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Opinion: Trump's biggest challenge comes on Tuesday

Harold Wilson led Britain as prime minister for much of the 1960s and a shorter stint in the 1970s. Reputed to be a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II, the pipe-smoking Labour Party leader was a character in the most recent season of "The Crown." Wilson is usually credited with saying, "A week is a long time in politics."

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Giant robot comes to life in Japan

A giant robot resembling the 1970s anime figure Gundam has been tested in Yokohama, Japan. The robot stands at nearly 60 feet tall and weighs 24 tons.

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Biden may seem like centrist, but his platform isn't

Joe Biden's campaign policy agenda will add $5.4 trillion in new federal spending over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan research-based initiative at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Biden has many aggressive plans, which include remaking the US health care system, expanding housing subsidies, and making public colleges and universities tuition-free for families making less than $125,000 a year. In fact, one economist concluded that Biden's policy platform added up to "the largest proposed spending increase by a presidential nominee since George McGovern," the Democrat who in 1972 proposed a universal basic income for all Americans.

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What Americans still owe Fannie Lou Hamer

By the time civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer delivered a speech at the 1971 founding meeting of the National Women's Political Caucus, she was a nationally recognized leader in the movement for Black voting rights. In the tradition of Black feminist thought, as reflected in the earlier abolition movement, Hamer fused a desire to eradicate both racism and sexism in American society.

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GOPer: Why I'm voting for Joe Biden

I cast my first vote at the age of 18 in 1978 for Dick Thornburgh. That year, he won the race for Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and would later serve as Attorney General under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Two years later I voted for Arlen Specter, who replaced outgoing moderate Republican Senator Richard Schweiker. In 1990, I received a powerful endorsement during my first race for State Representative while standing next to Pennsylvania's other US Senator, the much beloved John Heinz. Four years later I campaigned for -- and was a very early supporter -- of then-US Congressman Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker in their successful run for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively.

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Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, a media titan and billionaire who, as chairman of Viacom and National Amusements, drew headlines both for his deal-making as well as his turbulent personal life, died on Tuesday. He was 97.

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Opinion: The story of the Americans with Disabilities Act is all about bridges

In remembering disabled activists who were instrumental in the creation of America's disability rights movement and imagining what a more inclusive movement for social justice and full civil rights for the future could look like, we keep coming back to the partnership during the late 1970s between the Black Panther Party and the 504 activists, disability rights advocates who were pushing for implementation of a long-delayed section (section 504) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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Michelle Obama-approved designer Duro Olowu's cosmopolitan eye

Ever since Nigerian-born British fashion designer Duro Olowu launched his eponymous label in 2004, his aesthetic has remained remarkably consistent. Known for his use of color and pattern, Olowu also favors the sharply tailored silhouettes of his multicultural 1970s upbringing, including fitted jackets, precision-cut wide-leg trousers, billowing capes and kimonos, and intricately cut yet liberating dresses with hemlines below the knee -- all rendered in vivid and unusually juxtaposed fabrics, patterns, and textures.

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