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In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP statement cautioned travelers...

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Nearly 40 years ago, my two sisters, Carolyn Layton and Annie Moore, were among those who planned the mass deaths in Jonestown on Nov. 18, 1978. Part of a movement called Peoples Temple, which was led...

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One of my hobbies is dragging my patient wife to small towns to study beliefs and practices related to cryptozoology – the hunt for creatures, from Bigfoot to the Loch Ness Monster, whose existence...

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According to the most recent U.S. census, approximately 15 percent of all newlywed couples are interracial. More interracial relationships are also appearing in the media – on television, in film and...

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In recent years, Jon McNaughton has emerged as one of the most well-known artists on the political right. His 2011 painting “The Forgotten Man,” a not-so-subtle criticism of Barack Obama, became famous...

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In his 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck dubbed Route 66 “The Mother Road.” The 2,448 mile-long highway that once wound from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, may...

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This summer, 45 million pounds of marshmallows will be toasted over a fire in America. Many will be used as an ingredient in the quintessential summer snack: the s’more. Huddling around a campfire and...

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Widespread, legalized sports gambling could change the way you watch your favorite sport. It could also soon change how the media cover sports. Since the Supreme Court in May gave states the option to...

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Lorna Simpson, a pioneering visual and conceptual artist whose striking work on race, gender and identity has placed her among the leading artists of her generation, was recently honored by the School...

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“The President is Missing,” Bill Clinton’s new suspense novel that he co-wrote with James Patterson, was swiftly panned. It spills no secrets, the prose is leaden, the story predictable. Jimmy Carter...