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JFK is not a Jelly Doughnut

What is a Berliner, anyway?

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Florence, Y’all

Florence y’all

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Keeping Up With the Chagosians

In 1960, 2,000 people lived in the Chagos Islands. 15 years and one backroom nuclear missile deal later, none of them did.

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The Christmas Truce

This Christmas, a break from war.

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The Reinvention of Writing

Sequoyah didn’t know how to read; he still taught the Cherokee to write.

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The Polish Tango

Let’s take Poland and push it somewhere else.

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Dinosaurs, Democrats, and the Black Vote

How a population of prehistoric plankton led to particular political prominence in the American south.

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Scars of the Soviet Union

A recent flare-up in a century-old conflict renews seeds of ethnic discord, memoirs of the USSR.

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Bloodbath

Did history’s most prolific serial killer really bathe in the blood of her victims?

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The True Heart of Darkness

How the King of Belgium stole the Congo and everything in it.