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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bagpipes

Perhaps, like me, you have been fascinated, even thrilled, when a bagpiper showed up in a kilt at ...

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Medicine's Role in the Holocaust and Contemporary Implications | Ethics | AMA Journal of Ethics | AMA Ed Hub

This article considers a historical approach to teaching the Holocaust's contemporary ethical implications for clinicians and their practices.

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Operation Brothers: The Mossad’s Red Sea Diving Resort

Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti-Semitism to Zionism.

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Diet Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer and Keep It From Coming Back

No single food or diet plan prevents breast cancer, but what you eat plays a role in how likely you are to get the disease or whether or not it comes back once you’ve had it.

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Stunning ancient site discovered near US embassy in Jerusalem | Fox News

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a stunning ancient site near the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

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Zionism | Definition, History, Examples, & Facts | Britannica

Zionism, Jewish nationalist movement that originated in eastern and central Europe in the latter part of the 19th century that has had as its goal the creation and support of a Jewish national state in Palestine, the ancient homeland of the Jews. Learn mo

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Slavery - The Whole Story - YouTube

Most people do not know the complete story of slavery. The half story of slavery is the evil white man on a wooden ship on the west coast of Africa. The whol...

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Battle of Bunker Hill | encyclopedia article by TheFreeDictionary

encyclopedia article about Battle of Bunker Hill. Wikipedia (TheFreeDictionary.com mirror)

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How a smallpox epidemic nearly derailed the American Revolution

George Washington confronted a smallpox epidemic with a belief in science—and a controversial plan.

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A brief history of Passover, which honors resilience amid adversity

On this important holiday, Jews around the world commemorate the Israelites' liberation from enslavement in ancient Egypt.

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A Grander Vision: Character-Building and Our Young People

If you are the parent of a child under the age of 18, before reading this article take ...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Few Americans know the death toll, poll finds | Fox News

A new survey claims the Holocaust is receding in collective memory, as few Americans know the death toll of Jews.

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When Islamic Republic of Iran drove President Ronald Reagan to military action | Fox News

In 1983, in the midst of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, President Ronald Reagan ordered the U.S. military to invade the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada, which had been overthrown by Marxist revolutionaries.  But central to President Reagan's dec

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Project Nightingale: How Florence Nightingale’s Legacy Has Influenced Today’s Healthcare Systems - HistoryExtra

What is Google doing in hospitals collecting big data and why has it appropriated the name of the world’s most famous nurse, in its 'Project Nightingale'?

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What George Washington was thankful for might shock you | Fox News

In October 1789, long before Americans made it a national holiday, President George Washington issued a proclamation calling for a National Day of Thanksgiving.

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Mysterious megastructures of the elusive Tripolye culture unearthed in Ukraine | Fox News

The excavation of a Stone Age community center in Ukraine is helping explain why large groups of tens of thousands of people flourished and then fell more than 5,000 years ago.

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Jack Drummond Invented the World War II Diet That Saved Britain

As Hitler planned to starve the Brits to death, one man was given total power to design their menu. It produced the healthiest generation in history and has lessons for today.

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Pompeii 'sorcerer’s treasure trove' discovered, with bones, skull charms and gems for rituals | Fox News

Archaeologists have uncovered some incredible treasures buried in Pompeii in recent memory, including an ancient fast-food joint, a long-lost fresco and a the buried remains of a racehorse.

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How mosquitoes killed billions – and helped win the American Revolution - CBS News

The mosquito has wreaked havoc on the world, killing as many as 50 billion people over the course of human existence

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Israel unveils ancient road ‘where Jesus walked’ to temple | Fox News

Israel officially opened a stairway, known as "Pilgrim's Road," that Jesus is believed to have walked on in ancient Jerusalem as another place for Judeo-Christian visitors to see in the Holy Land.

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Trump asks Americans to 'stay true to our cause'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of...

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Israel unveils ancient road ‘where Jesus walked’ to temple | Fox News

Israel officially opened a stairway, known as "Pilgrim's Road," that Jesus is believed to have walked on in ancient Jerusalem as another place for Judeo-Christian visitors to see in the Holy Land.

