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Vedic Origins of the Europeans: the Children of Danu

Many ancient European peoples, particularly the Celts and Germans, regarded themselves as children of Danu, with Danu meaning the Mother Goddess, who …

Spirituality

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

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

Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Shared via Kindle. Description: January 1961: President Eisenhower has three days to secure the nation's future before his young successor, John F. …

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

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 …

Women's Rights

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, …

Black History

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

Today he figures in as the king who lost America — and now fascinating new revelations are emerging about “mad” King George III.<p>Historians and royals …

History
Literature

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

Three amateur scientists given access to the clip-on tie left behind on the hijacked plane found more than 1,000 particles on it, which they say …

Crime

Hitler moved to his underground bunker on this day in 1945.

A look back at Obama's road to the White House: #60Minutes

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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 …

War

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 …

Foreign Policy
Religion

November 22, 1963: Death of the President - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

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

History

An unlikely type of store is expected to defy the curse plaguing retail and crush Black Friday

Black Friday has certainly lost some of its luster. This year it may even lose its title as the biggest shopping day of the year.<p>But one type of retailer is predicted to thrive this Thanksgiving week: dollar stores.<p>According to data from location tracking company Foursquare, discount stores, such …

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▶<b>TWITTER</b> moments (like the one below) and social media content today archive the results of web search for the term #ArmisticeDay with story and …

Berlin Wall

Not to be confused with the Inner German border or the chess moves also known as the Berlin Defence.<p>The <b>Berlin Wall</b> (German: <i>Berliner Mauer</i>) was a …

Sept. 11 Drama on Air Force One Unfolds in Bush Aide’s Handwritten Notes

The notes are handwritten on a legal pad and provide a verbatim account of the shock, pain, and grim determination aboard Air Force One on Sept. 11, …

Military

After 45 years, the FBI finally throws in the towel on D.B. Cooper hijacking

The FBI has ended its nearly 45-year active investigation into the identity of skyjacker D.B. Cooper, who turned a $20 airplane ticket into a $200,000 ransom payoff and then parachuted into legend.<p>“Following one of the longest and most exhaustive investigations in our history,” said Seattle FBI …

In 'Thomas Jefferson: Independence Declared,'...

In 'Thomas Jefferson: Independence Declared,' the Continental Congress convenes and after a bitter struggle between rebels and loyalists, they are …

What Bill Gates Got Wrong About the Internet in the 1990s

Few seemed to know what was coming 20 years ago--even the biggest names in tech.<p>Looking at past predictions is a good reminder that something that seems crazy now may well be all the rage in as few as five or 10 years. Similarly, what seems cutting edge may end up on the cutting-room floor. No one …

Bill Gates