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This Hearty Stew Is A One-Pot Lesson In Grenada's History

Just about every ingredient in oil down reflects Grenada's cultural melting pot: from the callaloo greens cultivated by early Amerindians inhabitants to the turmeric brought by South Asian immigrants.
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The Man Who Tried To Kill Reagan Walks Free — With Conditions

John Hinckley Jr., who injured Reagan in 1981, has left a mental hospital where he stayed for decades and arrived at his mother's house in Virginia. The judge set numerous conditions for his release.

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Professor Translates 1,700-Year-Old Obituary From Ancient Greek

The inscription has just been translated by a professor at Brigham Young University. The epitaph, found in Egypt, honors a woman named Helene who loved and cared for orphans.
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At The Sacred Stone Camp, A Coalition Joins Forces To Protect The Land

Hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters have gathered in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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How Women Have Changed The Culture Of Policing In D.C. And Elsewhere

After 10 years as chief of D.C. Police, Cathy Lanier is heading to a new job in charge of security for the NFL. When she steps down from MPD, there will be just three female chiefs among the 25 largest cities in the country. 

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Where 7 Political Careers Stood On Sept. 11, 2001

Hillary Clinton was the junior senator from New York on Sept. 11, 2001. Donald Trump was focused on real estate. Here, a look at where other political players were in their careers 15 years ago.
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Teaching 9/11 When ‘Never Forget’ Becomes 'Never Experienced It'

There was a time when classroom conversations about Sept. 11 put local teachers in the role of counselor rather than educator. The latest generation of students has no memory of that day, though — and so lesson plans have changed.

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How NYC's First Puerto Rican Librarian Brought Spanish To The Shelves

When Pura Belpré became a librarian in 1921, she couldn't find Spanish language books for kids — so she wrote them herself. Belpré would go on to become a champion of bilingual library programs.
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How New York City Rebuilt Anew After Its Darkest Day

When disaster struck in 2001, New York City hadn't had a comprehensive city planning vision in decades. An exceptional flurry of urban strategizing — beyond Ground Zero — ensued.
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What Turmoil At Fox News May Mean For Journalism, Television News And The Conservative Agenda

A $20 million dollar pay-out to settle sex harassment allegations at Fox News and the abrupt departure of long-time host Greta Van Susteren: What ongoing turmoil at the network may mean for journalism, television news and the conservative agenda.

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