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There Are Now Only Two Living Members of the Shaker Faith
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11 Festive Facts About Hanukkah
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Polymath, Mystic, and Saint Hildegard von Bingen
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See 500-Year-Old Miniature Boxwood Carvings in Toronto
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The Legal Reason Why Public Christmas Displays Often Feature At Least One Reindeer
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10 Things You Might Not Know About Advent
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Meet Khanzir, the Only Pig in Afghanistan 
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English-Yiddish Dictionary Breathes New Life Into a Historic Language
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Take a Once-in-a-Lifetime Look Inside the Tomb Where Jesus Was Supposedly Buried
The tomb was recently opened for the first time in centuries.... READ ON
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'Cursed' Medieval Well Uncovered in England
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You Can Now Tour the Pope’s Summer Home
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The Devil Made Them Do It: 8 Examples of Satanic Panic in the '80s
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