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What If the Most Notorious Murder of a Gay Man Wasn’t a Hate Crime? | The Free Press

A generation ago, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered in what appeared to be a homophobic attack. This month, Ben Kawaller traveled to the scene of the crime. He heard a different story.

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Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch topples decision his mother helped set

In the 1980s, EPA Administrator Anne Gorsuch helped create the Chevron precedent. On Friday, her son overturned it.

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    The Immeasurable Value of One Life

    A recent biopic of the “British Schindler” who saved hundreds of children from certain doom in WWII is more than just a tear-jerker—it’s a lesson in the extraordinary worth of a single life.

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      The Youngest Holocaust Survivor

      Erika Nissanoff was born on October 17, 1944 in a Nazi hospital in Austria. Her miraculous birth and survival is a harrowing story that everyone should hear.

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      Catholic chaplains of the Normandy invasion (Photo Gallery)

      While thousands of troops faced stiff Nazi resistance, priests were with them to offer spiritual care and moral support.

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        Prime Minister Begin's response to German Chancellor, 1981

        This is former PM Menachem Begin's sharp response to Germany's Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's remark on a Palestinian Arab state in 1981. THIS is leadership.

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          Honoring the Hidden Heroes Who Saved Bulgaria's Jews During the Holocaust

          On Yom HaShoah, All Israel News correspondents were honored to gather at Christ Church in Jerusalem to commemorate the extraordinary actions of Metropolitan ...

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              One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) | RetroFocus

              In this ABC interview from 1974, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke makes the bold claim that one day computers will allow people to work from home and ...

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                October 7 Happened Before, in Hebron

                A brutal massacre nearly a century ago in Judaism’s second-holiest city makes clear that murderous Palestinian rage against Jews has little to do with Israel or Zionism

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                “Bibi: My Story,” Benjamin Netanyahu on His Life and Times

                Recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel, on December 4, 2022 Benjamin Netanyahu is the past and soon to be again prime minister of Israel. In his new book, Bibi: My Sto...

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                    Debunking the Palestine Lie

                    Learn more here: http://tinyurl.com/3lmo7cePalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched an international campaign to achieve recognition by the United Na...

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                      Archaeologists find 'mystery' ducts near biblical Jerusalem relics | Reuters

                      An almost three millennia-old network of hewn-rock ducts unearthed in Jerusalem has baffled archaeologists, given the lack of comparable biblical finds, or obvious links to an ancient Jewish temple and palace that once stood nearby.

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                        Harsh Nazi Parenting Guidelines May Still Affect German Children of Today - Scientific American

                        Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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                          The Story of One Crime: A forceful look at a martyred family

                          Filmmaker Mariusz Pilis' new documentary explores the moving story of the Ulma family, ahead of the family's beatification, set for Sept. 10.

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                            Was There A Woman Pope? | Simply Catholic

                            There's a narrow street in Rome on the route between the Lateran Basilica and the Vatican that for many years in the Middle Ages was shunned by the popes. Rather than chance journeying down its

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                              FOOTSTEPS: Three Things in Shiloh Samuel Likely Saw – Bible Archaeology Report

                              The Bible is rooted in real history. This is why archaeology is such a valuable tool; it helps us uncover the biblical world and provides us with important background knowledge about the people, places, and events described in the text. Bryan Windle diggi

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                                James Dresnok: The US Soldier Who Defected to North Korea

                                During the Cold War, an American soldier named James Joseph Dresnok was stationed on the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. One day, he decide...

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                                  N. Korea showcases sons of U.S. defector in video

                                  The sons of an American defector to North Korea appear in a video scolding the U.S. and saying American troops should leave South Korea. CNN's Brian Todd rep...

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                                    Charles Jenkins, American in North Korea - 60 Minutes, "39 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days"

                                    Charles Robert Jenkins (February 18, 1940 – December 11, 2017) was an American soldier who crossed the DMZ in 1965 and lived in North Korea for nearly 40 yea...

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                                      How President Tyler, born in 1790, still has two living grandsons

                                      President John Tyler was born in 1790, but still has two living grandsons. We met with members of his family to find out how two generations managed to last ...

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                                          On Good Friday years ago, NYC skyscrapers lit up with crosses and showed a nation that embraced faith | Fox News

                                          Faith leaders describe their reaction at seeing the startling image of three New York City skyscrapers illuminated with crosses on Good Friday 1956 — and share thoughts on today's America.

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                                            George Washington Among The Catholics

                                            The mattress sales of Washington’s Birthday may have passed, but as his actual birthday isn’t until February 22,  we still have time to recall specific reasons we as Catholics have to be grateful to George Washington.

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                                              VICKSBURG FACTS: Rosenwald Funds helped bring better education to Warren County - The Vicksburg Post | The Vicksburg Pos

                                              Did you know about the impact of the Rosenwald Fund in Warren County? The Rosenwald Fund aided rural school communities to better their education system for children of all races. Booker T. Washington, a well-known educator and prominent figure in the Afr

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                                                Arizona Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Pushes Anti-School Choice Agenda. She Went To Private School | The Daily Caller

                                                Arizona’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee released an education plan that would significantly reduce programs that help poor families attend private schools.

