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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.




  • A literary colossus

    Scholars celebrate publishing first five volumes keyed to India’s cultural past, the first of 500 in the next century



  • Celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra

    by Anthony Mason

    Frank Sinatra is being celebrated at the New York Public Library of Performing Arts to mark the upcoming centennial of his birth.



  • Lost City Discovered in Honduras

    A recent expedition deep into the rainforest of Honduras has made a remarkable discovery, a mysterious lost city belonging to an unknown culture.



  • South Korean President Urges Japan to Admit Past Wrongs

    President Park Geun-hye of South Korea urged Japan to have the “courage and honesty” to admit to its historical wrongdoings against Koreans and other Asians, including its enslavement of Korean women in military brothels during World War II.



  • The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

    Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.



  • Guarding Denmark’s Jewish Heritage

    For two centuries, Denmark’s strategy of not treating Jews differently has been highly successful. Yet the threat from violent extremists is now undeniable, and no one can guarantee that a similar attack won’t happen again.

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