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Remembering when bankers tried to overthrow FDR and install a fascist dictator

• Though we know today that his policies eventually ended the Great Depression, FDR's election was seen as disastrous by some.<br>• A group of wealthy …

How gossip gave women power in Ancient Greece

From the Ancient orators, we learn that public places such as shops and marketplaces were useful locations to spread false rumors aimed at …

Year in Review: The Biggest Stories of 2018

We, the editors at Flipboard, spent the last few weeks looking back on 2018. It was a year of storylines that rocked our beliefs, people and leaders that challenged us, innovations that amazed us, moments that changed the face of popular culture, beautiful acts of courage, and great loss.<p>Seventeen …

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SLIDESHOW<p>Press reports, including this one from the <b>SFChronicle</b>▶ <b>LINK</b> ▶ would indicate that CA voters approved <b>Proposition #7</b> on November 6 to permit …

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it’s a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb.<p>With the …

Will 2020 Be Oprah vs. Trump?

Center-left Twitter, where endless optimism about government in general mixes with apoplectic rage and fear about the government we currently have, …

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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

Shared via Kindle. Description: The New York Times bestseller now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain. A true story in which the keepers …

Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission (Three Days Series)

Shared via Kindle. Description: The blockbuster #1 national bestseller Bret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and …

A Border Wall by 2020? Doubt It

Megaprojects are rarely, if ever, completed on schedule.<p>The construction of a massive wall along the border of the United States and Mexico is one of President Donald Trump’s central campaign promises. And it’s a promise he intends to keep.<p>Within days of taking the oath of office in January, Trump …

A Brief History of America’s ‘Love-Hate Relationship’ With Immigration

Donald Trump’s restrictive plan is reminiscent of legislation from 100 years ago.<p>Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration—banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and casting a wide net on undocumented immigrants—have prompted nationwide protests and, in the case of the ban, …

Norma McCorvey, Plaintiff in Landmark Roe v. Wade Abortion Case, Dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff at the center of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that expanded abortion rights in the United States, has died. She was 69 and her death was confirmed by a journalist writing a book about the case, the Washington <i>Post</i> reports.<p>McCorvey, who was in an assisted-living …

50th Anniversary of the 25th Amendment: February 10, 1967

Here's how American workers' wages have changed since 1960

When we talk about the money that the "average" American worker makes, we are usually referencing a "median" or "mean" income statistic.<p>While this number can be useful in many different contexts, it can also be extremely limiting. The reality is that there's a very wide range of incomes out there, …

#TBT: The first African-American US senator

To celebrate Black History Month, our #TBT series will highlight several African-American politicians who made history. Mississippi's Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African-American to serve in the Senate when he arrived in Washington in 1870.<p>Revels was born free in North Carolina in 1827. …

As the Queen Releases Archived Secrets, 5 Things to Know About the 'Mad' King Who Lost America

Newly released documents shed light on the infamous king, who likely battled bipolar disorder<p>Today he figures in Broadway’s <i>Hamilton</i> as the king who lost America — and now fascinating new revelations are emerging about “mad” King George III.<p>Historians and royals fans have a chance to get to know …

Detecting the origins of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is always among us. Since he first appeared in print in 1887, the legendary detective has been a continual presence on stage, radio, screen and television. BBC’s “Sherlock,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is one of the latest in the character’s innumerable reincarnations.<p>For those …

Could new 'clip-on' evidence help crack the D.B. Cooper case?

Leave it to a group that calls itself the Citizen Sleuths to uncover a new lead in the 45-year hunt for D.B. Cooper.<p>The three amateur scientists have …

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Vietnam: The War That Killed Trust

In the early spring of 1967, I was in the middle of a heated 2 a.m. hallway discussion with fellow students at Yale about the Vietnam War. I was from a small town in Oregon, and I had already joined the Marine Corps Reserve. My friends were mostly from East Coast prep schools. One said that Lyndon …

These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2017

With the election of Donald Trump, the G-zero world is now fully upon us.<p>The triumph of an “America first” foreign policy marks a fundamental break with decades of U.S. exceptionalism and a consensus view in Washington that U.S. international leadership, however flawed and uneven, is indispensable …

Here’s what we think will be the major religion stories of 2017

The new year could be turbulent for religion in America.<p>Several hot-button issues — including immigration, abortion, poverty, health care, gay rights and education — will put religion near the center of public life and debate.<p>But the issue that could especially flare up? In a Trump administration, …

November 22, 1963: Death of the President

Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown …