Victorian Era

Proposed law would make disabled Americans second-class citizens again

On May 28, 1988, Lisa Carl went to her local movie theater, something millions of Americans can do with ease and comfort. Yet when Lisa tried to go …

Rights & Freedoms

Pissarro in Norwood, Monet at the Savoy: what the exiled impressionists saw in London

Many great artists found refuge in London after fleeing tumult in France. Their sensational landscapes – beautifully capturing its streets, waters and winter snows – are the highlight of a major new exhibition at Tate Britain<p>Commemorative plaques on buildings frequently take us by surprise, …

London

New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.<p>Land Commissioner George P. Bush is overseeing a 7-year revamp of the shrine …

19th Century

Frankenstein in the Age of CRISPR-Cas9 - Facts So Romantic

The so-called “year without a summer,” 1816, was bleak, if not strangely gothic. Mount Tambora in Indonesia had erupted the year before, pitching …

19th Century

Michel Barnier’s arrogant inflexibility over Brexit comes from a long Gallic tradition

When it comes to negotiation, the French and the British are worlds apart<p>If Michel Barnier and David Davis, in their regular dialogue of the deaf, seem to be inhabiting different mental universes, that is because they are. The British and French have often found each other particularly difficult to …

Brexit

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Confederate Slave Enlistment Debate

At the very beginning of his new collection of essays Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a few thoughts about the historical significance of the Confederate …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Border Wall Controversy … in Central Asia

10/19/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, geography, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>WORLD</b><p>Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500-km (1,500-mile) Durand Line despite Afghanistan’s protests that the barrier would divide families and friends along the border. …

Pakistan

More representation, less jail time: Lake County ready for state criminal justice reform, officials say

Criminal justice officials in Lake County are in agreement that the county is prepared for the state's new Bail Reform Act, which increases the rights of defendants in bond court, although a staffing issue might still need to be resolved.<p>Officials with the county's Circuit Court, Public Defender's …

Prison

Border fence slowly pacing its way through treacherous Durand line

ANGOOR ADDA: Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chicken wire fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by militants from …

Pakistan

Bush Slams Russian Effort to ‘Exploit Our Country’s Divisions’

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday chastised Russia for alleged cyber-attacks during the 2016 election, charging it was an effort to turn "Americans against each other" and "exploit our country's divisions."<p>Bush urged America to "harden its own defenses" in the face of the “external …

Politics

The Civil War in Frederick County (part 1)

<i>This is the first in a series of posts about the Civil War in Frederick County, Md</i>.<p>Confederate troops marching west on East Patrick Street, …

Military History

China official says Lincoln would have approved of freeing Tibetan serfs

BEIJING: Late U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves, would have approved of China's policy to end serfdom in Tibet, a senior Chinese …

China

A school named Obama: Confederate leader ditched for former president

A public school in Mississippi named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis is set to change its name to honour Barack Obama, following a …

American Civil War

10 Facts: Cedar Creek

<b>Prof. Jonathan Noyalas, author and editor of several books and articles on the Civil War and chief historian of the Kernstown Battlefield, helped us</b> …

Military History

Fort Henry ceremony honours national significance of the War of 1812 shipwrecks

A special ceremony was held at Fort Henry Wednesday for the unveiling of a new historical marker commemorating the importance of the War of 1812 …

Canadian News

White Nationalism Is Destroying the West

From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English.On July 14, 2016, as French families strolled along Nice’s seafront promenade, a Tunisian man driving a large truck …

Middle East

Pakistan says fence on Afghan border will reduce attacks

Pakistan's military says new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan will help prevent militant attacks, but the stepped-up …

Pakistan

John McCain's abstract America

John McCain is being applauded for delivering a fiery speech denouncing "half-baked, spurious nationalism" as he accepted the National Constitution …

John McCain

Hiker rescues rooster on Appalachian Trail, carries him 42 miles to safety

You might call this fluffy guy here the cluckiest rooster on earth.<p>Heather Bolint was not expecting to rescue a rooster while fulfilling her lifelong dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. The rooster also couldn't have expected he'd find himself the absolute perfect rescuer.<p>Bolint is an animal …

Appalachian Trail

How Did African Americans Remember the Civil War?

Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders, a Ph.D candidate in the History department at Rutgers University, tackles this question in a piece at <i>Black Perspectives</i> …

Black History

TNT Drops Trailer For Prestigious 19th Century CSI Series ‘The Alienist’

After a weekend when <i>Mindhunter</i> was the buzz of TV fandom, TNT is throwing its hat into the serial killer drama ring with <i>The Alienist</i>. The network has …

TV

Kangaroos filmed fighting in Victorian bushland at night Yahoo7 News

A pair of competitive, fighting kangaroos have been filmed duking it out in Victorian bushland on an infrared camera.<p>Video shot from a Victoria …

Australian News

Where to Rest Your Head in and Around Denver

Loading<p>Housed in an historic Victorian era mansion that was once the residence of a Colorado senator, this place is everything you would hope it …

Hotels

Riddle of the American Civil War veterans buried in Newcastle graveyards

The American Civil War. Despite taking place 150 years ago on a distant continent, it remains one of history’s most evocative episodes.<p>The bitter …

History

Purged Away with Blood

John Brown launched his war against slavery at Harpers Ferry.<p>Brown’s war was not a conventional war. It did not engage army against army. It did not …

American Civil War

St. Helena's isolation ends as air link opens

The new flight route, via Windhoek in Namibia, makes the small British island in the South Atlantic reachable by air from South Africa in just six …

World News

This Is the 'World's Most Useless Airport'

Ever wanted to visit the British island of St. Helena? Of course you haven’t. Virtually no one does. But now you <i>can</i>.<p>Reuters reports that officials on …

Travel

The Tired ‘But Pence Might Be Worse’ Argument

One major advantage that President Trump enjoys is that while he has vehement critics on both the left and on the right, it is unlikely the two …

Conservative View

You need two jobs to afford Orange County rents

Here are some interesting facts about the Southern California rental market:$72,520You need an annual income of roughly $72,520 to afford the typical …

Housing

Napoleon, tourists, divers and flu - flight opens up remote St. Helena

JAMESTOWN, St. Helena (Reuters) - On St. Helena, the remote volcanic outcrop in the South Atlantic where Napoleon breathed his last, big changes are …

Cape Town