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Minister confused by ‘white heritage’ asks: What binds Nazis, Confederates?

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Minister confused by ‘white heritage’ asks: What binds Nazis, Confederates?

- What recently brought neo-Nazis and Confederate sympathizers together in Charlottesville? Why were Nazi flags and Confederate flags carried side by side and marched with pride down the streets of a modern American city? Do these two groups really share a common heritage or do they merely share a similar history? A shameful history of a shared racism, steeped in the mistaken notion of white superiority and a willingness to employ violence as a means to maintain it
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Racists’ under-the-radar recruitment

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Racists’ under-the-radar recruitment

- For those aware of them, all the signs were there with James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old charged this week with murder after driving into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va, and killing Heather Heyer. Fields’s high-school history teacher has described him as infatuated with Nazis as early as his freshman year of high school. Fields has a history of abusing his mother
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Historic promotions for Des Moines Fire Department

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Historic promotions for Des Moines Fire Department

- History was made at the Des Moines Fire Department this morning as two people received major promotions. Historic promotions for Des Moines Fire Department History was made at the Des Moines Fire Department this morning as two people received major promotions. WEBVTT FIGHT.HISTORY WAS MADE AT THE DESMOINES FIRE DEPARTMENT THIMORNING AS TWO PEOPLE RECEIVEDPROMOTIONS.PERCY COLEM IS THE FIRSTAFRICAN-AMERICAN TO BE PROMOTEDTO ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF IN THEIRHISTOR AND AMY MONTGOMERY ISTHE FIRST FEMALE PROMOTED TOASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF
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Gunman who killed Hamilton girlfriend was not supposed to have weapons

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Gunman who killed Hamilton girlfriend was not supposed to have weapons

- TRENTON >> Alleged girlfriend killer Daniel Torres Jr. made an initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to murder charges and weapons offenses. One of the charges against Torres suggests he has a prior criminal history from another jurisdiction or a history of being committed to a mental health institution. Torres, 38, of South Olden Avenue in Hamilton, is accused of shooting Jennifer Beer multiple times and killing her inside their township apartment early Sunday morning in a brutal act of domestic violence
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a pre-historic crocodile described as “one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth” after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London’s Natural History Museum says the fossil of what’s now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

- Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

- Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) - Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Man wanted in killing of Missouri police officer arrested

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Man wanted in killing of Missouri police officer arrested

- Ian McCarthy has criminal history in New Hampshire. . Man wanted in killing of Missouri police officer arrested Ian McCarthy has criminal history in New Hampshire WEBVTT >> NOW WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXTSTEP AND THAT IS SEEING THATJUSTICE IS SERVED AND HONORINGMY BROTHER FOR THE PERSON THATHE WAS.RAY: TUESDAY NIGHT THE BROTHEROF SLAIN CLINTON MISSOURI POLICEOFFICER GARY MICHAEL REACTING TOTHE NEWS THAT AN ARREST HAD BEENMADE
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as “one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth” after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London’s Natural History Museum says the fossil of what’s now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Twila Van Leer: When Teton Dam flood took her genealogy

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Twila Van Leer: When Teton Dam flood took her genealogy

- What would you grab first if you became aware of a disaster that threatened to take your home? I've participated in conversations on that topic now and again, and almost always the answer is that the most important thing you'd want to salvage would be family memorabilia. When the Teton Dam on the Teton River in Idaho burst on June 5, 1976, sending a wall of water 305 feet high at its crest and as wide as 10 football fields thundering downriver, Reba Bauer faced that awful decision
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History in the air at Newport Jazz Festival

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History in the air at Newport Jazz Festival

- NEWPORT, R.I. — Jazz is history. Not in the sense of “over,” but in the sense of a living tradition — the music is always paying that history homage, consciously or not. Saturday, the middle day of the weekend-long Newport Jazz Festival, had history in abundance. Most explicitly, it had Benny Golson, now 88, one of the living legends of the music, author of some of its indelible classics, playing a few of them and talking about them just as much
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Man suspected of killing Missouri officer has criminal history in New Hampshire

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Man suspected of killing Missouri officer has criminal history in New Hampshire

