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Windrush: Who exactly was on board?

BBC - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:32
The Empire Windrush ship arrived in England on 21 June 1948 carrying hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean, among others. What do we know about them?
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Bob Mackie: The 'Sultan of Sequins' who dresses the world's divas

CNN - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:42
Bob Mackie's client list reads like a who's-who of 20th-century legends. Cher, Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Liza Minnelli, Marlene Dietrich... No one could pass up a bit of his magic.
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A colorful history of the rainbow flag

CNN - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:05
The rainbow flag, which has become a universal symbol of hope for LGBTQ people around the world, first flew in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza for Gay Pride Day, on June 25, 1978.
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'Band of Brothers' actors retell harrowing D-Day stories

CNN - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 03:30
'I slammed into the ground in a real hurry'
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When African Americans are killed by police, these lawyers get a phone call

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 04:23
Civil rights attorney L. Chris Stewart was sitting in church in Atlanta on an April Sunday in 2015 when he received a Facebook message with a news article and a plea from a friend. A police officer had killed her cousin, Walter Scott, and she needed help.
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Cillizza: The secret why Trump won't release his taxes

CNN - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 22:57
CNN's Chris Cillizza says President Donald Trump has constructed a narrative in which he clawed his way to the top by sheer will. The New York Times released a story that calls that narrative into question. Were Trump's financial successes heavily funded by his father Fred? (Spoiler alert: Yes.)
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Climate change: What do all the terms mean?

BBC - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:13
Use our translator tool to find out what all the scientific terms used to discuss climate change actually mean.
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FA Cup: Nwankwo Kanu & Marc Overmars combine for controversial goal in 1999

BBC - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 19:45
As Sheffield United prepare to face Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals, BBC Sport looks back at a controversial moment involving the two clubs.
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Comedy's history of using blackface

CNN - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 03:34
Blackface has been around for nearly 200 years and is largely considered offensive and racist. However, some comedians have avoided criticism in the past.
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Segway was one of the most hyped products of the century. Here's why it failed

CNN - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 16:03
Back in 2001, Segway had big goals to change the world. But almost two decades later, the Segway PT has ceased production. So what happened?
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This was once the most glamorous way to fly

CNN - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:32
In March 1969, just months before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, Concorde made its maiden flight. The supersonic plane embodied a vision of the future as daring as that of Apollo 11 -- but far better looking.
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From slavery to Windrush: My family's story

BBC - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 08:39
One family's past reveals that the Windrush scandal was about more than the politics of immigration.
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Why immigration is so hard to solve

CNN - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:14
Veterans of the battle over immigration reform discuss past failures and why they are optimistic for the future.
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The FBI said I was my parents' stolen baby - but I found the truth

BBC - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:12
Foundling Paul Fronczak was given to a family whose baby had been stolen - but was he really their son?
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From the archives: How do you decide when a statue must fall?

BBC - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:34
We name buildings after people, or put up statues to them, because we respect them. But what if we discover they did wrong?
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World Cup 2014: Brazil 1-7 Germany - 'End of samba football'

BBC - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 07:31
BBC commentator Steve Wilson relives the most incredible match of World Cup 2014, when Germany thrashed hosts Brazil 7-1.
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