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WANTED: MISSING SLAVES: New databases of old newspaper ads are revealing details about the lives of slaves that had long been lost to history. Jan 8, 2018 4168
Emmett Till revisited: fresh evidence in the 1955 murder is just one reason for the renewed focus on Jim Crow-era lynchings. Apr 3, 2017 4160
The cultural revolution. Nov 21, 2016 1593
Olympic moments that made history: if you think the Olympic Games are only about athletic competition, think again. May 16, 2016 3996
'You have the right to remain silent': the Supreme Court's Miranda ruling 50 years ago established key rights for criminal suspects. Jan 11, 2016 4176
How we got football. Dec 14, 2015 2528
Cuba & the U.S. a new start? Nov 23, 2015 3750
America goes on a diet. Oct 12, 2015 1063
Should police wear body cameras? While video can tell us a lot about encounters between the police and the public, body cams also raise concerns about privacy. Sep 7, 2015 1009
So you're 18. Now what? Sep 7, 2015 1187
The sharing economy. Apr 20, 2015 2975
Photography on the front line. Interview Mar 16, 2015 2139
The atom bomb: on the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a look at the long shadow of nuclear war. Mar 16, 2015 3887
Terror in Paris: what the attacks tell us about free speech, Islamic extremism, assimilation, and continuing threats against the U.S. Feb 23, 2015 1961
Cross-dressers of the Civil War: hundreds of women disguised themselves as men to fight on both sides--a century and a half before the ban on women in combat was lifted. Jan 12, 2015 3546
Rap music on trial: prosecutors are increasingly using rap lyrics as criminal evidence, raising a difficult legal question: where is the line between art and confession? Dec 8, 2014 1132
The Iranian revolution. Dec 8, 2014 2640
Proofreading Thomas Jefferson: could a stray period in the Declaration of Independence change the meaning of American democracy? Critical essay Nov 17, 2014 704
Should college athletes be paid? two recent rulings may change the face of college sports. Sep 15, 2014 802
Is Amazon taking over the world? Critics say the Internet's popular "everything store" is turning into a schoolyard bully. Sep 15, 2014 923
10 Photos that made history. May 12, 2014 1755
Should chimps have rights? An animal rights group wants chimps to be recognized as "legal persons". Apr 21, 2014 924
The Vietnam war: fifty years ago, the United States stepped up its involvement in a war that tore the nation apart. Apr 21, 2014 2631
Separate is not equal: sixty years ago, the supreme court changed America when it banned segregation in public schools in Brown v. Board of Education. Mar 31, 2014 2305
Don't know much about history? Test your knowledge of the Constitution, civil rights, and more. May 13, 2013 1751
Beatlemania! Fifty years ago, the Fab Four released their first album--and changed American culture forever. Mar 11, 2013 1062
How the web changed music forever: it's both a boon and a bane to musicians. Mar 11, 2013 502
The new face of America: for the first time, more minorities are being born in the U.S. than whites. What does that mean for the nation's identity? Cover story Jan 7, 2013 1872
The emancipation proclamation: was Abraham Lincoln a reluctant emancipator or a political genius? Chronology Jan 7, 2013 2359
Unveiling Europe: bans on Muslim veils raise tough questions about religion and assimilation across the Continent. Dec 10, 2012 1621
Sugar wars: to combat obesity, New York City wants to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. Is your diet the government's business? Sep 17, 2012 884
The 30 second campaign: even in the Internet era, TV ads still play an enormous role in presidential elections. Can they be trusted? Sep 17, 2012 1866
Unfriending Facebook: more than 900 million people are on the social networking site. But in the U.S., some young people are just saying no to Facebook. Sep 3, 2012 1252
Hazed to death: the fatal beating of a college marching-band leader in Florida has turned a national spotlight on hazing. May 14, 2012 1641
Make me brand new: how companies tinker with their brands and logos to keep up with America's ever-changing cultural and political landscape. May 14, 2012 1438
Japan: one year later: a look at how the nation is doing since last March's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. Mar 12, 2012 569
Watergate: how a "third-rate burglary" 40 years ago this June led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Mar 12, 2012 2515
Insult or honor? Indian-themed mascots are a tradition for thousands of school and pro sports teams in the U.S. But many Native Americans find the imagery offensive. Cover story Feb 20, 2012 1560
Fair play? Oscar Pistorius wants to run in the 2012 Olympics. But some say his artificial legs give him an unfair advantage. Jan 2, 2012 965
1791: The Bill of Rights, then & now: the first 10 amendments to the Constitution are still sparking debate 220 years after they were ratified. Dec 12, 2011 2461
Hey, who shrank my Doritos? Food companies are finding ways to sell you less for more--and hoping you won't notice. Oct 3, 2011 1286
The art of dissent: when it comes to swaying public opinion, a provocative image can be a powerful tool. May 9, 2011 1153
Is Wikileaks like the Pentagon papers? The website says it's a champion of democracy. But some say it goes too far. Feb 21, 2011 335
Upfront's guide to the Constitution: even some of our leaders could use a refresher on the nation's founding legal document. Here's a primer on the most quotable constitutional amendments. Jan 10, 2011 1840
That's advertainment: desperate to grab viewers' attention, advertisers are increasingly blurring the line between entertainment and commercials. Jan 10, 2011 2025

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