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New York Times runs never-before-published photos for Black History Month

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The New York Times has published a collection of never-before-seen photographs that help fill in the overall portrait of African-American culture and history. Continue reading

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Is fracking causing earthquakes in Oklahoma?

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A sharp increase in the number of earthquakes Oklahoma has experienced in recent years has state officials looking for ways to control the suspected culprits — the state’s oil and gas industry. Continue reading

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Charleston mayor: “We are still a work in progress in America”

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The racially-motivated shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, SC, has spurred discussion and debate about the state of racism in America. Continue reading

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Boston marathon bomber apologizes to victims

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev unexpectedly addressed the courtroom at the formal sentencing to acknowledge his role in the 2013 Boston marathon bombing for the first time. Continue reading

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Flood of war refugees tests Greek hospitality

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An influx of Syrian and Afghan refugees is straining Greece’s already-thin resources at a time when the country could face bankruptcy. Continue reading

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