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                                                  St. Peter’s House Believed to Have Been Found on Shore of Sea of Galilee| National Catholic Register

                                                  Discovery of large Greek mosaic seems to bolster the theory that a church was built over the home of Sts. Peter and Andrew at the el Araj archaeological site,...

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                                                    E. Bryant Crutchfield, inventor of the Trapper Keeper in Dayton, dies at 85

                                                    E. Bryant “Crutch” Crutchfield, who innovated the way children carried their school work from his Dayton office, died on Aug. 21 in Marietta, Ga. He w

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                                                      St. Lawrence

                                                      Saint of the day: St. Lawrence - Catholic News Agency

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                                                          Were Titanic’s Third Class Passengers Really Locked Below? | Michael Averon

                                                          Find out whether third class passengers were cruelly locked below as the Titanic sank, or whether it's nothing more than myth.

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                                                              Tasty food improves morale: A WWII Chicken Dinner Story

                                                              Hot, tasty food is a survival tool. This story from World War II demonstrates how it can improve a person's morale.

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                                                                Blessed Franz Jägerstätter: A saint for families in irregular situations | Simply Catholic

                                                                Blessed Franz Jägerstätter’s story illustrates that faith can take root and become one’s guiding principle despite the irregularity of one’s background. Born an illegitimate child in 1907, he also fathered an illegitimate daughter, Hildegard, in

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                                                                  Catfish Row Museum to host Southern Jewish Foodways talk with Ferris, Silver - The Vicksburg Post | The Vicksburg Post

                                                                  By Jim Beaugez | Guest Contributor One of Marcie Cohen Ferris’ strongest memories of growing up Jewish in the Arkansas Delta town of Blytheville is the regular trips her mother would make to Memphis to stock up on kosher foods. She even devoted a chapte

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                                                                    How Eisenhower Predicted Fauci | Opinion

                                                                    If it wasn't obvious before, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that science has become thoroughly politicized.

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                                                                      God's Growing Garden: Learning From History #2 - NUREMBERG TRIALS 1945-1949

                                                                      "Garden to Table" way of living- teaching everything from canning, cooking, gardening & baking. The dying art of growing & preserving our own food.

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                                                                        Remembering the 21 Coptic Martyrs| National Catholic Register

                                                                        The horrific murders on a Libyan beach are seared into public memory — and the men’s faith continues to inspire.

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                                                                          Smokey and the church lady - Vicksburg Daily News

                                                                          Let me tell you about Smokey. He lived near the levee in the poorest poor section of a working-class neighborhood. The houses in the nicest part of the neighborhood were […]

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                                                                            Why March 25, the Annunciation, Was Once New Year’s Day| National Catholic Register

                                                                            For centuries the Solemnity of the Annunciation on March 25, not Jan. 1, marked the first day of the New Year.

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                                                                              Gin and tonic kept the British Empire healthy: The drink’s quinine powder was vital for stopping the spread of malaria

                                                                              The gin and tonic is having a moment. From Spain—where gin and tonics are practically the national drink—to our summer shores, the venerable G-and-T is...

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                                                                                Talking turkey! How the Thanksgiving bird got its name (and then lent it to film flops) - Vicksburg Daily News

                                                                                Jack Lynch, Rutgers University – Newark “Meleagris Gallopavo Day” is a bit of a mouthful. Which may be why this Thanksgiving, most people will opt for the less ornithologically precise […]

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                                                                                  A total and degrading rush. | Gladsome Lights

                                                                                  Friends of mine were chatting over tea this week about how, if your neighbors are actively cooking up crystal meth in their garage, it creates a strong chemical smell that will accost you when you're strolling by. In my neighborhood we have been aware of

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                                                                                      The Historical Falsification of Columbus’ ‘Crimes’ | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                                                                                      The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then...

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                                                                                        Christopher Columbus, Human Rights Champion | Catholic Answers

                                                                                        In popular myth, Columbus is the very symbol of European greed and genocidal imperialism. In reality, he was a dedicated Christian serving God.

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                                                                                          How the 1571 Battle of Lepanto saved Europe

                                                                                          For those who know little history, today's battle with the Islamic State in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented. It is not.  In a.d.&n...

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                                                                                            The History of Canada's Residential Schools | Douglas Farrow | First Things

                                                                                            The tragedy began with government-mandated violation of parental rights, an error gaining currency again today. 

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                                                                                                Son of Solzhenitsyn | Jonathon Van Maren | First Things

                                                                                                As all true home-seekers understand, we are pilgrims here below—striving for a different home far beyond physical borders in the City of God.

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                                                                                                  He was an opium addict who couldn't receive the sacraments. But he's a martyr and a saint

                                                                                                  St. Mark Ji Tianxiang was an opium addict. Not had been an opium addict. He was an opium addict at the time of his death. For years, Ji was a respectable Christian, raised in a Christian family in 19th-century China. He was a leader in the Christian commu

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                                                                                                    Surprising facts you never knew about Thanksgiving

                                                                                                    Here are interesting facts about why and how we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. to entertain your family at the holiday table.