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The Insurrection Act: What it is and the Power it Gives the White House

On Monday in a short, televised speech, President Donald Trump recommended every governor “deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that ...
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Thomas Jefferson Signed the Insurrection Act in 1807 to Foil a Plot by Aaron Burr

The Insurrection Act gives U.S. presidents the authority to deploy active duty military to maintain or restore peace in times ...
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Chamberlain and Wise: Enemies to the End

The Maine man's attempts at reconciliation were met with the Virginian's everlasting bitterness  ...
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Burnside Was Betrayed by Blundering Underlings at Fredericksburg

Plenty of blame to go around for the defeat that cost the Union army 13,000 casualties  ...
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On the hunt for megafauna in North America

(Curtin University) Research from Curtin University has found that pre-historic climate change does not explain the extinction of megafauna in ...
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Doubts about the Nerja cave art having been done by neanderthals

(University of Córdoba) Prehistory research staff at the University of Cordoba is investigating the reliability of Uranium-thorium dating for a ...
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Piecing together the Dead Sea Scrolls with DNA evidence

(Cell Press) Piecing together the collection of more than 25,000 fragments of ancient manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls ...
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The Chicago Race Riot of 1919: How the Death of Eugene Williams Shook America

Racial discrimination, police brutality, and a society slow, and in some cases, unwilling to address widespread social injustice is a ...
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Lyubov: love in Russian

After probing disaster and war, Svetlana Alexievich turns to that other great source of human suffering: romantic loveBy Aeon VideoWatch ...
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The medicalised life

Why do so many see vaccines and other medical interventions as tools of social control rather than boons to health?By ...
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