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Records: Suspect in Harford Co., Delaware shootings has criminal record, history of workplace violence

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How Rude: Monuments and American Memory | Adam Foreman | TEDxVermilionStreet

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Brookline airman who went missing in WWII being laid to rest

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The Latest: Police: London crash that hurt 11 is not terror

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London police: Car accident that injured 11 outside museum is not terror attack

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The Latest: London Ambulance: 11 injured in museum car crash

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London Police Detain Driver Who Hit Pedestrians Near Natural History Museum

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The history of zombies: Where did the phenomenon begin?
Zombies aren't just a 'Walking Dead' phenomenon. They date back to the 17th century and are rooted in the institution of slavery. Fox News sat down with Tim Seeley, author of the "Revival" zombie-themed comic book series, to discuss the history of the undead.   Read More ...
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The Roots of Revolution
ARC OF UTOPIA The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution By Lesley Chamberlain 220 pp. Reaktion Books. $29.95. As we mark the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s triumph, Chamberlain’s book broadens our understanding of the roots of the Bolshevik Revolution, describing how German Idealism, which first emerged from Immanuel Kant’s reaction to the French Revolution, came to inspire philosophers and cultural figures throughout 19th-century Europe and Russia   Read More ...
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Playboy names first transgender Playmate in magazine history
Playboy announced on Wednesday Ines Rau will be the first openly transgender Playmate to be featured in the upcoming issue of the magazine in its 64-year history. Rau will grace the issue that will also pay tribute to the late founder Hugh Hefner, who died earlier this month. The Playmate title is given to women who appear in a centerfold pictorial in an issue of the Playboy magazine   Read More ...
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Records: Suspect in Harford Co., Delaware shootings has criminal record, history of workplace violence
Radee L. Prince, the 37-year-old man who allegedly killed three co-workers and wounded two others at his Harford County workplace before driving to Delaware and shooting a sixth victim Wednesday, has a long criminal history in both states and a record of workplace violence, according to court records and law enforcement officials. By sundown Wednesday, Prince, who has addresses in Elkton, in Cecil County, and Wilmington, Del   Read More ...
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4,000-year-old statue linked to female Egyptian leader
CAIRO -- Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago. Wednesday's statement by the Antiquities Ministry says the artifact was found in the district of Saqqara, near the ancient Pyramids of Giza. It says the part of the statue is in poor condition and will have to undergo restoration   Read More ...
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Today In History, Oct. 18: Thomas Edison
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Today In History, Oct. 18: Thomas Edison
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Marian Cannon Schlesinger, Author and Eyewitness to History, Dies at 105
Marian Cannon Schlesinger, a droll and high-spirited protofeminist artist, writer and eyewitness to history in the Kennedy White House as the first wife of the president’s resident intellectual, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., died on Saturday at her home in Cambridge, Mass. She was 105. Her death was confirmed by her son Stephen. A lifelong Cantabrigian who had lived in the same clapboard house on Irving Street, a few blocks from Harvard Yard, since 1947, who once cooked gnocchi for her neighbor Julia Child and who played tennis regularly until she was 85, Mrs   Read More ...
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Pilot's poor decision-making caused worst hot-air balloon crash in history, NTSB says
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that a hot air balloon in Texas struck power lines, caught fire, and crashed, killing all 16 people on board. It's considered one of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history. WASHINGTON – Federal investigators ruled Tuesday that the worst hot-air balloon crash in history that killed 16 people in Texas last year was caused by the pilot’s poor decision-making, which was impaired by his medical conditions and medications   Read More ...
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The Booker Prize’s Bad History
The Man Booker Prize, one of the shiniest baubles and most generous purses in English letters, was awarded today to the American writer George Saunders for his novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.” The occasion invites us to reflect on how the residue of slavery and white supremacy permeates our cultural life, and determines whose histories are celebrated and whose are erased   Read More ...
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Kyowva Genealogy Society to meet
