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Show Me Missouri: The history of Missouri during the Civil War

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Race and politics are certainly part of the news today. But these issues go back so far, they’ve been part of Missouri’s story since the beginning. The founding of the state and the nation’s Civil War have close historical ties. Even if they’ve never set foot in Missouri,...
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Germany is returning Nigeria’s looted Benin Bronzes: why it’s not nearly enough

After years of pressure, Germany recently announced that an agreement had been reached to return hundreds of priceless artefacts and artworks that had been looted from Nigeria in colonial times and were on display in German museums. Commonly called the Benin Bronzes, these beautiful and technically remarkable artworks have come to symbolise the broader restitution debate. Why has it taken so long, will other countries follow Germany and what happens next? We asked a leading expert on colonial German history and a prominent voice in the debate around the artefacts, Dr Jürgen Zimmerer, to tell us.

12 Free Or Nearly-Free Things To Do In Houston, Texas

Just how many free or nearly-free things are there to do in Houston? Quite a few. I set my limit at $5 — not including tips or donations — and this is what I found, beginning with the free attractions. Note: CityPASS gave me a free pass to use, valued...
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Moon Gardens Are the Dreamiest Plant Trend of 2021—Here's How to Create One

There's nothing as dreamy as walking through a garden in the evening and experiencing the ethereal glow of plants in the moonlight. It all seems like a fairy tale, but it doesn't have to be. Creating a moon garden is all about selecting the right plants within a silver and white color palette. Jerry Gorchels, regional manager for PanAmerican Seed, shares his expert tips on creating a moon garden.
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Nine former Tigers elected for induction into LSU Hall of Fame

Nine former student-athletes and coaches have been elected for induction into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Director of Athletics Scott Woodward announced on Saturday. The 2021 induction class was chosen by the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame Election Board, and it includes LSU Assembly Center Director, gymnastics coach and international athletics executive Dr. Bill Bankhead; 19-time track and field All-American Peta-Gaye Dowdie; Hall of Fame softball coach Yvette Girouard; Lora Hinton, the first African-American football player at LSU; NCAA track and field champion Bruce Reid; gymnastics All-American Ashleigh Clare-Kearney Thigpen; All-American football tight end Billy Truax; Olympic men’s gymnastics coach Armando Vega; and Lloyd Wills, a track and field All-American and the first African-American to compete in any sport at LSU.
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Morocco to extend night curfew to limit COVID-19 surge

RABAT, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Morocco will lengthen its night curfew, starting two hours earlier at 9 p.m. (2000 GMT) from Tuesday, as it tightens restrictions to counter a surge in coronavirus infections, the government said on Monday. The business and tourist hubs of Casablanca, Agadir and Marakech will be...
Brooklyn, NYApartment Therapy

La La Anthony’s Brooklyn Home Is Filled with “Positive Vibes”

La La Anthony is back where she started. Upon splitting from Carmelo Anthony, the actress and former MTV VJ purchased a new house in Brooklyn, the borough where she was born and raised. Anthony opened up the doors to the playful pad, which she shares with her teenage son, for Architectural Digest.
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Barcelona's young superstars Fati & Ilaix hailed by Modise

Some youngsters who could have turned out for countries in the African continent have taken Spanish football by storm. Former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise says La Liga's young stars with “strong African roots” need to embrace whatever opportunities come their way with both hands. Currently headlining...
ReligionReligion Dispatches

We’ve Finally Begun to Confront White Christian Nationalism; But What About Its Source Text?

As the Select Committee on the January 6th Insurrection is now investigating the terrorist attack on the United States Capitol, one theme that deserves closer inspection is white Christian nationalism. There’s no denying the Christian conviction of the hoards that invaded the Capitol that fateful day when both violent and nonbelligerent protesters prayed in the name of Jesus Christ, proudly adorned themselves with Christian crosses, and announced the good news that “JESUS SAVES” as they defiantly carried out their mission (im)possible.

Urgent action needed to curb spread of ASF in the Americas

As African swine fever (ASF) reaches the Americas Region for the first time in almost 40 years, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is calling on countries to strengthen their surveillance efforts. Critical support provided by the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs), a joint OIE and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) initiative, is underway.

Skepta has “no unreleased music” and wants to produce from now on

Skepta has revealed that he has no more unreleased music and that he will instead produce other acts’ work from now on. The grime legend released his ‘All In’ EP on Friday (July 30) and with it announced that fans won’t be hearing anything else from him. He wrote in an Instagram story on Saturday (July 31) that it’s “all the music I have to give”, adding: “I have no unreleased music, feels good to clear the outbox”.