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The Triumph of Nancy Reagan review – foibles and failings of a troubled first lady

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After Jimmy Carter’s glum diagnosis of national malaise in 1979, Ronald Reagan supposedly restored the customary swagger of the US by making the country “feel good about itself”. That folksy blessing didn’t extend to ...

‘Honey, I forgot to duck’: the attempt to assassinate Ronald Reagan, 40 years on

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Few guests at the Washington Hilton, a vast hotel rendered in curving Brutalist concrete, notice the simple plaque tucked away near a lower entrance designed for VIPs. It marks the spot where, 40 years ago today, Pres...