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Living history museums bring the past to life


The Maritime Museum takes visitors out to sea in the Californian, the state of California’s official tall ship. (© George Adkins/Maritime Museum of San Diego)   By : Sadie Goering.   Imagine the year 1898 in rural Nebraska — a horse-drawn carriage drives down Main Street, an arithmetic teacher lectures to students …

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‘Desert blues’ king electrifies music fans [video]


Omara “Bombino” Moctar is known for his blistering guitar work and dynamic live performances. He’s also an unofficial ambassador for the Tuareg people. (© Partisan Records)   By : Lauren Monsen.   He’s been hailed as one of the world’s best blues guitarists — the “[Jimi] Hendrix of the Sahel,” according to …

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For the press, elections are a test of accountability


People in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, gather around a newspaper vendor one day after the 2016 presidential election. (© Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images)   By : Stephen Kaufman / ShareAmerica.   How people vote in elections and referendums often depends on what they hear on the radio, see on television or …

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Black Panther shatters stereotypes and promotes science

فيلم النمر الأسود يحطم القوالب النمطية ويشجّع على دراسة العلوم

Actresses Lupita Nyong’o, left, and Letitia Wright portray characters who defend the fictional African nation of Wakanda in the movie Black Panther. (© Marvel Studios 2018)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and starring a mostly black cast, has …

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. (© Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)   By : Mark Trainer / ShareAmerica.   Visitors to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California (above), get a chance to see up close the famed customized Boeing 707 that carried seven presidents around the …

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In Alaska, linguists preserve Russian dialect

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church and cemetery in Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (Shutterstock)   By : ShareAmerica.   The town of Ninilchik seems unremarkable. Located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula about 185 miles from Anchorage, the sleepy village serves as a pit stop for tourists in need of gas …

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German influence helped shape America


People of German descent, in traditional clothes and costumes, gather around a winter bonfire at the Germanic-American Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. (© Erika Larsen/National Geographic Creative)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell / ShareAmerica.   Christmas in the United States would be unrecognizable without the traditions that German immigrants brought …

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