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How Zionists Helped Destroy Segregation in Baltimore

Ben Hecht. Photo: Alchetron. After a year when Jewish and African-American relations were strained by the Black Lives Matter’s denunciation of Israel and …

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Ilhan Omar and the Myth of Jewish Hypnosis

A conspiracy theory with ancient roots and a bloody history.

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American history myths: 7 things people get wrong

From the Salem witches who were burnt at the stake to the Declaration of Independence signed on the ‘Fourth of July’, American history is full of misconceptions and mistakes. Here, author Jem Duducu busts some of the biggest myths and separates fact f

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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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The First Actual Palestinian-American in Congress (and He Was Jewish)

Did you know that there was a Palestinian-American in the House long before anyone else, who was in fact the only one who was actually a citizen of “Palestine,” and who had a Palestinian passport? And that he was Jewish?

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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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10 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin Coolidge | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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5 Insane Facts From History Nobody Taught You In School | Cracked.com

It's hard to take your ancestors seriously after you realize how they all smelled.

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Foundation Wins Campus Free Speech Settlement Against UC Berkeley

The Young America’s Foundation has won a legal battle, forcing a major college campus to give conservative speakers the same freedoms they give to others.

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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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Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

The very first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago—long before the nation was born. How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday? Credit largely goes to two people—one, a name you know; the other, you’ve probably never h

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The story of this Japanese woman changed her country forever

This powerful woman became Japan’s first college-educated female and changed the lives of Japanese women forever, sacrificing her own happiness. Read on to find out more about this inspiring story.

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Presidents didn’t always pardon turkeys. Some birds became dinner.

Or sometimes they became pets, like when President Lincoln's son kept the bird and named it Jack.

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10 facts you (probably) didn’t know about the First World War

Who solved the problem of trench warfare? How did the war contribute to Britain's worst rail disaster? And were there really special battalions for short soldiers? Here, Seán Lang reveals 10 lesser known facts about the First World War

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History Comes to Life Through Beautiful Colorized Photographs

"The Paper Time Machine" is a book that pulls together 124 colorized historic photos by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome and Wolfgang Wold of Retronaut.

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Presidential Feuds With the Media Are Nothing New - HISTORY

Journalists have angered presidents from the earliest days of America’s founding.

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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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Palestinian Information Center’s Timeline of Jerusalem Admits Their History Begins With Islamic Conquest

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Is Voter Fraud Real?

Is voter fraud real? A look at the numbers that reveal problems with California's voter rolls.

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Intense photos show the WWII Battle of Leyte Gulf — the biggest naval battle of all-time

The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a decisive Allied victory over the Japanese Navy, which unfolded over the course of three days.

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8 Things to Know about Crispus Attucks. The First Man Killed In The American Revolution.

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Calling Good People "Racist" Isn't New: the Case of Ty Cobb

Ruining someone's name is very easy. So is calling them a "racist." Take the case of Ty Cobb, one of the greatest baseball players ever. Cobb is known as a r...

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Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription - Jerusalem Post

The find is the first written evidence of the name "Jerusalem" found on a column drum dating from the Herodian period.

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Goodbye, Columbus Day

Even though it remains a national holiday, many cities no longer celebrate Columbus Day. They celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead. What’s behind the switch? Contrary to what you might think, it’s not about paying homage to America’s original in

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A Short History of American Medical Insurance

American medical care over this period has saved the lives of millions who could not have been saved before—life expectancy today is 78.6 years. It has relieved the pain and suffering of tens of millions more. But it has also become a monster that is de

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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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    Americans Have Almost Entirely Forgotten Their History

    History blindness, and a lack of basic civic knowledge, is unhealthy for a free country. Today, we are too busy tearing down our history than learning from it. That needs to change.

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    US House Approves Measure Against Non-Citizen Voting

    H.R. 1071 passed, saying that "allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of U.S. citizens."

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    Lasers Reveal 60,000 Ancient Maya Structures in Guatemala

    “This is HOLY [expletive] territory,” tweeted one archaeologist about the discoveries.

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      Sen. Lindsey Graham: Kavanaugh's True Defender - Sara A. Carter

      Senator Lindsey Graham exploded on his Democratic colleagues yesterday during the Kavanaugh “sham” sexual assault hearings in which earned him praise from the White House and anger from the left.  Graham tore apart Democrats on the Judiciary

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      Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition

      Exclusive: Document shows that the astronomer toned down the claims that triggered science history’s most infamous battle — then lied about his edits.

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      Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Weekly Column - Will Accusations Ruin America?

