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The Making Of Meat-Eating America

Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.
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Virginia Remembers On War Of 1812 Bicentennial

Virginia has set up a special state commission to remember the commonwealth's significant role in the War of 1812, waged 200 years ago this June.

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Greek Workers Find Ancient Highway In Subway Dig

A Greek city's new subway project has led to the discovery of an ancient road made of marble that was laid nearly 2,000 years ago. The road in Thessaloniki is made of paving stones that show signs of use by both horse-drawn carriages and local children, the AP reports.
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We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much?

Scientists agree we evolved to eat meat, but some of us may be pushing the limits of consumption. Paleo diet enthusiasts believe meals should be more like early man's, but modern doctors disagree.
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The Time Traveler's Cookbook: Meat-Lover's Edition

Want to eat like your distant ancestors? Try the gazelle tartare or the luau mammoth! You'll discover these recipes and more in our Time Traveler's Cookbook.
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Putting A Positive Spin On Negative Campaigning

The general election is still months away, but President Obama and Mitt Romney are already hammering each other with attack ads. Negative campaigning is hardly new, and some say the 2012 race could be one of the most negative races in recent history. But is that really a bad thing?
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Smithsonian's Film Festival Features Clint Eastwood Westerns

A three-day film festival at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is featuring Clint Eastwood westerns.

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Lessons For Europe From 'The Second World War'

Historian Antony Beevor's new book uncovers telling details about the 20th century's greatest conflict, beginning with the unlikely story of a Korean conscript who was captured by almost every army involved in the war, before eventually ending up in Illinois.
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When History And Pop Culture Collide

The Hatfields and the McCoys. Oliver Stone's JFK. Roots: the miniseries. Hollywood often uses real history as a backdrop for dramatic stories, but you can't always tell where truth ends and fiction begins.

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