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Happy Fourth of July!

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July 4, 1826: Oh, What a Day! The confluence of four incredibly American stories.
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The Invention of the ‘American Dream.’ Outside of a couple of decades in the 20th century, it remains just a dream for most.
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NASA's Juno Spacecraft Arrives at Jupiter on Monday, July 4. Get ready to see some amazing new photos over the next few weeks.
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When Patriotic Movies Go Awry. From feel-good revisionism to outright propaganda, they end up as just plain silly.
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23 People Who Were Accidental Masters Of Disguise. When your clothes match the wallpaper, just blame it on good taste.
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100,000 People Have A Message For Walmart About Its Food. Get ready to save money by buying misshapened produce.
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I'm glad to be an American. But I won't really celebrate the Fourth of July. The “rightness” of the American Revolution was far from clear for most of the colonists.
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"Stars and Stripes Forever." Thirteen very different versions for your Fourth of July Celebration.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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