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See the Colorful Political Convention Outfits of the 1960s

Female supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, called "Kennedy Cuties" form a conga line at the<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Hank Walker—The …

Democratic Party

Pencils Ready? Your Syllabus to 7 Great Campus Novels

The campus novel is a perennial favorite among authors. The tone — typically arch, erudite, self-consciously self-possessed — can swing from humor to horror, but whatever the approach the academic milieu provides great fodder for highlighting human foible precisely because it’s thought to be an …

James A. Garfield

Benghazi panel caps 2-year probe: No bombshell, faults administration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Republicans capped a partisan, two-year investigation of the Benghazi terror attacks Tuesday with a report that faults the Obama administration for security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans but contains no revelations likely to further damage Hillary …

Benghazi

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

A brief history of sex and sexuality in Ancient Greece

The sexual habits of people in Ancient Greece – from prostitution to pillow talk – are explored in a new book written by Paul Chrystal. Exploring the …

Ancient History

When the U.S. Went to War Before Pearl Harbor

FDR ordered American military forces to ‘shoot on sight’ months before Pearl Harbor, just as Charles Lindbergh, the original America Firster, was …

The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history

They are often described as ruthless and bloodthirsty, famous for their tyrannical reigns of terror. Here, historian Sean Lang examines eight of the …

Winston Churchill's letters and speeches given UNESCO heritage status

The canon of Winston Churchill’s speeches and writings is to join the Magna Carta and the Bayeux Tapestry on a United Nation’s list of humanity’s …

Winston Churchill

When Napoleon became an English tourist attraction

<b>After his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was briefly kept prisoner on a warship in Plymouth Sound. The harbour became packed as crowds flocked to see their defeated enemy. Now the city is commemorating this most unlikely, and involuntary, of south coast holidays.</b><p>After his …

World History

The A to Z of life in Pompeii with Mary Beard

Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, and gradually disinterred from the middle of the 18th century, Pompeii is probably the world’s most …

9 unmissable podcasts on the Romans

From shopping to the invasion of Britain, we round up nine Roman podcasts you don't want to miss.<p><i>This article was first published online in March 2015</i><p>…

Who founded Ancient Rome?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p><i>This article was first</i> …

Unsung heroes: the brave dogs who fought in WWII

Would you send your pet to war? Reams of once secret documents have revealed the heroic deeds of the British dogs recruited in the fight against Adolf Hitler<p>In May 1941, during the dark days of the Second World War, a few small adverts started appearing in the columns of various press publications …

Ryedale ring could be linked to Henry VIII's queen

A METAL detectorist said he was left shaking after finding a gold ring he hopes could be linked to one of Henry VIII's wives.<p>Steve Whitehead made the …

Archaeology

Tutankhamun's tomb could contain two hidden rooms: Secret doors may lead to his mother's burial chamber, claims study

• <b>Latest study found scratches on both the northern and western walls</b>• <b><br>Support theory that a queen may be buried behind the walls of the grave</b>• <b><br>Radical</b> …

Life of the Week: Romulus Augustus

Generally considered to be the last Roman emperor, Romulus Augustus (aka Augustulus) was just a teenager when he ascended the imperial throne in AD …

Drawings reveal Germans' World War Two boobytrap bombs

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1197000/1197086_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524676740_0327033c6b2d6e8afbf062b6f45b900d<p><b>Drawings of wartime boobytrap bombs, including an exploding chocolate bar and devices intended to sink ships, have been rediscovered after 70 years.</b><p>The …

Drawing

How we solved the mystery of the Roman ‘princess’

Julian Richards returns to one of the most intriguing cases featured over a decade ago in the BBC’s <i>Meet the Ancestors</i> archaeology series, and …

The bloody rise of Augustus

Adrian Goldsworthy, author of a biography of Augustus, reveals how Julius Caesar’s teenage heir slaughtered his way to power.<p><i>This article was first</i> …

Manning a traitor to US, says prosecutor

US soldier Bradley Manning was a traitor with one mission as an intelligence analyst in Iraq: to find and reveal<br>secrets to a group of anarchists and bask in the glory, a prosecutor has said during closing arguments.<p>Major Ashden Fein told the court martial of Manning on Thursday that the army …