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Valentine's Day wasn't always about love loading...
Valentine's Day wasn't always about love
Some say it began as a wild pagan festival. Others blame Chaucer. But who is Saint Valentine and why do we celebrate him?
Can tourism save Italy’s ‘Dying Town’? loading...
Can tourism save Italy’s ‘Dying Town’?
Like many rural villages in Italy, this 300 by 500-foot town was at risk of disappearing—until the world’s curiosity caught up to it.
Oscar nomination highlights Syrians’ plight—and one medic’s courageous work loading...
Oscar nomination highlights Syrians’ plight—and one medic’s courageous work
Doctor who ran underground hospital hopes academy award will expose atrocities she witnessed during the Syrian civil war.
These lovely little statues enchanted ancient Greece loading...
These lovely little statues enchanted ancient Greece
The elegant Tanagra figurines, so popular more than a thousand years ago, provide an intimate look into the lives of the everyday people who loved them.
The first official transport to Auschwitz brought 999 young women. This is their story. loading...
The first official transport to Auschwitz brought 999 young women. This is their story.
“I thought we were going on an adventure.” Survivors of the death camp in Poland recall the growing realization that they were prisoners.
Why The League Of Nations Was Doomed Before It Began loading...
Why The League Of Nations Was Doomed Before It Began
One hundred years ago President Woodrow Wilson attempted to prevent another world war, however, his own country foiled his plan.
Is Prince Harry Abdicating? Not So Fast. loading...
Is Prince Harry Abdicating? Not So Fast.
The Duke of Sussex's decision to step back from royal duties is drawing fraught comparisons to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII.
What The World Could Lose In An Iran Conflict loading...
What The World Could Lose In An Iran Conflict
As tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran, significant cultural heritage sites could become collateral damage.
Why Lunar New Year Prompts The World’s Largest Annual Migration loading...
Why Lunar New Year Prompts The World’s Largest Annual Migration
Observed by billions of people, the festival also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is marked by themes of reunion and hope.
The History Behind The Movies loading...
The History Behind The Movies
What are the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture?
Why Some People Celebrate Christmas In January loading...
Why Some People Celebrate Christmas In January
Thanks to a decision made more than 400 years ago, not all Christians observe the holiday on December 25.
The Christmas Eve plot to blow up Napoleon loading...
The Christmas Eve plot to blow up Napoleon
On December 24, 1800, monarchist rebels attempted to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte with a bomb as he was on his way to the opera.

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