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Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike

Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike

Democrats celebrate the closures of public gatherings and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

11/20/2020 8:30:00 AM

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Eskimo Pie to Drop Derogatory Name, Dreyer’s Says

The owner of Eskimo Pie treats said it would change the name of the nearly century-old ice cream brand because the term is derogatory, following similar moves this week by the makers of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s

You know, it's 2020. Is Nabisco really still using the word 'Cracker' on its products? CancelCulture
How absolutely ridiculous. The term 'Eskimo Pie' was never derogatory, it was used as a reference to ice blocks used to make igloo's. PC gone crazy. The sooner all these woksters bugger off, the better.

6/20/2020 1:16:00 AM

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Pennsylvania police officer fired for 'racist and derogatory' email about Black people, journalists and politicians

Pennsylvania police officer fired for 'racist and derogatory' email about Black people, journalists and politicians

6/20/2020 1:00:00 AM

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'Eskimo Pie' Owner Calls Name 'Derogatory,' Vows to Change Brand

“We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory,” says rep for Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream

6/19/2020 10:58:00 PM

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Rose Levy Beranbaum's Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe on Food52

This is a brighter, lighter blueberry pie than you're used to, one that keeps all the texture and integrity of blueberries intact.

6/19/2020 1:30:00 PM

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68 Recipes From Black Creators to Celebrate Juneteenth

A 68-recipe virtual potluck to honor Juneteenth.

6/19/2020 3:39:00 AM

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US jobless claims climb by another 1.5 million amid coronavirus

Latest claims are down from a peak of nearly seven million in March, and it marked an 11th straight weekly drop, Labor Department says.

6/18/2020 10:30:00 PM

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30-plus years of ‘Garfield’ comic strips to sell at auction

Cartoonist Jim Davis offers more than 11,000 hand-drawn “Garfield” comic strips in an auction that will stretch into the coming years

12/22/2019 1:25:00 AM

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30 Easy Tips to Get Slimmer in 30 Days

These weight-loss tricks will show results in just 1 month!

12/21/2019 11:00:00 PM

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30 Under 30 2020: Education

Bringing access and opportunity to the classroom and beyond.

12/21/2019 10:41:00 PM

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Home Alone house now looks totally different 30 years later

Home Alone house now looks totally different 30 years on

12/21/2019 6:48:00 PM

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30 Under 30 2020: Art & Style

Creating and designing the future of fashion and the arts.

12/21/2019 2:20:00 AM

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30 New Year’s Eve Recipes for a Crowd

We've got your celebratory menu covered from breakfast to dessert.

12/20/2019 4:30:00 AM

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Only True Blue Aussies Have Done More Than 30/33 Of These Things At Christmas

Only True Blue Aussies Have Done More Than 30/33 Of These Things At Christmas

12/20/2019 2:10:00 AM

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Smithsonian, US Army partner to preserve culture amid war

Modern-day 'Monuments Men': Smithsonian, US Army partner to preserve culture amid war.

11/9/2019 2:01:00 PM

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She Climbed Kilimanjaro. But the Real Achievement: Keeping Her Phone Alive.

What it takes to climb Kilimanjaro: stamina, warm boots, a phone charger

11/8/2019 11:15:00 PM

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Iranian Army Says It Has Shot Down Foreign Drone

Iran said it shot down an unidentified foreign drone near one of its Persian Gulf ports close to the Iraqi border, risking another flare up in the region

11/8/2019 7:30:00 PM

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MIT made an army of tiny, 'virtually indestructible' cheetah robots that can backflip and even play with a soccer ball — see them in action in this new video

MIT's Mini Cheetah robots can perform actions like backflipping, jumping, walking, and running. And they're said to be nearly indestructible.

11/8/2019 7:01:00 PM

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European markets seen lower amid US-China developments

European markets seen lower amid US-China developments

11/8/2019 9:32:00 AM

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The BTS ARMY Is Playing Pictionary With Their Fave BTS Moments

Um, I'm IN!

11/8/2019 1:25:00 AM

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How a meat truck driver driver helped solve one of WWII's most enduring mysteries

How a meat truck driver driver helped solve one of WWII's most enduring mysteries

9/23/2019 12:40:00 AM

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This WWII veteran wants 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday

James South is about to hit a big milestone in his life and he's hoping others can help him celebrate by mailing him a birthday card.

