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Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate.<p>There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes.<p>Yet there’s …

Archaeology

New cultural center unveils thousands of Yup’ik artifacts rescued in race against climate change

A cultural center that opened last week in a Southwest Alaska village showcases thousands of Yup'ik treasures rescued from a nearly 500-year-old site …

Archaeology

Rare Papyrus Manuscripts Reveal The Great Depths Of Medical Knowledge That Ancient Egyptian Doctors Had

The ancient Egyptian manuscripts that reside at the University of Copenhagen give medical advice for items ranging from diagnosing a pregnancy to …

Ancient History

Life in Turkey Now: Tough Talk, but Fears of Drug Shortages

Turkish banks are pulling back on credit to consumers and businesses. Power plants have shut down because of the soaring cost of imported fuel. Building projects in Istanbul stand half finished after their backers ran out of money.<p>And, in a shopping mall beneath Istanbul’s Trump Tower, Cenap …

Andrew Brunson

Trump Is Not a King

In times of crisis, the leaders of the military and intelligence communities try to put aside their differences, often many and sundry, and work together for the good of the country. That’s what’s happening today with a remarkable group of retired generals, admirals and spymasters who have signed …

Donald Trump

The Clairvoyance of the Fourteen-Year-Old Aretha Franklin

An inarticulate misery, and yet the desperate need to articulate it, is what brought the thunderous wonder of Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” to the earth. In August of 1932, the musician, who had left the packed blues clubs and rent-raising parties of the South for a …

Aretha Franklin

Museum Curators Reflect on the Legacy of the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin was no one’s understudy. But when the Queen of Soul took the stage at the 1998 Grammy Awards, she was not the singer audiences …

Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul Reigns Supreme: Our Top 6 Aretha Franklin Live Performances

It may seem like a fool’s errand to try and pick the top live performances of Aretha Franklin’s storied career, which spanned 60 years, because, …

Music

In Focus: The ancient roman temple which lay under London, undiscovered for over 17 centuries.

The temple of Mithras has been beautifully reinstated by Museum of London Archaeology under Bloomberg and now sits under the Bloomberg SPACE …

Archaeology

Aretha Franklin: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

Aretha Franklin was more than a woman, more than a diva and more than an entertainer. Aretha Franklin was an American institution. Aretha Franklin died Thursday in her home city of Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Her death was confirmed by her publicist, …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin: The Deep Cuts

Just the mention of Aretha Franklin's name conjures up the memory of her undeniable voice. And with a career spanning more than five decades, touching gospel, R&B and pop, Franklin has earned her place in the history books and in the hearts of music fans.<p>Though the Detroit-raised powerhouse is …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

<b>Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET</b><p>Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," diedThursday in her home city of Detroit after battlingpancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Her death was confirmed by her publicist,Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76.<p>Franklin sold more than 75 million records during her life, making …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin: A Legacy in Music

Aretha Franklin’s voice was a pure, painful, and unforgettable expression of American history and American feeling, the collective experience of black Americans and her own life. The Queen of Soul, who died Thursday morning, was the daughter of the most influential black pastor in Detroit, a …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Is As Immortal As Can Be

The eternal challenge is to answer grief with something that resembles love. To choose not just to sit around decrying hardship and injustice but instead to uncurl your fists and approach sorrow with grace, power, and, most incredibly, gratitude—not for the hurt itself but for the whole miraculous …

Aretha Franklin

The Trump Administration Is Moving Forward With Plans for Scaled-Down Utah Monuments

But to those awaiting the outcome of legal challenges to the president's reductions, the planning seems premature.A hiker makes his way up a trail to …

Forests

How Shrinking Bears Ears Is an Attack on Native Americans' Religious Freedom

Many native peoples have land-based religions, and the Trump administration's moves to open sacred areas to resource exploitation threatens the free …

Native Americans

Israeli-Turkish Ties Face Formidable Challenges

Israel and Turkey have mutual economic interests, such as trade, tourism, and energy. The two countries have usually been able to separate these …

Middle East

Erdogan: How Turkey Sees the Crisis With the U.S.

ANKARA, Turkey — For the past six decades, Turkey and the United States have been strategic partners and NATO allies. Our two countries stood shoulder to shoulder against common challenges during the Cold War and in its aftermath.<p>Over the years, Turkey rushed to America’s help whenever necessary. …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey accuses US of 'stab in back' as currency woes persist

<b>Moves to ease Turkey's economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country's row with the US deepens.</b><p>Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to "stab it in the back".<p>The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite a US …

Stock Markets

Florida man who killed black man in parking lot charged with manslaughter

Michael Drejka’s killing of Markeis McGlockton raised questions about Florida’s “stand your ground” law.<p>Michael Drejka, who shot an unarmed black man in a Florida parking lot, has been charged with manslaughter.<p>The prosecutor’s decision comes despite Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s previous …

Guns

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

More than 21,000 images fill this overlooked gem of a prehistoric site.<p>Centuries ago, Mogollon people stood in front of these basalt rocks. Clutching …

Archaeology

In Charlottesville, proof of America’s utter failure to reckon with the brutal legacy of slavery

By Camille Busette, Vanessa WilliamsonA year ago, white supremacists marched, unmasked, in Charlottesville, Virginia. They soon turned violent. A …

Rights & Freedoms

Publication gives new life to history of black community in the Twin Cities

"The Scott Collection" documents the lives of the Twin Cities black community through three decades.

Black Culture

A little respect: Can we restore relational equality?

By Richard V. ReevesEquality can be thought of in three different ways: Basic equality, granted to all in the form of political or legal rights; …

Income Inequality

The Trump Administration's Science Budget Memo Leaves Out Climate Science

For the second year in a row, the White House's annual memo to science agencies about what research to focus on makes no mention of climate change. …

Donald Trump

Black Cops Are Just as Likely as White Cops to Kill Black Suspects

New research suggests a culture of bias is a bigger problem than individual racist officers.When a white police officer fatally shoots a black man, …

Law Enforcement

The debate over people’s pathway into the Americas heats up

Defenders of an ice-free inland passage for early Americans make their case.

Anthropology

When science meets history: Sorting out the path of the first Americans

You may have learned a story of the peopling of the Americas in grade school. The tale begins near the end of the last ice age with a mass migration …

Anthropology

Climate change threatens Midwest's wild rice, a staple for Native Americans

When harvests are bad, Native Americans in the region may go without rice for the year. And there have been a lot of bad years lately, as climate …

Native Americans