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How a Sewer Will Save St. Louis

downloadThe Gateway City is building a massive tunnel system to capture billions of gallons of polluted storm water before it reaches the Mississippi.

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Why Teddy Roosevelt Tried to Bully His Way Onto the WWI Battlefield

gettyimages-487956465.jpg__800x600_q85_cropTensions ran high when President Wilson quashed the return of the former president’s Rough Riders.

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How Woodrow Wilson’s War Speech to Congress Changed Him – and the Nation

dyeh7k.jpg__800x600_q85_cropIn 70 days in 1917, President Wilson converted from peace advocate to war president.

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FDR Had a Famous Ghostwriter: Orson Welles

486354_actual.jpg__800x600_q85_crop_subject_location-1405,1085The legendary actor stumped and even wrote speeches for the 32nd president.

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The History of ‘Stolen’ Supreme Court Seats

istock-492881720.jpg__800x600_q85_cropAs the new administration seeks to fill a vacancy on the Court, a look back at the forgotten mid-19th century battles over the judiciary.

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The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together

stpaultrainDesigned to link the downtowns, it has provided a surprising lift to poorer neighborhoods along the route.

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The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British

new_schweikart_tadeusz_kociuszko.jpg__800x600_q85_cropPerhaps Thaddeus Kosciuszko, the forgotten engineer, will be in the sequel to Hamilton.

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