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MLB Wild Card Tuesday Takeaways: Giolito flirts with history, Astros extend Twins’ record playoff losing streak

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6:21 PM ET MLB InsidersESPN The 2020 MLB playoffs began Tuesday with four American League Wild Card Series. The Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland A’s as Lucas Giolito flirted with perfection. The Houston Astros, who finished the 2020 season with a losing record, topped the Minnesota Twins to extend......
History

Native Americans Have Always Answered the Call to Serve: National VFW Day 2020

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Smithsonian Voices National Museum of the American Indian Native Americans Have Always Answered the Call to Serve: National VFW Day 2020 September 29th, 2020, 3:50PM / BY Dennis Zotigh Native American veterans of the Vietnam War stand in honor as part of the color guard at the Vietnam Veterans War......
Technology

The Long History of ‘Hidden Earpiece’ Conspiracy Theories

New York Times
Ahead of Tuesday’s presidential debate, rumors began spreading among right-wing influencers and Trump campaign surrogates that Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee, was being outfitted with a hidden earpiece in order to receive surreptitious help during the debate, and that Mr. Biden’s campaign had refused a request from the......
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The Unsuccessful WWII Plot to Fight the Japanese With Radioactive Foxes

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In the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, “Wild Bill” Donovan, the leader of the Office of Strategic Services—America’s wartime intelligence agency—told his scientists to find a way to “outfox” the Axis enemies. In response, the scientists produced a number of dirty tricks, including explosive pancake mix, incendiary......
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Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need Saving

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Sept. 28, 2020, 1:53 p.m. A civil rights landmark in Mississippi, a Native American site in California and a public housing complex in Texas may have little in common at first glance, but a recent list brings them all together in the name of preservation. The National Trust......
MLB

Wild history between Yanks, Sandy’s Indians

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Mike Lupica MLB – For more and to sign up click here A long time after October 1997, in a best-of-three Wild Card Series this time instead of an American League Division Series, the Yankees are running into Sandy Alomar Jr. again. Because of Terry Francona’s health issues, Alomar is......
Chowhound

The Humble History and Evolution of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Chowhound
Kids across the nation are going back to school—or maybe distance learning from home again—which means one thing: Countless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are being made. Alright, maybe the disruption of the normal school year means a few more things, but my point is a lot of kids are......
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life was celebrated Friday at the U.S. Capitol. It was an unprecedented tribute that affirmed her place in the nation’s history, as mourners bore witness to her courage, tenacity, and strength. Jan Crawford reports. Source link...
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Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who won trailblazing legal victories for women’s rights before ascending to the nation’s highest court, broke her final barriers on Friday, becoming the first woman and the first Jewish American to lie in state in the United States Capitol. In a ceremony choreographed by......
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Dozens of Christopher Columbus statues have been removed since June

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here At least 33 Christopher Columbus statues have been taken down or in the process of being removed since the renewed Black Lives Matter protests began in late spring, according to a count of local reports. Seeing them come down......
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BookBites: Mysteries, WWII Enemies Unite, and a Children’s Book of Love – Entertainment

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(NewsUSA)  “Vanishing Girls”by Lisa Regan  When beautiful Isabelle Coleman goes missing, everyone in town joins the search. They find no trace of the town’s darling, but detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing. Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond......
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How empty ballparks would have changed MLB history — and could alter games this October

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8:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” Humans are heat factories. If the average human being produces heat at a rate of 80ish watts, then 19 humans hunched together would radiate as much heat......
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Ten years of worlds: A League of Legends World Championship oral history

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The 10th edition of the League of Legends World Championship begins Friday looking unlike any iteration before it. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic halted League developer Riot Games’ plans to hold its annual multi-city tour complete with the biggest finale yet. But change is familiar to this company and to the......
BBC Entertainment

Prince’s Sign O’ The Times: An oral history

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Image copyright The Prince Estate / Jeff Katz Image caption Sign ‘O’ The Times is Prince’s most critically-acclaimed album On 29 March, 1987, Prince swept the board at the Razzies. His second feature film, Under The Cherry Moon, was named worst picture, while he scooped worst actor and the track......
History

Charlotte’s Monument to a Jewish Confederate Was Hated Even Before It Was Built

Smithsonian
From 1948 until just recently, residents and visitors to uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, could have strolled past a Confederate monument and not even known. On a busy, commercial street, in front of a FedEx store, the tombstone-like memorial honored Judah P. Benjamin, a Jewish southerner and the Secretary of State......
History

Are There Native Descendants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition? And More Questions From Our Readers

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Q: Are there any American Indian descendants of the members of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery? —Karen Wilson | Helena, Alabama In their journals, the men of the Corps of Discovery alluded to their relations with Indian women. One Nez Perce man named Halahtookit was widely believed to......
History

How NASA Marketed Its Space Program With Fantastical Depictions of the Future

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Long before scientists and engineers could send astronauts into space, they had to convince the public—and the officials who would fund these first forays—that such a wild undertaking was possible. “You couldn’t just say, ‘We’re going to build rockets,’ and ask people to believe it—you really had to show them......

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