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A visit to Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park home gives insight, solace

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HYDE PARK, N.Y. — Finding ourselves in the neighborhood, we made a point of visiting a most famous site Friday to pay our respects to a First Couple who truly did make America great again. No matter what anyone else pretends, the nation is still great. Whether we can remain so is in some doubt. Sad. For a chilly, gray January day, there were more than the usual number of pilgrims to the home and grave site of Franklin D.…

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Americans say Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired in 2016

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President Barack Obama is the man most admired by Americans 2016. In a new Gallup Poll, 22 percent of respondents mentioned Obama in response to the open-ended question. Coming in second was President-elect Donald Trump at 15 percent. This marks Obama’s ninth consecutive time at the top of the most-admired list, but with a margin of only seven percentage points, it was his narrowest victory yet. Often, incumbent presidents are ranked highest — in the 70 times Gallup asked the…

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Hillary Clinton picked as most-admired woman for 20th time

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Hillary Clinton is the most-admired woman in the world for the 20th time, according to a recent Gallup poll. Clinton was mentioned as the most-admired woman by 13 percent of respondents. The figure may seem low, but Clinton’s closest rival was Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen world renowned for her advocacy for childhood education. Yousafzai is also the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She earned just 5 percent of mentions in the Gallup poll. Talk show star Oprah…

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Support landmarking of Detroit Hotel

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The City Council will hold a public hearing on designation of the Historic Detroit Hotel as a local landmark this coming Thursday, February 4, 8:30 AM, at City Hall, 175 5th St. N. This blog previously shared with you that the City Community Preservation Commission unanimously recommended the Historic Detroit Hotel be designated a local landmark by a vote of 7-0. The designation also has the support of former Mayor Rick Baker. The final step will be approval by the…

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