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Angry Baltimore mom beats son suspected of rioting

A suspected rioter in Baltimore got the smackdown of his life Monday by his mom on television.<p>The mother saw her son on television throwing rocks at …

Justice

Why Obama Wants to Tax College Savings

In this week's State of the Union address, the president proposed ending a popular tax break on 529 plans. Here's what's behind that pitch.<p>In his …

College & University

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

Scarred by war: Battlefield landscapes from First World War 100 years on - Telegraph

700-Year-Old Skeleton Couple Found Holding Hands

Seven hundred years after their death, a couple has yet to part.<p>Archaeologists excavating the site of a long-lost chapel in the countryside of Leicestershire, England unearthed the skeletons of a couple who appear to have been buried together holding hands.<p>Experts from the University of Leicester …

Robert Reich: College is a ludicrous waste of money

The former secretary of labor on our broken higher ed model and how we can open more gateways to the middle class<p>This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class.<p>…

Living in: The world’s most visited cities

What is it like to live in a place known for its sights… and crowds? Residents of 2014’s most visited cities spill how they find solitude – and why they love living there anyway.<p>The same attractions that prompt people to love visiting a city – top-ranked restaurants, vibrant nightlife, diverse …

Travel

Nat Turner’s Insurrection

An account of America’s bloodiest slave revolt and its repercussions.<p>In the early years of the 19th century, some Southern planters took pains to treat their slaves well, as healthy slaves were more likely to work efficiently and reproduce. Slaveholders contended that the master-slave relationship …

Grave of Fierce, One-Armed Warrior Unearthed in Siberia

Archaeology

Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed

Consider this, if you would: a network of far-flung, powerful, high-tech civilizations closely tied by trade and diplomatic embassies; an accelerating threat of climate change and its pressure on food production; a rising wave of displaced populations ready to sweep across and overwhelm developed …

In pictures: Never before seen photographs from World War One frontline - Telegraph

When presidents lie to make a war

Once there was a president who warned the world about conduct his government would not tolerate. And when this “red line” was crossed, or seemed to be, he took the US to war. Though this might sound like America’s involvement in Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Belgrade, or Libya, and what may yet become a …

5 Little-Known Strategies to Boost Your Retirement Nest Egg

Saving for retirement is no easy task. Fortunately, we have several tools that can help us reach our retirement goals. Here are five ways to boost …

Yes, It Could Happen Again

Instability in Ukraine, chaos in Syria, conflict in the East China Sea—the trigger points for World War III are in place.<p>Pessimism is a useful prism through which to view the affairs of states. Their ambition to gain, retain, and project power is never sated. Optimism, toward which Americans are …

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian soldiers fighting high up in the Alps, the …

The Bodies in the Bogs: An Eerie Gift From the Iron Age

There are cold cases and there are cold cases, but it’s hard to beat the one that came to light on May 6, 1950, in Silkeborg, Denmark. The local …

Archaeology

WWI propaganda posters at the Huntington reflect an era

This month marks the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of World War I, a time when President Woodrow Wilson championed neutrality — so much so that when he finally decided in 1917 that U.S. intervention was necessary, Americans were reluctant to join the global conflict.<p>Enter the Committee of …

What Happened To The Native People? Post Civil War Genocide

<b>“If the white men take my country, where can I go?” -Sitting Bull</b><p>After the Civil War, thousands of Americans poured into the Great Plains on a collision course with western Indian tribes. Homesteaders, ranchers, and miners encroached on Indian lands and threatened native game and ways of life. They called on the U.S. Army to crush Indian resistance and confine tribes to government-controlled reservations.<p>In the decades following the Civil War, the U.S. Army fought dozens of engagements with …

Make wine and kill the king: The legendary vineyard at the heart of a grand European conspiracy

How the world’s greatest bottle of wine was swept up in the plot to overthrow the French monarchy<p>As he stepped into a Paris night late in the summer of 1755, Louis-​François de Bourbon presumed he was under surveillance. He figured spies had eyes on him that very moment. He had no doubt they had …

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Sea Salt

10 Servings<p>Mayonnaise in the batter isn’t as weird as it sounds—it’s just eggs and oil, after all. It’s also why this cake is so moist.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1¾ teaspoons baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon …

Dessert

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