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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.

  • Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France

    “First folios don’t turn up very often, and when they do, it’s usually a really chewed up, uninteresting copy. But this one is magnificent.”

  • France awards highest honour to modest WWII spy heroine

    A World War II heroine who parachuted behind German lines on "perilous" spy missions, but was so modest she only told her children about it 15 years ago, was Tuesday presented with France's highest honour.

  • Executive actions on immigration have long history

    President Obama’s executive action to protect millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation is an act that both follows and departs from precedents set by his predecessors.

  • Here's why the US is lagging in the commemoration of WW I

    by Alex Bryne

    Because the centennial anniversary of United States belligerency is still to come, the frequency of commemorative events within the United States that have taken place this year, compared with nations such as Britain.

  • Texas Approves Disputed History Texts for Schools

    Friday’s 10-to-5 vote, with all Republicans on the board supporting the books and Democrats opposing them, was the first of its kind since 2002. The books will be used for at least a decade.

  • A Rare Look At JFK's Off-Air Personality

    A rare glimpse of Kennedy’s off-air persona. In the clip, dug up by MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Kennedy can be heard speaking candidly about that first televised presidential debate,

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