- Manhunt underway for suspect. . . Man suspected of killing Missouri officer has criminal history in New Hampshire Manhunt underway for suspect WEBVTT INTON,MISSOURI.MATT EVANS IS THERE LIVE.A POLICE WAS SHOT AND KILLED,AND THE SUSPECT IS AT LARGE.MATT: A PERSON OF INTEREST INTHIS CASE, HILLARY CLINTON,MISSOURI, POLICE OFFICER WASSHOT AND KILLED IN THE OVERNIGHTHOURS.HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIESAND STATE TROOPERS HAVE BEENSTAGING BEHIND US AT THE HENRYCOUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTTHROUGHOUT THE OVERNIGHT HOURS
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  • Racists’ under-the-radar recruitment
    Racists’ under-the-radar recruitment

    , bostonglobe.com

    For those aware of them, all the signs were there with James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old charged this week with murder after driving into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va, and killing Heather Heyer. Fields’s high-school history teacher has described him as infatuated with Nazis as early as his freshman year of high school. Fields has a history of abusing his mother
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History

  • Minister confused by ‘white heritage’ asks: What binds Nazis, Confederates?
    Minister confused by ‘white heritage’ asks: What binds Nazis, Confederates?

    , kentucky.com

    What recently brought neo-Nazis and Confederate sympathizers together in Charlottesville? Why were Nazi flags and Confederate flags carried side by side and marched with pride down the streets of a modern American city? Do these two groups really share a common heritage or do they merely share a similar history? A shameful history of a shared racism, steeped in the mistaken notion of white superiority and a willingness to employ violence as a means to maintain it
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Archaeology

  • Archaeologists excavate 17 graves from Clarksville cemetery for road-widening project
    Archaeologists excavate 17 graves from Clarksville cemetery for road-widening project

    , wdrb.com

    Officials say the graves in Clarksville along Blackiston Mill Road date between 1830 and 1900. The excavations at Stewart-Emery Cemetery were required by federal and state law to determine the impact that the road project will have on the environment. Archaeologists will use radar technology to determine if there is enough room to re-bury the 17 sets of remains. Related
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Revolution

  • Inside the new Museum of the American Revolution
    Inside the new Museum of the American Revolution

    , bostonherald.com

    PHILADELPHIA — A century in the making, the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia had the good fortune to open in 2017, in the wake of the hit musical Hamilton, which sparked a renewed interest in the nation’s history. While everyone may know the basics of the American Revolution, the new, 118,000-square-foot Philadelphia museum takes visitors on a deeper dive
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Concepts

  • NPR tweets the Declaration of Independence, and people freak out about a ‘revolution’
    NPR tweets the Declaration of Independence, and people freak out about a ‘revolution’

    , idahostatesman.com

    To commemorate the Fourth of July and what the holiday represents, National Public Radio filled its Twitter feed with the words of the Declaration of Independence on Tuesday. he tweets went unrecognized as containing text of one of our nation’s most important documents by some on Twitter. People tweeted that NPR’s thread was trash, that it was inciting revolution and was a reason public organization should be defunded
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Archaeologists

  • Space Stations: Archaeological Sites in Low-Earth Orbit
    Space Stations: Archaeological Sites in Low-Earth Orbit

    , scientificamerican.com

    "Space archaeologist" would be a fine job description for a fictional character on an interplanetary mission to unearth the ruins of an alien civilization. But a handful of real-life archaeologists are already making a bid to study culture in space—of the human, not alien, variety. A new effort, called ISS Archaeology, seeks to understand the "microsociety" aboard the International Space Station
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Artifacts

  • Hobby Lobby to forfeit ancient artifacts smuggled from Iraq
    Hobby Lobby to forfeit ancient artifacts smuggled from Iraq

    , adn.com

    LOS ANGELES – Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit thousands of illegally smuggled ancient Middle Eastern artifacts obtained from antiquities dealers for a Bible museum headed by its president, the company and U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The forfeiture will include some 5,500 artifacts purchased by Hobby Lobby that originated from the region of modern-day Iraq and were shipped under false labels, as well as an additional $3 million to settle the civil charges, the Department of Justice said in a statement
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