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The birth of Gospel music

Were it not for the tragedy that befell Thomas A. Dorsey on this date, the world might never have known the glorious sound of...

How a Mexican resort invented eco-tourism

I stumbled upon the plans for that jungle party while on a recent family holiday to Mexico. Like increasing numbers of Brits, I had...

Meet 15-Year-Old Activist Greta Thunberg Who Schooled World Leaders on Climate...

Action to fight global warming is coming whether world leaders like it or not, school student Greta Thunberg has told the UN climate change...

How 43 president heads ended up abandoned on Virginia farmland

The United States of America has had 44 men serve as president. While some have monuments to their legacy in our nation’s capital or...

Khmer Rouge: Cambodia’s years of brutality

In the four years that the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia, it was responsible for one of the worst mass killings of the 20th Century. The...

Operation Cookie Drop Delivers Girl Scout Cookies to Military Bases

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Possible Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Footage Breathes Life Into Extinction Debate

It’s been 74 years since the last clear portrait of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker came out of Louisiana—and according to Michael Collins, it could be...

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