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A free press is an essential component of democracy. It’s not a stretch when Americans say the media is “The Fourth Branch” of the government. When the media is controlled by the government there is a huge conflict of interest, as citizens are less able to stay accurately informed…

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Agnes B. Marshall was the “Martha Stewart” of her day

Savory ice cream, intricate toppings, and complex molds are some of the things that you can find in a fancy restaurant. However, did you know that these things were also available in the 19th Century? Agnes Marshall, long before anyone discovered the exceptional culinary skills of Martha Stewart,…

What is the History of the Fourth of July?

We observe American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We consider July 4, 1776, as a day that speaks about the Declaration of Independence and the introduction of the United States of America as an autonomous country. July 4, 1776 was not actually the day that the Continental…

Titanic hero given headstone after 75 years

A Titanic seaman and hero during the ill-fated night of April 14, 1912, will finally receive a well-deserved headstone. Robert Hopkins, who died in 1943, was an unsung hero who helped save the group of people traveling in his lifeboat. Since his death, his grave had rested with no headstone since…

How did the French arrive in Louisiana?

Each state in the United States has influences from different parts of the world. Louisiana is today one of the most diversified states in the country, but everything started from a small French expedition. Until the 17th century, Europeans did not choose to settle in Louisiana because it was quite…

1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster remembered

The 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster is one of those disasters that shocked the world because the world saw it unfolding on live TV. It has been 30 years since this tragedy happened. It not only stunned the NASA agency but also every country that was exploring space travel and the effects will…

A brief history of Spanish speakers in California

In the 16th Century, the land along the west coast of the United States was explored and settlements were founded by people arriving in ships flying the flag of Spain. Many of the sailors stayed instead of returning to Spain. These Europeans brought many diseases and the local indigenous peoples…

Battle of Bazentin Ridge: 14–17 July 1916

The Battle of Bazentin Ridge represents the beginning of the second part of the Battle of the Somme. It was launched by the British 4th Army on 14 July 1916. The Germans positions were held by the 3rd Guard Division. At 3:20 a.m. the British started bombarding German lines. After the bombardment,…

Battle of Dujaila: 8 March 1916

The Battle of Dujaila was fought between the Ottoman and British forces on 8 March 1916. It was one of the battles in the World War I. The Ottoman forces were led by Ali İhsan Bey and Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz. The British forces were led by Fenton Aylmer. The Battle of Dujaila ended with the…

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Titanic hero given headstone after 75 years

A Titanic seaman and hero during the ill-fated night of April 14, 1912, will finally receive a well-deserved headstone. Robert Hopkins, who died in 1943, was an unsung hero who helped save the group of people traveling in his lifeboat. Since his death, his grave had rested with no headstone since…

How did the French arrive in Louisiana?

Each state in the United States has influences from different parts of the world. Louisiana is today one of the most diversified states in the country, but everything started from a small French expedition. Until the 17th century, Europeans did not choose to settle in Louisiana because it was quite…

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Canadian funded hospital destroyed in Syria

A Canadian-funded hospital in Syria has been destroyed during an air strike that was, according to an aid agency, deliberate and has forced other hospitals to close. This hospital was in Aleppo, a city divided by Syrian President Bashar Assad government forces and Syrian rebels. The center is one…

N. Korean submarine considered sunk

A North Korean submarine disappeared and is presumed to have sunk. The submarine was reportedly operating and patrolling the North Korean coast for several days before it went missing. An unknown news source from the U.S government stated that the submarine sunk and is not missing. North Korea has…

Boko Haram attack village in Nigeria, Feb. 1, 2016

"We had just finished evening prayers when the gunmen came to our village and indiscriminately opened fire and set fire to homes," were the words of resident Kulo Sheriff. The extremist group, Boko Haram viciously attacked Dalori village in the north of the country with gunfire and…

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Three people killed in crossbow attack in Toronto

Violent crime has always been an issue, and many dangerous outbursts have hit the media in recent years. With especially gun violence issues making headlines all around North America, what might not have expected a violent headline stemming from a crossbow attack. In Toronto, Canada, this nightmare…

Which golf women are attending the Rio Olympics and who is staying away?

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Child Taken by Alligator at Disney World, Orlando

Every child wants to see Walt Disney World. The young ones are exposed to Disney characters and this is the place where they get to feel what it's like to be in a fantasy world. As parents, being able to take the children in this beautiful venue brings about a delightful feeling. Just the sight…

Australian W. Rodwell survives 472 days in captivity

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