HUNTINGTON - The Kyowva Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at its library, located in the basement of Second Presbyterian Church, 901 Jefferson Ave., Huntington. The group will watch a documentary on Mary Draper. At the group's Nov. 28 meeting, Benjamin Woodard will present his research on the Memorial Arch as well as plans to honor the men named on the memorial   Read More ...
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I thought I knew how my family escaped the Holocaust. The truth was hidden in a Dominican town.
See images of a Dominican village that became home to Jewish refugees during World War II and beyond A family’s personal history of fleeing the Holocaust and settling in the little town of Sosua in the Dominican Republic. A family’s personal history of fleeing the Holocaust and settling in the little town of Sosua in the Dominican Republic. Buy Photo The night before Kristallnacht — the infamous date in November 1938 when synagogues burned across Germany and the Nazis arrested tens of thousands of Jews — my father’s family escaped from Berlin and fled to one of the few places in the world willing to take in Jewish refugees   Read More ...
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Pilot's poor decision-making caused worst hot-air balloon crash in history, NTSB says
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that a hot air balloon in Texas struck power lines, caught fire, and crashed, killing all 16 people on board. It's considered one of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history. WASHINGTON – Federal investigators ruled Tuesday that the worst hot-air balloon crash in history that killed 16 people in Texas last year was caused by the pilot’s poor decision-making, which was impaired by his medical conditions and medications   Read More ...
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Today In History, Oct. 17: Mother Teresa
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Today In History, Oct. 17: Mother Teresa
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UVA symposium to examine history of slavery at universities
CHARLOTTESVILLE — A symposium at the University of Virginia this week will try to make history relatable and personal through a series of speeches, discussions and events about race and higher education. The second symposium hosted by the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University will be held Wednesday through Saturday. The symposium is a chance to check in on how the university has learned about and addressed slavery since the commission was formed in 2013, said Dr   Read More ...
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Iowans Commemorating Major Milestone in Military and Black History
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Sunday marks the 100th year anniversary for the first African American officer candidate class in Iowa to be commissioned into the United States Army. The class was the first black class in the nation to be granted permission. Historian and founder of the Warrior Class 1 project, Robert Morris, sat down with Channel 13's Jodi Whitworth to discuss the significant role this played in both Iowa and the United State's history   Read More ...
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How Rude: Monuments and American Memory | Adam Foreman | TEDxVermilionStreet
Adam Foreman provides a historian's perspective regarding the role of monuments in public spaces. Adam Foreman is a museum professional and Public Historian with ten years of experience. He received his Masters degree in Public History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where his research centered on South Louisiana enslaved resistance and the public memory of difficult histories. He has worked with The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area in Springfield, Illinois, and served as the Executive Director of Melrose plantation in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Today he lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, and works at the National WWII Museum   Read More ...
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Trump making history by seeking changes to Iran deal, Israel’s intelligence minister says
JERUSALEM — Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz says that President Trump’s hard-line approach to Iran and the nuclear agreement signed by his predecessor is “historic” and “dramatic.” Katz — who has ambitions to become Israel's next prime minister — compared the landmark nuclear accord reached in 2015 between Iran and world powers to a modern-day equivalent of the infamous Munich Agreement in 1938   Read More ...
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Genealogy group celebrates decade of looking into the past
They say time flies when you're having fun. If that's the case, the past 10 years have been a flash, according to Hudson County Genealogical and Historical Society members who celebrated the organization's 10th anniversary Saturday at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center. "It all started back in 2007 with an idea," said HCGHS President Doreen Bloomer, speaking to the attendees of the Society's genesis   Read More ...
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Truck bomb in Somalia kills over 300, deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's health minister has arrived in Somalia to coordinate the evacuation of some of the wounded in the truck bombing in Mogadishu. More than 300 people were killed and about 300 injured in the deadliest attack in Somalia's history. Anadolu Agency said Health Minister Ahmet Demircan is accompanied by 33 Turkish medical personnel   Read More ...
