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The History Channel will be "live" Tweeting John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas, 50 years after it happened. The timeline will be much less confusing and tear-stained this time around.
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36 Stunning Color Photos Of The Kennedy White House. The picture of John-John at the controls of Marine One presages another family tragedy to come.
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Alex Chacon took a little motorcycle trip from Alaska to Argentina. You can go along, too, through the magic of his helmet-cam.
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A new island was born this week, just south of Japan. Japanese authorities won't name it until they are sure it will stick around.
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Flavorwire’s 50 Songs Guaranteed to Make You Cry. Save this Spotify playlist for a time you want to wallow in misery and self-pity.
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Retailers are pushing Black Friday sales earlier and earlier—in some cases, to even before Thanksgiving. It's a desperate move to get the spending money you don't have.
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13 Famous Book Characters You Just Want To Slap. They are often what makes you keep reading the story.
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The posthumous Scottsboro pardons: Too little, too late. The best it can do is to remind us of the shameful past.
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11 Facts (from last year) About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons—And What It Takes To Inflate Them.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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