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The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington’s Army - The New York Times

A rediscovered diary, now at the Museum of the American Revolution, sheds light on the life of Deborah Sampson, who fought in the Continental Army.

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Nazi soldiers used performance-enhancing 'super-drug' in World War II, shocking documentary reveals | Fox News

A shocking documentary is shedding new light on just how far the Nazis and Allied soldiers went in an attempt to win World War II — including the use of performance enhancing drugs.

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British Army wishes its US counterpart a happy birthday on Twitter - Business Insider

The British Army wished its 'cousins' the US Army a happy birthday on Friday, but couldn't resist tweeting a reference to their 'rocky start.'

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Trump UK visit shows special US-Britain relationship bigger than political differences, Brit Hume says | Fox News

The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is bigger than personal or political differences, according to Brit Hume.

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Quiz: US Citizenship Test - Could You Pass? - Washington Times

An important part of the application process for becoming a US citizen is passing a civics test, covering important U.S. history and government topics. There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During the interview process, applicant

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A definitive guide to the history of medical cannabis

Last week, the UK staggered to its feet and commenced its wobbly-kneed ascent into the world of medical-cannabis, allowing cannabis-based medicines to become available on the NHS for the first time in half a century. It hasn’t been an easy ride: the UK

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The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

The Sofia Synagogue in Bulgaria’s capital city. Photo: Vassia Atanassova via Wikimedia Commons. You have probably heard of “Schindler’s List” …

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Old Prejudices Made New & More Subtle | National Review

Evils we thought we'd left behind return in new forms -- harder than ever to combat.

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How a Holocaust survivor narrowly escaped the Nazis — twice | Fox News

At 5-foot-11, Dave Hersch weighed just 77 pounds. The 19-year-old from Dej, Hungary, had been whipped, starved and forced to move 50-pound rocks for a dozen hours per day, all at the hands of the Nazis.

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Quantifying the Holocaust: Hyperintense kill rates during the Nazi genocide | Science Advances

Operation Reinhard (1942–1943) was the largest single murder campaign of the Holocaust, during which some 1.7 million Jews from German-occupied Poland were murdered by the Nazis. Most perished in gas chambers at the death camps Belzec, Sobibor, and Treb

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Ark of the Covenant may be hidden in Africa, biblical scholars believe | Fox News

Bible scholars believe the legendary Ark of the Covenant may actually be located in Africa after it was taken out of Israel.

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Every person was spawned from single pair of adults living up to 200,000 years ago, scientists claim | Daily Mail Online

Scientists from the Rockefeller University and the University of Basel surveyed genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals and deduced that we sprang from a single pair.

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Donald Trump Issues Message Honoring Victims of Communism Day

President Donald Trump marked the National Day for the Victims of Communism for the second year running on Wednesday.

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Newly released video shows Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office in 1997 | Fox News

Newly released video this week from the Clinton library shows footage of then-President Bill Clinton interacting with White House intern Monica Lewinsky during an Oval Office photo op in 1997 -- on a day that played a starring role in the Lewinsky scandal

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Archaeologists 'find captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour' solving one of the greatest ever maritime mysteries | Fox News

Archaeologists believe they have found the final resting place of Captain James Cook's ship HMS Endeavour off the East Coast of America.

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Ukrainian city remembers Jews on Holocaust anniversary

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, commemorated on Sunday the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city's Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honored those working today to pre

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Muslims & West: Battle of Yarmuk, Most Consequential Clash between Them | National Review

Muslims defeated a Roman army at Yarmuk, in Syria, in 636. The expulsion of Christians from the region had begun.

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Newt Gingrich: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashing | Fox News

A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America.

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

A Kansas archaeology professor believes he's found the lost city of Etzanoa, spurring a rethinking of traditional views on the Native Americans' early settlement of the Midwest.

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Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study | Fox News

The ancient mystery of who built Stonehenge has been solved, according to a breakthrough study.