9/22/2019 11:45:00 PM

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The Mystery Of China’s Loch Ness Monster Has Been Solved

The mystery of China’s Loch Ness Monster has been solved

9/22/2019 8:00:00 AM

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Who has the best cheap car insurance in Alaska?

The typical Alaskan will pay $76 less per year than the average American for car insurance

9/21/2019 8:15:00 PM

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Parachutists jump over Dutch heath to mark WWII operation

GINKEL HEATH, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of parachutists floated out of clear blue skies in the eastern Netherlands Saturday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately...

9/21/2019 3:01:00 PM

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Chick-fil-A employees deliver sandwiches to stranded drivers trapped in Houston flooding

Chick-fil-A employees deliver sandwiches to stranded drivers trapped in Houston flooding

9/21/2019 2:31:00 AM

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Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found

Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels.

9/12/2019 2:57:00 PM

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New Zealand firefighters perform powerful haka to honor 9/11 first responders

Firefighters in New Zealand performed a hair-raising, powerful haka under Auckland's Sky Tower on Wednesday.

9/12/2019 12:30:00 AM

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2 car experts who tore apart Tesla's Model 3 explain why the company is still beating GM, Jaguar, and BMW in range

2 car experts who tore apart Tesla's Model 3 explain why the company is still beating GM, Jaguar, and BMW in range

9/11/2019 9:37:00 PM

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A newly identified species of electric eel has a shock up to 860 V, 'making it the strongest living bioelectricity generator,' the study says.

9/11/2019 5:30:00 PM

A shocking find: new high-voltage electric eels revealed

A shocking find: new high-voltage electric eels revealed

9/11/2019 1:30:00 AM

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VW begins electric makeover as it unveils the ID3

After unveiling a new brand identity and logo at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed a new electric car to go along with it, the ID3.

9/11/2019 1:01:00 AM

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Trump's takeaway from the Dutch slave trade exhibit at the Museum of African American History was, 'They love me in the Netherlands'

Trump's takeaway from the Dutch slave trade exhibit at the Museum of African American History was, 'They love me in the Netherlands'

9/1/2019 11:22:00 PM

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Museums in L.A. this week: Nigerian artworks at the Fowler Museum and more

Museums in L.A. this week, Sept. 1-8

9/1/2019 11:03:00 PM

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Friend Working At Milwaukee History Museum Could Probably Get You In For Free

Friend Working At Milwaukee History Museum Could Probably Get You In For Free

9/1/2019 1:52:00 AM

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Dallas Holocaust museum takes visitors from WWII to today

When the Holocaust museum in Dallas opens the doors to its new building, visitors will be not only learning about the mass murder of Jews during World War II but also other genocides that have happened around the world.

9/1/2019 12:30:00 AM

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Essential Arts: How Ernie Barnes' painting of a jubilant nightclub became a museum draw

Essential Arts: How Ernie Barnes' painting of a jubilant nightclub became a museum draw

8/31/2019 10:48:00 PM

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Firm tied to top Trump aide has side deal with pro-Trump super PAC

A digital data firm connected to Pres. Trump’s campaign manager has received more than $900,000 in business from a pro-Trump super PAC.

8/31/2019 5:41:00 AM

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Armstrong’s Moon Suit, Back From the Cleaners, Returns to Public Display

Smithsonian conservators have worked more than a decade on the single-use space suit worn by Neil Armstrong when he walked on the moon 50 years ago.

7/20/2019 5:30:00 PM

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New moon: What lunar living will look like in 100 years

The moon's gonna get real crowded in 100 years Apollo50

7/20/2019 1:33:00 AM

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A Brief History of Conspiracy Theories About the Moon Landing

The moon landing was not faked — but people love to believe that it was

7/19/2019 11:15:00 PM

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To the Moon and Back: Brian Eno on Revisiting ‘Apollo’

Brian Eno on revisiting celestial soundscape classic 'Apollo' in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

7/19/2019 6:42:00 PM

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Is it time to go back to the Moon?

Probably, yes

7/18/2019 10:19:00 PM

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Readers remember the historic moon landing, 50 years later

We asked our readers for their memories of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing as it nears its 50-year anniversary. These are their stories.

