‘Lincoln’ Leads Oscars With 12 Nominations

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BEVERLY HILLS – The Civil War saga “Lincoln” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for British-born Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Also among the nine nominees for best picture Thursday: the old-age love story “Amour”; the Iran hostage thriller “Argo”; the […]

Watch Nights mark Emancipation Proclamation 150th

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WASHINGTON – As New Year’s Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming _ his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be “forever free.” A tradition began Dec. 31, 1862, as many Black […]

Locals Celebrate 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is preparing to showcase the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, with the goal of providing essential educational resources to understand “what it means to be an American.” The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, in the midst of the bloody Civil War. It […]