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.

  • October is LGBT History Month

    “LGBT History Month sends an important message to our nation’s teachers, school boards, community leaders, and youth about the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history." -- George Chauncey, Yale history professor

  • ISIS Destroys Triumphal Arches in Palmyra, Syria

    Another landmark structure in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra has been deliberately destroyed by Islamic State militants. The building involved this time was a set of triumphal arches, erected in the second century.

  • Study: Development aid began in the colonial era, not in the Cold War

    Concepts of modern development aid have been inherited from Europe's colonialist era and thus have their roots much further in the past than has been thought till now. This is the outcome of a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF whose report was recently published in the book "Developing Africa."

  • Museums moving to protect works of cultural significance when danger threatens

    The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) has released “Protocols for Safe Havens for Works of Cultural Significance from Countries in Crisis” to help safeguard irreplaceable works of art and archeological materials that are currently in danger of destruction

  • 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.