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A History of Mexico for Gringos

By Frank Gormlie Most gringos don’t know too much of the history of Mexico – our southern neighbor – even though Mexico is so much part of the culture of Southern California. U.S.…

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MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH PREJUDICE

I have personally experienced a bit of prejudice in my day. Native Strength is the Native American centuries-old traditional path to happiness, harmony, heal...

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Hawaii: The Stolen Paradise (Hawaii Documentary) | History Documentary | Reel Truth History

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A Liberal Town Built Around Confederate Generals Rethinks Its Identity

LEXINGTON, Va. — It’s a short drive in Lexington from a home on Confederate Circle past the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery and over to the Robert E. Lee Hotel, where locals like to stop for a drink. There may be tourists there looking for directi

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Nude protester dubbed ‘Naked Athena’ flashes Portland police and gets pepper balls shot at her feet

A PROTESTER in Portland put on a stark display in front of cops as she sat with her legs apart on Friday night. In a video posted on Twitter, the naked prote...

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Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

I was a police officer for nearly ten years and I was a bastard. We all were.

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May 5, 1970 Was the Most Violent Day Within the Country in American History

The day after the Kent State Massacre, Tuesday, May 5, was one of the most violent days in American history. It was the day when college and university students realized that four from their genera…

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Devo's Jerry Casale Looks Back at Kent State 50 Years Later: 'Time Stood Still'

“I saw somebody in charge yelling at these two lines of National Guardsmen and then he made a hand gesture,” says Casale. “That is when they started shooting”

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1940s Bike Girls: Stunning Photos of Female Motorcyclists From 1949

These are some badass girls! In an era when it might have been strange to see the woman in pants, their doing that while riding motorcycles! So inspiring in

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A drive through 1940's Los Angeles!

A Drive Through Bunker Hill And Downtown Los Angeles Ca. 1940s

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American & British People Swap Snacks

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Indie booksellers create community to survive the age of Amazon

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many retailers, including the country's 2,500 independent bookstores, which, despite Amazon's growing dominance, are flourishing.

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Do soldiers sometimes enjoy combat?

The horrors of war are well documented, but less well understood is how soldiers can get a rush or thrill from combat.

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We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right," says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites.

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Soldiers talk about what they saw and did in Iraq

Why don't soldiers get to be on CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBC? They are the only people who really know what's going on. Why doesn't the media interview them? Once th...

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Hidden Herstory: The Leesburg Stockade Girls

In July of 1963 in Americus, Georgia, fifteen girls were jailed for challenging segregation laws. Ages 12 to 15, these girls had marched from Friendship Baptist Church to the Martin Theater on Forsyth Street. Never formally charged, they were jailed in sq

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Inside the Museum of the American Revolution

Martha Teichner reports on the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which features a look at how the war changed life for African Americans and Native Americans

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11 Anthony Bourdain quotes that will inspire you to travel with your whole heart

Today would mark the 63rd birthday of Anthony Bourdain, and that means it's time to honour his legacy by living life to the fullest, just like he did.

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The Homeless Artists Who Make Ocean Beach Rock

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César E. Chávez (1927-1993)

César Chávez is one of the greatest labor leaders and human rights activists in the United States history and the world. He fought for a better life for migrant farm workers, and founded the first …

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A Bus Driver Abandoned 30 Kids At A Gas Station, Flipped Them Off And Told Them To Go Fuck Themselves

Complex- A Pennsylvania school bus driver has been charged with a DUI and 26 counts of endangering the welfare of children after reportedly leaving her vehicle with nearly 30 children inside at a g...

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This Marine went from the ballet to the battlefield — and back again

What do ballet slippers and combat boots have in common? Not much, if you ask most people. But for Marine Corps veteran Román Baca, the two go hand in hand.

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The rules of estate sales

Estate sales are the ultimate tease. They show a little leg when the estate sale organizers start posting delectable photographs of the contents on the website weeks in advance.

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The Story Of 'Whittier Blvd.,' A Song And Place Where Latino Youth Found Each Other

One of the first Chicano rock bands, Thee Midniters were often called East L.A.'s Beatles. Their instrumental track "Whittier Blvd." was a regional smash that pointed to a coming cultural movement.

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Born in war, Bangladesh’s rock ‘n’ roll is dying

The seeds of rock ‘n’ roll culture were planted in Bangladesh during the birth of the country in 1971, after a war for liberation separated this majority-Muslim territory from Pakistan.

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Ammar Campa-Najjar’s American dream

While the past months have been exhaustingly busy for the first-time candidate, something which is apparent from our interview, he is not slowing down anytime soon.

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Demolishing the California Dream: How San Francisco Planned Its Own Housing Crisis

If you want to understand San Francisco’s self-inflicted housing crisis, look no further than the city’s very first zoning law, commonly known as the ...

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    Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

    Generation Z has grown up online – so why are a surprising number suddenly turning their backs on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat?

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    The Colorful History of the Rowdies, Radicals and Ruffians of Ocean Beach

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    NASA's Peggy Whitson Reveals How Astronauts Poop in Space | Inverse

    Ever wondered how astronauts poop on the International Space Station? NASA veteran Peggy Whitson has the answer. Whitson makes it clear in the interview that she really loved her time there, except for the whole bathroom aspect of space station life.

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    Solo-Hiking the AT During a Summer of Political Chaos

    What happens when an African American woman decides to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine during a summer of bitter political upheaval? Everything you can imagine, from scary moments of racism to new friendships to soaring epiphanies ab

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    Woman Who Filmed Oakland, Calif.’s BBQ Becky Speaks Out

    Michelle Snider, the woman behind the camera who confronted a fellow white woman after she called the police on Snider’s husband and his friends using charcoal at Oakland, Calif.’s Lake Merritt park, took to YouTube Sunday to answer the question every

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    Andy Got His Gun: An Idaho Soldier Returns Home After War Crimes Conviction/Sentence

    "I had a lot of seriously lonely moments, a lot of horrible, horrible thoughts over the last five and half years, but I think that comes with the territory of where I've been."

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    Priscilla Yanez — Civil Service Worker or Spy?

    About month ago I sat down to interview Tina Real. Tina has memories of San Diego that span her eight decades here. What began as an interview of Tina herself quickly expanded to encompass her her…