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The Lordly Hudson

After my family died there was a replacement family. I lost my dog but soon a replacement one arrived in tassel bow the color of goose stuffing and liver. <br>My replacement house followed after the real one was blown apart. A replacement head and tunic of lilac and locust came in the mail for me soon …

Arcane

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

Battle Lines

Want to understand the jihadis? Read their poetry.<p>On October 11, 2014, according to Islamic State-affiliated Twitter accounts a woman going by the name Ahlam al-Nasr was married in the courthouse of Raqqa, Syria, to Abu Usama al-Gharib, a Vienna-born jihadi close to the movement’s leadership. <i>ISIS</i> …

Inside Bob Hope's Incredible "UFO" Home

His unusual Palm Springs residence was designed with a sweeping roof that has a large hole in the middle of it (intentionally).<p><i>Getty Images/Los Angeles Times</i><p>If you have $24.999 million burning a hole in your bank account, here's what you should buy: Bob Hope's very distinctive Palm Springs home. …

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