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Mayweather, Pacquiao Will Brawl For Boxing's Richest Purse Ever

The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.
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'Dirty Old London': A History Of The Victorians' Infamous Filth

In the 1800s, the Thames River was thick with human sewage and the streets were covered with horse dung, the removal of which, according to Lee Jackson, presented an "impossible challenge."
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Racial Tension Draws Parallels, But Madison Is No Ferguson

There are stark differences between what happened in Madison, Wis., and the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But protesters say racism is still at the root of Tony Robinson's shooting death.
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Claude Sitton, 'Dean Of The Race Beat,' Dies At 89

Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of Southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.
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U.S. College Finds Priceless Coin Collection — In Its Own Library

Dozens of gold and silver coins, some from the eras of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, spent decades on a shelf in the University at Buffalo's library.
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Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.
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Climate Change May Be Destroying World's Oldest-Known Mummies

The Chinchorros, who lived between modern-day Peru and Chile, mummified their dead at least 2,000 years before the Egyptians. But some mummies have begun to turn to ooze, so scientists investigated.
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Who Takes 3,000 Photos Of NYC's Doors?

In the mid-1970s, photographer Roy Colmer cruised the streets of New York City. The result: A very particular perception of doors.
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Photos: From Grace Jones to Toni Morrison, Little Girl Dresses Up Like Black Heroines

Many African-American parents try to extend black history lessons beyond February. One family has turned an experimental photo shoot into an effort to bring this history to life for their daughter.
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Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

Chris Fisher, an archaeologist who recently returned from the site of a lost city, says that some of the objects there looked as if they hadn't been touched in centuries.

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