Mary Cahoe

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Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Famed painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth created a series of murals in 1927 for National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., including this one showing the ships of Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery. (Photo courtesy NGS)<p>Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the …

Nobel Prize in Literature: the women who've won it

Alice Munro has become the 13th female winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. But who are the other women laureates, and which of their books should you read first?<p>Out of the 110 winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, only 13 are women.<p>During a century when women writers have often been …

The South is holding America hostage

The Tea Party’s not crazy — they had a plan. Now liberals and progressives need one, too<p>When I have described the well-considered, coherent political and economic strategies of the conservative white South, as I have done here, here and here, I am sometimes been accused of being a “conspiracy …

Senate Shutdown Talks Fall Flat

Hidden beauty of the portuguese man o' war

People naturally recoil from a portuguese man o'war, but artist-photographer Aaron Ansarov revels in them and reveals their unexpected glory<p>Most people steer clear if they see a portuguese man o'war. Not Aaron Ansarov. Swinging a coolbox that most beachgoers would have packed with drinks, Ansarov's …

Gaza 'terror tunnel' uncovered inside Israel, says army

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018762_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524622326_c6d34f246e82a4a73575c80975c760c2<p><b>The Israeli army says it has discovered a tunnel running 1.7km (1 mile) from the Gaza Strip into Israel.</b><p>The tunnel led from a house to a site close to …

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Senate leaders negotiate in federal budget standoff

Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell discuss ways to reopen the government and avert a default on the nation's debt, but progress is unclear.<p>October 12, 2013|By Michael A. Memoli and Brian Bennett<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, with Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)… (Andrew …

The Pope’s New Posture: At Odds With American Conservatives

If Wal­lace Stevens, the famed poet, were de­scrib­ing the re­cent buzz about the Ro­man Cath­ol­ic Church, he might call it “Thir­teen Ways of …