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Images like this one of King Greenleaf Recreation Center from Highland Beach, Maryland, taken in 1930, are part of the exhibit of photos.
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Images like this one of King Greenleaf Recreation Center from Highland Beach, Maryland, taken in 1930, are part of the exhibit of photos.
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A Publishing Insider Turns The Page On A Bygone World In 'Muse'

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Slavery, Famine And The Politics of Pie: What Civil War Recipes Reveal

From recipes for apple pie without apples to advice on how to treat servants, the era's cookbooks hint at the turbulence outside the kitchen window. Indeed, food helped decide the war's outcome.
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In Several States, Abortion Waiting Periods Grow Longer

State lawmakers passed dozens of bills to restrict abortion this session. One trend: making women wait ever longer, up to 72 hours in some states, before having the procedure.
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Senate Approves USA Freedom Act, After Amendments Fail

The Senate has approved the USA Freedom Act, which will alter the way U.S. agencies conduct surveillance and gather data. A final vote on the bill came late Tuesday afternoon.

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