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'Haunting' faces of 'ghosts' reappear in world's oldest photos | Fox News

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, it might be a better idea to call a photographer than a ghostbuster.

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Exclusive--O'Donnell: Soissons, A Battle You’ve Never Heard of Changed the Course of WWI | Breitbart

One hundred years ago, Allied troops readied themselves for a forgotten battle that turned the tide of World War I.

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Thomas Jefferson's daily routine - Business Insider

Thomas Jefferson, one of the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, stuck to a consistent routine throughout his life.

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Benjamin Franklin's daily routine - Business Insider

Benjamin Franklin recorded his standard daily routine in his autobiography. He divided his days into swarths of time where he could work, eat, and enjoy himself.

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George Washington's daily routine - Business Insider

George Washington was the first president of the United States and is commonly regarded as the father of the country. Here's a look inside his busy daily routine.

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The youngest people in the American Revolution - Business Insider

Some of America's Founding Father's were shockingly young when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776. James Monroe, for example, was still a teenager and Alexander Hamilton was only 21-years-old.

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Do we have to erase the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder to ‘fix’ history? And who will be next? | Fox News

Should writers who wrote long ago, describing life in the past, be held to 21st century standards of political correctness? The question has arisen many times – most recently about Laura Ingalls Wilder, who was born in 1867 and died in 1957.

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Fitness Gallery: See Mistakes That Sabotage Your Workout

Are you getting the most out of your workouts? See some common missteps that can keep you from reaching your goals or even cause injury.

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'King Arthur' castle discovery: Mysterious inscription intrigues experts | Fox News

A mysterious inscription from the 7th-century A.D. has been discovered in the ruins of an English castle associated with the legend of King Arthur.

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The Real-Life Story Behind The Great Escape From Alcatraz

Read on to learn more about the amazing great escape from Alcatraz and find out what the movie didn’t tell you. Did they actually survive?

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More Anti-Semitic Attacks in Germany, but the Public's Response Appears Encouraging

More Anti-Semitic Attacks in Germany, but the Public’s Response Appears Encouraging

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The man who defeated Hitler | Fox News

Dietrich Bonhoeffer's faith gave him the courage to stand against the greatest evil of the 20th century.

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Israel marks 70 years as a nation as new and old challenges lurk

Israel celebrated 70 years since the country's foundation on Wednesday, lauding its improbable economic success and military prowess, but facing a range of political and security challenges. The anniversary of the proclamation of the state of Israel by f

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Holocaust Denial on PA TV - Palestinian Writer Hani Abu Zeid: The Jews Colluded with Hitler in the "False Holocaust

MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Persian, Urdu-Pashtu, and Turkish media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and

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Rivlin to Polish President: Poles Helped Nazis Exterminate Jews

Pres. Rivlin told his Polish counterpart Andrjez Duda that while some Poles helped save Holocaust Jews, others participated in their extermination.

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Islam’s ‘Abrahamic’ Dilemma | Homeland Security

Let’s say you have a grandfather of whom you are particularly fond, and out of the blue, a stranger says: “Hey, that’s my grandpa!” Then, lest you think this stranger is somehow trying to ingratiate himself with you, he adds: “Everything you tho

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Chappaquiddick: The Move About Ted Kennedy And Mary Jo Kopechne Is A Must See

On April 6, a bombshell will hit America's theaters. That bombshell comes in the form of an understated, well-made, well-acted film called "Chappaquiddick."

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Pollak: American History, the Passover Way | Breitbart

Imagine if we Americans learned history the Passover way -- not as something that happened in the past, but as an experience we ourselves lived through.

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Dead Sea Scrolls set to go on public display for first time in Denver | Fox News

Two manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls are set to go on public display for the first time ever in Denver this week.

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New test to detect STI two per cent of Australians have | Daily Mail Online

Figures suggest one in 100 adults in the UK and US carry Mycoplasma genitalium (MG), while it is estimated to strike double that in Australia. The bug was only identified as an STI in 2015.