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10 Marvelous Facts About The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 263rd installment in the series.<p>January 16-17, 1917: …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

American Slavery, Reinvented

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”<p>Crops stretch to the horizon. Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. Officers on horseback, armed, oversee the …

Mental Disorders

First Nations chief supports Blackhawks logo redesign with black hawk

A rendering of a new Chicago Blackhawks logo has the support of Quebec’s top First Nations chief according to a story by CBC.<p>Ghislain Picard, the …

The indefensible Hiroshima revisionism that haunts America to this day

Seventy years ago this week we vaporized 250,000 civilians, and yet still view the bombings as an act of mercy<p>Christian Appy<p>August 5, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I'm wondering if …

World War II

Canada accused of 'cultural genocide'

<b>Ottawa -</b> In the late summer, as villages began the preparation for winter, the trucks would tour the villages. They knew where to go and what to say.<p>The man from the government would explain the children were being removed, taken away from their homes and their families and given a place at a …

May 18, 1917: Congress Passes the Selective Service Act, Instituting a Mandatory Military Draft

<i>The first official national registration day after the Selective Service Act passes. (Library of Congress)</i>In the wake of the Selective Service Act, …

Labor Movement

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

The people who want their language to disappear

<b>It's not unusual to hear about attempts to save a disappearing language - but in one place in rural California, some Native Americans actually want their language to die out with them.</b><p>Three hours drive from Silicon Valley, we reach the railway. The orange rusting tracks follow the curve of the …

Language

Comedian Hari Kondabolu with a ‘Solution’ to Changing the Name of the Washington Football Team

Hari Kondabolu is one of the most rib-tickling comics working today. He also unabashedly draws much of his humor from political targets, and there …

College Football

The Supreme Court Eviscerates the Voting Rights Act in a Texas Voter-ID Decision

In 1963, only 156 of 15,000 eligible black voters in Selma, Alabama, were registered to vote. The federal government filed four lawsuits against the …

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Death-Defying Mountain Biking

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>Danny MacAskill (previously) is a Scottish athlete from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. MacAskill is a professional <b>trials cyclist,</b> which …

Government, Media, Fans Can Force Dan Snyder into Changing Washington Team Name

Someday, the NFL football team that plays in (or near) Washington, D.C., will change its name and mascot.<p>This is certain, inescapable, inevitable. Too many people and organizations on too many sides of the issue are demanding change. Too many others are joining the fight too quickly. If national …

Congress threatens NFL's tax-exempt status unless Redskins change name

Congress wants to attack the NFL's wallet in order to force Washington to drop its team name.<p>The United States Congress introduced a House bill that would strip the NFL of its tax-exempt status if Washington's franchise continues to operate with "Redskins" as its team name, according to ABC …

RecommNeds | Tuatara and Bixiga 70

Groovy, baby!<p><b>Tuatara:</b> <i>Underworld</i><p><b>Tuatara</b> is an on-again, off-again kind of, well, supergroup, led by Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin featuring …

New Albums

School Desegregation Four Decades Later

Support the news<p>Today, in a special hour of Radio Boston, we are going to look back at busing, at September 14, 1974, and its legacy — it's one of …

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

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Hilary Knight goes nude in ESPN Body Issue, reps hockey

ESPN the Magazine's annual Body Issue hits newstands this week and there are no NHL players showing off their best sides. Hockey is repped, however, …

Obama Takes A Trip To A Sioux Indian Reservation

President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Davis, director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, about his visit.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation yesterday on the …

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Killer Tornadoes Rip Through Arkansas, Oklahoma

<b>This post was updated at 1:53 p.m. ET</b><p>Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.<p>"We don't have a count on injuries or missing. We're trying to get a …

Immigration Not On House GOP Agenda For Spring

WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform still isn't on the agenda for the House GOP, according to a memo sent Friday by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to Republican members.<p>The spring legislative agenda, which lays out the House GOP conference's priorities for the coming months, promises legislation …

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy apologizes for race remarks

Militant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Friday apologized for his comments published this week on African Americans and slavery but refused to back off from his intended point that the federal government was too powerful, saying that his remarks came "from the heart."<p>In a daily news conference from …

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Thousands disrupt far-right march in Berlin

Police in Berlin have clashed with thousands of protesters who were trying to block a group of far-right activists from staging a march through the German capital.<p>Officers said about 2,000 people stood in the way of the planned route of a demonstration organised by the far-right National Democratic …