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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.

  • You can now see what every block of NYC looked like 400 years ago

    The island’s biodiversity per acre was “rivaled that of national parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Great Smoky Mountains,” writes the creator of the Welikia Project, landscape ecologist Dr. Eric Sanderson, who founded the project almost 20 years ago.

  • Ben Carson: 'Hitler' could happen here

    At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Carson noted that many people believe a situation like what took place in Germany in the 1930's and 1940's could never happen in America.

  • Utah Congressman Vows To Kill America’s Top Parks Program

    Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), who serves as chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, promised to block all attempts to save the program unless significant changes are made to its structure to prevent the federal government from protecting additional land.

  • How the GOP Turned on Common Core

    The stunningly swift reversal by Republican politicians didn’t happen by accident. It was the result of an organized effort by Tea Party-affiliated groups anxious to make a mark after a series of legislative losses.

  • Assad drops barrel bombs on Palmyra

    Almost a third of the walls of the 13th-century Mamluk citadel, a Unesco world heritage site, had been badly damaged in the latest bombardment.

  • How speakers of the House became an endangered species

    With John Boehner's announcement Thursday that he will leave Congress at the end of October, he will become the sixth speaker in a row to effectively be forced to relinquish the gavel. But there's a difference this time.