Benjamin Franklin

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Woman Arrested In Md. Pleads Guilty In Ben Franklin Bust Case

A housekeeper plans to plead guilty to a federal charge in the case of a $3 million bust of Benjamin Franklin that was taken from a home in suburban Philadelphia.



Smithsonian Buys Ben Franklin Suit For Collection

Benjamin Franklin’s three-piece silk suit worn on a diplomatic mission to France in 1778 is joining the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.


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Notable And Quotable – History’s Most Quoted Sound Off On Taxes

“The only two certainties in life are death and taxes.” What else have history’s most-quoted people had to say about taxes?


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National Archives Shows Benjamin Franklin’s Papers

Documents from the National Archives are going on view to explore the life of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, diplomat, philanthropist and founding father.


Marcus Harvell

Teen Basketball Star Fatally Shot In South Baltimore

A local high school basketball star is shot and killed in South Baltimore in what may be a tragic accident. Family and friends are mourning the loss of 18-year-old Marcus Harvell.