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Drama of Northern California fires caught on camera | Idaho Statesman
Devastating wildfires in Northern California and the wine country that are becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history leave lives lost, towns evacuated, residents displaced. Drama of Northern California fires caught on camera Devastating wildfires in Northern California and the wine country that are becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history leave lives lost, towns evacuated, residents displaced   Read More ...
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Brookline airman who went missing in WWII being laid to rest
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Army Air Forces officer from Massachusetts is being laid to rest more than 70 years after he went missing in World War II. A funeral with full military honors for 2nd Lt. Richard M. Horwitz, of Brookline, is scheduled for Sunday at a family plot at a West Roxbury. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the 22-year-old Horwitz was the radar navigator on a B24 Liberator that crashed into the Adriatic Sea after a Feb   Read More ...
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Slideshow: Wildfires ravage California, melting cars, destroying
Wildfires continue to rage across northern California in what is now the deadliest week of wildfires in state history. Photos show the destructive power of the swiftly moving flames. More > Wildfires continue to rage across northern California in what is now the deadliest week of wildfires in state history. Photos show the destructive power of the swiftly moving flames.   Read More ...
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Fanged Kangaroos Survived Prehistoric Climate Change, Research Could Shed New Light On Extinction
Research conducted on fanged kangaroos, which came from a long-extinct family of Australian kangaroos, revealed that the species may have survived five million years longer than originally thought. The new study on what is being dubbed as “vampire kangaroos” is expected to shed more light on extinction. What are fanged kangaroos? A study led by the University of Queensland focused on species diversity, body size, and the time of extinction of fanged kangaroos   Read More ...
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California 'horror' fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state’s history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing. More than 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters overhead were battling 16 major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, in areas north of San Francisco that have consumed nearly 214,000 acres (86,000 hectares) over seven days, or roughly 334 square miles (865 sq km) - an area larger than New York City   Read More ...
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California 'horror' fires kill at least 38, deadliest in state history
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state’s history rose to at least 38, with hundreds of people still missing. About 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters overhead were battling 16 major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, in areas north of San Francisco that have consumed nearly 214,000 acres (86,000 hectares) over seven days, or roughly 334 square miles (865 sq km) - an area larger than New York City   Read More ...
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Why we fear Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is the most prominent of a group of traditional superstitions, Stuart Vyse writes Most superstitions arise as a method of coping with uncertainty Stuart Vyse was professor of psychology at Connecticut College and is the author of "Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition," which won the American Psychological Association's William James Book Award. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author   Read More ...
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Carlisle set to host genealogy national conference
An untold number of people traveled through the Cumberland Valley over the course of almost 300 years of recorded history. Forming a natural channel from the Susquehanna River in the east to the Potomac River in the southwest, the valley was a pathway for immigrants moving through the Appalachian Mountains into the interior of what became the United States. “Sometimes they stayed here   Read More ...
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California wildfires kill at least 31, deadliest week for fires in state history
close The raging, out-of-control wildfires across Northern California have now killed at least 31 people, marking the deadliest week of wildfires in state history, officials said late Thursday. Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said Thursday night that two more people have been confirmed dead there. That raises the statewide death total from 29 to 31. While no one fire currently burning has killed that many, collectively this is the deadliest series of simultaneous fires in the state since records have been kept   Read More ...
