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A stalwart of the political scene since 1987, Nancy Pelosi will go down in history as a uniquely effective speaker of the House. Rumors have begun to circulate that she may retire this year. What will that mean for the national political landscape? 

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Beneath a pale winter light and the glare of television cameras, it seemed hard not to see the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot for what it was. The violent storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters bent on upending the election of Joe Biden was as clear as day: democracy under siege, live-streamed in real time.

1896: An Austrian newspaper, Wiener Presse, reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be…

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2021 proved to be a complicated year for President Joe Biden. While Democrats praised the passing of his infrastructure bill, much of the public's attention focused on the chaos of the Afghanistan withdrawal and continued uncertainty around COVID-19. Experts offer their insights on Biden's year in the White House. 

1653: Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.

1817: Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state of the Union.

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