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Racism Claim Dooms Bid To Honor Mark Twain In Nevada

A state panel has effectively killed a bid to name a Lake Tahoe cove for Mark Twain, citing opposition from a tribe who claims he held racist views on Native Americans.

05/18/2014

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Nevada Again Aims To Name Tahoe Cove For Twain

Nevada officials have launched a new bid to give Mark Twain recognition in the state where he assumed his pen name 150 years ago, but it doesn’t come without opposition.

12/28/2013

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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?

03/31/2012

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