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Learning about love and grief with Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Animals

Learning about love and grief with Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Animals

If you search the Internet for “reading aloud to children,” you’ll see a number of results describing the huge benefits to children ...

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Home health aides for the elderly: high demand but poorly paid

Home health aides for the elderly: high demand but poorly paid

As baby boomers age, the demands placed on the country's health care system are ...

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Is virtue something that can be taught?

Is virtue something that can be taught?

How can human society form and raise up virtuous people? In the Summer/Fall 1982 issue of Modern Age, philosopher Russell Kirk explored this peren ...

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Can Democracy be reformed?

Can Democracy be reformed?

Most of us are glad to live in a democracy. Yet, we may also think that our democracy is not representing us, or not functioning well. So, can democr ...

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What Armistice Day means today

What Armistice Day means today

I’m just old enough to remember when my elders still called November 11 “Armistice Day:” the armistice in question that which stopp ...

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Oops! say scientists when retracting report on man-made climate change

Oops! say scientists when retracting report on man-made climate change

According to a new paper published in the scientific journal Nature, two researchers have issued a major correction to a recent study that claimed th ...

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The priest-president of Notre Dame and his 'foreign wives': helping people behave immorally

The priest-president of Notre Dame and his 'foreign wives': helping people behave immorally

There is a public good in having diverse post-secondary institutions. By "diverse," I do not mean the widely-held meaning. Here is the ...

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James Thunder: 'Even Trump' wouldn't do that; but Obama and Clinton did

James Thunder: 'Even Trump' wouldn't do that; but Obama and Clinton did

The dispute in Australia in which President Trump’s name was invoked is this: On October 9, a six-minute light projection used the “sails ...

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Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists

Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists

In an opinion article published by the New York Times, Cardinal Joseph Zen ze-kiun -- the retired shepherd of Catholics in Hong Kong -- wrote that a ...

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Trump to save millions in federal dollars by challenging China on subsidized shipping

Trump to save millions in federal dollars by challenging China on subsidized shipping

The Trump Administration announced today that it will address the disparity in global postal rates paid by U.S. businesses. The measure will especial ...

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Scientists adjust the date of the destruction of ancient Pompeii

Scientists adjust the date of the destruction of ancient Pompeii

In the ruined city of Pompeii, a recently discovered inscription surprised archaeologists and re-sets the date that until now had been ascribed to th ...

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University of Michigan study reveals whether 'trigger warnings' are effective

University of Michigan study reveals whether 'trigger warnings' are effective

Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or movie, or reading a book? New University of Mi ...

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How a gold standard for the dollar protects liberty

How a gold standard for the dollar protects liberty

The idea of a constitution and/or written legislation to secure individual rights so beloved by conservatives and among many libertarians has proven ...

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New study reveals relationship between pesticides and resistance to antibiotics

New study reveals relationship between pesticides and resistance to antibiotics

A new study finds that bacteria develop antibiotic resistance up to 100,000 times faster when exposed to the world’s most widely used herbicide ...

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How Christians and their pastors should prepare for the Persecution

How Christians and their pastors should prepare for the Persecution

Last year an 18-year-old Australian Christian named Madeline was dismissed from Capital Kids Parties after putting an "It's OK to Vote No ...

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Where Democrats' contempt for America is leading

Where Democrats' contempt for America is leading

Democrat officials' opposition to Donald Trump originated during the Republican primary in dislike of his rude verbal style. When he beat heir- ...

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Michiganders catch a shooting star

Michiganders catch a shooting star

Throughout her 18 years at Central Michigan University, Mona Sirbescu, a geology faculty member in earth and atmospheric sciences, has had man ...

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Advances in developing algae as biofuel

Advances in developing algae as biofuel

With $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, University of Michigan researchers aim to make the long-touted promise of algae as a biofuel sour ...

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Oldest specialized human tool found in Morocco

Oldest specialized human tool found in Morocco

The oldest well-dated specialized bone tool associated with the Aterian culture of the Middle Stone Age has been identified as an artefact disc ...

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Reassessing President Andrew Jackson

Reassessing President Andrew Jackson

Like all human beings, President Andrew Jackson certainly had his faults: sometimes spectacular, brutal, and violent ones, but is it just t ...

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Keeping kids safe: advances in facial recognition technology

Keeping kids safe: advances in facial recognition technology

Above all, parents want safety and security in schools when they drop their child off each day. Currently, anyone can walk into a school buildin ...

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Diseases of ancient Egyptians revealed

Diseases of ancient Egyptians revealed

Researchers in Sweden used computed tomography (CT) imaging to look at the remaining soft tissue found on an ancient Egyptian mummy's hand down t ...

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One thousand years of jihad

One thousand years of jihad

At a time when Christian youth are taught that Islam means peace, pilgrimage and prayer, and Christian adults are under the impression that Musl ...

