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Veronica Escobar & Sylvia Garcia: Texas’ First Latina Congresswomen
In the 2018 midterm elections, Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia were elected as Texas’ first Latina congresswomen.
How Practicing Witchcraft Helped This Woman Heal From Trauma
Haylin Belay uses her magic rituals to heal from past trauma and to find an inner power in a society that often doesn’t value women of color.
Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface
It's 2018, and Megyn Kelly can’t wrap her head around why blackface isn’t OK.
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Lithuania Says Walmart Has Agreed To Stop Selling Soviet-Themed T-Shirts
"Horrific crimes" were committed under the Soviet hammer and sickle, noted Lithuania's ambassador to the U.S.
FOOD & DRINK
According To History, We Can Thank Women For Beer
Beer consumption has been so disproportionately linked with men that it’s easy to forget women were the original brewers. Now, they're staking their claim again.
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The View From Inside A Freedom Rider’s Jail Cell
"Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders,” a photo-history book, contains a series of extended interviews with riders. Here's three of them.
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New Official Mormon History Book Delves Into Faith's Polygamous Roots
By Brady McCombs, Associated Press
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has published a history book that doesn't shy away from thorny issues.
Haunting Aerial Photos Show Devastation Caused By Brazil National Museum Fire
Much of the 200-year-old building, once a residence to Portuguese royalty, was gutted by the inferno.
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Why Do We Call Hit Movies 'Blockbusters?'
Movies that break records at the box office earn this title, but its original meaning is kind of sinister.
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CULTURE & ARTS
The Not-So-Simple History Of Why We Call Dollars 'Bucks'
Inside the origin of the common slang term.
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How The Color Pink's Relationship With Gender Has Evolved
The color pink has a complicated relationship with gender that goes back generations.
How Harvey Milk Became A Leader In San Francisco's LGBTQ Community
Harvey Milk is an LGBTQ icon, known for becoming one of the first openly gay politicians in America.
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22 Incredible Photos Of LGBTQ Pride Celebrations Over The Decades
James Michael Nichols
Gabriela Landazuri Saltos
LGBTQ people have been living visibly, openly and authentically for years.
Pompeii's Unluckiest Man Excavated, Internet Gives Him Second Life
"Wile E. Coyote's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather."
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How The Chinese Exclusion Act Can Help Us Understand Immigration Politics Today
The Chinese Exclusion Act barely gets mentioned in U.S. history classes. A new PBS documentary from directors Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu could change that.
Donald Glover's 'This Is America,' Through The Eyes Of A Jim Crow Historian
"Every now and again, a racial incident or an expression of art makes us pause and reflect, but we soon return to dancing."
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HOME & LIVING
Play-Doh Was Originally Meant For Something Very Different
How the putty substance became a beloved children's toy.
Are People Already Forgetting The Holocaust?
A survey released on Holocaust Remembrance Day shows major gaps in knowledge of basic information about it.
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27 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Average-Sized Humans Next To Huge Machines
A larger-than-life look into feats of manufacturing.
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Time Stopped When Martin Luther King Jr. Was Slain. But The Lorraine At Last Moved Ahead.
The thriving black-owned Memphis motel where King was assassinated initially couldn't recover from that 1968 tragedy. Today it is a civil rights museum.
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Trump’s Cut To Utah Monument Is A 'Worst-Case Scenario’ For Historic Sites
The new Bears Ears National Monument boundary strips protections for approximately three-fourths of known archaeological treasures.
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These Are The Biggest Marches In U.S. History
Gabriela Landazuri Saltos
On the eve of the "March for Our Lives," here's a look at other moments when Americans spoke out en masse.
16 Girls Who Changed The World
Proof you're never too young to make an impact.
Men Write History, But Women Live It
The people who make it past 100, who watch the most history unfold, are almost all women.
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All They Will Call You Will Be Deportees
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All the people on the plane died the same way, but in death, they were not treated the same.
The Grand History Of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” brings beads, costume balls and bold celebrations to the streets of New Orleans and cities around the world.
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