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The Issue Tripping Up Salt Lake City’s First Gay Mayor

biskA stubborn homeless problem has taken the shine off her groundbreaking election.

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In the Darkest Days of World War II, Winston Churchill’s Visit to the White House Brought Hope to Washington

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The Little-Remembered Ally Who Helped America Win the Revolution

galvezBernardo de Galvez’s involvement may not have been altruistic, but his contributions made a difference nonetheless.

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A Hurricane Destroyed This Louisiana Resort Town, Never to Be Inhabited Again

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The destruction of Isle Derniere in 1856 resonates as history’s warning for our era of rising seas.

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Albuquerque’s Solar Power Grab

albuNew Mexico’s largest city aims to get 25 percent of its energy from solar power by 2025. And it’s doing it without any help from the state.

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Chief Justice, Not President, Was William Howard Taft’s Dream Job

btjr9x-wr-jpg__800x600_q85_crop_subject_location-449321The 27th president arguably left a more lasting mark on the nation as leader of the Supreme Court.

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‘My Language Is My Language, But I’m a Vermonter’

vtVermont has accepted thousands of refugees over the years, boosting the population and the economy. A debate over accepting Syrians put the state to the test.

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