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The tax man snoops via aerial drone

The tax man snoops via aerial drone

Authorities in Greece are using unmanned aerial vehicles to fly over sea-going boats in the Aegean Sea as part of a government effort to ferret out t ...

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Warsaw and Auschwitz: words are only the beginning

Warsaw and Auschwitz: words are only the beginning

Politics is about power. Political rhetoric is about control over people's thinking, decisions and behavior. Sometimes power comes from votes, ...

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Government agency, with $7.5B annual budget, funds social justice program for science teachers

Government agency, with $7.5B annual budget, funds social justice program for science teachers

The National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency, has granted more than $1 million so far to Drexel University to "promote social ...

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How U.S. Holocaust Museum distorts historical Holocaust

How U.S. Holocaust Museum distorts historical Holocaust

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has just published a 2019 calendar which focuses on the museum’s new exhibit about Americans’ ...

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How conservatives used C-SPAN to revolt against liberal legacy media

How conservatives used C-SPAN to revolt against liberal legacy media

This is excerpt No. 32 (of 45) from America'Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power, by Richard A. Viguerie ...

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The reality about those who leave Islam

The reality about those who leave Islam

In the immortal words of ‘The Eagles’, the Hotel California is place where you can ‘check out anytime, but you can never leave&rsqu ...

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The old and the new of Islam's war on the West

The old and the new of Islam's war on the West

Today is the seventeenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, Muslim terrorist attacks on the New York World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and ...

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PETA politicizes animal crackers

PETA politicizes animal crackers

The manufacturers of Barnum's Animal crackers, which have delighted children for decades, has redesigned its iconic packaging after falling to ...

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Nazi deported, 14 years after judge issues order

Nazi deported, 14 years after judge issues order

Jakiw Palij, a former labor camp guard in German-occupied Poland and a postwar resident of Queens, New York, has been removed by Immigration and Cust ...

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Author to release updated analysis of the 'god that failed'

Author to release updated analysis of the 'god that failed'

Author Joshua Muravchik, who once shared the idealistic materialism of socialists, told Spero News that he is set to release a new edition of his sem ...

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How to keep the economy human in the age of A.I.

How to keep the economy human in the age of A.I.

Some people think of the new automated economy in terrifying and mechanical terms. In such a vision, machines reign supreme as they work tirelessly, ...

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My Pashtun Rabbi: a search for truth in the Muslim world

My Pashtun Rabbi: a search for truth in the Muslim world

A Jewish American working in the United Arab Emirates fears hostility but finds humanity in this debut memoir, My Pashtun Rabbi: a Jew's se ...

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Ancient Egyptian embalming formula revealed

Ancient Egyptian embalming formula revealed

It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers'previous findings ...

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Coral reefs to survive possible global climate change

Coral reefs to survive possible global climate change

According to an international team of scientists, the relationship between corals and the micro-algae that enable them to build reefs is much older a ...

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New electronic threat posed by Russia to American troops in the field

New electronic threat posed by Russia to American troops in the field

American troops deployed in Syria are increasingly having to defend themselves against Russian jamming devices and electronic attacks with potentia ...

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YouTube uses WikiPedia 'fact-checks' to overrule climate change skeptics

YouTube uses WikiPedia 'fact-checks' to overrule climate change skeptics

The YouTube video platform, which is owned by Google, is adding so-called "fact checks" on videos produced by climate change skeptics In ...

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The American roots of Nazi eugenics

The American roots of Nazi eugenics

Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a co-called "Master Race." But the con ...

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What started in a classroom ended up in a gas chamber

What started in a classroom ended up in a gas chamber

In 1803 Thomas Robert Malthus, an English clergyman who was concerned about the origins of poverty, published an Essay on the Principle of Population ...

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Are babies' brains wired according to social class and ethnicity?

Are babies' brains wired according to social class and ethnicity?

For decades, scientists have assumed that the brain circuitry for social behavior has developed over millions of years of evolution and is hardwired ...

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Soros-funded group seeks to squelch climate science debate

Soros-funded group seeks to squelch climate science debate

Before Alex Jones and his InfoWars media was banned by Apple, Facebook, Google, and Pinterest on Monday for alleged “hate speech,” a prog ...

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The political polarization that created The Swamp

The political polarization that created The Swamp

In the first and only political science course I ever took, just over 50 years ago, the first and almost only thing I remember learning was that the ...

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Catholic Church, as 'expert on humanity,' anticipated classification of compulsive disorder by World Health Organization

Catholic Church, as 'expert on humanity,' anticipated classification of compulsive disorder by World Health Organization

Despite debate among experts as to whether the condition is real, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled compulsive sexual behavior as a men ...

