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The Long History of America's Constitutionally-Challenged 'Border Zones'
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border crossings

The Long History of America's Constitutionally-Challenged 'Border Zones'

The extension of Customs and Border Patrol's mandate to a 100-mile zone has alarmed civil liberties' groups for years.
August 01, 2016
An Adorable Dachshund is Fighting for Her Inheritance
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weekend news

An Adorable Dachshund is Fighting for Her Inheritance

Winnie Pooh is the latest beneficiary of a "pet trust" most humans would be thrilled to receive.
July 31, 2016
Why Are So Many Corpse Flowers Blooming at Once?
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nature's vengeance

Why Are So Many Corpse Flowers Blooming at Once?

Botanists may have some "rational" theories, but don't let science lure you into a false sense of security.
July 31, 2016
Australia's Entire GPS Navigation is Off By 5 Feet
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weekend news

Australia's Entire GPS Navigation is Off By 5 Feet

And now they're going to fix it.
July 31, 2016
Arizona City Buys Man's House for $4 Million, Lets Him Live Rent-Free for the Rest of His Life
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nature preserves

Arizona City Buys Man's House for $4 Million, Lets Him Live Rent-Free for the Rest of His Life

Scottsdale wanted the home for its proximity to a nature preserve, an increasingly common conservation strategy.
July 24, 2016
Finally, Russia Lifts the Ban on a WWII Donald Duck Cartoon
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propaganda

Finally, Russia Lifts the Ban on a WWII Donald Duck Cartoon

The satirical angle of the film—which depicts Donald Duck as a Nazi—was initially overlooked by the courts.
July 24, 2016
Iconic Punk Rocker Defaces the British Library's Punk Rock Exhibit
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punk

Iconic Punk Rocker Defaces the British Library's Punk Rock Exhibit

Punk feminist Viv Albertine took on the exhibit's erasure of female musicians in the most metal way possible.
July 17, 2016
Decoding the 2016 Republican National Convention Seating Chart
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elections

Decoding the 2016 Republican National Convention Seating Chart

The seating arrangements this year focus more on past primaries than the upcoming general election.
July 17, 2016
A History of Embarrassing Presidential Campaign Logos
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american presidents

A History of Embarrassing Presidential Campaign Logos

Good design and presidential politics do not often meet.
July 17, 2016
Here are the CIA's Possible Security Guidelines For Pokémon Go
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pokemon

Here are the CIA's Possible Security Guidelines For Pokémon Go

Playing America's favorite game without compromising America's OPSEC.
July 17, 2016
The Bahamas, New Zealand and Other Countries Issue Warnings About Travel to U.S.
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warnings

The Bahamas, New Zealand and Other Countries Issue Warnings About Travel to U.S.

A number of nations put out notices this week about police violence and demonstrations.
July 10, 2016
Gather 'Round for the Ballad of Cocaine Bear
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kentucky

Gather 'Round for the Ballad of Cocaine Bear

A Kentucky company has tracked down the unusual casualty of a Southern drug trafficker's bizarre death.
July 10, 2016
Evidence of Neanderthal Cannibalism Puzzles Researchers
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neanderthals

Evidence of Neanderthal Cannibalism Puzzles Researchers

The largest discovery of cannibalized Neanderthal remains provides a few answers and a lot of questions.
July 10, 2016
The Curious History of Animals Interfering with the Tour de France
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tour de france

The Curious History of Animals Interfering with the Tour de France

The llamas are only the latest animal to disrupt the world's most famous bicycle race.
July 10, 2016
The Miracle of the Shark 'Virgin Birth'
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reproduction

The Miracle of the Shark 'Virgin Birth'

As more cases of sharks reproducing asexually emerge, scientists are reversing a lot of assumptions about parthenogenesis.
July 04, 2016
Inside the World's Deadliest Fireworks Accident
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fireworks

Inside the World's Deadliest Fireworks Accident

Happy July 4th, y'all.
July 04, 2016
The Racist Contradiction at the Heart of the Famous 'Freedom Train'
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civil rights

The Racist Contradiction at the Heart of the Famous 'Freedom Train'

A new Rosenbach Museum exhibit highlights the irony of riding the traveling museum piece in the era of Jim Crow.
July 03, 2016
In the UK, It's Still Legal to Place People in the Stocks
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crime and punishment

In the UK, It's Still Legal to Place People in the Stocks

After discovering the legal loophole, one town councillor is envisioning a potential tourist attraction.
July 02, 2016
Syrian Refugees List Their Campsite on Airbnb
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airbnb

Syrian Refugees List Their Campsite on Airbnb

In an effort to draw attention to their plight, refugees offer a stay in the "most unique neighborhood in Greece."
June 26, 2016
The Story Behind the Most Bizarre Strike Photo Ever Taken
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strikes

The Story Behind the Most Bizarre Strike Photo Ever Taken

An English newspaper has uncovered a photo from a little-known—and highly unusual—strike action.
June 26, 2016
Scientists Prove Agriculture Has Existed for 25 Million Years
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bug week

Scientists Prove Agriculture Has Existed for 25 Million Years

The earliest evidence for farming comes from insects, not humans.
June 25, 2016
Scottish Birds Continue Stealing Large Amounts of Underwear
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underwear

Scottish Birds Continue Stealing Large Amounts of Underwear

For two years now, a pair of red kites have routinely stolen undergarments from a popular Angus skinny-dipping spot.
June 25, 2016
The 'Strawberry Moon Solstice' is A Big Misunderstanding
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solstice

The 'Strawberry Moon Solstice' is A Big Misunderstanding

It's getting a lot of press, but is not actually that rare.
June 19, 2016
Learn a New Climate Change Phrase: 'Heat Dome'
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weather

Learn a New Climate Change Phrase: 'Heat Dome'

As the Southwest faces scorching temperatures, this phrase is dominating weather discussions.
June 19, 2016