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on Thu Nov 27 2:00 PM

Study Details Presidents’ Paths From Power to Dusty Corner of Cultural Memory

THE NEW YORK TIMES

The broader significance of the report is that societies collectively forget according to the same formula as, say, a student who has studied a list of words.
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on Wed Nov 26 3:14 PM

Why we celebrate Thanksgiving every year. It isn’t what you think.

WASHINGTON POST

There is  an enormous amount of misinformation about the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday as we celebrate it today — including when, how and why it became a tradition in the United States. Here’s the real story, which I originally...
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on Wed Nov 26 1:40 PM

You can buy Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – for $8 million

YAHOO! NEWS - THE CUTLINE

President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation is truly historic, but would you fork over $8.4 million to own one of two copies of the original document?
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on Wed Nov 26 11:41 AM

What Do We Know About Mormon Leader Joseph Smith's Wives?

HUFFINGTON POST

After officially acknowledging earlier this month that founder Joseph Smith had multiple wives, some of them as young as 14, officials at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are now facing two important questions. Who were these...
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UPI | on Wed, Nov 26, 3:30 AM

By United Press International UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
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on Wed Nov 26 3:23 AM

No. 8 Virginia crushes Tennessee State, 79-36

USA TODAY

Anderson, Gill perfect from field, No. 8 Virginia uses 32-0 run to beat Tennessee State 79-36         
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on Wed Nov 26 1:27 AM

No. 7 Virginia crushes Tennessee State, 79-36

USA TODAY

It was the fifth-straight blowout win for the Cavaliers.         
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on Tue Nov 25 4:02 PM

Why the post-racial label only perpetuates racism (COMMENTARY)

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE

(RNS) Racism is not about racists. It is about power that is directed against marginalized groups to keep them marginalized. The post Why the post-racial label only perpetuates racism (COMMENTARY) appeared first on Religion News Service.
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on Tue Nov 25 8:14 AM

'The President Will Have Some Deeper Things to Say'

THE ATLANTIC

On a night of high national tensions and violence, protestors at the White House were underwhelmed by President Obama's speech about the Ferguson grand jury.
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on Tue Nov 25 12:11 AM

Tennessee Teachers Chafe at Common-Core Uncertainty

EDUCATION WEEK

Over the past three years, the state has invested heavily in common-core training for teachers, but has recently signaled a weaker commitment to the standards amid rising opposition.
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