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Salafism and a history of misunderstanding

Salafism and a history of misunderstanding

Henri Lauzière’s book, The making of Salafism. Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century, Columbia University Press, New York, 2016,& ...

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Study shows rural Deep South targeted for opioid abuse

Study shows rural Deep South targeted for opioid abuse

American patients in the rural South are more likely to receive opioid prescriptions than patients in the urban North, according to two new studies f ...

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Pat Buchanan: Can tariffs make America great again?

Pat Buchanan: Can tariffs make America great again?

“Make America Great Again!” will, given the astonishing victory it produced for Donald Trump, be recorded among the most successful sloga ...

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Privacy issues raised by 23AndMe data sale to Big Pharma

Privacy issues raised by 23AndMe data sale to Big Pharma

This week, 23andMe -- a company that provides genetic test results to customers -- announced that it is giving the DNA data of their customers to Gla ...

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Diamond and Silk: Dinesh D'Souza says what Republicans need to learn from Trump

Diamond and Silk: Dinesh D'Souza says what Republicans need to learn from Trump

YouTube celebrity Trump-supporters Diamond and Silk interviewed conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza about his new film Death of a Na ...

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Flint, Michigan, kids needlessly stigmatized by reports of 'poisoned' water

Flint, Michigan, kids needlessly stigmatized by reports of 'poisoned' water

Flint, Michigan became the focus of international attention in 2014 and 2015 when lead in the municipal water had politicians and advocates crying fo ...

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Archaeologists find ancient Roman graffiti left by children

Archaeologists find ancient Roman graffiti left by children

Ancient roman murals discovered in France have revealed graffiti that has been attributed to children of the time. Archaeologists and restorationists ...

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101 books Millenials should read before they die

101 books Millenials should read before they die

MercatorNet's book list, '101 books Gen Ys must read before they die', which was published in 2012, long before anyone had ever ...

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Newt Gingrich: Trump challenges America to recoup 50 years lost

Newt Gingrich: Trump challenges America to recoup 50 years lost

Forty-nine years ago, today, we had every reason to believe that Neil Armstrong's "One small step for [a] man," was in fact the first p ...

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The 'curse' of an ancient Egyptian tomb is revealed

The 'curse' of an ancient Egyptian tomb is revealed

More than 2000 years after it was sealed by the ancient Egyptians, archaeologists opened a gruesome black sarcophagus in the city of Alexandria. On Thur ...

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Is there life after Google?

Is there life after Google?

Author and economist George Gilder predicts that cryptocurrency will soon disrupt Silicon Valley giants such as Google. In his new book, "Life ...

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Ancient Irish tomb is 'find of a lifetime'

Ancient Irish tomb is 'find of a lifetime'

In what some are calling the “find of a lifetime,” Irish archaeologists have found a 5,500-year-old megalithic tomb in County Meath, near ...

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Are American women afraid of having children?

Are American women afraid of having children?

Last week, The Upshot (New York Times) reported that women are having fewer children than they would like, mainly because of the worries illustrated ...

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IRS says: Don't try to leave the U.S. until we tell you to

IRS says: Don't try to leave the U.S. until we tell you to

When it comes to human migration, nearly everything we hear nowadays in relation to the United States and Europe is related to immigration into North ...

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Democrats' vision for American judiciary: identity politics becomes identity justice - part 3

Democrats' vision for American judiciary: identity politics becomes identity justice - part 3

This is the third part of a five-part essay. The first part described the Democratic Party's vision for the American judiciary, using the langu ...

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Israel makes advance in lunar probe

Israel makes advance in lunar probe

Israel will launch a spacecraft in December that will land on the moon next February. SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, was founded in 2011 and has rece ...

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Required reading to understand the Land of Israel

Required reading to understand the Land of Israel

Judaism, Zionism and the Land of Israel by Rabbi Yotav Eliach engraves a comprehensive and well documented history of Eretz Yisrael, that is, in my o ...

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Democrats' vision for American judiciary: identity politics becomes identity justice - part  2

Democrats' vision for American judiciary: identity politics becomes identity justice - part 2

This is the second part of a five-part essay. The first part described the Democratic Party's vision for the American judiciary, using the lang ...

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False temp readings led to 'global warming' conclusions

False temp readings led to 'global warming' conclusions

According to veteran meteorologist Anthony Watts, almost all of the recent record-high temperature readings reported for the Los Angeles area were ...

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Newt Gingrich: America, the best is yet to come!

Newt Gingrich: America, the best is yet to come!

Every Fourth of July American embassies around the world share our national celebration of independence with local communities. They are actually ...

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The Declaration of Independence: hate speech?

The Declaration of Independence: hate speech?

Facebook apologized to the Liberty County Vindicator newspaper in Texas after the social media giant flagged a post of the text of the Declaration of ...

