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Poll Results: All Songs Considered Listeners' 100 Favorite Albums Of 2017

All year long, Robin Hilton and I get to pick the music featured on <i>All Songs Considered</i>, but one of our very favorite shows is this one: our listener poll results. So, on this episode we count down the top 10 as voted by you. We also have a list with the top 100 albums at the bottom of the page, …

Antarctica’s Hidden Caves Could Be Home to 'New World' of Plants and Animals

The cave systems underneath the Antarctic ice could be home to an “exciting new world” of plants and animals. After analyzing DNA retrieved from a …

A New Twist In The Link Between Inequality And Economic Development

<i>By Francesco Grigoli, Economist in the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department</i><p>Much has been written about the relationship between inequality and …

Comatose Otto Warmbier lands in US after release by North Korea

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> American college student Otto Warmbier has landed back in the United States after more than 17 months in detention in North Korea.<p>Warmbier has been in a coma for over a year, according to his parents, and will be rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center …

North Korea

Man pictured fleeing London terror with pint still in hand

<b>An image of people fleeing the terrorist attack near London Bridge on Saturday night is being widely shared online.</b><p>The image, which was a screenshot …

London Bridge

SAS in Iraq given 'kill list' of 200 British jihadis to take out

British special forces in Iraq have reportedly been handed a list of 200 British jihadis to kill before they attempt to return to Britain.<p>SAS …

Republican congressman on suspected Islamic radicals: "Kill them all"

London Bridge Attack: American Hit in Head by Police Bullet, Witness Says

LONDON — An American bystander was struck in the head by a stray bullet fired as police killed the London Bridge terrorists, an eyewitness told NBC News.<p>Authorities said the wounded civilian was expected to survive. Police have not revealed any details about the individual who was accidentally hit …

#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling trends after London attack in response to headline

<b>#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling has been trending on Twitter since this New York Times headline was published on Sunday.</b><p>"The London attacks hit a nation still reeling from the shock of the bombing in Manchester almost 2 weeks ago."<p>It refers to Saturday night's terror attack in London Bridge and …

Social Media

Trump draws disgust worldwide for tweets attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan after terror attacks

President Trump's London Bridge tweets are falling down.<p>Trump drew disgust worldwide on Monday after attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter for …

Donald Trump berates London mayor over response to terror attacks

President criticises Sadiq Khan and uses attack to justify travel ban before mayor’s spokesman calls tweet ‘ill-informed’ and deliberately out of context<p>Donald Trump has criticised the mayor of London, hours after seven people were killed and 48 injured in a terror attack in the centre of the …

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WWII Stats

Untitled infographic by Burke Hughes - Infogram

World War II Statistics Celia Gillum by Celia Gillum

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World War II

Wealth Inequality in America

How economic inequality harms societies

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, …

The C.I.A. in the Cold War

Cold War

Several Factors Developing the Cold War

Cold War

The Third World

How the US attempted to influence the Third World's political and economic development from 1945-1961

Economic Development

In Texas: 'It’s an all-out assault on LGBT people'

AUSTIN — One bill would make it legal to decline adoption services to gay couples. Another could deny them marriage licenses. Others would bar transgender Texans from using the public bathroom of their choice.<p>Supporters of the bills circulating in the Texas Legislature this session say they’re …


Mississippi man sentenced for hate-crime killing of transgender woman

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Mississippi man was sentenced to 49 years in prison Monday and fined $20,000 for killing his ex-girlfriend because she was transgender, the US Justice Department said.<p>Joshua Vallum, 29, of Lucedale is the first person prosecuted for a federal hate crime in which the victim was targeted …


International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences<br>COPYRIGHT 2008 Thomson Gale<p>Identity is a pervasive concept in popular culture. Broadly speaking,</i> …

Oxford University

North Korea detains fourth American Citizen amid rising diplomatic tensions.

An American teacher was detained by North Korea over the weekend, Pyongyang announced on Sunday. Kim Hak-song, who worked for the Pyongyang …

Free Lesson Plans

Welcome to Voices of History<p>The Bill of Rights Institute's innovative, FREE, digital storehouse featuring the best of our primary source based lesson …

We All Need to Defend Speech We Hate

Controversial, critical, confrontational, and challenging speech is an essential part of any successful college education.<i>This piece originally</i> …

Rights & Freedoms