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Hooray for the American Flag!

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Why Americans Are So Crazy About the Flag. It's a symbol that brings us together.

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Five Awesome American Flag Scenes in Movies. These video clips will get U.S. residents' patriotic juices flowing for the holiday.

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A glimpse at how America celebrated the Bicentennial back in ’76. The entire country was decked in red, white, and blue.

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How Independence Day Defined Modern Summer Movies. Read the story of how the 1996 movie came about.

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Some Of The Strangest Products Endorsed By Famous Musicians. When the money is right, familiar names will follow.

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Disney is unveiling a mini-series of animated episodes called Star Wars: Forces of Destiny to be shown on the Disney Channel and on YouTube. The first episode, "Sands of Jakku," shows how Rey is Force-sensitive even before she falls in with the Skywalker gang.

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A League of Their Own Is an All-Time Great Sports Film. But sportswriters don't think to rank it among baseball films because it's about women.

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The Names of 10 Fireworks Effects. Show off your new vocabulary to impress others at the light show tonight!

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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