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Black History is American history: Books you should read

He was the first African-American president of the American Historical Association; the first black department chairman at a predominantly white …

A lot of the stats you've heard about black America are wrong.

Easy cheats: 10 foods to have on hand for entertaining

Putting together a party can be an exhausting effort, but it doesn't need to be. Check out these quick and easy ideas, and get ready to wow your friends — with minimal time and effort!<p><b>Taco bar</b><p>Taco bars are an easy way to get dinner on the table, since people love personalizing their own plates. …

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The Best Recipes for Binge-Watching Netflix (or Hulu or Whatever)

These snacks and cooking projects are perfect for binge watching your way through that entire Netflix queue.<p>We don't condone binge eating (although sometimes, desperate times call). Binge <i>watching</i>, on the other hand? Now we're talking. It's going to take endurance to get through every episode and …

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24 Citrus Recipes with Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit

Winter is citrus season, and these 24 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible<p>Winter is citrus season, and these 21 recipes use lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges in every which way possible.

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Netanyahu warns on Iran, urges no Palestinian 'excuses' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States and other world powers on Tuesday not to allow Iran to retain the ability to enrich uranium, and urged Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state if they wanted peace.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

Oscar Pistorius Covers His Ears During Shooting Testimony

Oscar Pistorius covered his ears today as his attorney challenged a witness, at one point arguing that his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp could not have …

Homemade Cleaners - Use This Not That Spotlight

<b>We’re always getting questions from readers about</b> which cleaning products they should start making to replace their old commercial cleaners. Some of …

Industrial Edison Style Chandelier

Many of you have asked about my DIY industrial Edison style chandelier. As I promised, here is the tutorial for my dining room, and now kitchen bar …

Putin Says Those Aren't Russian Forces In Crimea

<b>(We updated this post at 11:55 a.m. ET.)</b><p>Russian soldiers have not occupied government buildings and surrounded Ukrainian military bases on the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Tuesday during a news conference near Moscow at which he gave an account of recent events that …

The 'Blue-ing' Of Texas Is Unlikely To Start At The Top

The process of electing a new governor in Texas begins in earnest Tuesday, when Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis are expected to easily dispatch their primary opponents and move on to the Nov. 4 battle.<p>As if they hadn't already.<p>Both Abbott, 56, the state's attorney general and a …

Kentucky Won't Appeal Order To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

"Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will not appeal a federal judge's order that the state must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages," NPR member station WFPL reports from Louisville.<p>"From a constitutional perspective, Judge Heyburn got it right," Conway said in announcing his decision on …

Meteorite hits moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded - video

Rock travelling at 61,000 km/h punched a crater 40 metres wide and produced a flash that could be seen from Earth<p>Published: 24 Feb 2014<p>The meteorite is providing invaluable information to help protect against larger rocks that might pose a serious threat to Earth<p>Published: 30 Dec 2013<p>With …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

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Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea reject Russian demands of allegiance

BAKHCHISARAY, Ukraine — The Russian soldiers outside an army base in this Crimean city had demands Monday for the Ukrainian soldiers inside: Pledge allegiance to the Russian military or put their weapons in storage, abandon their post and go home.<p>The Ukrainians refused.<p>"They must know that should …

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This is how Russia's intervention in Ukraine is playing in Moscow

Russians in Moscow, like many in Ukraine, are divided over Russian troops intervening in Crimea. But not all viewpoints are welcome equally here.<p>A crowd of several hundred protesters milled outside Russia's Defense Ministry on Sunday chanting "No to War." Young protesters expressed their disgust …

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