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People Have Been Reusing Clothes Forever But Thrift Shops Are Relatively New. Here's Why
There's a big psychological difference between a "thrift store" and a "junk store"... >
Seen from the air, the dry summer reveals an ancient harvest of archaeological finds
A hot summer reveals hidden history beneath the dried-out fields - but only when seen from the air.... >
‘It Reopened Some Old Wounds.’ For Some Survivors, Retelling Church Sex Abuse Brings Back PTSD, Anxiety—and Closure
'I'm still picking up the pieces'... >
Aretha Franklin and the art of her performance: Part 4
The Queen of Soul stunned an audience at the 1998 Grammys when she took Luciano Pavarotti's place after he became ill.... >
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‘I Don’t Feel Safe Living Here.’ After Threats From Parents, a Transgender Girl's Family Is Moving. Again.
Brandy Rose worries that Maddie's classmates, most of whom did not know that she was transgender, will bully her now... >
science
We have some bad news about the future of the terrible wildfires in the Western U.S.
The flames scorching the Western U.S. aren't expected to relent anytime soon.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gave its mo... >
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President Trump Cancels Military Parade, Citing 'Ridiculously High' Price
The projected cost of the parade was $92 million... >
politics
Tod von Kofi Annan: So rührend reagiert das Netz
Er kämpfte sein ganzes Leben lang für eine gerechtere und friedlichere Welt. Als UN-Generalsekretär erhielt Kofi Annan 2001 für seine Verdienste den Fr... >
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Readers write: Enriching poetry, insight into interpreters, following Mars news, straws and sea life, local impact of controversy
Danny Heitman’s review in the July 9 & 16 issue of Ted Kooser’s new book of poetry, “Kindest Regards,” was uplifting to read. Recommended: Could ... >
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Can surfing lift all boats in one impoverished Salvadoran community?
Marcelo Castellanos was 15 years old when he first came up with an idea about how to help the impoverished communities on El Salvador’s Pacific coast, wh... >
science
A Mysterious Furry 'Sea Monster' Has Washed Up on a Russian Beach
A huge creature washed up on a beach in Russia and nobody is really sure what it is.... >