      It was sad but not surprising to hear liberal CNN commentator Chris Cuomo say that the presumption of innocence should only apply to court cases, not the court of public opinion in America. Think about that for a moment. That means that any unproven accus

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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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      PA to pay family of Fuld’s murderer NIS 1,400 a month for 3 years

      Defense Ministry urged to implement ‘Pay-Slay Law’.

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      When Jews caught “Syndrome K,” the Nazis wanted NOTHING to do with them

      Jewish lives were saved in World War II due to a brilliant plan by Professor Giovanni Borremeo. "The lessons of my experience were that we have to act not for the sake of self-interest, but for principles." - Dr. Adriano Ossicini, inventor of Sy

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      How Sesame Street Dealt With 9/11 | Mental Floss

      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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      Meet the man who might have been the real-life Lone Ranger

      With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to answer mankind’s eternal question: Who was that masked man? We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddit

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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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      Facebook Censors Star Spangled Banner Video

      Facebook has come under fire lately from right-leaning users for censoring and banning conservative content. President Trump tweeted about the censorship of conservatives again today. Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this e

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      Legal scrutiny of the National Enquirer risks free speech rights: Do we want the government second-guessing decisions to publish or not to publish? - NY Daily News

      What happens when a media organization finds itself at the center of an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations? Does it plead the Fifth, or the First?

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      VR Tech Is Playing A Key Role In Holocaust Education And Awareness | Social Awareness

      Israeli initiatives are harnessing advanced technologies to capture the stories of survivors for Holocaust remembrance.

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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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      Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

      The wreck of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit has been discovered in northern Jutland, Denmark. The plane is thought to be a Messerschmitt.

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      What Was the Cold War? | PragerU

      The decades-long “Cold War” (1947-1989) between the United States and the Soviet Union was so named because the two global powers never came to direct blows. Yet, the war was not without its victims. In fact, millions of Cubans, Koreans and Vietnamese

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      Story — Raise the Roof

      Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis.

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      Jeff Sessions Just Said The One Thing Every Trump Supporter Was Waiting To Hear

      Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism from President Trump and many of his supporters. It has led to months of speculation about Sessions job security. But Sessions just stepped up and said the one thing every

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      LARRY ELDER: Slavery - What They Didn't Teach in My High School | Daily Wire

      A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion that justified slavery." He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations.

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      Why the 3/5ths Compromise Was Anti-Slavery | PragerU

      Is racism enshrined in the United States Constitution? How could the same Founding Fathers who endorsed the idea that all men are created equal also endorse the idea that some men are not? The answer provided in this video by Carol Swain, former professor

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      How a Tiny Cape Cod Town Survived World War I's Only Attack on American Soil | History | Smithsonian

      A century ago, a German U-boat fired at five vessels and a Massachusetts beach before slinking back out to sea

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      The mixed prayer section at the Wall is an archaeological disaster

      The choice of the specific location to build mixed prayer section in Jerusalem's Western Wall will bury priceless Jewish archaeological excavation.

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      Covering Up Robert Kennedy’s Palestinian Murderer

      JNS.org – Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, is one of the best-known killers in American history. Yet...

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      New Discovery Could Finally Solve Creepy Mystery Of America's 'Lost Colony'

      It was one of the most profound archeolgical discoveries before it was debunked. But new research may prove the authenticty once and for all.

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      Supreme Court Says Foreign Nationals Have No Due Process Rights Here

      Contrary to liberal journalists and open-borders advocates, immigrants are not owed the same constitutional protections as regular Americans

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      The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

      How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.

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      What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?

      They may not have been hosting a cookout, but they did know how to imbibe and celebrate

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      Recently uncovered Jewish Revolt coin shows rebels aware of impending disaster

      Minted on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple, coin discovered in City of David excavations reads, 'For the Redemption of Zion'

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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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      Lost History: The Ambassador Hotel & Cocoanut Grove — Finding Lost Angeles

      The former site of the Ambassador Hotel and its fabled Cocoanut Grove nightclub, today sit behind bars like a fortress on Wilshire Boulevard. The once inviting motorist’s entrance seems like an out of place remnant to the unsuspecting eye, and there are few other clues that this site was once the location of the essential Ambassador and its Grove.

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      Earl Carroll Theater — Finding Lost Angeles

      Those famous words, "through these portals pass the most beautiful girls in the world," emblazoned in bright neon above Sunset Boulevard, once beckoned people from across Los Angeles to come to see one of the most glamorous shows the world had ever known.

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      English Men Once Sold Their Wives Instead of Getting Divorced - HISTORY

      Between the 17th and 19th centuries, wife-selling was a weird custom with a practical purpose.

