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Research Last Updated: Jan 20, 2018 - 10:14:59 AM


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How Do They Train Drug Sniffer Dogs?
Sniffer dogs are a key tool in the arsenal of law enforcement to do their jobs- trained to sniff out everything from drugs to fruit and boasting a reasonably good success rate (with one caveat that we'll get too shortly). As it turns out, though, how these crime-fighting pooches are typically trained is a very simple process anyone can do with a bit of persistence and patience.

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:13:17 AM

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In New York, Crime Falls Along With Police Stops
Police have radically cut back their use of stop-and-frisk policies. To the surprise of some, crime didn’t spike, but tumbled yet again.

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:24:34 AM

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Global Warming Stirs the Methane Monster
It’s January, yet methane hydrates in the Arctic are growling like an incensed monster on a scorching hot mid-summer day. But, it is January; it’s winter, not July!

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:01:48 AM

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"Harsh and Terrible Solution" Fidel Castro's Armageddon Letter to Nikita Khrushchev
Washington, D.C., January 11, 2018 - A new book by long-time colleagues of the National Security Archive, James G. Blight and janet M. Lang, offers a fresh exploration of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and plumbs its lessons on the continuing dangers of nuclear war.  Homing in on the Cuban perspective, the book aims to fill a persistent gap in the history that not only skewed our understanding of the event for years but helped make the crisis so perilous in the first place – the superpowers’ utter dismissal of Cuba’s stake in its outcome.

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:31:02 PM

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How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Lost to History
More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion.

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:26:42 PM

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