbor. On April 14, the USPS acknowledged that the new 2011 "Forever" stamp featuring the Statue of Liberty doesn't show the Lady Liberty that resides in New York Harbor, but rather the smaller replica that greets Full story

Meet the real mentalist, Lior Suchard

   Don’t call him a magician! Supernatural entertainer Lior Suchard wows TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb with his rare extrasensory capabilities.

Debt, taxes and the Tea Party

   Tom Blair, author of “Poorer Richard’s America, What Would Ben Say?” discusses how Benjamin Franklin would feel about the current state of the union.

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