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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…

Virginia man lobbies to rename Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway

Virginia man lobbies to rename Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway

By Katlyn Babyak
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Race Issues | The recent battle over symbols of the Confederacy has hit the road. A two-month old Change.org petition to rename Virginia sections of the Jefferson Davis…

One God, one vote

By Marvin Olasky
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History | It’s two weeks since the Supreme Court rocked American evangelicals by nationalizing same-sex marriage. It’s also 150 years since the greatest inaugural…

Past and present

Past and present

By Janie B. Cheaney
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History | Learning from history requires deep humility and attention to our biases

Philadelphia finds new ways to celebrate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Sexuality | Happiness, in the debased sense, has been achieved by the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. This was evident everywhere in Philadelphia, birthplace…

Man known as British ‘Schindler’ dies

By Wayne Stender
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Obituary | Sir Nicholas Winton, who died today at age 106, was an English stockbroker who saved 669 Jewish Czechoslovakian children from Nazi death camps during World…

Pope apologizes for Church’s persecution of Italian Christian minority

By James Bruce
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Religion | Pope Francis made news this week for something other than his environmental encyclical. He offered a rare papal apology.  “On the part of the Catholic…

Southern states, retailers drop Confederate flag after Charleston shooting

By Courtney Crandell
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Charleston Shooting | As South Carolina’s lawmakers voted Tuesday to consider removing the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds, debate over the iconic Southern emblem…

Blaine Harden on understanding North Korea

By Sophia Lee
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Q&A | Well-known biographer talks about his latest retelling of a defector’s story

 
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