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Black pro-lifers: Get Margaret Sanger out of the National Portrait Gallery

By Juliana Chan Erikson
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Abortion | WASHINGTON—A group of African-American pastors and pro-life activists gathered at the Smithsonian Institution this morning to ask for the removal of a…

ISIS destroys ancient Palmyra temple

By Daniel James Devine
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ISIS | Islamist militants occupying the Syrian town of Palmyra have destroyed a 2,000-year-old temple there, according to reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human…

Truth and exaggeration

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | History series requires some parental guidance

ISIS militants behead Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

By Daniel James Devine
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ISIS | Islamic State militants killed a leading Syrian antiquities scholar on Tuesday, beheading him in front of dozens of onlookers and hanging his body from a pole…

Microsoft co-founder recovers bell from WWII shipwreck

By Michael Cochrane
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History | Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen’s interest in World War II history and his fascination with exploration—both space and…

The decline of the American museum

By Gene Edward Veith, Lynn Vincent, Roy Maynard & Timothy Lamer
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Museums | In 1999, WORLD took a tour of the nation’s worldview warehouses

Globe Trot: New Russian aggression sparks historic fear in Finland

By Mindy Belz
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International | FINLAND: In Finland, the threat from Russia feels very real. MEXICO: A community activist who led the search for missing students in Mexico has been…

Researchers digitally unwrap ancient, charred Leviticus scroll

By Julie Borg
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Science | The contents of a 1,500-year-old-parchment scroll, burned so badly it could not be opened without destroying it, has remained a mystery since its excavation,

Jamestown graves a glimpse into early America

By Daniel James Devine
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History | Archeologists believe one grave contains the remains of the colony’s first pastor

Midday Roundup: Video of African-American woman’s arrest raises questions

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Battle of wills. The Texas Department of Public Safety says a dashcam video of a controversial arrest was not edited and that apparent skipping in the video…

Government sells Mt. Soledad land to private group

By La Shawn Barber
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Government | I took a personal interest in the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in 2013 when my family and I visited the site in La Jolla, Calif. The tour guide told us the…

The battle over ‘the facts’ in textbooks

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | For years, the state of Texas has exercised an outsized influence on school textbooks—not without controversy, of course. In 2010, the Texas Board of…

 
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