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A stormy seascape...
In the spring of 1528, a crew of 600 Spanish and Portuguese soldiers landed on the Gulf Coast of the United States, hoping to find gold. The expedition was an utter disaster; only four members...
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Lundgren's performance in Rocky IV as Ivan Drago --€” the "blond beast wit...
As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into...
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For veterans like Tim Maynard, scuba diving provides relief from symptoms of...
When Marine veteran Tim Maynard returned home from active duty last year, he was diagnosed with PTSD. His life spiraled out of control."Things went kind of down a dark road for me after getting out...
A man looks out towards the US from the Mexican side of the border fence tha...
The number of Central American children and families being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexican border has dropped dramatically in recent months, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. There has been a 60...
Ryan Adams' self-titled 14th album comes out Sept. 9....
Any artist who releases 16 records in 15 years could be forgiven for becoming a bit jaded. But the process behind Ryan Adams' new self-titled album feels almost like a love story, in which one of the...