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Auschwitz Artifacts to Go on Tour, Very Carefully

Auschwitz Artifacts to Go on Tour, Very Carefully | History in the News | Scoop.it
A high-profile attempt to educate young people about the Holocaust is also balancing the sensitive issue of charging for the exhibition.
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Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives?

Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives? | History in the News | Scoop.it
New research indicates a stall, maybe even a retreat, in the movement toward gender equality.
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Doomsday Films: Footage of Nuclear-Weapons Tests Declassified

Doomsday Films: Footage of Nuclear-Weapons Tests Declassified | History in the News | Scoop.it
About 750 films of nuclear-weapons tests by the U.S. government have been declassified, and an initial collection of 64 videos is now available online.
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How Darwin Evolved: 25,540 Paper Fragments Tell the Story

How Darwin Evolved: 25,540 Paper Fragments Tell the Story | History in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History have used superfast computers to reorganize the raw notes that formed “On the Origin of Species.”
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History in the digital age. . . challenges the belief that history never changes.
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What You Should Know About the Man Behind the Alfred E. Smith Dinner

What You Should Know About the Man Behind the Alfred E. Smith Dinner | History in the News | Scoop.it
The man after whom the annual event is named made a career in spite of prejudice, becoming a strong symbol of religious freedom.
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Many of you watched for the presidential candidates jokes, but remember the man behind the dinner and America's complex relationship with religious freedom. . .
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A Year to Be Forgotten

A Year to Be Forgotten | History in the News | Scoop.it
Shootings, division and unrest in 2016 parallel another consequential year in American history – 1968.
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Parallels between 2016 and 1968?  Do you agree?
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102-Year-Old Arizona Woman Casts Early Vote for Clinton

102-Year-Old Arizona Woman Casts Early Vote for Clinton | History in the News | Scoop.it
A 102-year-old Prescott, Arizona, woman born before women gained the right to vote in America has cast her ballot early and voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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Another demonstration of how long it takes to make measurable strides in the battles for equality. . .
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Mystery Deepens Over Bones Linked to Amelia Earhart

Mystery Deepens Over Bones Linked to Amelia Earhart | History in the News | Scoop.it
Records of a partial skeleton found in the 1940s on the Pacific island Nikumaroro show some similarities to Amelia Earhart, scientists say. Others question the science.
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Another demonstration of how science influences our understanding of the past. . .
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The push to expand Social Security

The push to expand Social Security | History in the News | Scoop.it
Do Democrats believe that seniors are in need, or just that they’re more likely to vote?
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To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions

To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions | History in the News | Scoop.it
“It is literally neurobiologically impossible to think deeply about things that you don’t care about,” says the neuroscientist Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.
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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74 - BBC News

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74 - BBC News | History in the News | Scoop.it
Three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, who became one of the world's best-known sportsmen, dies aged 74 after suffering from respiratory illness.
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In this course, we saw several examples of boxing intertwining with America's political and social history.  Muhammad Ali's legacy far exceeds the boxing ring.
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Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima

Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima | History in the News | Scoop.it
Obama would become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bombing. Aides say there will be no presidential apology for the U.S. decision to drop the bomb.
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For one group of women, the gender wage gap keeps getting worse

For one group of women, the gender wage gap keeps getting worse | History in the News | Scoop.it
The early-career disparity is growing.
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Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Claims Another Casualty: Its Schools

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Claims Another Casualty: Its Schools | History in the News | Scoop.it
The secretary of education in Puerto Rico has pushed for closings and consolidations to save money. Teachers fear the cuts will cost them their jobs.
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In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age | History in the News | Scoop.it
Medicaid now covers more Americans than Medicare, and it played a major role in stopping the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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And the legacy of Johnson's Great Society lives on. . .
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Why the Nazis Loved America

Why the Nazis Loved America | History in the News | Scoop.it
In the 1930s, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party looked to America to learn how to turn racism into law — in ways echoed by the President today
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How ‘Un-American’ Became the Political Insult of the Moment

How ‘Un-American’ Became the Political Insult of the Moment | History in the News | Scoop.it
When Americans start accusing one another of violating the nation’s spirit, it’s a good sign we can’t agree on what that spirit even is.
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How has what society defines as "Un-American" changed over time?  Compare the early Cold War definition of "Un-American" to today's definition.
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The White and Black Worlds of 'Loving v. Virginia'

The White and Black Worlds of 'Loving v. Virginia' | History in the News | Scoop.it
Richard and Mildred Loving—the couple who inspired the new film 'Loving'—lived in a world where race was not simply binary
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America's history with racism can be shocking.  In our recent past, there were states banning bi-racial marriage.
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This Writer Ranked American History's Dirtiest Elections. Here’s What He Says About 2016

This Writer Ranked American History's Dirtiest Elections. Here’s What He Says About 2016 | History in the News | Scoop.it
The author of a book about America's dirtiest elections talks to TIME about this year's contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
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Mudslinging in American politics
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Rachel Maddow and Doris Kearns Goodwin on a Presidential Race for the History Books

Rachel Maddow and Doris Kearns Goodwin on a Presidential Race for the History Books | History in the News | Scoop.it
The two women discuss the temperamental forebears of Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, the ambitions of candidates and their skills for the job.
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Yes, this election may result in the first female POTUS, but the tone of the race isn't unique.  Unfortunately, this election season shares some similarities to past elections.
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Holocaust Survivors’ Needs Grow, and Aid Is Slow to Catch Up

Holocaust Survivors’ Needs Grow, and Aid Is Slow to Catch Up | History in the News | Scoop.it
Aging and often infirm and isolated, the remaining survivors require more help even as traditional sources of funding are starting to taper off.
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Reprint of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Tests German Law

Reprint of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Tests German Law | History in the News | Scoop.it
Prosecutors are weighing charges against the publisher. While the work is widely available on the internet, a government-approved annotated version is the only one legal in Germany.
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A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows | History in the News | Scoop.it
The results are startling but line up with previous research on this subject.
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Female World War II Pilots Now Welcome at Arlington Cemetery

Female World War II Pilots Now Welcome at Arlington Cemetery | History in the News | Scoop.it
Female pilots who served in the military during World War II can officially have their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery
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Report: Marine Corps investigating photo of iconic flag-raising on Iwo Jima

Report: Marine Corps investigating photo of iconic flag-raising on Iwo Jima | History in the News | Scoop.it
Two historians think James Bradley may not have been in the picture
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