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Research Last Updated: Sep 23, 2018 - 9:56:08 AM


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Meet Haiti’s founding father, whose black revolution was too radical for Thomas Jefferson
Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn would now be called Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, after a Haitian slave turned revolutionary general.

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:05:10 AM

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A Forgotten Hero Stopped the My Lai Massacre
Everybody's heard of the My Lai massacre, but not about the man who stopped it: Hugh Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot. He told the American troops, if they opened fire on the hiding Vietnamese civilians, he and his crew would open fire on them

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:56:57 AM

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Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies
Think of a dangerous cargo and toxic waste or explosives might come to mind. But granular cargoes such as crushed ore and mineral sands are responsible for the loss of numerous ships every year. On average, ten “solid bulk cargo” carriers have been lost at sea each year for the last decade.

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:41:03 AM

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The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages
What can hyperpolyglots teach the rest of us?

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:38:37 AM

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The Battle of Chicago, 1968
Fifty years after the political upheaval around the Democratic National Convention that changed America, a former editor from ‘Ramparts’ magazine sees worrying echoes today

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:59:22 AM



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