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Appetite For War: What Napoleon And His Men Ate On The March

Napoleon is credited with the phrase "an army marches on its stomach," but he probably never said it. Now 200 years after his legendary defeat, it's worth recalling his disregard for feeding his army.
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200 Years After Waterloo, Napoleon Still Divides Europe

Europe is united these days, but opinion about the French emperor and military leader is not. A re-enactment of the epic battle that marked his final defeat takes place this weekend in Belgium.
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When 'Womanless Weddings' Were Trendy

With bearded brides and deep-voiced flower girls, these surreal, public-spirited rituals delighted American communities for decades.
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Fueled By Fear, How Richard Nixon Became 'One Man Against The World'

In his new book, New York Times journalist Tim Weiner paints a portrait of a president overwhelmed by wars at home and abroad, whose self-destructive behavior resulted in "political suicide."
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Magna Carta, 'This Awful Thing' That Shaped Legal Rights, Turns 800

The landmark birthday prompted a Google Doodle in Britain depicting a man in chains — a reference to the rights that were eventually extended beyond the nobility.
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Esperanto Is Not Dead: Can The Universal Language Make A Comeback?

A hundred years ago, a Polish physician created a language that anyone could learn easily. The hope was to bring the world closer together. Today Esperanto speakers say it's helpful during travel.

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Mystery Loves Company, And TCM's Noir Movie Marathon Has Plenty Of Both

Turner Classic Movies has kicked off its "Summer of Darkness" — 24 hours of noir films every Friday in June and July with an accompanying free, online class.
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Loving Day Commemorates When Interracial Marriages Became Legal

As the nation waits for the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, we remember this day in 1967. The high court struck down state bans against interracial marriage in the case of Loving v. Virginia.
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In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On

Saturday marks the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, one of the 20th century's greatest poets. In far western Ireland's County Galway, Yeats found inspiration in the people and landscape.
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Prison Breaks Past: Several Inmates Have Tried To Escape From N.Y. Prison

Jeff Hall, a history professor at Queensborough Community College, discusses the history of prison breaks in northern New York.

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