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A man holds a sign during the Iran hostage crisis at a student demonstration Washington, D.C. in Nov., 1979. Photo by U.S. News & World ReportWASHINGTON — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran’s controversial...
An empty bullet shell is seen outside the entrance of the al-Ghani oil field, belonging to Libya’s Harouge Oil Operations company, near the city of Waddan in the central Al-Jufrah province on March 23, 2013. Photo by Abdullah Doma/Getty...
A Daddy longlegs. Photo by Flickr user rittyrats Hey, four-eyes. No, not you with your glasses perched on your nose. I’m talking to Daddy Longlegs over there, hiding in the corner. Turns out, a 305-million-year-old fossil has revealed an eye-...
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads her poem “Incident,” while in Jackson, Mississippi. This year, because of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, Congressman John Lewis led the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage not...
Photo by Flickr user William Brawley For many people with allergies, the arrival of spring is tempered by weeks of wheezing, sneezing, and itching. Even those with perfect immune systems can sympathize with that most tell-tale sign of spring: a nose...
During the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke about how Medgar Evers was killed in front of the house where he died. Watch an excerpt of her speech in the video above. The 14th Congressional Civil Rights...