7/18/2019 9:15:00 PM

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Smithsonian to open new fossil exhibit with focus on climate change

Smithsonian to open new fossil exhibit with focus on climate change.

6/5/2019 11:18:00 AM

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Smithsonian to open fossil exhibit linking prehistoric life to present

Smithsonian to open fossil exhibit linking prehistoric life to the present

6/5/2019 8:45:00 AM

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Raptors not letting Warriors' injuries change their focus in NBA Finals

Raptors not letting Warriors' injuries change their focus in NBA Finals

6/5/2019 5:08:00 AM

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Civilization could crumble by 2050 if we don't stop climate change now, new paper says

Warming climate could bring 'outright chaos' unless urgent steps are taken, according to the paper's authors.

6/5/2019 4:15:00 AM

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The Trump administration told off press for focusing too much on climate change

The Trump administration told off press for focusing too much on climate change

6/5/2019 2:00:00 AM

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Dinosaurs return to Smithsonian fossil hall after 5-year renovation

After five fossil-less years, T. rex is roaring back to the Smithsonian.

6/5/2019 12:53:00 AM

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Biden unveils $1.7T climate plan, vows to reject fossil fuel money

Biden unveils $1.7 trillion climate plan, vows to reject fossil fuel money

6/4/2019 7:30:00 PM

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Biden, Warren propose new plans to combat climate change

Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.7-trillion, 10-year plan to combat climate change.

6/4/2019 6:00:00 PM

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Biden unveils $1.7T climate plan, vows to reject fossil fuel money

Joe Biden has laid out a climate change plan that would pour $1.7 trillion of federal money into clean energy spending over a decade

6/4/2019 3:10:00 PM

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Joe Biden Pledges To “Go Well Beyond” Obama With His New Climate Change Plan

Joe Biden Pledges To “Go Well Beyond” Obama With His New Climate Change Plan

6/4/2019 1:07:00 PM

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Donald Trump's EPA chief insists 'we take climate change seriously' despite president's climate change denials

'We are moving forward to address climate change,' EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said.

6/3/2019 11:33:00 PM

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How climate change impacts people of color - CNN Video

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5/29/2019 2:34:00 PM

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Historian Who Launched African-American Museum Is Named Smithsonian Institution Chief

Lonnie G. Bunch III was named the new chief of the Smithsonian Institution’s 19 museums, nine science research centers and the National Zoo—marking a tilt to the humanities for the 175-year-old organization.

5/29/2019 12:15:00 AM

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Smithsonian Institution Names First Black Leader

Lonnie G. Bunch III is set to become the first black secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

5/29/2019 12:13:00 AM

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Smithsonian Institution announces first African American leader

Lonnie G. Bunch III named as the Smithsonian's first African American Secretary. Bunch is set to take over the role in June.

5/28/2019 10:10:00 PM

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Record-setting number of African-American women in class

The 2019 West Point graduating class has a record-setting number of African-American women cadets.

5/28/2019 4:02:00 AM

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The Smithsonian’s renewed fossil hall sends a forceful message about climate change

The Smithsonian’s renewed fossil hall sends a forceful message about climate change

5/27/2019 6:40:00 AM

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African American women graduate in record number from West Point

African American women graduate in record number from West Point.

5/26/2019 2:02:00 AM

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Teen makes history as school's first-ever African American male valedictorian

Tonight, one 18-year-old will deliver his valedictorian speech as the first-ever African American male ever to do so at his Georgia high school.

5/25/2019 6:59:00 AM

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Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has launched a $25 million fundraising drive for permanent gallery space on the National Mall in Washington.

5/24/2019 6:50:00 AM

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'We have no time to lose': UN names Ebola chief to tackle 2nd largest outbreak

The United Nations on Thursday named an emergency Ebola response coordinator to help contain the growing outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

5/23/2019 11:32:00 PM

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Opinion | Buttigieg won’t win without African Americans

Mayor Pete has one big problem.

5/22/2019 4:50:00 AM

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Richer Than Oprah: How The Nation's Wealthiest African-American Conquered Tech And Wall Street

5/22/2019 2:21:00 AM

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Amazon prevails in battle with South American countries for ‘.amazon’ domain name

Amazon has won its 7-year dispute with South America over its domain name

5/22/2019 1:17:00 AM

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