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Oregon May Ditch Its 172-Year-Old Ban on Dueling

Lawmakers seem to think it's unnecessary

(Newser) - The Oregon Legislature may have an unusual request for voters in the next election that harkens back to that fateful day in 1804 when a bitter rivalry between Vice President Aaron Burr and the nation's first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, was settled with a fatal gunshot. Should ongoing discussions... More »

2 Shots Fired After Man Challenges Daughter to 'Duel'

Dad was booked for child abuse, among other charges

(Newser) - A Colorado man has been arrested after an alleged domestic violence incident that included challenging his daughter to a "duel," KRDO reports. Robert Williams, 38, of Calhan was arguing with his daughter on Wednesday evening when things "escalated to the point that the father pulled out a... More »

Name That President? Americans Have Weird Answers

71% of those surveyed think we were once led by President Alexander Hamilton

(Newser) - Alexander Hamilton was many things—a bastard from the Caribbean, the founder of the Bank of New York, the father of the US Coast Guard, and the first Secretary of the Treasury, to name a few. But the man who died in a duel against Aaron Burr at the age... More »

Why Marshal Matt Dillon Always Won

Those who react in a duel are faster than those who start it

(Newser) - Marshal Matt Dillon won all of his gunfights with Dodge City villains because he was a fictional hero—and was faster because he drew second, after the bad guy. Scientists have made the surprise discovery that those who react in a duel are faster than those who initiate the duel.... More »

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