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Newt Gingrich: see the dinosaurs around you

Newt Gingrich: see the dinosaurs around you

Look outside your window and you will probably see dinosaurs. They are flying, hopping, chirping, and perching on trees. You call them birds, but the ...

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Psychologist Jordan Peterson points Canadian PM in direction of U.S. Constitution

Psychologist Jordan Peterson points Canadian PM in direction of U.S. Constitution

During an appearance at the Oxford Union Society, author Jordan B. Peterson offered advice to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Peterson -- a p ...

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Newt Gingrich: Trump and America's innovation agenda

Newt Gingrich: Trump and America's innovation agenda

The massive deregulation effort and the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have done wonders for the U.S. economy. There are more open jobs than ...

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Archaeologists make grisly find at deadly Civil War battlefield

Archaeologists make grisly find at deadly Civil War battlefield

Bones of Civil War dead were unearthed at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia in a shallow pit that also contained the skeletons of tw ...

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Leathernecks try out new battlefield optics

Leathernecks try out new battlefield optics

Marines will have better situational awareness on missions in dark areas thanks to new night-vision goggles. The Binocular Night Vision Goggle II, ...

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Juneteenth recalls Americans separated from their children

Juneteenth recalls Americans separated from their children

It seems as if overnight the world has been consumed with a new movement calling for an end to the separation of immigrant children from their mother ...

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Pat Buchanan: Trump makes historic gamble

Pat Buchanan: Trump makes historic gamble

President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school...

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The struggle over the memory of Nazi-Islamist alliance

The struggle over the memory of Nazi-Islamist alliance

Since the vicious massacre in Iraq known as the Farhud -the Pogrom of 1941 in Baghdad following the Sack of Basra on 7-8 May, 1941, many s ...

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Yad Vashem erases photo of Hitler and Mufti al-Husseini meeting

Yad Vashem erases photo of Hitler and Mufti al-Husseini meeting

Is Yad Vashem rewriting history? Changes at the world's premier Holocaust museum in Jerusalem seem to be suggesting that it is seeking to downpla ...

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Archaeologists discover dozens of children sacrificed to Peruvian gods

Archaeologists discover dozens of children sacrificed to Peruvian gods

The skeletal remains of at least 56 children were found in Pampa La Cruz, a village in Peru’s province of Trujillo. The children were sacri ...

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Ben Carson says HUD to measure success by getting citizens off welfare

Ben Carson says HUD to measure success by getting citizens off welfare

Speaking at the Ferguson Library in Connecticut, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said that the federal government has ch ...

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The epidemic that is bigger and badder than Ebola

The epidemic that is bigger and badder than Ebola

While a new Ebola outbreak makes headlines, another much more extensive epidemic is quietly spreading across the world: multidrug-resistant tuberculo ...

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Guatemala: Thousands fear volcanic avalanche of hot lava and ash

Guatemala: Thousands fear volcanic avalanche of hot lava and ash

According to a report from a resident of Guatemala City, at least 100 people are feared dead in Guatemala following the most serious vo ...

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The high price humanity has paid for Marxism

The high price humanity has paid for Marxism

Karl Marx is being celebrated by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “greatest thinker of modern times.” Western academics are celebratin ...

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What souvenir will William Duke of Cambridge bring back from the Holy Land?

What souvenir will William Duke of Cambridge bring back from the Holy Land?

While it is known that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, will soon visit Israel, rumors are rife ...

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Newt Gingrich: Entrepreneurs will change space exploration

Newt Gingrich: Entrepreneurs will change space exploration

Much of American history has been created by entrepreneurial pioneers who kept inventing things. Eli Whitney created the mechanical cotton gin in ...

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Did Republicans cause an outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease?

Did Republicans cause an outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease?

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, an official review of an 2014-2015 outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease ca ...

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Edwin Black: International Farhud Day stymies invented Palestinian history

Edwin Black: 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 to ac ...

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Is vaping better than cigarettes?

Is vaping better than cigarettes?

E-cigarettes (vapes)don't help smokers quit more than other interventions, though financial incentives do, a new study in the New England ...

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Wilfred Owen: Sweet it is to die for one's country

Wilfred Owen: Sweet it is to die for one's country

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed throug ...

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Alveda King: In a generational shift on race, we are not color-blind

Alveda King: In a generational shift on race, we are not color-blind

Trump is a racist? Kanye is a coon? We need to be color blind? The races need to unite? Sound familiar? Currently the racial tension among the human ...

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Newt Gingrich: a virtuous cycle of learning

Newt Gingrich: a virtuous cycle of learning

Last week, I wrote about my Facebook series, "What If? History that Could Have Been", which highlights how history might be changed if ce ...

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