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      $2.5 Million in World War II-Era Cash Discovered Beneath Winston Churchill's Former Tailor's Shop | Mental Floss

      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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      President Trump Has Paved The Way For A Free Speech Comeback

      Resistance to growing attacks on free speech and expression is evidence of how truly transformative President Trump has been.

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      Archeology is changing the (sur)face of Jerusalem - Jerusalem Post

      Archaeology provides the most powerful proof of the authenticity of Jewish history and the connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel, and particularly, Jerusalem.

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      Why History Still Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

      Mention history, and it can trigger a roll of the eyes. Add the Middle East to the equation, and folks...

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      Busboy who held dying Robert F. Kennedy shares senator's last words

      Roughly 50 years after the death of Robert F. Kennedy, the busboy who held the dying senator detailed his last words in a Friday report.

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      Why International Farhud Day Stymies Invented Palestinian History

      When International Farhud Day was proclaimed at a conference convened at the United Nations headquarters on June 1, 2015, its proponents wanted...

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      Oldest Pearl Harbor survivor reflects ahead of Memorial Day - CNNPolitics

      Ray Chavez reflected on his service, and recounted his experience on the day that President Franklin Roosevelt declared would "live in infamy."

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      Arab Historian Admits there is NO Palestinian People

      When the Ottoman rule ended, there was no Palestinian national identity or political borders. It was all made up later. Arabs themselves say so, but the west isn't listening

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      Nat Geo: Vintage Photos of the "Happiest Place on Earth"

      In 1955, Walt Disney transformed a California orange grove into a scene right out of his imagination.

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      One-third of Americans don't believe 6 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust

      Seventy percent of Americans believe people care less about the Holocaust than they used to.

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      15 Countries That Existed 100 Years Ago but Don’t Anymore

      From the collapse ancient empires to the renaming of exotic places, the map of the world looks very different now than it did a century ago.

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      The Jewish History of the Tower of London - Jerusalem Post

      Site acted as both haven and prison for medieval community members.

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      Zora Neale Hurston's interview with one of America's last slaves

      Excerpt from Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston. In 1931, she sought to publish an important piece of American history — the story of Cudjo Lewis, the only living survivor of the final slave ship to land in America.

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      FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal

      New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe.

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      Have we really found Amelia Earhart's bones? | Science | The Guardian

      A new study claims that the Nikumaroro Island bones are those of the famous aviator. But some researchers remain skeptical

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      The Nazis fooled the world for 16 days in 1936—and we’re allowing it to happen again

      It's worth remembering today, after North Korea's appearance at the Olympics, and as Russia and Qatar gear up for the World Cup.

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      Spanish flu: the virus that changed the world - History Extra

      In spring 1918 a disease began to sweep around the planet – a lethal virus that infected a third of the world's population and left upwards of 50 million dead. Laura Spinney explores the devastating impact and far-reaching legacy of the Spanish flu pand

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      A plane found 38 feet under the ice: A Daring, High-Risk Rescue Attempt In Greenland In 1942 Has Come To Light Again

      There are no shortage of memorable moments that unfolded during the Second World War. And though many of us would choose not to remember all of them, it’s important to keep them in mind; to not only pay homage to those we’ve lost but to learn from ou

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      Wreckage found of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

      Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been found in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday. The search team released pictures and video of the wreckage of

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      Parkland Shooting & Second Amendment: What the Right to Bear Arms Means Today | National Review

      While the Second Amendment identifies an individual right, it does so with a public purpose in mind.

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      10 Huge Misconceptions About Famous Medieval Figures

      Renaissance thinkers didn’t heap much praise on the Middle Ages, but the period is full of inspiring figures who performed …

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      Faraday and the Electromagnetic Theory of Light - OpenMind

      Faraday invented the first electric motor, the first processor, the first electric generator and the first dynamo: the father of electrical engineering.

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      Why this Holocaust survivor still wears his concentration camp uniform | New York Post

      Ed Mosberg’s hands stay steady as he slips into the striped cotton jacket and matching cap — an outfit identical to one he was issued 75 years ago, as a...

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      Why Did the U.S. Sink Captured Japanese Subs After WWII? | Smithsonian

      WWII had come to a close, and the U.S. was the first to seize a new class of giant Japanese submarines. The next step was to analyze them quickly and then sink them, before the Russians could learn their secrets.

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      8 Amazing Things Discovered During the Expansion of the London Underground

      Europe’s largest engineering project uncovered countless historic treasures, ranging from bones to Tudor bowling balls.