Wesley Brown, 85, who endured racial hazing to become the first black graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949; he later served 20 years as a Navy engineer.


The Republican presidential nomination, by Mitt Romney, who passed the crucial 1,144-delegate mark by winning the Texas primary on May 29.


The 96th Indy 500, by Dario Franchitti, husband of actress Ashley Judd; he won his third 500 in 91F heat, which was 1F shy of a race record.


Bob Dylan, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian prize. Among the 12 other recipients: John...

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