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How the BBC’s truth offensive beat Hitler’s propaganda machine

Accurate radio reporting of British defeats helped win trust of German listeners<p>When it came to winning the war against Hitler’s sophisticated propaganda machine, the BBC hit upon an ingenious idea: tell the unvarnished truth.<p>An academic trawl of the corporation’s archives has revealed that while …

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How a zookeeper’s hero wife saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazis

When the Nazis bombed Warsaw on Sept. 1, 1939, no living creature was safe. In Jan and Antonina Zabinski’s zoo, monkeys shrieked, parrot feathers …

Steinbeck’s The Harvest Gypsies | Need to Know | PBS

A family from Oklahoma outside a makeshift dwelling in a growing settlement of lettuce workers on the outskirts of Salinas, California. FSA …

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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, …

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A Candid Look Inside the Secretive World of the Ku Klux Klan

Over the years, photojournalist Anthony S. Karen has gained access to some of the most secretive groups in the world. From Skinheads, to the Westboro …

Al Capone - a picture from the past

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The Man Who Ignited WWI Has A Nephew Who's Still Alive (And Other Crazy Great War Facts)

A hundred years ago on June 28, a young man named Gavrilo Princip fired at Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie during their visit to Sarajevo. The assassination and ensuing instability precipitated what would become the Great War, the brutal conflict that would kill millions of …

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 …

After six years and billions of dollars, the Panama Canal expansion may grind to a halt

Seven years ago, the Panamanian people voted overwhelmingly to widen the Panama Canal to allow more traffic, and money, to pass through their country. But now, there's a snag that may halt the project.<p>The expansion is nearly three-quarters complete, but it’s costing too much. And the builders are …

Hawaii cites tourism fears in lawsuit over travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's white sand beaches, towering volcanoes and relaxing tropical vistas attract millions of visitors annually from around the …

Immigration

Student's electoral reform speech well-received in House of Commons

Taya Nabuurs, a UPEI political science student from Stratford, P.E.I. received a positive reaction to her speech on electoral reform and its effect …

The Surprising Way a Supermarket Changed the World

Picking up a basket while grocery shopping may seem second nature now, but the idea was once groundbreaking. And that was far from the only thing …

Off-Road Trailers Encourage More to Explore

These compact companions can make for an enjoyable excursion.<p>Evan YatesView Evan Yates's Articles<p>twitter.com/evanyates_instagram.com/evan__yates<p>Now …

Growing change: Homegrown food is one safety net in a less stable world for Native Americans

Indigenous peoples are already central in the fights for clean water and against global warming — food may be next<p>Amy McDermott<p>February 19, 2017 12:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Grist.org.<p>Andromeda Na’lniitr’e’sdvm Lopez grew up on canned meat, canned juice, white flour and …

How Immigrants Changed the Geography of Innovation

A new report shows how immigrants fueled regional inventiveness, bolstered creative momentum within their industries, and drove long-term technological growth.<p>President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders crack down on illegal immigration as promised. But his immigration and refugee ban, leaked …

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Did the End of the Civil War Mean the End of Slavery?

On the same morning that Abraham Lincoln died from an assassin’s bullet, noted abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison was quietly gloating by the …

Where the Confederacy Is Rising Again

In east Texas, a group of true believers is helping build the largest Confederate monument in a century. Is the state itself helping keep the memory alive?<p>In July 2015, with national controversy over displays of the Confederate flag at a ferocious peak, five Texas Democratic lawmakers sent a letter …