Allison Lawrence

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In case you missed it… Your 60-second guide to heresy

<b>Thousands were burned at the stake for heresy in the 11th and 12th centuries. But what were their crimes, and how did these individuals – often known</b> …

Sam Berns, Remarkable 17-Year-Old with Rare Aging Disease, Dies

Sam Berns, a charismatic and inspirational Massachusetts boy with progeria, a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process, died Friday …

Blond Hair

New Mexico Teacher Who Disarmed School Shooter Hailed As Hero

Social studies teacher John Masterson went above and beyond his classroom duties Tuesday when he talked a 12-year-old boy into putting down his …

Crime

The Burrito Boyz Serve Up Free Breakfasts for San Diego's Homeless

While most teens are impossible to rouse at the crack of dawn, the Burrito Boyz of San Diego, Calif., are out of their homes by 6:30 a.m. every …

Homelessness

Gays At Sochi Olympics Won't Be Persecuted, But Must 'Leave Children Alone,' Says Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia will welcome all athletes and visitors at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi irrespective of their sexual orientation.<p>"People have different sexual orientations. We will welcome all athletes and all guests of the Olympics," Putin told …

Echoes of 1914: are today's conflicts a case of history repeating itself?

In the spring of 2011, I was in the middle of writing a chapter about the Italo-Turkish war of 1911, which began when the Kingdom of Italy attacked and invaded the Ottoman territory known today as Libya. This war, now almost totally forgotten, was the first in which aircraft went up in …

Some good books on ancient history

<i>Recommendations from Cambridge professor in classics, Mary Beard.</i>

Forgotten First Black Civil War Hero- Andre Cailloux - One Of The First Black Officers In The Union Army To Be Killed In Combat During…

<b>Forgotten First Black Civil War Hero- Andre Cailloux</b> <b>- One Of The First Black Officers In The Union Army To Be Killed In Combat During The Civil War-</b> <b>Cailloux became a powerful mythic symbol of heroism and freedom for Afro-Creole and English-speaking blacks, as well as for their white radical allies –</b><p>Cailloux was born a slave on a plantation owned by Joseph Duvernay near Pointe a la Hache in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. During the antebellum era in New Orleans, Cailloux joined the Friends of …

ourpresidents:

<b>70 years ago today, Jan. 16, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied invasion force in London as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force.</b>

From the archive, 17 January 1979: More women turn to fake fur

If diamonds have always been a girl's best friend, her mink used to come a close second as comforter and hedge against inflation. But that was before the conservationists made the wearing of real furs a thing of guilt and peril.<p>But merely lobbying the women of the world with the negative slogan: …

Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex” Speech Origins and Significance

<b>Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex” Speech Origins and Significance</b><p>Given on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address, known for its warnings about the growing power of the “military-industrial complex,” was nearly two years in the making. This Inside the Vaults video short follows newly discovered papers revealing that Eisenhower was deeply involved in crafting the speech, which was to become one of the most famous in American history. The papers were …

London skulls reveal evidence of Roman headhunting

Dozens of skulls excavated in London have provided the first evidence of a possible burial ground for Roman headhunting victims in the capital.<p>Dozens …

Egyptians overwhelmingly back constitution: official results | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.<p>A supporter of the constitution gestures …

In Alaska's wilds, the mystic hiker's bus draws pilgrims to danger and death

The lonely death of Chris McCandless inspired a book and Sean Penn's film Into the Wild. Now, more than 20 years on, hundreds follow in the idealist's trail – but locals wonder if it has all gone too far<p>The old bus in which Chris McCandless died in 1992 in the interior of Alaska – made famous in …

Egypt's new constitution gets 98% 'yes' vote

Over 98% of participants in the first Egyptian vote of the post-Morsi era voted in favour of approving a new constitution, the country's electoral commission officially announced on Saturday.<p>Egypt's government hailed the result as a resounding show of support for the direction the country has taken …