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The early colonists thought they were being pulled by God into a void left by plague.
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Gravitation, all on its own, can reveal what's present in the cosmos like nothing else.
In theory, history is the sum of everything that ever happened; in practice, it’s a story we tell ourselves to make sense of and justify our actions in the present.
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Numerous U.S. Presidents invoked the Insurrection Act to to quell race and labor riots.
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The banality-of-evil thesis was a flashpoint for controversy.
On May 4, 1970, the National Guard shot and killed four students during an anti-war protest. The massacre went on to change American culture forever.
Europe is divided on whether films should have subtitles or different audio tracks.
Schadenfreude has always been with us.
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Think America would never elect a socialist? Think again.