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While Cities Tear Down Their Civil War Memorials, This Town Wants To Build One

At a time when the rest of the country is seeking to destroy commemorations of the Civil War, one small community in rural Maryland is attempting to conserve them. City council members in Taneytown, Maryland, excluding a single objector, have chosen to support the construction of a new Civil War memorial in hopes it will increase tourism revenue for their ...

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A Group Of Senators And Reps Got Together To Hash Out Their Plan For The Border. Here’s What They Came Up With

Lawmakers met in a bicameral committee conference Wednesday to hash out Homeland Security appropriations for fiscal year 2019, coming out even more assured that a strong law enforcement presence is necessary to prevent illegal immigration and drug trafficking after speaking with border patrol experts. Border patrol professionals spoke to committee members about challenges they face while guarding the southern border ...

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Remembering One Of NASA’s Greatest Tragedies, 33 Years Later

America’s space program suffered arguably one of the worst incidents in space history 33 years ago on Jan. 28, 1986 and it unfolded right in front of millions of school children. Teachers across the nation displayed the Challenger space shuttle launch in their classrooms for students to bear witness to NASA’s first ever Teacher in Space Project, in which Christa McAuliffe, ...

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Your Netflix Subscription Just Got More Expensive

The standard subscription plan at Netflix is seeing its largest price hike since inception, surging $2 from $11 to $13, which will affect approximately 58 million subscribers across the U.S., The Associated Press reported. This is bad news for subscribers but great news for shareholders as the company’s stock rose 6.2 percent to $353 a share following the announcement on ...

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