Breaking News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • The Nazi Underground

    Is treasure buried beneath the mountains of Poland?



  • Brits want kids to experience nature. It’s an old story.

    Precisely 100 years ago, in the midst of World War I, a family of Quakers in Cambridge set up a youth organization designed to offer outdoor coeducational experiences without the militarism and imperialism that they perceived in the Boy Scouts. They called the group the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry.



  • Obama May Create Monument to Gay Rights Movement

    The White House is considering the creation of a national monument to the gay rights movement on a small piece of Greenwich Village parkland across the street from the Stonewall Inn, where a 1969 uprising helped inspire the push for equality.



  • Kennewick Man Will Return Home to Native American Tribes

    After a two-decade legal battle sparked by the discovery, it’s been determined that Kennewick Man is in fact related to modern populations of Native Americans and can be claimed and buried under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.



  • Six maps that will make you rethink the world

    Parag Khanna is the author of the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration.