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Drone captures controlled explosion of a 500lb German WW2 bomb

The potentially deadly shell must have lain in situ for over 70 years.<p>An unexploded World War Two bomb weighing up to 500lbs has been discovered in …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

28 minutes ago<p>The Redskins trailed only the Philadelphia Eagles in the pass rush rankings.<p>30 minutes ago<p>The Browns would have two No. 1 overall …

Hoovervilles in the '30s

Many of the shanty towns that sprung up all over the United States during the Depression were facetiously called Hoovervilles because so many people …

Great Depression

Surviving the Dust Bowl | American Experience

<b>Narrator</b>: In 1931, there was no better place to be a farmer than the Southern Plains. The rest of the nation was in the grip of the Great Depression, …

Great Depression

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

On this frigid morning, in an unheated brick garage at 2122 N. Clark St., seven men were lined up against a whitewashed wall and pumped with 90 bullets from submachine guns, shotguns and a revolver. It was the most infamous of all gangland slayings in America, and it savagely achieved its …

Crime

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Henry Ford

He was a magnificent pioneer who made cars affordable and paid his workers well. But he also became an unsettling, terrible person. Richard Snow, the …

The forgotten hero of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

This afternoon, the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will walk across the former killing fields of northern France, to remember one of the shortest and most brutal battles of the Great War.<p>Following a 21-gun salute, the younger princes will lay ceramic poppies at the foot of the …

How America’s memory of the First World War slipped away

The Great War marked the true beginning of the American century. But 100 years later, “the war to end all wars” is largely forgotten in the …

Imperialism didn't end. These days it's known as international law

A one-sided justice sees weaker states punished as rich nations and giant corporations project their power across the world<p>The conviction of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, is said to have sent an unequivocal message to current leaders: that great office confers no immunity. In …

5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims

The British people suffer "historical amnesia" over the atrocities committed by their former empire, an Indian MP and author has claimed.<p>Former UN …

World History

Don't Forget Ireland's Women's Rights Issues This St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is once again upon us. While St. Patrick's Day is only an official holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, many people across Canada …

Planned Parenthood opponents sock it to Congress over funding

Activist groups across the country have launched a series of campaigns to demand that Congress not cave and allow funding for the biggest abortion …

Trump picks anti-LGBTQ hate group leader and abstinence advocate to represent U.S. at global meeting on women’s issues

The State Department announced earlier this week it would send two outspoken enemies of LGBTQ and women’s rights to the 61st Session of the U.N. …

Human Rights

A real ghost town: Inside the abandoned Wild West community of Bodie which sprung up with the Gold Rush and died again just as quickly

• <b>Bodie dates back to 1859 when a group of prospectors struck gold in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains</b>• <b><br>During the late 1800s Bodie boomed, but it</b> …

Living Rooms

Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves - Futurity

New research shows that surrender didn't spare many Native Americans from enslavement by English colonists during King Philip's War in 1675-6.

Native Americans

Trump wants a wall. Border experts want a fence

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Trump wants a wall along the border with Mexico.<p>Career officials at the agencies most involved in the process, however, are set to recommend a fence—one that will cover only about half the length, CNN has learned.<p>CNN spoke to more than two dozen sources and experts, including some …

Immigration

The first immigration raids of the Trump era, explained

Both fairly standard and newly terrifying.<p>In North Carolina, a husband left his house to start a car, only to be handcuffed by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. In Los Angeles, a man was arrested at the Walmart where he worked. In Garden City, Kansas, whole apartments of people were …

Immigration

Fight, Flight or Freeze? Trump Is the Ultimate History Test for Black America

I remember sitting in class back in high school and learning about slavery, Jim Crow and the civil rights movement (since that’s all they taught …

Black History

Obama: America By No Means Has Overcome The Legacy Of Slavery And Jim Crow

<i>Daily Show</i> host Trevor Noah interviewed President Obama for Monday's broadcast of the Comedy Central show.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: You know, my …