Hagia Sophia has been a cathedral, a mosque, a museum, and now again a mosque. But past conquests don't fully explain its legacy, a historian says.
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The US has a long history of anti-Asian hate crimes and "othering," say researchers, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese internment camps, and other events.
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"We have found the oldest evidence of smallpox. Moreover, it seems to have been surprisingly common as early as in the Viking Age."
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Indigenous people in Oconee Valley—now central Georgia—actively resisted European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Hernando de Soto.
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"...historical context makes it a lot harder to claim that these monuments and memorials are simply 'heritage,' innocent of any racial meaning."
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Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it's faltering again.
July 16, 2020 • ~10 min
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The location of ruler Axayácatl's palace was later used by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.
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A Stonehenge-style wooden formation and a lead-lined Roman burial are also among the finds.
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"What went wrong? The answer is: Almost everything went wrong, and almost everything that did go wrong had been foretold."
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"...if everyone has equal access to the vote, it can improve police officers' treatment of Black Americans."
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