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In a new interview, Oprah said she’s glad she never had kids because they would probably hate her. Seriously? She gives away free cars and lets people jump on the couch. I mean, she sounds fun to me.
— David Letterman
AARP CEO Barry Rand says we must continue to lead social change so all can live and age with independence, dignity and purpose.
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Where We Stand
With a federal budget deadline approaching, Americans need to speak up.
When it comes to Social Security and Medicare, both young and old are affected.
Ask Ms. Medicare
1865: Secretary of State William Seward proclaims that the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — pushed by President Abraham Lincoln early that year and ratified by three-quarters of state legislatures — has gone into effect, officially ending slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States.
1936: Manhattan socialite Ruth Harkness returns from a trek in Tibet, bringing with her the first giant panda to arrive on United States soil. Harkness causes "panda-monium" as she lands in San Francisco with the cub Su Lin, who is eventually acquired by the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.
1966: Horror film star Boris Karloff takes on the role of a new villain as narrator of the television version of the Dr. Seuss children's story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which airs for the first time on this day on CBS. Grinch quickly becomes a hallmark of the holiday season.
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