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Shirley Temple Black’s Remarkable Second Act as a Diplomat

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In closing remarks at the 1969 U.N. General Assembly in New York, Black recalled an Apollo 12 astronaut who, while in orbit, remarked on the Earth’s beauty. “Some of us down here are not so sure,” she said. FAMILY OF SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK In June 1972, Shirley Temple Black took......

OPEC is on the wrong side of history in sticking with Russia, Ukraine’s Naftogaz CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Naftogaz CEO Yuriy Vitrenko says OPEC is on the wrong side of history in choosing to stick with Russia. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images The chief executive of Ukrainian state energy giant Naftogaz says oil producer group......

An Exclusive Preview of the New World War I Memorial

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Jeff MacGregor Photographs by Vincent Tullo “Light is everything,” says the sculptor. And, all at once, it is. You see light as if for the first time. Not as some condition of simple illumination, but as the maker of solids, the hand, the hammer and the chisel, the creator. You......

Serena Williams Trading Card Makes History in Record Sale

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The Civil War Drastically Reshaped How Americans Deal With Death. Will the Pandemic?

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Last September, an installation of almost 700,000 white flags on the National Mall paid tribute to the Americans who have died of Covid-19. Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images More than one million people living in the United States have died of Covid-19 during the past two years. The......

Conservatism’s progress

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Michael Taube “A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation,” Edmund Burke famously wrote in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). The philosophical founder of modern conservatism recognized that change in......

Revisiting Johnny Depp’s Dating History: Ellen Barkin, Jennifer Grey, Amber Heard and More Stars – E! Online

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Johnny Depp’s ongoing trial in Virginia has brought his exes into the spotlight–and not just his ex-wife Amber Heard, who he’s suing for defamation. On May 19, the jury saw a… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

“National Treasure,” the “Book of Secrets,” and the Library of Congress: A Conversation with Main Reading Room Librarian Abby Yochelson

The secret (and fictional) XY section of the stacks in the Main Reading Room constructed for National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Photo by Matt Raymond. The Library of Congress, as most movie fans know, plays a prominent role in the National Treasure film franchise. In fact, the main plot of......

What Makes the Library of Congress a Monument to Democracy

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The Great Hall boasts works by nearly 50 American painters and sculptors. Ty Cole It was a hot and dismal day in Charlottesville, Virginia, in June 1815 as Thomas Jefferson watched the last of ten wagons carry away his entire personal library. His beloved 1744 edition of Cicero was headed......

How the USWNT and USMNT achieved equal pay, rewrote history

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The long slog toward equal pay — and labor peace — in the U.S. Soccer landscape took a giant step forward on Wednesday with the announcement that the unions for players on the U.S. men’s national team and U.S. women’s national teams had ratified new collective bargaining agreements with the......

Race for the prize! What history tells us about Premier League final-day title deciders

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Liverpool clawed their way back from a goal down at Southampton on Tuesday to win 2-1 and keep their Premier League title hopes alive heading into the final day of the 2021-22 season. 2 Related Knowing that a defeat would hand the championship to rivals Manchester City, the Reds got......

The Colorful History of Haribo Goldbears, the World’s First Gummy Bears

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Michele Herrmann Contributing Writer Just over a century ago, in 1920, German confectioner Hans Riegel Sr. struck out on his own, establishing a new candy company called Haribo—an abbreviation derived from his name and hometown of Bonn (Hans Riegel Bonn). Working out of his kitchen with little more than a......

Díaz brothers part of history with saves on same day

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Nick Aguilera MLB – For more and to sign up click here Edwin and Alexis Díaz record saves on same day n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”edwin-alexis-diaz-record-saves-same-day”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”edwin-alexis-diaz-record-saves-same-day”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”edwin-alexis-diaz-record-saves-same-day”,”type”:”story”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”“It means so much to me to get my first career save,” Díaz said via translator Jorge Merlos. “It means so much that I am able to do this......

BookTrib’s Bites: Loss, Lies, Betrayal, SciFi Thriller, Southern Saga – Entertainment

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(NewsUSA) “All We Have to Believe In“by Jeffrey Lousteau A captivating story of love and loss, of betrayal and redemption, set against the backdrop of America in the 1920s. Edward Dooley is a disillusioned veteran of the Great War who comes home to San Francisco, struggles to fit into a......

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