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The Roots of Modern Police Work

The beginnings of modern police work have roots in the colonial experience in Ireland.
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Privacy, Journalism, and the Gilded Age

The interview is now such a standard part of journalism that it may come as a surprise to read that the New York Times editorialized against it in 1874.
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Marvel’s Agent Carter and the Women of WWII

Marvel has introduced Agent Peggy Carter into the lexicon about women’s status in the military during and post-WWII.
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Ancient Chemical Warfare

The lethal combination of chemistry and warfare has a long history.
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What are International Goals Good For?

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, created in 2000, approaches, we look at papers that explore the impact of international goals.
Financial Hardship Application

Is the “Culture of Welfare Dependency” Real?

Welfare dependency theories often point to a weakening of "traditional values of individualism, freedom and self-determination,"
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The Last Formal Declaration of War

The last time Congress formally declared war was in World War II.
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Oh, Christmas Tree!

The ubiquitous Christmas tree has a history, and it isn't biblical.
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That Old Scroll is Actually an Egyptian Book of Spells!

A mysterious document turned out to be a book of Egyptian book of spells, according to a newly-completed translation
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Cuban-American Relations Through The Years

After 55 years, diplomatic relations have been re-established between the United States and Cuba.