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8/23/1814: First Lady Dolly Madison saves portrait of Washington from British during War of 1812: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dolley-madison-saves-portrait-from-british

8/23/1814: First Lady Dolly Madison saves portrait of Washington from British during War of 1812: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dolley-madison-saves-portrait-from-british

8/22/1950: Althea Gibson becomes first African American on the US tennis tour: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/althea-gibson-becomes-first-african-american-on-us-tennis-tour

8/22/1950: Althea Gibson becomes first African American on the US tennis tour: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/althea-gibson-becomes-first-african-american-on-us-tennis-tour

How World War I Transformed Washington

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“America has a real capital at last,” wrote journalist Harrison Rhodes in March 1918, in the thick of World War I. Although the United States had only joined the war raging in Europe less than a year earlier, those 11 months were enough to transform American politics and its capital city. Gone was the sleepy crossroads capital with its…

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Real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ women share their stories and philosophy

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National project aims to connect aging Rosies with their communities. (Thanks! Plain and Simple honors real-life “Rosie the Riveter” women from #WWII.

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Direct democracy expands in Germany

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While the Swiss are voting on more issues than ever before, votes initiated by citizens in Germany’s 16 states are still rare. But …

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Africa in Transition » Boko Haram: A Different Perspective

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This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The … (Boko Haram isn’t just a marginal threat to Nigeria’s interests, explains Jim Sanders.

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WHO approves experimental treatment for Ebola

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Health body says it is ethical to use untested drugs in fight against disease that has killed more than a thousand.

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Korea’s “Paris Baguette” chain expands to … Paris

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‘Traditional French bakery’, founded by Hur Young-in, opens outlet near Louvre and joins network of French breadmakers (Korea’s Paris Baguette chain expands to …

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