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What Do We Really Know About Joseph Stalin?

It took three more decades of Soviet rule before the archives dealing with Stalin and his times could be explored. And then the doors were shut again.
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How the Iran Hostage Crisis Changed International Journalism

On November 4th, 1979, Iranian militants took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. They seized 63 Americans, a number later ...
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Raging Seas, Blazing Smoke, and (Maybe) a Supervolcano

Have humans angered the planet? Smothering air pollution in California, rising seas in Oceania, and supervocanos that could cause global catastrophe.
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The Doomsday Clock: Menacing Metaphor of the Nuclear Age

Pessimism is on the rise. Mercurial politicians, rising nationalism and isolationism, international bluster, a changing climate, mass protests, ...
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As Armenians Mark 100th Anniversary of Genocide, Turks Resolutely Dismiss Their Claims

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that Switzerland violated Turkish socialist party chairman Doğu Perinçek’s freedom ...
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Mourning the Death of the American Railway

Just as the Titanic had redefined passenger liners, so too would the Zephyr transform the American railway.