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'Words matter': The complicated language of mass shootings, killings and massacres
Ruth Cankudutawin Hopkins was still awake late Sunday, Oct. 1, when the social media reports about a shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas first appeared. She knew it would be terrible. And sure enough, the next day came the headlines: “The deadliest mass shooting in American history.” “I was acutely aware that that was not true,” said Hopkins, a tribal attorney, columnist, and member of the Dakota/Lakota Sioux Nation in South Dakota   Read More ...
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State archaeologist investigating after human skull found at Lincoln construction site
State archaeologist investigating after human skull found at Lincoln construction site WEBVTT L LEGEND MAY PROVIDECLUES. REPORTER: EXPERTS, ALONG WITHTWO POLICEMEN, WERE LOOKING FORBONES OR SIGNS OF A GRAVE ATTHIS CONSTRUCTION SITE INLINCOLN TODAY, AFTER THEDISCOVERY OF A HUMAN SKULL THEREYESTERDAY. >> WE ROPED IN THE AREA OFF ANDCONTACTED THE MEDICAL EXAMINER,WHO RESPONDED TODAY, AND THESTATE ARCHAEOLOGIST.REPORTER: BOTH QUICKLY ROLLINGOUT IT'S A POSSIBLE CRIME SCENEOR CONNECTED TO ANY UNSOLVEDCASES   Read More ...
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Federal supervision did not prevent Trenton ex-con's alleged domestic violence 'Kill Day' attack
TRENTON >> Convicted gunman John Thomas Bragg has a history of threatening an ex-girlfriend — and authorities say history repeated itself. Less than one year after being released from federal prison, the 53-year-old Bragg is back behind bars on allegations he stabbed two victims, including one of his former lovers. Bragg did not bother showing up to court Wednesday as a Mercer County judge signed an order placing the Trenton man on pretrial detention   Read More ...
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3 Katy ghost stories to check out this Halloween season
Ghost stories may be more fun to tell around October 31, but paranormal activity is a subtle part of Katy's history and culture year-round. A legendary Katy witch. It's a tradition almost as essential as football games or prom - many high schoolers in Katy visit the witch's grave at least once before they graduate. That is, if they'll risk being cursed by the hexes rumored to be guarding her 106-year-old grave   Read More ...
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Understanding Confederate monuments: Crowd hears from Montana historians at Billings library
than 100 people Tuesday night attended the Billings Public Library’s panel discussion “Confederate Monuments: From the National to the Local,” during which four local history professors talked about the historical context and meaning of America’s monuments to the Confederacy. Participants in the hour-and-half event were Montana State University Billings history professors Emily Arendt and Joseph Bryan, and Rocky Mountain College history professors Tim Lehman and Jenifer Parks   Read More ...
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Coin-operated parking becomes ancient history as apps, sensors take over cities
LOS ANGELES — The last coin-operated meter was yanked out of the Portland, Oregon downtown area in 2016 and now resides in a local historical museum. Welcome to the future, where you'll never have to scrounge for quarters and may soon add parking to your list of monthly subscriptions, after Netflix and Spotify. Today, visitors to the downtown area's 1,900 parking spots use the Portland "Parking Kitty," a high-tech meter that connects to a smartphone app   Read More ...
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Panel discussion with historians at Billings Public Library focuses on Confederate monuments
than 100 people Tuesday night attended the Billings Public Library’s panel discussion “Confederate Monuments: From the National to the Local,” during which four local history professors talked about the historical context and meaning of America’s monuments to the Confederacy. Participants in the hour-and-half event were Montana State University Billings history professors Emily Arendt and Joseph Bryan, and Rocky Mountain College history professors Tim Lehman and Jenifer Parks   Read More ...
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USS Cod Submarine Memorial open Saturdays in fall for first time
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The USS Cod Submarine Memorial will be open Saturdays this fall for the first time in the historic submarine's 41-year history on the lakefront. The memorial, located on North Marginal Road between East Ninth Street and Burke Lakefront Airport, will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday through November 25. Among special events also planned is a "Halloween on a Submarine" family story program on this Friday, 7-10 p   Read More ...
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A Columbus Day question: Was colonialism inherently evil or racist?
Since half of the country is trying to save Christopher Columbus from being erased with the rest of our history and the other half is busy trying to tear him down as a genocidal war criminal, Columbus Day offers a chance to contemplate that era in history. I was reminded of this when reading a piece at the Washington Post about a journal which published and later retracted (deleted, erased, wiped from history) a paper arguing in favor of the merits of colonialism   Read More ...
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